Busy Wichita City Council agenda Tuesday

Steve McIntosh
May 13, 2019 - 10:49 am

At Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita City Council will discuss issuing bonds for the Gridley Family Foundation, to turn the former Macy's and state office building into a medical school. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News big development is planned for the area near Broadway and Douglas in downtown Wichita ... to include a new student dormitory, a food court, and a boutique hotel ... all to service the new medical school campus.

The City of Wichita has hired a consultant to look at parking in the Delano District and east Douglas. The consultant has reportedly told two special committees the city should install more parking meters and charge more for parking in the area.  Mayor Longwell says there will be plenty of parking near the new stadium and "there will be a lot of discussion before we move this thing forward".

And a company called King of Freight is moving into the former Gander Mountain building in downtown Wichita. The mayor says the company will move 545 jobs into the building, with eventual employment of 900 more, at an average salary of $51,000 a year.

Longwell commented during Mondays with the Mayor ... on the Steve and Ted in the Morning Show ... on KNSS.

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