Hilton Garden Inn
New Downtown Hotel will transform the corner of Douglas and Topeka
Plans have been approved to transform the Commerce Plaza building at the corner of Douglas and Topeka into a Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel will include 120-130 guest rooms, meeting space and a rooftop bar. The project will also 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 mens basketball tournament that will he held at INTRUST Bank Arena in spring of 2018.
New Advanced Learning Library
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on-site to celebrate the beginning of this $33 million project.
The Wichita Public Library and the City of Wichita broke ground on the new Advanced Learning Library on Wednesday, July 6. The new library will be constructed on the southwest corner of Second and McLean across from Exploration Place. Plans for the project include a multitude of flexible community meeting spaces that can function independently or together 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. view all >
River Vista
A new residential development project for Project Downtown's Catalyst Site One on the west bank of the Arkansas River
River Vista, a planned residential development, will transform the west bank of the Arkansas River. The development will add 203 new and unique apartments to Downtown Wichita. This project will also activate the river through riverfront improvements as well as a Boats & Bikes concept that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors along the river. view all >
Cargill unveils rendering of their new Downtown headquarters
$60 million development will create an innovative space for employees and customers
Cargill officials recently unveiled a preliminary rendering of Cargill Meat Solution�s new Downtown headquarters, which will be located at the site of the former Wichita Eagle Building at 825 E. Douglas. The new building will pay homage to 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. view all >
Broadway Autopark Apartments
Empty parking garage will transform into 44 residential units
The vacant parking garage at 303 S. Broadway will be transformed into 44 new residential units. The apartments will feature a mid-century modern style, embracing the unique aspects of the parking garage. Tenants will have secure front door parking, outdoor patios and more. Construction is currently underway and estimated completion is late 2017. view all >
Historic renovations complete at 520Commerce
Project renovations are complete at the former Liberty Distributors Inc warehouses in the Commerce Street Arts District
Epoch Developments, LLC has completed renovations on a set of buildings at 518-520 S. Commerce in Downtown Wichita. The newly named 520Commerce is a mixed-use property in the Commerce Arts District includes 24 one and two bedroom lofts, work studios and commercial space. This project builds on the continual progress in Wichita's core. view all >
The Douglas
Tower 1 is complete, Towers 2 and 3 are underway
The Douglas, formerly known as Exchange Place, project is revitalizing two empty, deteriorating buildings - the pink marbled Exchange Building and the white brick Bitting Building on the northeast and northwest corners of Douglas and Market. The Bitting Building is now complete and the renovation of the Exchange Place building is well underway. The project includes 240 residential units on Douglas Avenue, along with commercial and retail space on the ground floor. In addition, the project will incorporate a new 273-space parking garage with ground floor retail, residential and commercial space in the adjacent non-developed Douglas Avenue frontage. The new infill development will replace the former Lerner and Michigan buildings as well as the surface parking lot adjacent to the Kress Building. view all >
The Flats 324 continues to expand
In addition to the recently completed modern expansion, the Flats 324 plans to build 60 new units
A second expansion is in the works for the Flats 324, located in the historic Wichita High School. Plans include converting the adjacent property at 412 E. Third Street into a second clubhouse. Two of the neighboring parking lots will be converted into an additional 60 new units. The propertys first expansion added 70 new units and new amenities such as a clubhouse with complementary Wi-Fi, a pool, a pet washing station and more. view all >
Progress on Parking at Market & William
Parking garage repair plan set by Wichita City Council
In 2014 Wichita City Council approved a $9.68 million plan to renovate the former Macy's Garage at 212 S Market, which the City gained ownership of in November 2013. Recent repairs have stabilized the structure and will open all nine floors and 434 spaces of the garage once signage and final touches are complete. The rehabilitated and bright garage will benefit nearby businesses and the public.
Pop-Up Urban Park
The temporary Pop-Up Urban Park is now open in Downtown
"The Hole" along Douglas has been filled and transformed into a temporary Pop-Up Urban Park in the core of Downtown Wichita! The new park provides an opportunity for nearby office workers and residents to enjoy food trucks in the park, participate in outdoor activities, and connect with one another to foster community spirit. On Friday, September 25, the public gathered at the site to celebrate the grand opening of the park with a ribbon cutting ceremony, food trucks, and live music. The park will be activated daily with food trucks and other activities. Keep up-to-date by following ICT Pop-Up Park on Facebook. view all >
Mosley Avenue Project
Transformation is underway to the north of Old Town on Mosley Avenue.
The streetscape enhancements for Old Town will soon be expanding to the north. Mosley Avenue from 2nd Street to 3rd Street and also Rock Island for one-half block north will be improved. The corridors will be reconstructed as brick streets and sidewalks with amenities and on-street parking consistent with the design of the other streets in Old Town. view all >
Pinnacle Lofts & Apartments
Seventy new residential units coming to Central and Waco in Downtown
Seventy new apartment units are under construction at Central and Waco. The new property will build on the continued success of the Downtown residential market. With close proximity to the major employers in Downtown and nearby Riverside Park and Arkansas River bike paths, the new loft apartments will offer an additional urban alternative for the community. Resident amenities will include a tenant clubhouse with a lounge gathering space with flat screen TVs, a bike share program for residents to enjoy nearby bike paths and Riverside Park and more. view all >
Douglas Avenue Development
Douglas Avenue is under transformation as Project Downtown becomes a reality. Over $280 million of investment has recently been completed or is currently underway at key sites along Downtown's postcard avenue, such as the Advanced Learning Library, the Hilton Garden Inn and Cargill Protein Group's new division headquarters. Once complete, these projects will not only enhance previous projects, but they will transform the way residents, workers and visitors experience Downtown.
