Downtown Living Tour
Explore unique living options on October 2 from 1-5pm
Live surrounded by unique art, bask in a concert played by a local band, and experience the best local shops and restaurants that Wichita has to offer Ė all within walking distance of your front door. On Sunday, October 2, find the perfect urban loft in Downtown Wichita to call your new home during the Downtown Living Tour. This free public event from 1-5 p.m. showcases properties ranging from historic renovations to upscale and modern in the form of a self-guided tour. view all >
2016 State of Downtown Report
Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita continues to drive investment and interest in the urban core.
The State of Downtown report contains market and economic data that documents the transformation occurring in the City center. The document covers activity within Downtown's major markets: residential, commercial, hospitality, retail and arts and culture, and is designed to be a resource for those who own, develop, market or invest in Downtown real estate. The report is designed to be a resource for those who own, develop, market, or invest in real estate. It is intended to be a reference tool for research or project due diligence for those developing in Downtown Wichita. 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. Estimated completion is late 2017. view all >
New Advanced Learning Library
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on-site Wednesday, July 6 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 >
Union Station: Phase 1 is complete and Phase 2 will soon be underway
$54 million renovation planned for historic Downtown property, Phase One complete
The first phase of renovations on one of Downtown Wichita's most iconic buildings has recently been completed. Construction will soon begin for the second phase of the project. Developer Gary Oborny of Occidental Management identified $54 Million of redevelopment and expansion for the Downtown Union Station project. This project is key in enhancing walkability between INTRUST Bank Arena and Old Town. view all >
The Flats 324 Expansion
73 new residential units are under construction at the corner of 3rd and St. Francis in Downtown Wichita
As demand for Downtown living increases, and the St. Francis Street corridor continues to see progress, developers have invested in an expansion of the existing Flats 324 residential property. This new $7 million ground-up development will expand east on an empty parking lot adjacent to the existing building. Key Construction is the general contractor for the project and Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture is the architect. view all >
The Douglas
The Douglas project will revitalize two historic buildings, transforming the heart of Douglas Avenue
The Douglas, formerly known as Exchange Place, project will revitalize 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 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 existing Lerner and Michigan buildings as well as the surface parking lot adjacent to the Kress Building. 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 >
Progress is Underway at 520Commerce
Project renovations have begun at the former Liberty Distributors Inc warehouses in the Commerce Arts District in Downtown Wichita
Epoch Developments, LLC has begun 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 will include 24 one and two bedroom lofts, work studios and commercial space. This project will build on the continual progress in Wichita's core. 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.
Downtown Wichita 2015 Progress Video
Celebrating catalytic progress in 2015 and beyond
This is a dynamic era in the development of Downtown Wichita. The implementation strategies identified in Project Downtown are providing the framework to develop a nationally recognized Downtown and region. 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. Looking forward, there is increased local, regional and national interest in the transformation in Downtown and how Wichita approaches regional development. 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 in Downtown Wichita. Plans include a 204-unit apartment building, parking and a possible hotel. This project will 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 >
New Downtown Wichita Residential Summer 2016
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.
People-First Design Project
Temporary placemaking initiative located at Douglas and Main in Downtown Wichita
Sept 29
Itís a good weekend to be a burger eater in Wichita.
Sept 23
Jarrod Nolan isnít just playing games.
Sept 23
Wichita will join cities around the world Friday in an annual event called PARK(ing) Day.
Sept 21
An Ellis County dairy farm, a mid-century Wichita parking garage and a segment of the Santa Fe Trail are among eight historic properties nominated for the National Register of Historic Places.
Sept 21
The Greater Wichita Partnership has hired Andrew Nave as its executive vice president of economic development.
Sept 21
Phil Ruffin is keeping the Hyatt Regency brand in Wichita.
Sept 21
There have been a few preliminary events in the new Distillery 244 Old Town.
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Dive underwater with astronauts as they train to live and work in outer space. This live-action film documents microgravity simulation at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab and under the sea at Aquarius Reef Base. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome.
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Come enjoy live jazz performed by local talent each Friday and Saturday evening in the historic Keen Kutter Lounge in the heart of historic Old Town.
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Soar the prehistoric skies with the flying reptiles of the dinosaur world, the pterosaurs. Uncover how this creature, the size of a giraffe, with a wing span similar to a modern day jet plane, can fly. Narrated by David Attenborough, the world’s leading naturalist. Dome prices apply.
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John Paul Morgan was born February 19, 1964, and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. The cultural, political and economic diversity of that city laid the groundwork for his development as a performer. John is one of nine children and after high school he attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana Lafayette) where he earned degrees in English, Political Science, and Interpersonal Communications. It was during his college career that John discovered he had the gift of comedy.  After working as the Director of Marketing for a group of psychiatric hospitals in his native Louisiana, John decided that the best way to use his comedic and communication skills was to bring himself to the masses.  John has worked steadily at comedy clubs, corporate events, and musical arenas. He has made national television appearances on MTV, Showtime, and Night Watch with Charlie Rose. He has been the opening act for Kathleen Madigan, Michael Bolton, The Monkeys, Ronnie Cole, Jerry Seinfeld, and Helen Reddy.  John's confident demeanor and honest approach to life is refreshingly original. John dares to talk boldly about real issues. Whether he is speaking about children or relationships, his comedy comes from the heart. Although his material may push some limits, it is never derogatory to any race, sex or creed.  In addition to his stand up career John specializes in motivational speaking and couples counseling. During these engagements John leaves out some of the humor and injects this with feelings. This gives audiences a new perspective and a change in attitudes. He helps people see the meaning behind the message. So whether it's a specialized group or a night at the comedy club, this Ragin' Cajun is as swet as a honey glazed ham and as hot as a Tabasco chili pepper. 
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Mosley Street Melodrama Presents Frank N Stein or Another Creature Feature written by Dr. Thom Rosenberg, Robert L. Jennings, & Tom Frye, and directed by Tom Frye. The show will be followed by Death by Disco, a musical comedy revue. The show will be occurring from September 9-October 29.Doors open at 6 p.m.Dinner from Pig In Pig Out BBQ will be served from 6:15-7:30 p.m.Show begins at 7:50 p.m.
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This exhibition examines the sensory language of pop art. The artwork demonstrates that pop art shattered the division between everyday experience and high culture, not only through subject and process but also by enticing the senses. Drawn from the collections of Jordon Schnitzler and his Family Foundation, Shiny, Sticky, Smooth features the work of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Theibaud, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, and more. On view through January 8, 2017.
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Tim Gaither will be performing for The Loony Bin at Live at 215. Don’t miss out on your chance for a good laugh!Show Dates & Times:Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 PMFriday, September 30 at 7:30 PM & 10:00 PMSaturday, October 1 at 7:30 PM & 10:00 PMCheck website for age limit.
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“A Show of Children, an Affirmation of Childhood,” a photography exhibition by Dale Strattman, on display at CityArts Sept. 30-Oct. 22. Admission is free. Galleries are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square. More info: (316) 350-3245, www.wichitacityarts.org.
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“Chapter 1: a Collaborative Ceramics Exhibition,” by various artists, on display at CityArts Sept. 30-Oct. 22. Admission is free. Galleries are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square. More info: (316) 350-3245, www.wichitacityarts.org.
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“Home Movies,” paintings and mixed media pieces by Kristen Phipps, on display at CityArts Sept. 30-Oct. 22. Admission is free. Galleries are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square. More info: (316) 350-3245, www.wichitacityarts.org.