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City of Maize "Where Community Counts"
Academy Arts District


  • Tiffany Bernabe

    p. 316.665.1311
    f. 316.722.4854

    10100 W Grady Ave.
    P.O. Box 245
    Maize, KS 67101


Academy Arts District

Energized by Arts

Academy Arts District gaining momentum with Academy Ave improvements.

Click here to take a virtual storymaps tour of the project.

Maize has embarked on reimagining the look and feel of Academy Avenue. The intent is to create a vibrant and walkable district focused on creativity and arts. The idea for this area was envisioned in the Academy Arts District Plan and the Maize in Motion Plan.

The Academy Avenue project will create an identity that represents the Maize community and instills civic pride. The design will celebrate community, family, creativity, and diversity. Academy Avenue will be a place to gather, shop, play, and discover.

The Academy Avenue improvements will extend from Maize Road on the east to Cathey St on the west. The project spans a diverse area that includes a variety of land uses. The east end from Maize Road to Queen Avenue is all single-family residences. Continuing east, the uses between Queen Avenue and Park Avenue include residences and places of worship. The area from Park Avenue and Khedive Street is a growing small business hub with converted residences serving as shops. The west end from Khedive Street to Cathey Street are civic and institutional uses including Maize Central Elementary School, City Park, Community Building, and the Clair Donnelly Amphitheater.

The design includes unique features for each individual area to ensure the public realm works in coordination with the adjacent land uses.

Click here to take a virtual storymaps tour of the project.

City of Maize
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"