... to escalate the discussion about revitalizing downtown Wichita.
Other cities have put forth great efforts and have been quite successful, reaping innumerable benefits from those efforts. Studies show that cities with revitalized downtowns are more successful in attracting new business -- isn't this a goal we all have for Wichita?
And what better way to keep our young talent here than to move forward with invigorating the core with more to do -- mixed use districts with updated office space, more lofts and living options, and more entertainment and retail.
Already property values have risen downtown as Broadway Plaza, the Petroleum Building, Sutton Place and others are reflecting massive improvements both inside and out. And there's more to come.
Urban flight? Why? Downtown Wichita is now offering better value than the 'burbs. It's time for great Wichita companies to take another look at what's happening downtown and make plans to be part of the ongoing transformation.
What do you want to see downtown? Let's talk because yes, it's time to escalate the discussion. And it's time to believe that we can do this.