Maize Academy
Arts District

Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Department
Maize, KS
Completion date
July 2019

Academy Avenue acts as a gateway connection to neighborhoods, schools, community amenities, and business areas. 

The term "Academy Arts District" began with a desire to create a new downtown and remote economic vitality. The idea has evolved into the creation of a unique town center, building on the energy from the schools, a City Park, existing businesses, and a one-of-a-kind coffee shop. The plan focuses on these questions: how does Maize create a special community place that speaks to all citizens, how can the district be a premier community place, what does Academy Arts District mean, and what does it look like? RDG provided urban design, public engagement, streetscaping and master planning services as the lead firm on the project. 

Document cover for Final Report
Proposed concept for a Maize Amphitheater
Concept for Maize Dining Streetscape
Concept for Maize Streetscape Entry
Land Use Master Plan