Thank you to everyone who participated in the design studio event! Over the next few months our team will be refining your ideas with the steering committee. Topics discussed include improving connections within the neighborhood, enhancing the riverfront and greenspaces, identifying grassroots initiatives, building the quality of subareas, and much more.
We look forward to sharing progress with you in the Spring!
RDG will be hosting a Design Studio on February 20th at the Sedgwick County Child Advocacy Center. At this Design Studio, RDG will begin designing concepts for the future of our neighborhood. The process will address a guiding vision for the neighborhood, key market opportunities, and neighborhood features.
What: Design Studio – Creating concepts for the future of our neighborhood. Bring your ideas!
Where: Sedgwick County Child Advocacy Center at 1211 S Emporia St, Wichita, KS 67211
When: 4:30-6:30pm on Wednesday, February 20th.
Stop by for 15 minutes or the entire session!
Why: Because we want a healthier neighborhood!
Thank you for participating in the kick-off meeting! We look forward to continuing the discussion at the Design Studio in February!
The City of Wichita and Metropolitan Area Planning Department created the South Central Neighborhood Plan in 2006 to be used as a guide to increase the attractiveness, safety, and stability of the neighborhood. They are now in the process of updating this plan to help revitalize the neighborhood area by identifying improvements that reflect the current views of the residents. A Community Roundtable Event will be held on Tuesday, January 29 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Wichita Water Center, 101 E Pawnee Street. There will be a short presentation given with an overview of the project at the beginning and the rest of the time will be an informal small group discussion to talk about priorities for the future. The feedback from the meeting will help guide strategies and priorities for revitalizing the neighborhood’s attractiveness, safety and improvement. Major themes may include land use, transportation, infrastructure, parks, and housing opportunities. Residents and businesses are encouraged to engage with neighbors in your thoughts and ideas at the roundtable event!
We need to hear from you!
A Neighborhood Survey is available online for you to provide input on the goals of the 2006 plan and priorities for the future. Taking the survey is simple and should take less than 10 minutes. Your voice is important to inform the project team and steering committee on important neighborhood projects and programs for future action. If you know someone who needs a paper survey to complete, let us know through the "Get Involved" tab at the top of the page.
Please share your opinion and take the survey here or by clicking the "Take a Survey" button to the right.
The update to the South Central Neighborhood Plan is underway! On November 29th, the Neighborhood Advisory Committee met for the first time. The Committee includes representatives from various interest groups including business owners, neighborhood residents, developers, community organizations, and non-profits in the area. The Committee will meet regularly to provide their input, ideas, and direction for what the plan needs to include and address.
During the first meeting, the Committee was introduced to the process and scope of the project. More importantly, the Committee identified strengths and challenges facing the neighborhood. Major themes were categorized by:
Take the survey to provide your input on these categories or submit your ideas using the "Get Involved" tab!
On May 9, 2006, the Wichita City Council adopted the South Central Neighborhood Plan. It was developed over a year-long planning process, with several opportunities for public input including a community survey and steering committee. The Plan is a 15-year guide to increase the attractiveness, safety, and stability of the South Central Neighborhood. This project will update the South Central Neighborhood Plan. The plan will help area stakeholders to identify and prioritize improvements
It is anticipated that multiple stakeholders will be involved to varying degrees. Community residents, property owners, and businesses will be engaged through a citizen advisory committee to learn about needs and opportunities; their feedback will also help determine if the project meets community needs.
WE NEED YOU. Check back often for project updates and ways to get involved!