During the past ten years Maize has experienced exponential growth. Several reasons enter into this growth.
Maize's city limits are contiguous with the northwest boundaries of the City of Wichita.
Maize public school system is state-of-the art with highly qualified teachers and is ranked as a top district in the State.
The City has planned for and made improvements to accommodate the growth.
However the single greatest contributor factor to the success of the growth of Maize has been the support of the
Maize City Council.
(The Governing Body)
They have been visionaries during this process
They implemented long range planning in all areas
Stepped forward with up-front money to provide the infrastructure in order to support the future growth;
specifically water & sewer & roads
Provided funds for in-depth studies in marketing, water and sewer improvements, road construction and maintenance and future growth demands.
They authorized additional staffing requirements in each department.
Provided for the necessary equipment upgrades
Enhanced employee benefits
Increased employee training opportunities.
And at the same time they preserved the financial stability of the city without increasing taxes.
Their support, unified with excellent, quality employees, has resulted in significant growth and development. A brief outline of some of these results are noted below:
Growth & Development
Land area has tripled in the past 10 years
Currently just under 10 sq miles
95% annexation was requested annexation (consent)
According - US Census Bureau & Wichita Business journal Maize is among fastest-growing KS communities
Maize 2015 population estimate is 4,200 (US Census Bureau)
Compared to 2,500 - 10 years ago
When schools in
is about 14,000
(Maize schools &
Experienced a 153% increase in 10 years
495 new single family homes
1 apartment complex with 7 buildings
New upscale apartment to start in 2016
One new hotel
29 new commercial outlets (some in strip malls)
Master Plan (Transystems 2012/13)
Maize Industrial Park opened in 2014
First plant opened this year
The second will open soon
Approximately three hundred new employees are now working in Maize.
Master Park Plan
New playground equipment
Upgrade for the Park Community building
New skate park feature
New Splash park & park restrooms approved (spring)
Establishment of a City Arboretum
Opening a new 5 acres
Landscaping plan in place
New fencing, tree planting underway
Infrastructure/Public Facilities Improvements
Maize Road (45th to 53rd -connector to K-96)
Maize Road 53rd to 61st
Several other roadways upgraded
Policy of paving all annexed streets (at large)
Ongoing 5 year street maintenance plan
New water system
Upgrade of sewer lines & lift stations
Plans completed & approved for wastewater plant expansion. Funding option being considered.
Improved storm water drainage system
Constructed $1.2 million dollar retention pond with pump station
No longer home flooding in Maize
New City Hall Complex
Public Storm shelter
Underground PD parking garage
EMS Ambulance building
Sedgwick County Fire station #33
New Public Works Maintenance building (Open in April)
Personnel & Equipment
increase in Public Works &
Administration, Police & Public
professionals at every level and
a competitive employee pay plan
& benefit package
Through the integration of its population into every aspect of quality education, civic improvements, community appearance, commerce and recreation, Maize shall preserve its small town atmosphere and become the best small city in Kansas.
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