WICHITA — Artistic Transformations owner Kathy Bagwell hopes to transform her business just a bit, if she’s allowed.
Bagwell started her Delano business in 2004 to provide gardening and light landscaping, mostly to residential customers.
Now, she’d like to add a greenhouse next to her warehouse at 419 S. Osage St.
“I’m trying to develop my business a little bit more,” Bagwell says.
“One idea was that I could store plants in the greenhouse over the winter for folks. Another idea was to grow, from seed, some plants I could then sell to my customers.”
First, though, Bagwell needs approval for a zoning change from multifamily to limited commercial.
The greenhouse would not be a retail outlet for customers.
Bagwell got the idea for her business after she was laid off as a computer analyst.
“I decided, well, this is what I like to do as a hobby, so I might as well expand on it.”
She’s glad she did.
“It’s a whole lot better than the computer job.”