Developer Touts Wichita's Air Capital RV Park
More than 20 years after buying land near the intersection of Emporia and 47th Street South in Wichita, Kan., Bill Morris is ready to build on it.
He plans the Air Capital RV Park next spring, The Wichita Eagle reported.
“We’re going to go all concrete and sod grass,” Morris says. “There is no RV park in the city of Wichita that is built that way.”
Most of them are dirt and gravel, he says.
Morris will use concrete for the roads in the park and the pads on which the RVs sit. There will be 91 spaces.
Morris, a real estate developer who also was a mechanical contractor for 35 years, has owned and operated mobile home parks here in the past and an RV park in Texas.
“The timing is right,” he says of building the park now.
For one thing, he says improvements to the Kansas Turnpike interchange in that area are scheduled to be completed around the first of the year, so he hopes to have the park open by February or March.
“We’ll get a lot of people . . . off the turnpike.”
Also, Morris says more people are turning to RVs as a way to live, either for traveling or due to the economy.
“There’s more and more people that are going to be living in RVs,” he says.
“You put all that together, and I guess that’s the reason why I decided (now).”
It doesn’t hurt that the new Kansas Star Casino will be just down the road in Mulvane.
“It’ll be a plus,” Morris says.
The area has a lot to offer, too, he says.
“You know what they say in real estate: location, location, location. Well, in this location, within one block of the entrance of my park, there’s 24 places to eat.”
Morris isn’t shy about how great Air Capital RV Park will be.
“It’ll be the nicest one in this part of the country.”