Enhancement of Place/Physical Environment
Placemaking projects help create a sense of place and enhance connectivity and walkability.
The strategy calls for creating activations that fill spatial voids along the pedestrian
walkway. Lingering longer will be encouraged by adding recreational elements such
as Frisbee golf, hammocks and swings at the area east of Food Truck Lake.
The new unveiling of the Shocker Pods will also encourage students and visitors to
sit and enjoy the scenery at Wichita State. There will be three Shocker Pods introduced:
one centered around the theme of love and commitment, one with yellow & black stained
glass, and finally one with vines of trumpet creeper (a native Kansas plant). This
new space will promote interactions among the different cohorts using the area: residents
of the Flats and Suites, community employees and food truck customers among others