Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44W D D C 3 2 The Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC) was launched in 2002 to revitalize and enhance the City center. The WDDC is a private 501c3, not-for- profit corporation that works closely with the private sector and local government to stimulate new investment and interest in Downtown Wichita. The mission of the WDDC is to direct a comprehensive economic development program to strengthen Downtown as: The Downtown Design & Innovation Center is a partnership between the WDDC and the City of Wichita to assist developers with gaining access to the resources necessary to make Downtown redevelopment projects happen. The Design & Innovation Center also serves as a living room for the community to gather, where countless conversations can take place and ideas can be shared. As a physical space, it is intended to be a creative outlet and a place to showcase Downtown’s development activity and foster quality urban design. The center was funded through the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation and private partners. Learn more about the Design & Innovation Center and the educational programs and opportunities at Mission & Vision Statement Design & Innovation Center The WDDC is governed by a Board of Directors who represent Downtown business and property owners. The WDDC contracts with the City of Wichita to provide Downtown development services. The contract is funded through a Self Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) that encompasses the geographic area bounded by Washington Ave., Central Ave., Kellogg Ave. and the Arkansas River. The WDDC Board of Directors employs a professional staff who can assist entrepreneurs, developers and property owners to evaluate and plan a range of investment decisions. The WDDC can help to identify prospective business locations, provide market data, evaluate opportunities for new retail and service businesses, develop marketing and promotional strategies and assist with conceptualizing and implementing construction projects. Project Downtown Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita is a milestone we’ve worked together as a community to achieve. The plan focuses on key areas of our Downtown, illustrating the potential that the community has to grow. The plan has overwhelming support from the private and public sectors. A blueprint for our future, it benefits the public and private sector when making decisions, being strategic with public sector investment so we, as a community, maximize private sector investment. Project Downtown was unanimously adopted by the Wichita City Council in 2010 and continues to strategically help shape our Downtown. The heart of the city for all citizens A center for artistic and cultural experiences An active and prosperous place for businesses and employees A vibrant urban environment for residents, workers and visitors Pop-Up Urban Park Design Charrette Design & Innovation Center