Manhattan leaders and residents are committed to creating a better community. Almost every major area of the community has improvements planned, which is a testament to the growth and change happening in Manhattan.
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.
Bicycle Friendly Community
The City of Manhattan, in partnership with the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization, has developed a new plan for walking and biking in Manhattan. The Bicycle & Pedestrian Systems Plan provides a 20-year vision to expand and enhance the community’s biking and walking infrastructure.
The Edge – North Campus Corridor
The North Campus Corridor (NCC) project will expand the major roadways near K-State University and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). Improvements throughout the NCC include increased lane widths and dedicated turn lanes, improved storm sewer infrastructure, protected medians, traffic signal and crosswalk innovations, pedestrian walkways throughout the corridor, bicycle improvements, bus stops, streetscape and landscape enhancements.