Saturday, July 20, 11 AM to 2 PM
(Wichita, KS) – 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.
The Wichita South Central Neighborhood Plan Pop-Up Event will take place during the SoCe Neighborhood Showcase on Saturday, July 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. inside the SoCe Neighboring Movement offices at 417 E. Gilbert. This will be an informal, fun, interactive event for the public to learn more about the project and share their ideas and priorities for the future.
The feedback from the pop-up event 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.
The SoCe Neighborhood Showcase event is free of charge and consists of a series of bus stops along Gilbert St. where participants can learn more about the specific business, organization, or site. See attached map. Wichita Transit will provide a bus to shuttle participants to each stop. The event will include a farm-to-table meal at Legacy Ministries, a mini car show, live music, kids activities, a prize drawing and more! The purpose of the Showcase is to champion the SoCe neighborhood, spotlight the area’s various organizations and businesses, introduce the neighborhood plan and gather community feedback.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to take part in the Wichita South Central Neighborhood Plan Pop-Up event to share your thoughts and ideas! An online survey is also available now at www.plansouthcentralneighborhood.com. Comment forms will be available at the event as well.
Media Contact: Jayne Siemens 816-289-1109