Delano

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A newly formed advisory committee for Wichita’s Delano Neighborhood, just west of downtown, has its first public input meeting Monday night.

The city formed the Delano Plan Advisory Committee in July to help guide the development of a new neighborhood revitalization plan.

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The Metropolitan Area Planning Department is hosting a meeting for residents of Delano to discuss the future of the historic neighborhood.

The city adopted the long-range Delano Neighborhood Revitalization Plan back in 2001. It was driven largely by the Delano Business, Clergy and Neighborhood Associations. The groups wanted to address aging infrastructure, the loss of businesses and declining home ownership in the area.

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The Sedgwick County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday in favor of establishing a Tax Increment Finance, or TIF, district in the neighborhood surrounding Wichita's Lawrence Dumont Stadium.

After a lengthy discussion, commissioners voted 4-1 to give their support to the City of Wichita’s West Bank Redevelopment District. The TIF district is expected to generate about $20 million in additional property taxes to fund improvements to public spaces in the area, as well as the renovation of the city’s baseball stadium.

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There’s a lot of development going on west of the Arkansas River.

There’s the Advanced Learning Library taking shape at the corner of 2nd and McLean. South of that, a multi-million dollar mixed-use building is planned at the Delano Catalyst Site, and across the street sits the wood framing of the future River Vista development.

There’s millions of dollars of development going in here -- and the city wants to capitalize on it.

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The City of Wichita is considering establishing a Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, district to support development along the west bank of the Arkansas River.

The TIF district would help fund improvements to the 95-acre area that includes Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, the Delano Catalyst Site and the future Advanced Learning Library.

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The City of Wichita has revealed more details about two development projects totaling $65 million.

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The City of Wichita is deciding between two developers for a new project in Delano. Now, they’re asking for the public’s help in choosing the finalist.

The so-called Delano Catalyst Site sits northwest the intersection of Douglas Avenue and McLean, just between the new $37 million Advanced Learning Library and the $38 million River Vista project.

City Of Wichita Mulls Over Public Land In Delano

Jun 7, 2016
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The City of Wichita is trying to decide what to do with two publicly-owned pieces of land in Delano.

The two parcels, called Catalyst A and B, are well positioned. To the north, the City of Wichita is building its brand new Advanced Learning Library. To the east, construction is ongoing for the River Vista development, a 204-unit apartment complex on the banks of Arkansas River.

Historians will always need to visit archives and libraries, although it is truly amazing how much information is available in digital form.

A few months ago, I was looking at a Sedgwick County mapping database and was surprised when a search for material on Delano turned up a document for the community of Elgin, platted in early 1871. A quick search turned up an almost identical plat for the community of Delano a few months later. Clearly, one replaced the other.

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When you think of haunted places, certain venues come to mind: creaky old houses, churches, hospitals, cemeteries perhaps. But if you take a walk in the historic Delano district in Wichita, you might be surprised where people are claiming to find ghosts. Here are some surprising places in Delano that people swear are haunted.

1. Central Plains Novelty, 905 W. Douglas