WICHITA, KAN. — Simon Property Group is converting a portion of the 951,447-square-foot Towne West Square into a space dedicated to a variety of medical users. According to the company, transforming the space to medical use will be convenient to patients and will allow medical users to cluster, as many physicians prefer to office near each other. Additionally the mall has a built-in customer base, with 6 million visitors each year. “The concept of converting mall space into a non-traditional use is a growing trend and we are seeing successful results for both the tenant and landlord,” says Jeff Englert of Grubb & Ellis/Martens Commercial Group. Grubb & Ellis will represent Simon in leasing space at Towne West Medical Plaza.