In Planning Development Projects

125 N. Market
125 N. Market Street 

Cost - $5 Million
Security National took ownership of the 19-story 125 N. Market building in 2013 and has renovated office tenant areas, common areas, restrooms and elevators on several floors. Other renovations will upgrade infrastructure, including new chillers, modernizing all elevator controls, renovating the 19th floor as a reception and events area, and repairing the walkway connecting the building to Exchange Place. The building offers spaces ranging from 1,000 to 16,000 SF, some that include panoramic views of the City. This building was constructed in 1963 and was formerly the Wichita Executive Center.

Arena Pointe East
525 E. Waterman 

Cost - N/A
Developers are planning to construct a new, three-story building on the vacant surface lot directly east of the Arena Pointe building. The proposed mixed-use development will be 30,000 square feet with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, large windows, private parking and outdoor patio space. Located south of INTRUST Bank Arena, the building will feature 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, 10,000 square feet of Class A office space on the second floor and six residential units on the third floor. The project is estimated to begin in 2023.  

Ballpark/EPC Mixed-Use
Northwest corner of Maple Street & McLean Boulevard 

Wichita Wind Surge ownership and EPC Real Estate recently announced their plans to develop an eight-story hotel and a six-story office building along the west bank of the Arkansas River. The project will increase the density and mix of uses surrounding Riverfront Stadium.

The new hotel will include 150 rooms with commercial space on the ground floor overlooking the Arkansas River. The new Class A office building at the northwest corner of Maple Street and McLean Boulevard will be 55,000 square feet with 5,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. Plans include the construction of a public parking garage with 200 spaces connected to the office building. Estimated completion is summer 2024.

Douglas & Emporia Building Renovations
105 S. Emporia 
Cost - N/A
Vantage Point Properties plans to renovate the three-story building at the southwest corner of Douglas and Emporia. Developers plan to retain the property’s historic characteristics and transform the building into ground floor retail and Class A office space on the upper floors.
Douglas Avenue Streetscape Phase 2
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.
Fidelity Bank Expansion (Phase 2, Office Tower)
Northeast corner of Market and English Streets 

Cost - $35 Million
Fidelity Bank is expanding its downtown headquarters with the creation of a ten-story tower and private car park that will become part of the Wichita skyline. This $51 million project is titled "RISE: A Beacon of Progress" and will take place in two phases.

Phase 2
Phase 2 includes the construction of a new 135,000 square foot office tower. The first floor will offer customer parking and the remaining nine floors will be office space. Employees can utilize an outdoor walkway lined with plants or an enclosed skywalk with floor-to-ceiling windows to travel to and from the car park over the northwest corner of Market and English Streets. Employees will also have premiere access to Rise Farms and the event space located on the rooftop of the car park. Estimated completion is 2023.

Phase 1
Phase 1 is now complete and included the construction of a 135,000 square foot, five-story RISE Car Park with 405 stalls and 24 electric car charging stations. The ground floor of the car park features 17,000 square feet of retail space available for lease. The structure has flat floors and high ceilings, which will allow for it to be converted into more commercial space in the future. The car park also features a rooftop amenity space and large glass windows that fill the garage with natural light.

The rooftop of the car park is now RISE Farms, one of the largest urban farms in the Midwest. The farm produces fresh vegetables and herbs through raised beds, large planters and a long hoop house. The farm is active year-round and provides food to over 20 local restaurants. Local restaurant First Mile Cantina will be located on the ground floor and will also utilize produce from the farm. The rooftop also features a private event center for small gatherings.

In addition, RISE Car Park features a 5,622 square foot solar farm with 204 solar panels that produce 380 watts each. They produce enough energy to provide power for the building and tenants. 

Main Street Living
150 N. Main 

Cost – $21 Million

The former Commerce Bank building at 150 N. Main St., will be transformed into a mixed-use property. The 10-story building will become 152 luxury apartments and ground floor co-working office space. The project is in the planning phase and may also include retail space. The property will feature high quality amenities targeted towards individuals that have a remote work component to their job. Amenities include a rooftop pool and patio, dog park, large fitness center, on-site storage and more. Originally built in 1955, renovations will activate this previously vacant building and improve walkability.

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.
Riverfront Village
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, a flagship hotel, retail or restaurants, commercial office space and public plazas. Improvements to the riverwalk are included in this project. Adjacent to the new Ballpark, this 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.
Unscripted Wichita by Dream Hotel Group

Cost – N/A

EPC Real Estate is planning a new hotel, Unscripted Wichita, adjacent to Riverfront Stadium, which will be operated by Dream Hotel Group, based in New York City. The hotel will feature 155 rooms and an indoor-outdoor rooftop bar and lounge. A signature restaurant will be located on the ground floor, overlooking the river, creating a welcoming pedestrian environment and gathering space along McLean Boulevard between Maple and Texas Streets. 

This project is one of three new buildings planned for the riverfront area. The other two properties include a new Class A office building with retail and restaurant space on the ground floor. In addition, the City of Wichita is planning improvements to the west bank of the Arkansas River. Estimated completion is 2024.