b'Developing DowntownThe Downtown Wichita team works to achieve the vision set forth in Project Downtown by working with key stakeholders on urban design implementation, keeping market and economic research up-to-date and advocating for investment and development in the core. The team takes strategic steps to realize the communitys 15-year vision set forth in Project Downtown by collaborating with stakeholders to stimulate investment and interest in the core. By connecting resources from the private sector and local government, we steward initiatives that allow commerce and culture to thrive. AdvocacyAn important role for Downtown Wichita is to advocate on behalf of the district and its stakeholders on a regular basis. Working collaboratively with community partners, Downtown Wichita has an active role in shaping policy at the local, state and national levels to positively impact the momentum underway in the urban core. The organization works with public and private sector partners on development projects within the district, providing key market data and project support through objectives set forth in the Project Downtown plan.Kansas Health Science Center renderingIn addition, the organization promotes and educates on the importance of State and Federal Historic Tax Credit Programs in downtown revitalization. These programs are critical tools in preserving our historic architecture and many adaptive reuse projects would not be financially viable without them. One example of these tools at work is the Kansas Health Science Center project, which includes the restoration of four historic buildings in the urban core. Downtown Wichita advocated on behalf of this project. Pictured above is a rendering of the former Finney State Office Building. The proposed plan includes repurposing the building into a new medical center.37 DOWNTOWN'