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. 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 >
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 men’s basketball tournament that will he held at INTRUST Bank Arena in spring of 2018.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 property’s 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 >
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.
People-First Design Project
Temporary placemaking initiative located at Douglas and Main in Downtown Wichita
Jan 06
With Airbus Americas Engineering no longer a tenant, plans for WSU Old Town are moving ahead.
Jan 05
Urban Interiors by Farmhouse 5 is now open in 2,300 square feet at Eaton Place.
Jan 05
Advertising agency Sullivan Higdon & Sink has re-upped its commitment to Old Town with a 10-year renewal of its lease at 255 N. Mead.
Jan 03
The Wichita Eagle on Tuesday inked a deal for new headquarters in Old Town Square.
Dec 20
With $20 million on hand from the sale of the Hyatt Regency Wichita hotel, the City Council voted Tuesday to put $10 million into fixing neighborhood streets and $4 million into public transit.
Dec 19
Events, meetings and conventions were big business for Wichita in 2016, driving what the city says was a $48.4 million local economic impact during the year.
Dec 19
A project to renovate and expand the north entrance of Intrust Bank Arena is expected to be sent out for contractor bids early next year.
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African-American Folk Art Exhibit
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Join Barleycorn's as they host their Comedy Open Mic Night. Every other Tuesday night they provide the chance for local comics to showcase their talents. Each Comedy Open Mic Night is free and open to the public.This event is 21 and over.
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“Instar” by Monika Meler & Annie Strader, on view at CityArts Jan. 6-23. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Located at 334 N. Mead. Call (316) 350-3245 or visit wichitacityarts.org for more information.
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“Open It” by Jordan Kirtley, on view at CityArts Jan. 6-23. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Located at 334 N. Mead. Call (316) 350-3245 or visit wichitacityarts.org for more information.
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“Sillage” by Heidi Cruz, on view at CityArts Jan. 6-23. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Located at 334 N. Mead. Call (316) 350-3245 or visit wichitacityarts.org for more information.
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“Small Talk to Small Self” by Micala Gingrich-Gaylord, on view at CityArts Jan. 6-23. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Located at 334 N. Mead. Call (316) 350-3245 or visit wichitacityarts.org for more information.
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TOT Tuesday: Little Explorers Playgroup 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Ages 2 - 5 with adult Enjoy early childhood educational experiences. January 17 - Underground Water February 21 - Vietnam March 21 - Ice Age April 18 - Vietnam May 16 - Kansas
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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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African-American Folk Art Exhibit