b'Stay informed with real-time data$1.5B $801M$147MPUBLIC & PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN SSMID* PRIVATE INVESTMENTSSMID* PUBLIC INVESTMENTPROJECT DOWNTOWN MASTER PLANSINCE PROJECT DOWNTOWN SINCE PROJECT DOWNTOWNAREA SINCE ADOPTION IN 2010 (adopted in 2010) (adopted in 2010)We know youre invested in downtown Wichita and your decisions require real-time data. Thats why weve created a digital Development Toolkit where investment data and resources are regularly updated. The toolkit documents the exciting transformation occurring in Wichitas urban center and can be used as a resource for those who own, develop, market or invest in real estate. View and download the reports and view sources by scanning the code or visit www.downtownwichita.org/toolkit.Building Toward Tomorrow It has been incredible to watch the evolution of downtown over the past decade. The Wichita community has worked hard to renew and revitalize our urban center. The excitement of our past accomplishments is surpassed only by our excitement for what is to come in the future.In 2021, the Downtown Wichita team focused on assisting the district in its ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in tandem with continued efforts to strengthen the core of our city.By aligning community partners, we are working to create aAlan Banta, Chairregional destination on our riverfront that will be a catalystDowntown Wichitafor further growth. We continue to put an emphasis on arts and cultural experiences that create a distinctive urban center. The team is also assisting local organizations to address the mental health and substance abuse issues that affect our most vulnerable community members. These key projects and initiatives will help our city continue to recover and build communal pride of place as we strive to attract and retain young talent.With more than $1.5 billion of investment since the adoption of the Project Downtown master plan in 2010, the future of downtown has never looked more promising. On the horizon is the arrival of the Kansas Health Science CenterKansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and the WSU Tech National Institute for Culinary and Hospitality Education. These extraordinary additions will bring a myriad of other development opportunities to the area while bringing students, staff and faculty to our downtown population. I am proud to share this annual report with you, which provides an overview of the organization and the excellent accomplishments made by the team. I hope you will feel encouraged and inspired by the progress made in 2021 and in the groundwork being laid to ensure continued success.Sincerely,Alan Banta, Downtown Wichita Chair*Self Supported Municipal Improvement District or SSMID. More details on page 5. 2'