Delano Catalyst Site

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.

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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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.

Uptown Landing Group

Wichita City Council members on Tuesday approved two mixed-use developments totaling $65 million dollars.

The council unanimously approved developer Uptown Landing’s proposal for a site near Hillside and Douglas. The group will start construction on the commercial and residential space next year, with an expected completion date of March 2020.

“This has been a vacant piece of land in the College Hill community for a number of years," council member Lavonta Williams said. "College Hill residents are very, very anxious to see this new development going to their community."

City of Wichita

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