Public Meeting to Present Draft Downtown Master Plan

WICHITA, Kan. - 6/4/2010 - The community will hear the first presentation on the draft Downtown Master Plan at a public meeting on Monday, June 14th at the Scottish Rite.

The Downtown Master Plan Team has been researching, analyzing the market, listening to the community and incorporating public feedback since November. The draft plan will be presented and initial feedback gathered. Follow-up workshops will go into more detail in different areas on Wednesday, June 16th.

Following the public meetings on June 14th and 16th, the Downtown Wichita Development Corporation, Visioneering Wichita and the City of Wichita will make presentations to groups throughout the regional community for additional public input. The Downtown Master Plan Team will incorporate the feedback gathered at the June and July presentations. The final plan will be presented in September.

Public Presentation – Draft Downtown Wichita Plan

Monday, June 14th

Scottish Rite

332 E. 1st Street

5:30 p.m. – Reception (light refreshments)

6:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Presentation and Input

People may RSVP for the meeting at or to (316) 264-6005.

During the public meeting, the Downtown Master Plan Team will share strategies for achieving the vision, identifying resources and the type of activity and development for Downtown Wichita.

Following Monday evening’s presentation, there will be three draft Downtown Plan Workshops that will go into more depth and discussion on various aspects of the draft plan.

Downtown Plan Workshops

Wednesday, June 16th

Bank of America Theatre

100 N. Broadway

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Enabling Downtown Development

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Creating Transportation Choices

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Creating Unique Places

 The master plan will provide a blueprint for downtown development. It will utilize economic research to maximize opportunity for private sector investment and return on investment of public dollars. Community input will shape the vision for downtown. Research shows thriving downtowns help regions retain and recruit people and businesses.

 For more information on the Downtown Master Plan process visit