WICHITA — The Assemblies of God Kansas District Council is building new headquarters in Maize.
“We’re excited to have them,” says LewJene Schneider, whose family is the developer of the Wyn-Wood commercial addition at 37th and Maize Road.
The new headquarters will locate east of the Wichita State University west campus.
“It’s another stepping stone towards the Wyn-Wood addition … filling up,” says Curt McNay of Caber Associates Architects and Caber Construction.
He’s the architect and contractor on the project. Michael Cathcart of Cathcart Architects is the design architect.
McNay says the building will be almost 9,000 square feet and will house the main support office for all Assemblies of God churches in the state.
The headquarters currently is near 21st and Rock Road in leased space.
“I just think they want their own building,” McNay says.
McNay says a number of people were instrumental in helping get the deal done, including Maize city administrator Richard LaMunyon.
“He really goes out of his way to recruit … pretty good entities to go into the city of Maize,” McNay says.
Like commercial construction in Wichita, the growth in Maize hasn’t been booming in the last couple of years, but McNay says it is coming along.
“It just seems like it’s growing all the way to K-96,” he says. The Assemblies of God headquarters “just adds one more credible building along the Maize road corridor.”
There’s more to come at Wyn-Wood.
“This is one of a couple of deals in the works,” Schneider says.
She’s particularly excited – hopeful, really – about the Assemblies of God deal.
“Maybe this will help me get into heaven”