Vision Derby 2040 guides growth and development and establishes planning policies. The plan establishes an overall vision and provides guiding principles and implementation recommendations to address the following topics:
Land use and urban design
Transportation and mobility
Health and play
Housing and neighborhoods
Community and environmental image
Vision Derby 2040 is a starting blueprint for Derby’s many stakeholders. It states the community’s vision for the future and the actions necessary to make that vision a reality. As such, the plan is written to inform the reader on the basics of community development, the vision for each of the City’s core elements, and actions for implementing priorities that build partnerships and funding initiatives.
The future vision for Derby is to grow as a community that retains high values, strong leadership, and residents that see Derby as a life-long community. Derby will actively embrace growth in the Wichita metropolitan area, while seeking to be a unique community in the region that offers local and regional amenities for Derby and non-Derby residents to enjoy. The following guiding principles represent the rubric for testing concepts presented in the plan: