It looked like there was a done deal earlier today, but it’s not finalized yet. If it happens, though, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services would take 13,000 square feet in the building.
“You know, it’s not glamorous, but it’s a really vital part of government resources,” says Chris Ruffin, director of real estate for his father Phil Ruffin’s Ruffin Properties.
Chris Ruffin says an Immigration Services lease would mean a lot for Delano, too.
“It’s a big deal,” he says. “It saves that derelict building. It’s been an eyesore in Wichita for a really, really long time.”
The Ruffins plan to heavily invest in the property, where they once planned a bar, before Immigration Services would move in.
“The building’s going to look spectacular,” Chris Ruffin says. “It’s not going to look like a government building per se.”