Wichita downtown planners hosting events

The Wichita Downtown Development Corporation is holding two events in February that should be of interest to those concerned about the future of downtown Wichita and the city and region as a whole.

The first event is the WDDC annual lecture. This event will take place on Thursday February 25 at the Wichita Scottish Rite Temple, corner of First and Topeka Streets. This year’s guest lecturer is Mr. Jim Cloar, noted for his work in the cities of Tampa, Florida (sports arena development); Dallas, Texas (Arts District Development); and St. Louis Missouri (downtown residential and retail). The lecture will focus on how to take a master plan from the vision to implementation. Opening reception will start at 5:30 pm, lecture will follow at 6:30 pm. At the conclusion of the lecture there will be a question and answer session with Cloar and the Goody Clancy team. To RSVP, email [email protected] or call 316.264.6005.

The second event is the Wichita Downtown Master Plan Charrette, to be held on Saturday, February 27, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Wichita Art Museum. (A charrette is “an intense period of design activity.”) The Downtown Master Plan Charrette is the cornerstone event that will provide key visioning for the new downtown master plan. To RSVP, email [email protected] or call 316.264.6005.

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