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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.
Fidelity Bank Expansion (Phase Two)
Northeast corner of Market and English Streets
Cost - $35 Million Fidelity Bank is expanding their downtown headquarters with the creation of a ten story tower and private car park that will become part of the Wichita skyline. The project is known as "RISE: A Beacon of Progress" and will take place in two phases. Phase One will focus on the 500 stall car park with ground floor retail space. Phase Two 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 access to a rooftop park with a lawn, trees and more. Estimated completion is 2023.
Main and Waterman Class AA Office Building
Main and Waterman Streets316-219-6060
Developer Jack DeBoer is planning a new five-story, 115,000 square-foot office building at the southwest corner of Main and Waterman Streets. This Class AA modern office building will include amenities such as lounge areas, a game room, a fitness center, a yoga studio, a variety of conference rooms and more. Tenants will have floor-by-floor access to a connected parking garage. Once complete, DeBoer's WaterWalk development group and other holding companies plan to relocate to this upscale office space, leaving 80,000 square feet of available space on the second through fifth floors. The ground floor includes 13,000 square feet of available space for a retail or restaurant tenant with both indoor and outdoor space.
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, 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.
Sycamore and McLean (Delano Catalyst Site)
Sycamore Street and McLean Boulevard
Cost – N/A Plans at Sycamore and McLean include a 40,000 square foot mixed-use commercial building that will add to the density and growing vibrancy envisioned for the district in Project Downtown. The building will be marketed as a build-to-suit or will build spec for an anchor tenant.
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.