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City set to finalize contract for downtown revitalization plan

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Wichita officials are nearing a $500,000 agreement with Goody Clancy to develop a downtown revitalization master plan.

A contract could be finalized as soon as Thursday, setting the stage for an Oct. 13 vote by the City Council.

Goody Clancy, a Boston-based architectural and planning firm, pitched a $475,000 plan.

The proposal includes several options that would add to the cost, including a $100,000 transportation master plan that would examine bike lanes, pedestrian paths, freight ways and parking options.

The city is negotiating to add several options to the project at a cost much lower than what's listed in the proposal, according to Scott Knebel, a principal planner with the city.

People can view the Goody Clancy proposal online with this story at Kansas.com.

The Goody Clancy proposal includes details about the firm's partners in the downtown plan, a list of other projects it has done and a timeline of showing how it would progress over the next year.

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