Under Construction Development Projects
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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.
Advanced Learning Library
711 W. Second Street
Cost - $33 Million. The Wichita City Council recently approved building a new Central Library and Advanced Learning Center at Second Street and McLean Blvd. The plans, designed by GLMV Architecture, call for the new building to increase in square footage of the current library to 95,000 square feet. A multitude of flexible community meeting spaces that can function independently or together are included in the plans, along with a large meeting room that will have seating for up to 300 people. Technology will include over 100 computers and charging stations, which will be available for public use. The City of Wichita will finance the new library in conjunction with private fundraising by the Wichita Public Library Foundation. A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 2016, construction will take 18 to 24 months with a possible completion date in 2018.
Cargill Protein Group, New Division Headquarters
825 E. Douglas Avenue
Cost - $60 million. Cargill Protein Group's new Downtown headquarters will be located on the site of the former Wichita Eagle Building at 825 E. Douglas. The new building will complement the warehouse character of Old Town through its use of similar materials, while incorporating a modern design with an open floor plan and spaces for collaboration. Employees will also be able to utilize private outdoor patio and courtyard spaces. The innovative new headquarters will also increase connectivity between INTRUST Bank Arena, Union Station and Old Town. Proposed completion is summer 2018.
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
383 E. Douglas Avenue
Cost - $14.2 million. The Wichita City Council has approved plans to transform the Commerce Plaza building at the corner of Douglas and Topeka into a Hilton Garden Inn. The project will utilize the neighboring parking garage, allotting slots for guest parking. Construction crews have already begun with demo to the interior of the building. Developers hope to complete the hotel prior to the NCAA men's basketball tournament that will he held at INTRUST Bank Arena in spring of 2018.
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.
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.
First Street and McLean Boulevard
Cost - $38.4 Million. River Vista will be a new residential development project at Project Downtown's Catalyst Site One on the west bank of the Arkansas River. The new development, River Vista, will be a 203-unit apartment project located on McLean Boulevard. In addition, the City of Wichita and State have committed to make improvements to the riverfront and adjacent Delano Park. These enhancements will continue the connective trail system along the river and add an exciting amenity that will allow the general public to further engage the river. Crews broke ground on the project in July after more than two years of planning, starting with dirt work and underground sewer and utility work. The project also includes a "Boats and Bikes" concept that will be used by area rowing groups and also offer public boat and bike rentals. The plan also incorporates 341 public and residential parking spaces and provides improved access to the river and joining trail system. Construction should start on the apartments in summer of 2016, with an expected opening in the middle of 2017.
Water Street Lofts
201 n. Water Street
Cost - Approximately $9.5 Million. Wichita's Alvin E. Morris Administrative Center for USD 259 at 201 N. Water was recently acquired by Old Town developer Dave Burk, who plans to repurpose the nine-story, 96,000 SF building into 90 apartments. The property includes an abundance of windows, adequate parking for residents and beautiful views of the Arkansas River. Construction is not anticipated to start until 2016.