According to the 2020 Decennial Census, U.S. Census Bureau and as published by the Kansas League of Municipalities, Maize is the fastest growing City in Kansas
based on the percent of population change between 2010 and
Enjoy a magical ballet outdoors with the entire family
Friday, June 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Clair Donnelly Amphitheater, 401 S Khedive.
Performed by the Metropolitan Ballet, The Last Unicorn is an original ballet based on the book by Peter S. Beagle about a beautiful unicorn who sets out to learn if she truly is the last of her kind. Be sure to bring your blanket or chairs. Dressing up as a unicorn, wizard, or any favorite costume is always encouraged!
This event is free to the public.
From the City Administrator - April 2022:
Leading the State
In the January issue of the Kansas Government Journal it was
announced, for all to see, that “Maize is the fastest
growing City in Kansas”. For those of us that live and work
here this is no surprise. We have witnessed the expansion of
school campuses, new home additions, apartments, senior
housing, commercial and industrial growth and development.
This is all great and good for our community, however
without the proper vison and prior planning it would not
have been possible. My compliments to our Mayor and City
Council of their vision for our community and for their
continual support of our city employees who serve our great
Good things are
still happening in Maize!
As the spring of 2022 is upon us the ever-expanding
city-wide development continues at a record pace. Numerous
housing additions are being assembled, with hundreds of new
housing units being built. Multiple additional commercial
businesses are in the plans and the industrial park is being
expanded to accommodate added manufacturing plants and job
opportunities. Also, you will observe additional roadway
improvements, sidewalk enhancements and utility expansions.
So as the weather warms, enjoy our community, say hi to your
neighbors and welcome our new families as they have chosen
our community for their home.
In the fall of 2020, the City of Maize applied for a
highly competitive grant through KDOT’s Cost Share Program
for the purposes of installing a crosswalk with pedestrian
activated caution lights on Maize Road just north of Academy
Avenue. With letters of support from Commissioner Lacey
Cruise, Councilwoman Karen Fitzmier and USD 266; the project
was one of a few selected for funding from the entire State.
The KDOT Cost Share Program provides financial assistance
to local entities for transportation projects that improve
safety, support job retention and growth, improve access or
mobility, relieve congestion and help areas across the state
improve the transportation system. The City of Maize was
able to leverage taxpayer funds by matching local funds to
the $45,000 gift from the State.
This summer, Wildcat Construction constructed the
project. This project will compliment the 2022 Academy
Avenue project which will feature wide bicycle and
pedestrian paths on both sides of the street (stay tuned for
an interactive website!).
The City is developing a plan, Maize in Motion, to make
bicycling and walking in Maize easier and safer.
It will identify a future city-wide pedestrian and bicycle
network, along with other improvements (parking, signage, and
in Motion will also suggest linkages to
surrounding communities for regional connectivity. During the
effort, the City, WAMPO, and Core Team will reach out to
community members for feedback on issues, opportunities,
recommendations, and priorities.
Visit the following links to learn more about Maize in Motion
and to provide your opinions on what you would like in a
city-wide pedestrian and bicycle network.
The City of Maize is developing a
Master Plan to create a safe and
walkable core in the community, a place
of identity that lets people know they
are in Maize. Academy Avenue and Park
Avenue were identified as destination
points for reimagining this
experience in Maize. The
first step is to identify a cohesive
community vision for the future of the
district - whether
you live, work, visit, or just travel
through Maize, we want to hear from you!
More Information >
Through the integration of its population into every aspect of quality education, civic improvements, community appearance, commerce and recreation, Maize shall preserve its small town atmosphere and become the best small city in Kansas.
"Where Community Counts"
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