Under Construction Development Projects
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.
The property will feature amenities such as an outdoor courtyard with a pool, fire pits and grills as well as a clubhouse and fitness center. Resident parking will be located on the first level on the back portion of the property. In the final phase of the project, the City of Wichita plans to transform an abandoned railroad corridor into a public bike path and greenway beginning at McLean Boulevard and extending west across the catalyst site. Estimated completion is summer 2021.
The historic Broadway Plaza, located at the southwest corner of Douglas Avenue and Broadway Street, is currently being renovated into an AC Marriott Hotel featuring 118 rooms. Developers plan to blend modern aesthetics with the building’s unique, historic elements. The 11-story hotel will feature a ground-floor bar that will be open to the public and a covered entryway for valet parking. The hotel is being developed in conjunction with the proposed Kansas Health Science Center - Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine and is one of five historic renovation projects within that city-block area.
The building at 208 S. Commerce Street is being renovated into the North American headquarters for Modig Machine Tool. This new facility restores a historic warehouse building while preserving many of the original features. The property will showcase the newest tooling machines in Modig’s portfolio and is designed to host training events, machine demonstrations and run time validation testing for customers.
The proposed KHSC-KansasCom includes the renovation of five historic buildings that will revitalize previously vacant buildings and create a vibrant environment along the William Street corridor, directly south of Douglas Avenue. The educational center will be located in two historic buildings that previously housed the Macy’s and Innes department stores and was more recently known as the Finney State Office Building. The campus will include a world-class osteopathic skills training center, standardized patient teaching rooms, large lecture halls, small group study rooms, a virtual anatomy lab and more.
Other buildings being renovated as a part of the overall development include the former Sutton Place Building into student housing, the former Henry's Building into a cafe and the Broadway Plaza Building into an AC Marriott Hotel. This project also serves as the catalyst for the redesign of the adjacent Chester I. Lewis Reflection Square Park.
The proposed KHSC-KansasCOM has been granted candidate status from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) as of December 2020. COCA accredits osteopathic medical schools granting the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree across the United States. The proposed KHSC-KansasCOM is an affiliate of TCS Educational System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact.