WAMPO Regional Highlight:
Investment in Derby
The K-15 corridor is considered by some people to be the "heart of Derby" or "downtown Derby." While it is not a traditional downtown or an entertainment district, the general area around K-15 is important to the vitality of the Derby business community.
|K-15 & Madison Intersection, Derby, Kansas
Known for its high traffic counts, affordable real estate and eclectic charm, the West End offers unique retailers and home grown restau rants at the top of the list to visit.
In the past decade, the City of Derby has spent millions, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation and WAMPO, renovating K-15, extending Madison Avenue west to the industrial park, upgrading Buckner Street, repaving alleys, and making other improvements in public infrastructure.
In 2015, the Derby City Council approved a plan to redevelop the West End, which is the area along K-15 Highway, and approved funding for several projects, including a premier new park overlooking the river, a sidewalk, design of more street renovations, and new signs.
The Derby City Council has added two priority goals for 2016:
- Remove barriers to promote infill development
- Re-invent the K- 15 corridor
The City Council recently cut in half the cost of building permits for properties in the Buckner Business District and West End to reduce upfront costs of new construction and renovations. The City Council also waived permit fees for demolitions, permanent signs, plat filings, lot splits, vacations of alleys or street right-of-way, and site plan reviews in the West End and Buckner Business District.
For more information about the West End or Buckner Business District, call Taylour Tedder, City of Derby Development Manager, at 788-1519 ext. 266.