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333 E. English Street Building
333 E. English Street
Cost - N/A The property at 333 E. English Street was recently purchased. Developers are planning to renovate this unique building into modern commercial spaces. The building is located just across the street from the recently renovated Broadway Autopark Apartments.
300 S. Sycamore
Cost – Estimated $60-$73 Million The City of Wichita announced that Triple-A minor league baseball team the New Orleans Baby Cakes have submitted a request to relocate to Wichita, spurring the development of a new baseball park. Plans include seating for 7,000 with a total capacity of around 11,000. The ballpark will host a wide variety of events and serve as a gathering place for the community. The new team and ballpark will also serve as a catalyst for continued growth along the riverfront. Estimated completion is 2020.
Douglas and Emporia Mixed-Use Project
Northwest corner of Douglas Avenue and Emporia Street
Cost - $22 Million Development plans on the northwest corner of Douglas and Emporia would transform the site into a new $22 million mixed-use property featuring retail or restaurant space on the ground floor and offices on the three upper floors. Preliminary plans include razing an existing building and constructing a new 75,000 square foot building in its place and on the adjacent surface parking lot.
Douglas Avenue Streetscape Phase Two
Douglas Avenue and St. Francis Street
Cost - $1.3 Million. Phase Two will continue the improvements to Douglas Avenue. Curb extensions and streetscape amenities will be implemented as defined in the master plan for Douglas Avenue. The total cost of phases one and two is $6 million.
500 S. Topeka
Cost - $1.1 Million The former Topeka Street Fire Station will transform into a shared co-working space for artists and startup businesses. The first floor will feature a coffee shop/cafe, art gallery, and open, shared workspaces available for rent. The second floor will feature private studios and office space for flexible leasing.
155 and 165 S. Rock Island
Cost - N/A Occidental Management plans to renovate a historic building known as "the icehouse" into 27,000 square feet of Class A office space. Located between the Union Station campus and Cargill Protein Group's new headquarters, the building will feature several balconies and a rooftop patio. Developers plan to retain unique aesthetics while adding complementary modern elements. The project may include a restaurant on the ground floor.
Mead Street Office Collective
115 N. Mead
Cost - N/A The former downtown mini storage building will transform into a mixed-use destination. Originally built in 1901 as a broom factory, this 24,000 square-foot property is right across the street from Union Station and is located at a key entrance to the Old Town district. The first floor will feature a collaborative environment called the Mead Street Office Collective, which will include 20 private offices ranging from 250-500 square feet. There will be space available for restaurant concepts as well. The building will also feature an outdoor patio, second-floor deck on both the east and west sides of the building and a rooftop deck/entertainment area. Developers plan to preserve historic architectural details during the renovation.
West bank of the Arkansas River
Cost - N/A Developers plan to transform the west bank of the Arkansas River into a 7-acre mixed-use development that could include residential, office and commercial uses. Adjacent to the proposed new Ballpark, this new development hopes to become a gathering place for the community that will draw visitors from across the region.
St. Francis and Commerce Street Improvements
On the corner of St. Francis and Commerce Streets
Cost - N/A. Proposed streetscape improvements include upgrading utility and drainage infrastructure, refurbishing the existing brick streets and the further definition of parking and drive lanes, all while still preserving the character of the Commerce Street Arts District. Recommended design solutions also include a gathering space located just north of Kellogg between Commerce and St. Francis which will link the two streets and provide new amenities such as trees, lighting and urban art.
The Flats 324, Second Expansion
324 N. Emporia Avenue
Cost - $5.5 Million A second expansion is in the works for the Flats 324, located in the historic Wichita High School. Plans include converting the adjacent property at 412 E. Third Street into a second clubhouse. Two of the neighbouring parking lots will be converted into an additional 60 new units. The property's first expansion added 70 new units and new amenities such as a clubhouse with complementary Wi-Fi, a pool, a pet washing station and more.
Wichita Orphuem Theatre (Phases Two - Five)
200 N. Broadway Street
Cost - Approximately $30 Million. Phases Two - Five must be done simultaneously, and include the restoration of the auditorium, stage house and lobby expansion for a total of $15 Million. Phase Six is a $15 Million build-out addition to the current facilities. All work is part of the Orpheum's Capital Campaign.
515 S. Main Street
Cost - $68 Million (to date investment). The WaterWalk project creates a new destination for Downtown Wichita. The project offers commercial space, residential, plazas and gardens, destination retail/restaurant locations and direct connectivity to the Arkansas River. In November 2009, the first residents of WaterWalk Place moved into the condominiums. Other commercial developments such as Gander Mountain, the headquarters for the Wichita Area Association of Realtors and the WaterWalk Fairfield Inn have been completed.