The East Manhattan Gateway Plan is a corridor and area plan along the US Highway-24 corridor from the Manhattan Town Center Mall entrance to Hopkins Creek Road. The study area also includes the "McCall Triangle" and undeveloped greenfields surrounding existing residential development in the Green Valley area (see map below). The project was initiated in early 2023 and is expected to conclude with the adoption of a plan in summer of 2025. The plan will be developed by Stantec, the city's consultant for the project, which will address many planning-related topics including future development, transportation, public infrastructure (sewer, water, and stormwater), floodplain, parks and open spaces, market analysis, and emergency services. The plan will be guided by the East Manhattan Gateway Plan Community Advisory Committee, a City of Manhattan appointed committee.
What does the future hold for US-24 Corridor and McCall Triangle? Join your neighbors for an open house or online to learn more information and provide your input! Each opportunity includes the same background information and asks you similar questions about your hopes for the future of the East Manhattan Gateway:
Open house 1: Monday, February 12, 4:30-6:00pm: Army National Guard, 721 Levee Dr Manhattan, KS 66502
Open House 2: Tuesday, February 13, 4:00-5:30pm: Crestview Christian Church, 3940 Excel Road Manhattan, KS 66502
Below is a record of events and meetings for the project and the current project schedule.
Stantec began collecting data and drafting the materials for a background report of the area. The background report will document current conditions and issues that will be the foundation of a dialogue with the community and stakeholders in the coming months.
January 30: The Technical Committee consisting largely of City of Manhattan and Pottawatomie County staff met for the first time to discuss information and topics that will be assessed in the background report.
October 17, 2023: Manhattan City Commission Appoints Community Advisory Committee (CAC).
November 16, 2023: CAC holds first meeting and Stantec presents introduction to project at Joint City/County/County (JCCC) meeting.