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KANSAS CITY| Development & Projects

This thread follows the general state of new/ongoing development in the entire Kansas City Metropolitan Area (KCMO, KCK, Johnson County, etc.) comprising of urban renewal, suburban projects, high rise development, civic projects, etc. Feel free to include projects that reach as far as Lawrence, KS (University of Kansas) and. St. Joseph, MO as they are often associated with the KC Metro Area.


Add any photos/updates to maintain a complete list......updates can range from a new neighborhood coffee shop/restaurant, park/outdoor space improvements, to high rise development.


Development Projects in Downtown Kansas City


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Two Light


Power & Light Apartments (part of P&L tower project - 52 units)




Convention Hotel




RENOVATIONS
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Argyle Building (126 units)



Power & Light Tower Apartments (218 units)



Pickwick (261 units)




PROPOSED
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Three Light, Four Light, and 12 Grand



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Development Projects in the Kansas City Urban Core (outside of downtown)
The Plaza, Crown Center, Columbus Park, Midtown, Westport, UMKC, etc.




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[placeholder for future news]

RENOVATIONS
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[placeholder for future news]

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46 Penn Centre


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Suburban Development Projects
Eastern KCMO, Raytown, Independence, Lee's Summit, etc.


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Cerner Three Trails Campus


Nall Corporate Centre II, Overland Park




CityPlace, Overland Park
Website

Video Link
Video Link



Bluhawk, Overland Park
Website
KCBJ article




Lenexa City Center, Lenexa
Website
Site plan can be found here





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Brookridge Golf Course Redevelopment
KCBJ article




RENOVATIONS
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6601 College Blvd
KCBJ article

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Streetcar virtues touted

April 8, 2014
Kevin Collison
The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/07...t-virtues.html

"The good news is, the Kansas City downtown streetcar plan has lots of people excited.

And for the most part, that’s a wonderful thing because it’s an important boost to our hopes for joining other progressive U.S. cities embracing rail transit.

The concern remains, however, that streetcar backers are overstating its effect when it comes to stimulating development, setting people up for unrealistic expectations.

That was my takeaway from last week’s discussion on “Development in the Age of #KCStreetcar,” sponsored by the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute and the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance.

It was a good update on some new projects: George Birt’s River Market West apartment project and the 1914 Main apartment plan by a Colorado developer. And it was a progress report on two older proposals: Jon Copaken’s Crossroads apartment deal first floated in 2007 and the 51st and Oak Whole Foods plan announced by VanTrust Real Estate in 2012."

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West Elm will open in the former Pottery Barn space on the Country Club Plaza

April 8, 2014
Joyce Smith
The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/08...r-pottery.html

"West Elm, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, sells an assortment of home products, including furniture, bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, curtains, lighting, decorative accessories, dinnerware, kitchen items and gifts.

It plans a fall opening at 400 W. 47th St., at the corner of 47th Street and Broadway.

In a statement, Glenn Stephenson, vice president of the Kansas City division of Highwoods Properties, said the store will be a “fantastic addition to the Plaza’s great lineup of exclusive retailers.”

Pottery Barn closed in January after nearly 20 years of operations on the Plaza.

West Elm, which was launched in 2002, previously had an area store in Leawood’s One Nineteen shopping center, now called Town Center Crossing.

It opened in the middle of 2008 and closed in early 2010, along with three other West Elm locations in California, Ohio and Virginia.

However, the company also opened new stores that year.

There are currently about 60 West Elm retail stores in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe."
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11 Things Only People from Kansas City Will Understand

http://www.bustle.com/articles/19921...ill-understand



Eight Kansas City Fountains in Desperate Need of Repair

http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/...eed-of-repairs

"KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The City of Fountains Foundation is working to raise money to restore eight Kansas City fountains that may shut-off for good if not repaired.

Foundation Board Member Pat O'Neill said some of the city's 48 fountains are between 50 and 100 years old. Some have rusted pipes and cracking walls.

Last year, the foundation started a fundraising campaign called "Wish upon a Fountain." So far it is halfway to it's goal of raising $2.5 million.

Part of the money raised paid for renovations at the Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain. Crews repaired the fountain's lights, plumbing, mechanics, walls and landscaping."
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Lee’s Summit City Council approves more apartments at New Longview

April 9, 2014
Russ Pulley
Lee's Summit Journal

http://www.lsjournal.com/2014/04/09/...-approves.html


" The Residences at New Longview won solid support from the Lee’s Summit City Council which approved the $35 million project without dissent.

The council voted 7-0 April 3, with David Mosby absent, for the project’s preliminary development plan and for a Chapter 100 plan that will dictate the amount of taxes paid by the project for the next 11 years.

NorthPoint Development plans to build 309 luxury apartment units, in seven, four-story buildings of Craftsman style architecture, with stone and lap siding just east of Metropolitan Community College-Longview and south of existing apartments.

“The quality is the highest quality we see here in the Kansas City area, or across the nation,” said Mark Pomerenke, vice president of operations for NorthPoint Development.

Under the financial agreement with Lee’s Summit and NorthPoint Development, the city would technically own the project for 11 years and issue bonds for construction, with NorthPoint Development making “payments in lieu of taxes.” "


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Crossroads West and Apex on Quality Hill



The Crossroads West complex would have a six-story building with 275 luxury apartments, wrapped around a 400-space garage.

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An Indianapolis developer with local roots is planning to build three separate downtown apartment projects totaling 661 units in the Quality Hill and West Crossroads areas.

Jim Thomas, a partner with Cityscape Residential who grew up in Raytown, wants to enter the urban market in a big way with an investment in new apartment construction totaling $125 million.

If his development plan rolls out as proposed, it would be almost twice the investment planned by the Cordish Co. in its 25-story, 311-unit apartment tower scheduled to break ground next week at 13th and Walnut streets. It’s also twice the size as the 323-unit Market Station development that opened in the River Market in 2010.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/09...#storylink=cpy
And here are some early renderings of the other two buildings:


Apex


Summit

Wide variety eh?

These are huge projects for downtown though, so I can't be upset yet. I'm not too excited about the renderings that have come out so far, but I'm sure these are far from final designs. I will have to wait to really give any serious judgements.
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Image found at http://www.portfolio-home.com/flagship.html

A classic Kansas City building across the street from Union Station plans to be converted into residential. The flagship Portfolio Kitchen and Home store currently occupies the ground floor. http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascit...-contract.html
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51 Main



This 5 story (along Main, 6 story along Baltimore) luxury apartment building is half way done being built. Located at the corner of 51st and Main st. in the South Plaza, this building will have 176 apartments and 10,000 square feet of retail.
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Developers lay out their visions for the Kansas City of tomorrow



http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/kans...wFullText=true

"By 2020, Kansas City's downtown may more resemble a neighborhood than a business center.

"I'd say it already is," says Kansas City, Missouri, City Councilman Ed Ford, whose district once included downtown. "We have more residents and probably less jobs than we did 10 years ago. I think we'll see that trend continuing."

Not probably. Definitely.

Downtown Kansas City lost 16,000 jobs between 2001 and 2011, despite City Hall's pouring billions of dollars into sprucing up the once-seedy core. Much of the employment loss is attributed to an aging stock of office buildings in the south loop, from which companies have fled in large numbers. Parking shortages and outmoded building configurations have made cheaper locales, such as Overland Park's Sprint Campus, or newly renovated buildings like Union Station preferable to stodgy skyscrapers from the 1960s, like Commerce Tower."


Great article with an update on UMKC moving the art school campus downtown.
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Any way I can filter out the Kansas development in this thread?

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Kansas City Council approves billboard condemnation for Crossroads hotel plan



Kevin Collison
Kansas City Star
April 24, 2014
http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/24...demnation.html

"Kansas City has approved condemning a towering billboard at 20th and Main streets, a big step needed for a developer to move forward with a planned $16 million hotel project in the Crossroads Arts District.

The proposed 110-room Hilton Home2 Suites would occupy the southeast corner of 20th and Main streets, but before it can proceed, a billboard owned by Lamar Advertising has to be removed. The pole sign also has been protected by a “perpetual” visual easement that says nothing can obstruct its view.

On Thursday, the Kansas City Council unanimously designated the sign as blighted, beginning the condemnation process.

“We’re very happy that the development seems to be moving forward and we’re committed to the project,” said Jason Swords with Sunflower Development Group. “It’s located on the streetcar route and would continue to redevelop that part of the Crossroads.”

Swords is working on the five-story Hilton Home2 Suites deal on behalf of Overland Park-based True North Hotel Group."
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Centropolis - Are you from Centropolis, KS? That's about 70 miles southwest of KC I think.....

or the Centropolis neighborhood of KCMO?

I'll try and persuade KC developers to name future projects after skyscraperpage members..........
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Metcalf South redevelopers ask for input and get plenty

Rob Roberts
Kansas City Business Journal
April 25, 2014
http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascit....html?page=all



“It’s looks like we’re not the only ones excited about 95th and Metcalf,” said Owen Buckley, president of Lane4 Property Group.

He was surveying a crowd of about 200 who turned out Thursday evening for the first of two public meetings aimed at gathering neighbors’ input on the future of the Metcalf South and 95 West shopping center properties in Overland Park.

Lane4 announced in March that it had teamed with The Kroenke Group of Columbia to buy the two largely vacant retail centers from MD Management for redevelopment. The centers are on a total of 62 acres at the northeast and southeast corners of 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue.


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I'm always fascinated at the number of dead malls in KC, just waiting for redevelopment....

Broker is hired to find a new use for abandoned Indian Springs Mall
Kevin Collison
Kansas City Star
April 30, 2014


http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/30...redevelop.html

The future of the vacant Indian Springs Mall, as desolate as it is visible along Interstate 635, is poised to be the responsibility of Lane4 Property Group, a local real estate firm familiar with urban redevelopment.

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., which bought the mall in 2007, plans to hire Lane4 as its broker for the shopping center. It’s the first time the Unified Government has reached out to the private sector for help on finding a new use for the obsolete mall at I-635 and State Avenue.

The 700,000-square-foot enclosed shopping center opened in 1971 and lost its last anchor department store in 2001.

“Our intent is to get someone in on the site with a good background in urban redevelopment and mixed-use projects,” said Doug Bach, deputy county administrator for economic development. “We think Lane4 brings that together.”
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The bicycle racks look to be shaped like guitars which is kind of cool....

Rock & Brews, co-founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss, now open in Overland Park
Joyce Smith
Kansas City Star
April 29, 2014


http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/29...e-simmons.html

Kiss co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley aren’t in town yet — not until a sold-out fundraiser in late May — but their Rock & Brews restaurant opened Tuesday night in Overland Park’s Prairiefire development at 5701 W. 135th St., between Lamar and Nall avenues.
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The first Rock & Brews opened in the Los Angeles area in 2009. Now there are three Rock & Brews in the Los Angeles area, one in Los Cabos, Mexico, and another in the Hawaiian island of Maui (some of the favorite haunts of the founders).

Restaurants also are in development in Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas.

Theatrical lighting and iconic rock art surround the ceiling, which soars to about 25 feet. Garage doors line two sides of the space and will open to the patio in nicer weather. A children’s play area also is going up on the patio, and it will be dog- friendly.

Multiple TVs are turned to the top rock videos of the last few decades, but the founders said they want their restaurants to be family friendly and quiet enough that tables can converse easily.
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Hey KC people, wake up!
Congrats on your Royals (I think you're going to win the WS) ...
and one request, please post a pic or two from the parade!
Thanks in advance.
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Just signed up because of this thread and wanted to say thanks for all of the work to keep it updated!
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Ground breaking for downtown project (Westside neighborhood)

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Just signed up because of this thread and wanted to say thanks for all of the work to keep it updated!
Nice!

I didn't start this thread but it looked like it hadn't been updated in a while, so I thought I'd contribute a bit since there is a decent amount of current and proposed development happening right now in the urban core (for KC standards).

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Boulevard Beer breaks ground for a new $12 million expansion.
KC Biz Journal story

Named 'Cellar Five', this expansion will increase capacity by 40 percent, to well over 300,000 barrels a year. Located right on SW Blvd in the downtown area's Westside neighborhood.









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Construction has begun on a new outpatient center on Hospital Hill

Truman Medical Centers is building its first free-standing building on the Hospital Hill campus since 1998.

In June, a ground-breaking was held for a 4-story, 19,000 sf, $29 million outpatient center at 2101 Charlotte.
Article on ground-breaking

Construction has now begun on the building, due to open in the summer of 2015.

Besides TMC, the Hospital Hill campus includes Children's Mercy Hospital and UMKC's Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Dentistry.

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