WICHITA, KS: (wichitaksrealty.news) The newly published “State of Downtown” report from the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation is full of information concerning the direction of the city of Wichita. This in-depth report provides a much needed analysis of not only accountability of dollars spent on previous improvements, hint, it’s a lot, but also gives us a glimpse into the ever changing generational dynamics that not only our city faces but also the country as a whole.
The following information is directly from the State of Downtown flipbook: Residential population within the downtown district is heavily weighted with younger residents, age 20 to 29, making up 39 percent of the residents. Another takeaway, residents of downtown Wichita are most likely college educated with 34 percent having at least some education and 39 percent having at least a Bachelors Degree. It is becoming apparent that this generation has started to change long standing views on many aspects of daily life and will continue to do so.
This is just from one page of a 40 plus page report. I recommend anyone interested in the city to review the report. It is an excellent read and one that we will continue to look into and write about further, hopefully with the help of those directly involved.
The pages within the WDDC report and the presentation itself both paint a positive picture of the core of Wichita in the midst of a great revitalization process and one that will have influences well into the next decade and even further.