Welcome to the Delano Neighborhood Plan Survey

The Delano neighborhood is one of the oldest and most well established neighborhoods in the City of Wichita, and is located to the immediate west of the downtown area of Wichita. The neighborhood boundaries include: the Arkansas River on the north and east, Meridian and US 54 Highway on the west and south respectively.

The 2018 Delano Neighborhood Plan is a community-wide vision for improvements and development in the Delano Neighborhood. This policy document will act as a guide when planning improvements and evaluating development opportunities in Delano for the next 15 years. This is an update of the 2001 Delano Neighborhood Revitalization Plan and an amendment to the 2015 Community Investments Plan, the Comprehensive Plan for Wichita-Sedgwick County.

Following the 2001 plan, there have been encouraging signs of revitalization in Delano, including investments in retail businesses and infrastructure along Douglas Avenue, the main business corridor in the area. The introduction of the River Vista apartments, the Advanced Learning Library, plans for a hotel and apartment project on the “Delano Catalyst Site”, a new business headquarters, and a multi-use sports complex have turned the east end of Delano into one of the most exciting spaces in the city. Strong, established institutions continue to provide stability in the neighborhood, including Friends University, the Kansas Masonic Home, Exploration Place, Senior Services, and several other churches and civic organizations.

Active members of the neighborhood and the City of Wichita recognized that the time was right to take a look at the neighborhood. Weaknesses had to be identified and addressed. Neighborhood strengths needed to be enhanced. It was time to start planning and to position the Delano neighborhood for a healthy and successful future.

Please help us obtain that future by completing your survey by Friday, February 16th, 2018.

Learn more about Delano and the Draft Delano Plan 2018

For more information, please contact Matthew Williams, Associate Planner - Metropolitan Area Planning Department, at mawilliams@wichita.gov