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File #: 18-247    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Planning Department Status: New Business
File created: 3/22/2018 In control: Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners
On agenda: 4/11/2018 Final action: 4/11/2018
Title: DER2017-03: DELANO NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN: 2018. Presented by: Scott Knebel, Planning Manager, MAPD. Recommended Action: Adopt the Delano Neighborhood Plan: 2018 as an amendment to The Wichita-Sedgwick County Comprehensive Plan, authorize the Chairman to sign the adopting resolution, and instruct the County Clerk to publish the resolution in the official County newspaper.
Attachments: 1. Delano resolution #2.pdf, 2. Delano Plan Update.pdf
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DER2017-03: DELANO NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN: 2018.
Presented by: Scott Knebel, Planning Manager, MAPD.

Recommended Action: Adopt the Delano Neighborhood Plan: 2018 as an amendment to The Wichita-Sedgwick County Comprehensive Plan, authorize the Chairman to sign the adopting resolution, and instruct the County Clerk to publish the resolution in the official County newspaper.

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Background: In early 2017, Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell attended the March meeting of the Delano Neighborhood Association to discuss a vision for a new stadium and museum district to be located in Lawrence Dumont’s footprint. The response from the attendees to the Mayor’s vision was positive, and led to discussion on updating the 2001 Delano Neighborhood Revitalization Plan.

The 2001 Delano Neighborhood Revitalization Plan was adopted as an amendment to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Comprehensive Plan in March 2001. After 15 years of implementing projects outlined in the 2001 Plan and changing conditions in the neighborhood, active neighborhood groups (Delano United and the Delano Neighborhood Association) and the City of Wichita recognized that the time was right to take a look at how the neighborhood would navigate its next chapter. The Metropolitan Area Planning Department was formally asked to revisit the Plan and draft an update.

MAPD held a public engagement session in April following the Mayor’s presentation. The public engagement meeting provided a status report on the existing Delano Plan and invited the public to provide feedback and participate in a design exercise about future development. Following the public engagement session and the publication of “Delano’s Turn”, a design exercise completed by students from Kansas State University, the Wichita City Council approved of and appointed members to the Delano Advisory Committee with the goal of creating an updated neighborhood plan. The committee is composed of 13 members and includes Delano business, resident, asso...

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