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Douglas Design District
About DDD

About the Douglas Design District

In early January of 2007 the Douglas Design District was just an idea. Today it's a fast growing association of over fifty caring businesses between Washington and Glendale. The Douglas Design District website is now online and we hope you enjoy what you find here.

The Douglas Design District has over 300 locally owned businesses, including over 40 home design businesses featuring antiques, furniture, home accessories, paint, flooring, kitchen design, granite, and more. Over a dozen great places to eat, drink and be merry. You can satisfy your need for sweets at our bakeries, donut shop, and candy stores. Shop international spices, coffees and teas. Get pampered at a variety of hair and beauty salons. Fine jewelry, clothing stores and more await to help you find the perfect gift for someone special in your life or maybe something special just for you!

The Douglas Design District is a complete, wonderfully diverse community of business, retail and residential neighborhoods including the popular and historic College Hill, the Hillcrest (the first high rise residential building in Wichita), and the new Parkstone at College Hill brownstones at Douglas and Rutan - and we plan to make it better with the East Douglas Improvement Plan.

New to the District

ACI Design Studio
Tanya's Soup Kitchen
Two Brothers BBQ
Shotwell Photography
Bob Schwan Studios

Douglas Design District Revitalization Plans

In the future we see a three-mile, tree-lined corridor of businesses and residences in a warm neighborhood setting, along well-swept Douglas Avenue, between Old Town and Oliver. Here you'll find miles of locally owned stores, trendy shops, cafes, and pubs. Some are quaint, some funky, some cosmopolitan but, all intriguing and full of life. These unique shops and businesses are inter-mixed with charming residential neighborhoods, townhouses and loft apartments. The District will be a magnet for new design businesses and a compelling location for new business start-up in general. The area will have an image as a trendsetter and a place to discover exciting new home fashion, dinning, entertainment and many other products and services.

The Douglas Design District, Neighborhood Representatives and the City of Wichita Planning Department have been working hard making plans for the revitalization of East Douglas. To view a copy of the conceptual plan go to: The Douglas Design District Streetscape and Implementation Plan for more details.