The Vision Derby 2040 Plan focuses on incorporating mixed-use development, establishing an active transportation system, and strengthening a greenway system through the heart of the city.
Derby (pop. 23,000) is a growing suburb in the Wichita area, influenced by its proximity to one of the region's larger employers, McConnell Airforce Base. Derby's suburban-style development had become the dominant form of growth. RDG's plan applied horizontal mixed-use along active transportation boulevards as a pivotal strategy to steer the identity of the community. Concepts for the city's town center focuses on reviving the area with events and activities, complemented by redevelopment. The plan includes policy initiatives and detailed demonstrations for the plan's elements.