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 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 entrepreneurs 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.

2014 SSMID Advisory Board Members

Gary Schmitt, Chairman

Alan Banta
Trans Pacific Oil Corporation

John Belford
Belford Electric

Jim Faith
Emprise Bank

Dick Honeyman
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman

Don Sherman
Westar Energy

Larry Weber
Garvey Center

Mary Wright
Old Mill Tasty Shop

Rod Young
Professional Engineering Consultant

Ex Officio Position

Allen Bell
City of Wichita

Jeff Fluhr
Wichita Downtown Development Corp.

Meeting Minutes

IRS 990 Reports


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