New Downtown Wichita Residential
The Douglas at Market and Douglas
The Douglas is driving momentum at the corner of Douglas and Market. This project will revitalize two empty buildings and construct a new parking garage in Downtown Wichita.
Downtown Wichita 2015 Progress
In 2015, $180 million of development was initiated along Downtown's postcard avenue, Douglas Avenue. Last year, residential project announcements set the stage to double the core's resident population. With these key developments, and many more, the Downtown envisioned in Project Downtown is becoming a reality.
Apr 18
The Wichita City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a letter of intent for the issuance of up to $60 million in industrial revenue bonds.
Apr 18
A project to renovate and expand the north entrance of Intrust Bank Arena is underway.
Apr 12
Its been almost a year since Mumbai Rail Indian Bistro opened in the newly renovated Union Station project in downtown Wichita.
Apr 10
What do you get when you cross a gardener with the best Rolodex in the city?
Apr 08
It was a brisk night at a recent Final Friday gallery crawl, the air filled with myriad smells from an assortment of food trucks.
Apr 03
Choose Networks Inc. is moving to a larger building for the second time in five years.
Mar 30
The Old Town Farmers Market will return for the season on Saturday.
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Join Barleycorn's as they host their Open Mic Night. Every Monday they provide the chance for local singer-songwriters to showcase their talents. Each Open Mic Night is free and open to the public.This event is 21 and over.
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Travel back in time to a frigid world where woolly mammoths, dire wolves, saber-toothed cats, massive bears and cave people roam. Encounter how these animals and humans adapt to this world through life-sized animatronics. Touch real fossils from this time period. Examine cave drawings found throughout Europe. Discover the Ice Age is produced by Imagine Exhibitions.
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Explore KansasExperience new exhibit elements that focus on our state’s land, water, weather and the life it supports, both past and present. Encounter bison and throw chips into a simulated fire. In the new storm chaser vehicle, discover how weather instruments work – measure speed, humidity, storm direction and more. In the new aquifer, determine your personal water use and learn ideas for steps to conserve this precious resource.  
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Kristopher Dabner will offer the enlightening talk for the 2016 Art Garden Lunch & Learn. Dabner is the president and creative director of the Kansas City firm The Greensman, a business he founded as a “one-man show” in 1994. He brings a unique approach to gardening and landscape design—trained originally as an architect with experience as an art director for TV and film. Creativity and high design define the philosophy of Dabner and his team at The Greensman. His projects have ranged from large to small, from country estates and corporate campus to vegetable gardens and perennial borders. Dabner’s designs have been featured in national magazines "Better Homes and Garden" and "Country Gardens". As WAM welcomes our second season with the new Art Garden, we welcome Kristoph Dabner for this informative talk on gardening. $25 per person. Reservation deadline: Tuesday, April 18. Tickets online wichitaartmuseum.org/ events or mail to Art Garden Luncheon, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67203.
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Travel back in time to a frigid world where woolly mammoths, dire wolves, saber-toothed cats, massive bears and cave people roam. Encounter how these animals and humans adapt to this world through life-sized animatronics. Touch real fossils from this time period. Examine cave drawings found throughout Europe. Discover the Ice Age is produced by Imagine Exhibitions.
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Welcome to the 13th annual Fisch Haus Tuesday Night Jazz Series! Today is International Jazz Day, and to celebrate local Jazz superman Reggie Littleton will be experimenting with some new work in an informal environment.Each evening starts at 7:30PM (except the first night, Tuesday the 4th: show starts at 8PM), with doors at 7, and admission is free, but we suggest a donation of at least $5. All donations go directly to the bands, so we encourage you to be generous if you had a great time. The shows are open to all ages, and we invite our audience to bring their own refreshments, but ask that alcohol not be served to minors.This year's series is very generously sponsored by The Bonavia Family Foundation, Dee Starkey, and Jo Stevenson. Thank you!
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Explore KansasExperience new exhibit elements that focus on our state’s land, water, weather and the life it supports, both past and present. Encounter bison and throw chips into a simulated fire. In the new storm chaser vehicle, discover how weather instruments work – measure speed, humidity, storm direction and more. In the new aquifer, determine your personal water use and learn ideas for steps to conserve this precious resource.  
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Every Wednesday evening is $5 movie night at the Warren Theatre in Old Town. No other discounts or special ticket offers will be accepted on Wednesdays. Excludes Director's Suite. 3D Tickets are $8.00.
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Entrepreneurs present their companies and innovative ideas to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators and advisors. Each presenter has six minutes followed by a question-and-answer session.
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Join Barleycorn's as they host their Happy Hour Trivia Night. Every Wednesday they host a trivia night for anyone to participate. Each Trivia Night is free and open to the public.This event is 21 and over.