The WDDC contracts with the City of Wichita on an annual basis to provide downtown development services. The contract is funded through a Self Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID). Property owners within the SSMID pay an additional property tax mil levy. The SSMID boundaries are Washington Street, Central Avenue, Kellogg and the Arkansas River.
The WDDC Board of Directors employs a professional staff that can assist developers and property owners evaluate and plan a range of investment decisions. We can help to identify prospective business locations, provide market data, evaluate opportunities for new retail and service businesses, develop marketing and promotional strategies and assist with conceptualizing and implementing construction projects.
In 2010, the City of Wichita adopted Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita. The WDDC serves as the private sector implementer of the master plan.
2016 SSMID Advisory Board Members
Joe Johnson, Chairman
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture
Trans Pacific Oil Corporation
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman LLP
Old Mill Tasty Shop
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.
Ex Officio Position
City of Wichita
Wichita Downtown Development Corp.
SSMID Public Budget Workshop Minutes
IRS 990 Reports
Budget vs. Actual Income and Expenditures