The City of Maize is located on the northwest border of Wichita with an estimated population of about 4,500 (2017). The City is experiencing rapid growth in residential, commercial, and industrial businesses. The challenge for Maize is to retain its small-town character and provide a high quality of life that makes it distinct from, yet complementary to, the larger Wichita metropolitan area. As a result, the community is in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan to lay out the vision for the future. Two significant interests emerged from the community during the process:
- First, an expanded bicycle and pedestrian network.
- Second, a walkable, economically thriving downtown.
Two plans are underway to develop these visions. To ensure the plans represent the vision of those who live, work, and play in Maize, we encourage you to share your opinions and join in the public participation process, consisting of numerous interviews, workshops, and public meetings in the coming months. Learn how to participate or contact us directly by visiting the “get involved” tab. You can also learn more about the process by exploring this project website which will remain current throughout the process.
We need your help to shape the future of Maize. Check back often and get involved!
Maize in motion – Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan
The City is developing a plan, Maize in Motion, to make bicycling and walking in Maize easier and safer. Click here for more information and here for updates on the plan. Or simply follow the tabs at the top of the page!
Academy Arts District Master Plan
The Academy Arts District Master Plan will create a vision for a new downtown environment in Maize to stimulate private investment and create memories for all ages. Click here for more information and here for updates on the plan. Or simply follow the tabs at the top of the page!