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The Wichita Park Board on Wednesday signed off on an agreement to allow businesses next to Naftzger Park to use some park land for private patio seating.

The board unanimously approved a 3-year use agreement with Douglas Development LLC, the group that owns the building east of the 1-acre park in downtown Wichita.

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The second round of community engagement events for the Riverfront Legacy Master Plan process is next week.

The Urban Explorations events on Sept. 24-25 provide a chance for Wichitans to take part in a walking tour along the riverfront and learn about some of the proposed plans and ideas the design committee is discussing. A question-and-comment session will follow each tour.

Susie Santo is president of Visit Wichita and a member of the planning committee. She says community interaction and feedback is essential to help the plan move in the direction that Wichita wants. 

Kick Push: Rental Scooters Are Now On Wichita Streets

Jul 15, 2019
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Electric scooters have hit the streets of Wichita.

Mayor Jeff Longwell held a small ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday morning at the corner of Second and Main streets, officially launching the program.

"This new method of transportation will add vibrancy to our downtown, and it'll make getting around a little easier," Longwell said.

Transit director Mike Tann says that 500 scooters were deployed Monday around the downtown area, but more than 1,100 will be available over the next few weeks.


A coalition of community organizations will create a master plan for development along the Arkansas River in coming months.

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Wichita City Council members voted Tuesday to allow developers to demolish the former Mead’s Corner coffee shop downtown, despite concerns over the building’s historical significance.

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The head of the committee examining Century II's future as a performing arts venue says it's time for the community to make a decision.

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After missing two deadlines, developers of a new hotel in downtown Wichita now have until the end of March to finish the project, or lose out on a crucial tax incentive from the city.

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Last year’s Open Streets ICT event was the busiest day in Bike Share ICT’s short history.

And the bike sharing service is preparing for more of the same this year.

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Wave opens this Saturday, Sept. 1, with a concert from alternative rock veterans Toadies (local act The T*ts will open). The venue, at 650 E. 2nd Street North, is the city's first large-scale open-air concert venue, but will also host indoor shows and provide a beer garden and food truck court. Upcoming shows include funk master George Clinton, electric guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson and deathcore act Whitechapel.

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The city symbolically broke ground Thursday on a multimillion dollar project to renovate the old Spaghetti Works building and historic Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita.