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 44Downtown Report is intended to present timely U.S. Census Data and local market information and trends. Working in partnership with the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County, and Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR), we are able to provide this data to assist the public and private sectors with strategic investment decisions. The 2015 report received a Silver Max Award from the Wichita American Marketing Association. Economic Research The WDDC remains committed to providing accurate, pertinent information for the Downtown area. One such example is the updated hotel and office market analysis by W-ZHA. The WDDC will continue to contract with market sector experts to ensure investors have current data needed to make informed decisions. The annual State of W D D C 3 6 Pop-Up Urban Park KSU Design Charrette Pop-Up Urban Park WSU Poster Review Educational Engagement Since 2011, Westar Energy has sponsored a summer design internship position at the WDDC for an upper level college student in the fields of design and urban planning. The 2015 design intern was Ms. Amanda Kline, a candidate for a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture at Kansas State University. Amanda has a passion for urban design and was able to assist with multiple projects throughout the summer. In addition, the WDDC employs a Wichita State University Cooperative Education student on staff to assist with every day communications and office needs. The WDDC leveraged student talent in the design of the Pop-Up Urban Park. In 2015, the WDDC hosted a design charrette which engaged Kansas State University design students along with local design professionals, developers, business owners and residents. This group collectively explored concepts for the site plan of the Pop-Up Urban Park, a foundational component, prior to building the park. In addition, a Wichita State University graphic design studio class designed a conceptual series of posters to promote food trucks, Final Friday, live music, and a film screening in the park. The park was constructed and opened in 2015.