Aggieville Community Vision

The City of Manhattan is leading an initiative to implement a community-wide vision for the future development of Aggieville as a vibrant, historic, pedestrian-orientated urban district that offers diverse shopping, dining, entertainment, and residential opportunities to students, visitors and the broader community. A year long process beginning in spring of 2016 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 document was adopted by the City Commission via Ordinance no. 7280 on April 18, 2017.

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.

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.

Fall 2017: Transportation & Circulation Analysis with Streetscape & Triangle Park Design

More information coming soon.

Past Projects and Initiatives

Below, you'll find past completed 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 were made to the C-3 zoning district regulations in the spring of 2017 to discourage additional highway and strip-style development by prohibiting future drive-through establishments and requiring any provided parking to be placed behind buildings. See Manhattan Zoning Regulations These changes will encourage more consistent development in the future that emphasizes a pedestrian-friendly urban environment in Aggieville.

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.
State of the Vile

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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