Under Construction 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.
225 Sycamore (Delano Catalyst Site)
225 N. Sycamore Street 
Cost - $40 million EPC Real Estate is developing two parcels of land in the historic Delano District. Both parcels are located at a key catalyst site as defined in Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita. One of the parcels is currently being developed into a five-story building that will include 204 residential units and 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. (For the information on the adjacent parcel, see project titled Sycamore and McLean)

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.

430 Re-Development
430 E. Douglas Avenue 
Cost - $21 Million Development plans on the northwest corner of Douglas and Emporia will transform the site into a new $21 million office building featuring retail or restaurant space on the ground floor. Construction of the 75,000 square foot building is now underway. IMA Financial Group plans to relocate downtown as the anchor tenant. The project is led by TGC Development Group and estimated completion is winter 2020.
Ballpark Project
300 S. Sycamore 
Cost – $75 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. View renderings and more project details at wichita.gov/stadium.
Bond Building Renovations
827 E Central Avenue 
Renovations to the Bond Building, located on the northwest corner of Central Avenue and Mead Street, are now underway. The project will take place in three phases starting with the east elevation, then focusing on the west, and wrapping up with updates to the northern portion of the building.
Fidelity Bank Expansion (Phase One)
Southeast block at Market and English Streets 
Cost - $16 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 beginning with the construction of a 135,000 square foot car park with 500 stalls. The ground floor includes 17,000 square feet of retail or office space available for lease. The structure will have flat floors and high ceilings, which will allow for the car park to be converted into more commercial space in the future. The car park will feature large glass windows to fill the garage with natural light, a rooftop amenity space and a pedestrian bridge/skywalk that will connect to the tower that will be constructed during Phase Two. Estimated completion is fall 2020.
FireWorx
500 S. Topeka 
Cost - $1.1 Million The former Topeka Street Fire Station, originally built in 1930, will transform into a shared co-working space for artists and startup businesses. The first floor will feature private studios as well as shared workspaces available for flexible leasing, a coffee shop/cafe or small restaurant space and an art gallery. JACO General Contractor has announced plans to be move their offices to the second floor. Tenants at FireWorx can enjoy amenities such as natural light, large windows with views of downtown, 17-foot-tall ceilings and more.
High Touch Technologies
110 S. Main Street, Suite #600 
Cost - $1 Million. High Touch Technologies recently bought the building that houses their Corporate Headquarters at 110 S. Main. High Touch, an employee owned company that offers IT and technology-related services, offices 126 employees in Downtown Wichita. In 2014 alone, High Touch will spend about $1 Million in addressing deferred maintenance needs and tenant improvements including elevator updates as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Hilton Garden Inn
401 E. Douglas Avenue 
Cost - $14.2 million. The former Commerce Plaza building is currently being renovated into a Hilton Garden Inn. The project will utilize the neighboring parking garage, allotting slots for guest parking. This new hotel will include 120-130 guest rooms, meeting space, a rooftop restaurant and pool and commercial space on the ground floor. Developers have also announced plans for a Starbucks on the ground floor.
Home2Suites by Hilton (Delano Catalyst Site)
200 N. Sycamore 
Cost - $12.5 million A new extended-stay hotel is currently being constructed in the historic Delano District. The project is located at a key catalyst site as defined in Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita. The hotel will feature 95 rooms, conference room space, an indoor pool, fire pits and gathering space that will connect to a new public greenway. This project is led by TGC Development Group and estimated completion is spring 2021.
Hutton (Delano Headquarters)
111 N. Sycamore 
Cost - $5 million Hutton, a Wichita based construction company, is currently developing a 24,000 square foot building in the historic Delano District that will serve as their headquarters. The building will house over fifty employees with room for growth, a range of meeting spaces to accommodate both independent and collaborative working and more. The project is located adjacent to the Delano catalyst site where two mixed-use projects and a new hotel are either proposed or currently under construction. Estimated completion is 2020.
INTRUST Bank Renovations
105 S. Main Street 
Cost - Approximately $2.5 Million. INTRUST Bank is renovating its Downtown headquarters at 105 N. Main. This multi-million dollar investment will provide updates to the 90-year-old building. Improvements include work on office and customer areas as well as the installation of new heating and air conditioning equipment. Extensive work will also be done to update interior finishes. The project is to be completed by summer 2015. Previously, a $400,000 basement refurbish was completed in 2011.
Kansas Health Science Center
Project includes four historic buildings 
Cost - $75 million The proposed Kansas Health Science Center received approval from Wichita City Council per an MOU for the proposed development. The project would revitalize four historic buildings in downtown and create a vibrant environment along the William Street corridor, directly south of Douglas Avenue. The project would include the renovation of the former Finney State Office Building into the Kansas Health Science Center, the former Sutton Place into student housing, the former Henry's Building into a food hall including a culinary arts program and the Broadway Plaza Building into a boutique hotel. TGS Education System of Chicago will provide the management and leadership services for the proposed new DO Medical School.
Naftzger Park
698 E William St 
Naftgzer Park is a one-acre park located at the southeast corner of Douglas and St. Francis. A key connector between Old Town and INTRUST Bank Arena, plans to redevelop Naftzger Park and the adjacent property are underway. Internationally renowned landscape architect SWA Balsley has presented plans that redesign the park to incorporate open space for events, a dog run, gardens, multiple seating options, and more. Plans for the redesign were derived based on community input and were approved by Wichita City Council.
Orpheum Theatre (Phase One)
200 N. Broadway Street 
Cost - Approximately $500,000. The Orpheum, built in 1922 at 200 N. Broadway, is a historic theatre and venue in the heart of Downtown Wichita. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1981. It was designed and built by one of the nation's leading architects, "Opera House John" Eberson. Six phases of renovation have been identified. Phase One renovations are currently underway and encompass $500,000 of work, includes plastering, refurbishing and repainting walls, ceilings, decorative crown molding, mirrors, sconces and stair railings. New doors will replace old doors, and new carpeting and benches will be installed.
Spaghetti Works Phase Two
619 E. William Street 
Cost - Phases One and Two - $23 million

