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Foster Design to move to the Garvey Center

WICHITA — When Gene Foster of Foster Design learned he was losing his space at Brittany Center at 21st and Woodlawn because of InfoSync Service's upcoming expansion, his first thought was that he would move farther east.

But he didn't like the prices.

"We couldn't really justify building a Taj Mahal for our corporate headquarters when we could have just as nice (of a) facility downtown," Foster says.

So now he's moving his contract engineering firm to the Garvey Center.

"They made us the best proposal.”

And he likes that he's going to be part of downtown's revitalization.

"Downtown has some . . . potential," Foster says. "If it's handled right by our city . . . fathers, the movers and shakers, I think it could be vibrant down here again."

He's moving into close to 3,000 square feet by the end of the year.

Adam Clements of Grubb & Ellis/Martens Commercial Group handled the deal.

Foster says he thinks he'll be part of a trend.

"We'll see more people moving back downtown."