Mission Statement, Market Position, Vision Statement
Downtown Hutchinson, Kansas
The mission of the Downtown Hutchinson Revitalization Partnership is to unite the private and public sectors to coordinate and leverage the activities of the key organizations involved in the enhancement of downtown Hutchinson and institutionalize a continuing effort to revitalize downtown Hutchinson.
MARKET POSITION: How we look today!
Downtown is the heart of the Hutchinson community and a center of commerce and government. It features a redeveloped streetscape and exciting public spaces, art, historic buildings, professional services, and retail specialty and antique stores operated by entrepreneurs who care about downtown and customer service.
VISION STATEMENT: How we will look in the future!
Downtown Hutchinson is the center for community events, unique shops and services, and casual and upscale dining and entertainment. Public investment has redeveloped the streetscape from Seventh Avenue south to Carey Park, and public green spaces feature a river walk, amphitheater, water spray park and many other beautiful park areas. Private investment, aided by grants and financing programs, has restored the historic facades of downtown Main Street buildings. The landmark Wiley building has been redeveloped and restored to use. Downtown living is popular with a mix of affordable and market-rate housing, including loft apartments. The area is home to working artists, musicians, dancers, and unique service and retail operations that have joined longtime service, retail and antique store businesses. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to locate in the downtown area to develop new specialty retail and service operations to serve the expanding downtown customer base. Downtown venues feature local and nationally known artists. People stroll along well-lit sidewalks alive with residents and visitors, young and old, enjoying public art, outdoor dining, open businesses and the many events staged downtown. Walking and biking paths make downtown easily accessible from all areas of the community.