Douglas Design District Stakeholder Open House


Streetscaping and other big projects
to be discussed at Open House

Thursday, January 25th
5:30 – 7PM,
Hyde Park Rec Building
201 S. Greenwood

The Douglas Design District is holding event to inform business owners, community members, and neighbors of campaign launch; plans for future

Wichita, KS, January 12, 2018– The Douglas Design District would like to invite business owners, neighbors, and the community-at-large to a Stakeholder Open House on Thursday, January 25th as they launch their ‘2020 Vision’ campaign.  The Open House, to be held at the Hyde Park Rec Building at 201 S. Greenwood from 5:30-7p, is an informational event that will present the District’s plans and vision for the future, as well as inform supporters of ways that they can get involved.

‘There is so much momentum growing citywide right now, and specifically in the Douglas Design District,’ said Janelle King, owner of The Workroom and DDD President.  ‘I am excited for the opportunity to share our bold ideas on how we plan to capitalize on this momentum, and what the next big things are in store for us!’

As construction has begun at Hydraulic and Douglas for medians and bump-outs that are the beginning of a new infrastructure project for Douglas,  the District is ready to mobilize their members and supporters to maximize the benefits of the streetscape project.  The DDD will not only be sharing visuals and more information about the scope of that project, but will also be launching their ‘2020 Vision’ campaign that will be an educational platform for the community about plans for the Douglas Design District, as well as a call-to-action to business owners and engaged citizens who’d like to continue to support and promote growth in the District. 

“I’m impressed by all that Douglas Design District does to promote their community and I look forward to working with them to realize their long-term goals, including bringing a transformative streetscape project to the District,”  said Brandon Johnson, Wichita City Council Member. Newly-elected City Councilman Johnson is scheduled to attend the Open House on January 25th.

The District is also creating an Executive Committee from a group of affluent and connected business owners, supporters, and advocates who will be critical in helping to mobilize and support the momentum of the District.  The Douglas Design District has operated for 10+ years with an all-volunteer Board of Directors, and is looking for movers and shakers in the community who want to help the District take their efforts to the next level in terms of growth and development.