In Planning Development Projects
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.
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Owners of The Hudson venue space plan to construct a new building, including ground floor office space for their event venue located across the street and a new venue space with capacity for up to 100 guests. The St. Francis street facade will incorporate recycled bricks from the former building for its exterior. The building will also feature three Airbnb suites available for rent - two on the second floor and one unique unit that will be housed in a vintage boxcar to be relocated to the back of the property.
A historic warehouse in Old Town will be renovated into a residential property. Plans include a rooftop penthouse and an addition to the south side of the building. The warehouse was originally built in 1910 and is about 38,000 square feet.
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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.
The City of Wichita is planning to revitalize an underutilized urban park into a public gathering place. The improvements to the park will honor the legacy of Chester I. Lewis, the namesake of the park, who was the president of the Wichita chapter of the NAACP and was a leader of the modern civil rights movement at the local, state and national levels.
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.
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 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. 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 is now complete and included the construction of a new car park with 405 stalls featuring 24 electric charging stations and 17,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space available for lease on the ground floor. Plans are underway to transform the rooftop into Rise Farm, one of the largest urban farms in the Midwest. The rooftop will also feature a private event center for small gatherings.
WaterWalk International has announced plans to build 226 upscale residential units in the urban core. The project, named the Gateway Apartments, includes the construction of two new buildings located across the street from each other and located at a key entrance to downtown from Kellogg Avenue.
The first building will be located at the southwest corner of Main and Waterman Streets and will include 126 residential units and amenities such as a fitness center, a dog wash, a rooftop lounge and more. The second building will be located at the northeast corner of Main and Dewey Street and will include 100 residential units with access to all of the amenities. Plans include studios, one and two bedroom apartments and two bedroom lofts. Rent prices will range from $900-$1,400 per month. Estimated completion is 2022.
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.
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.
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.
EPC Real Estate is planning a new 35,000-45,3000 square feet Class A office building at Sycamore and McLean. Each of the three floors includes 10,000-11,000 square feet that can be leased individually or together. The property will be located on a triangle-shaped piece of land near the Advanced Learning Library, River Vista and Riverfront Stadium in the historic Delano District. Within walking distance of local shops and restaurants, the building will add to the density and growing vibrancy envisioned for the district in Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita. The building will be marketed as a build-to-suit or will build spec for an anchor tenant.