Divided Wichita City Council approves big Delano project

A Johnson County development partnership will build out the “Delano Catalyst” site south and west of the new downtown library, a split Wichita City Council decided Tuesday.

The council approved selling 7 acres of city-owned land to EPC Real Estate Group for $750,000.

The plan is to create a mixed-use apartment/hotel/retail development bridging a gap between the Delano commercial district, along Douglas west of McLean, and the advanced learning library being built at the southwest corner of Sycamore and Second.

The project passed 4-3.

(Read more: Wichita Eagle)