The Spaghetti Works project is a key connector between Old Town and INTRUST Bank Arena and is poised to be an anchor development, as outlined in Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita. Phase One included the renovation of the historic Spaghetti Works building into 41 unique residential units. Phase Two is now underway and includes the construction of a new building with Class A office and retail space on what was previously a vacant surface lot. The Spaghetti Works project is a catalyst for the redesign of Naftzger Park, just west of the development.

Martin Pringle Law Firm will be the anchor tenant on the second floor and will be able to enjoy a rooftop deck at this distinctive new property.

Groundfloor tenants include local restaurants HomeGrown and Peace, Love & Pie as well as The Hair Sofa, a local pet grooming boutique and Eric Fisher Salon. These storefronts will feature an outdoor patio overlooking the adjacent Naftzger Park.

The Ice House Renovation
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.
Union Station (Phase Two)
701 E. Douglas Avenue 
Cost (Phase One and Two) - $54 Million. Renovation of one of Downtown Wichita's most iconic buildings is underway. Developer Gary Oborny of Occidental Management identified $54 Million of redevelopment and expansion projects for the Union Station campus, which includes the Wichita Historic train station, Union Station, Rock Island depot and baggage facility, and the former Wichita Grand Hotel. Over five acres of public space will include public streetscape and walking improvements. Phase Two plans are underway and include renovating the Union Station terminal and building an additional 150,000 SF of new office space. Phase Two redevelopment efforts will also provide a new 480-stall parking garage. The terminal and operations buildings will be a mix of commercial retailers, restaurants and office space. Local business Jenny Dawn Cellars plans to open an urban winery in the new space. Faneuil will bring 400 jobs to the terminal building.