Aggieville Community Vision
The City of Manhattan is leading an initiative to implement a community-wide vision for the future development of Aggieville as a vibrant, historic, pedestrian-orientated urban district that offers diverse shopping, dining, entertainment, and residential opportunities to students, visitors and the broader community. A year long process beginning in spring of 2016 resulted in a comprehensive and cohesive planning document with a clear direction for future development and civic improvements in the district, addressing and balancing the needs and desires of the district and the Manhattan community.
View the describing the future vision for Aggieville and projects to follow.
The document is responding to the issues identified and the opportunities explored through research and community input we received through focus group meetings, outreach events, an open house, and our community survey yielding more than 4,200 responses.
The plan document was adopted by the City Commission via Ordinance no. 7280 on April 18, 2017.
Immerse yourself and fly around in the representing the future massing concepts, streetscape improvements, and redevelopment opportunities in the Aggieville Community Vision. Please note that the model is data heavy and may take several minutes to load. It may operate slowly for some users and may not work on all hardware or Web browsers. You can also watch the narrated video fly-though which describes the model and the concepts of the plan in more detail.
Current Projects and Initiatives
Below, you'll find up-to-date information on current projects and initiatives relating to the implementation of the Aggieville Community Vision plan.
Spring 2017: Zoning Amendments
Zoning determines what can be built in Aggieville; what kinds of uses, businesses, and buildings. Most of the Aggieville area is zoned "C-3" which allows a significant range of residential and commercial uses in a small-scale urban setting. Changes are being proposed to the C-3 zoning district regulations to discourage additional highway and strip-style development by prohibiting drive-through establishments and requiring parking to be placed behind buildings. This will encourage future development that is more consistent throughout Aggieville and emphasizes a pedestrian environment. See the proposed regulation changes. These changes will go to the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board for consideration at 7 p.m. May 1, 2017, and the City Commission for adoption at 7 p.m. May 16, 2017. All are encouraged to attend and express their thoughts.
Fall 2017: Transportation & Circulation Analysis with Streetscape & Triangle Park Design
More information coming soon.
Past Projects and Initiatives
Below, you'll find past completed projects and initiatives relating to the implementation of the Aggieville Community Vision plan.
Fall 2016: The State of the Ville Report
The “State of the Ville” is a compilation of background information supplementing the Aggieville Community Vision Plan document. It established the conditions and trends from recent years on a range of factors shaping Aggieville. The report creates a dialogue of the issues and challenges within the district while helping to identify opportunities throughout the planning process based on analysis of observed data, informational mapping, and analyzed community input. The Aggieville Community Vision Plan responds to the findings in the State of the Ville report.
Spring 2016: The Community Survey
The Aggieville Community Vision Survey was completed in May 2016. It yielded more than 4,200 responses from college students, permanent residents, business owners, military members, and K-State alumni who through the survey were able to communicate their vision for the future of Aggieville. The collected data was compiled and analyzed in the State of the 'Ville Report. See the full survey results.
Main themes centered around:
- Parking capacity
- Pedestrian improvements
- Increased sidewalk amenities
- Improved safety and security
- Diversity of business
- History and cultural activity
- Improvements to Triangle Park
- Redevelopment opportunities