Aggieville Community Vision

The City of Manhattan is leading an initiative to capture and implement a community-wide vision for the future development of Aggieville. This process began early in 2016 and has resulted in a comprehensive and cohesive planning document with a clear direction for future development and civic improvements in the district, addressing and balancing the needs and desires of the district and the Manhattan community.

Plan Document

View the Aggieville Community Vision plan document describing the future vision for Aggieville and projects to follow.

The document is responding to the issues identified and the opportunities explored through research and community input we received through focus group meetings, outreach events, an open house, and our community survey yielding more than 4,200 responses.

The plan went to the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board for consideration on March 20, 2017. The Planning Board unanimously passed a resolution recommending adoption. The City Commission will consider adoption at 7 p.m. on April 4, 2017. All are encouraged to attend and express their thoughts.
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3-D Model

Immerse yourself and fly around in the 3-D model representing the future massing concepts, streetscape improvements, and redevelopment opportunities in the Aggieville Community Vision. Please note that the model is data heavy and may take several minutes to load. It may operate slowly for some users and may not work on all hardware or Web browsers. You can also watch the narrated video fly-though which describes the model and the concepts of the plan in more detail.


If you have comments about the draft plan or the images that represent potential development in the district, please submit them to project staff.

Current Projects and Initiatives

Below, you'll find up-to-date information on current projects and initiatives relating to the implementation of the Aggieville Community Vision plan.

Spring 2017: Zoning Amendments

Zoning determines what can be built in Aggieville; what kinds of uses, businesses, and buildings. Most of the Aggieville area is zoned C-3 which allows a significant range of residential and commercial uses in a small-scale urban setting. Changes are being proposed to the C-3 zoning district regulations to discourage additional highway and strip-style development by prohibiting drive-through establishments and requiring parking to be placed behind buildings. This will encourage development that is more compatible with the look and feel typically associated with Moro Street. See the proposed regulation changes. These changes will go to the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board for consideration at 7 p.m. March 20, 2017, and the City Commission for adoption at 7 p.m. April 4, 2017. All are encouraged to attend and express their thoughts.

Past Projects and Initiatives

Below, you'll find past completed projects and initiatives relating to the implementation of the Aggieville Community Vision plan.

Fall 2016: The State of the Ville Report

The “State of the Ville” is a compilation of background information supplementing the Aggieville Community Vision Plan document. It established the conditions and trends from recent years on a range of factors shaping Aggieville. The report creates a dialogue of the issues and challenges within the district while helping to identify opportunities throughout the planning process based on analysis of observed data, informational mapping, and analyzed community input. The Aggieville Community Vision Plan responds to the findings in the State of the Ville report.
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Spring 2016: The Community Survey

The Aggieville Community Vision Survey was completed in May 2016. It yielded more than 4,200 responses from college students, permanent residents, business owners, military members, and K-State alumni who through the survey were able to communicate their vision for the future of Aggieville. The collected data was compiled and analyzed in the State of the 'Ville Report. See the full survey results.

Main themes centered around:
  • Parking capacity
  • Pedestrian improvements
  • Increased sidewalk amenities
  • Improved safety and security
  • Diversity of business
  • History and cultural activity
  • Improvements to Triangle Park
  • Redevelopment opportunities
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