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Top Regional Developments

More than $9 billion is currently being invested in the Kansas City region. The Downtown Council reports that since 2000, more than $4 billion has been invested in downtown, Kansas City, Mo., alone. Below is a brief overview of the top developments currently underway or planned in the two-state region.

Kansas City Power
& Light District

 

Description: More than 450,000 square feet of restaurants, clubs, retail and office space spanning nine square blocks in the heart of downtown Kansas City, the Power & Light District will be the largest entertainment district in the Midwest.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2007

Investment: $850 million


Village West

Village West
 

Description: Village West has become state of Kansas’ largest tourism attraction. The 400-acre district includes the Kansas Speedway, Cabela’s, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Great Wolf Lodge, and T-Bones minor league ballpark.  It also includes The Legends, which features 25 shops and restaurants and entertainment attractions.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Kan.

CompletioN: 2006

Investment: $573 million


Schlitterbahn
Vacation Village

 

Description: This 300-acre family destination and resort will include one of the world’s largest tubing waterparks, a mile-long, covered riverwalk with shops and restaurants, an interactive marine park and a variety of unique lodging accommodations.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Kan.

CompletioN: 2008

Investment: $412 million


Prairiefire

 

Description: With more than 600,000 square feet of office, retail and residential space, the area will be home to high-end boutique retail, a performance stage and ice skating rink. The prairie wetlands and garden will add to the attraction of this new development.

LocatioN: Overland Park, Kan.

CompletioN: Spring 2010

Investment: $400 million


The Gateway

 

Description: A 17-acre development including 500,000 square feet of retail, 180,000 square feet of office space, 150-room hotel, 350 condos and row houses and 3 acres of green space.

LocatioN: Mission, Kan.

CompletioN: 2008

Investment: $380 million


East Village

 

Description: Anchored by the new headquarters for JE Dunn Construction Group, East Village will redevelop the east side of downtown, Kansas City, Mo. The plan calls for 1,200 residential units and 85,000 square feet of retail.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2009

Investment: $357 million


Park Place Community

 

Description: The first mixed-use development of its kind in Johnson County, Kan., Park Place will contain 125,000 square feet of retail space designed to look like a traditional Main Street. An additional 85,000 square feet of office space will be above the stores. It also will feature a luxury hotel and spa.

LocatioN: Leawood, Kan.

CompletioN: 2007

Investment: $350 million


Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Center

 

Description: Designed by Moshe Safdie & Associates, The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Center will hold a 1,600-seat ballet and opera house, 1,600-seat concert hall and a 250-seat “Celebration Hall.”

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2009

Investment: $326 million


The Walk

 

Description: Broken into two segments, The Village and City Walk, this 75-acre development serve one of Kansas City’s business commute corridors. The Village includes plans for a minor league ballpark, hotel and conference center. City Walk calls for a 700,000-square-foot outdoor suburban shopping village including upscale retail, restaurants, and entertainment.

LocatioN: Lee’s Summit, Mo.

CompletioN:

Investment: $317 million


Sprint Center

 

Description: The Sprint Center is a new arena seating 18,000 to 20,000 and home to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2007

Investment: $276 million


Corbin Park

 

Description: A 96-acre development including 1.1 million square feet of office, retail and hotel space. Corbin Park will be home to the areas only Trader Vic's and Von Maur.

LocatioN: Overland Park, Kan.

CompletioN: 2008

Investment: $225 million


Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art

 

Description: Adding 165,000 square feet, or the equivalent of 67-story skyscraper laying on its side, the Nelson-Atkin’s new Bloch Building is a work of art itself. The addition exists mainly underground with five transparent glass structures emerging into the museum’s sculpture park. The expansion increases the museum’s space by a third and will house a new entry lobby, library, café and sculpture park. The $7.4 million Ford Learning Center is also a new addition to the museum.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2007

Investment: $207 million


BNSF Intermodal Park

 

Description: This 1,300-acre intermodal park will compare to BNSF’s parks in Fort Worth and Chicago. BNSF will bring freight from Pacific ports to be offloaded onto trucks and distributed regionally or stored in private warehouses. The railroad predicts more than 7,000 new jobs for area residents and investment in the site could exceed $1 billion.

LocatioN: Gardner, Kan.

CompletioN: 2008

Investment: $200 million


Federal Reserve Bank
of Kansas City

 

Description: A 600,000 square foot limestone-clad tower occupying a 15.7 acre site will include 12 floors above a two-story base. It will house a coin museum and displays of the bank system.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2008

Investment: $200 million


Parkway Plaza

 

Description: Spanning 60 acres, Parkway Plaza will feature nearly 690,000 square feet of luxury condos, upscale retail space and Demdaco’s new 60,000 square feet headquarters.

LocatioN: Leawood, Kan.

CompletioN: 2007

Investment: $200 million


Richard Bolling
Federal Building

 

Description: This 19-story building encompassing 1.2 million square feet is undergoing a major renovation. The building houses nearly 4,000 employees.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2010

Investment: $200 million


Zona Rosa

 

Description: Zona Rosa is pedestrian-friendly development encompassing 1.2 million square feet, of retail, office, residential, entertainment and hotel establishments. The development’s “new urbanism” includes storefronts adjacent to newly built narrow streets, wide tree-line sidewalks and open gathering areas.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2007

Investment: $200 million


Tuscany Village

 

Description: A 550,000-square-foot lifestyle center, Tuscany Village will feature big box and specialty retail, freestanding restaurants, a hotel and convention center.

LocatioN: St. Joseph, Mo.

CompletioN:

Investment: $138 million


Kansas City
Convention Center

 

Description: The Kansas City Convention Center is adding a 50,000-square-foot ballroom over Interstate 670 and making major technology upgrades. The new meeting space will have the capacity to accommodate events for 6,000 people. The first phase, completed in 2004, renovated the center’s meeting and prefunction rooms.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2007

Investment: $135 million


Children’s Mercy Hospital

 

Description: Children’s Mercy Hospital has added a new Pediatric Research Center and Primary Care Clinics totaling $37 million. Additional dvelopments underway include additional outpatient clinics, classrooms and educational building and additional redevelopments throughout.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2010

Investment: $120 million


The West Edge

 

Description: A 2.4-acre development the West Edge will house the headquarters of Bernstein-Rein, a variety of retail and commercial units, a boutique hotel, signature restaurant, 261-seat auditorium, rooftop swimming pool and garden. It will also feature the Advertising Icon Museum, which will showcase more than 2,000 legendary advertising icons.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2007

Investment: $116 million


Raymore Galleria

 

Description: This 700,000 square foot shopping center will feature 50 stores and restaurants.

LocatioN: Raymore, Mo.

CompletioN: 2007

Investment: $115 million


Downtown Village Center

 

Description: Encompassing nearly 50 acres, Downtown Village Center will include office and retail space, 1,000 housing units, parks and green space, community center and swimming stadium.

LocatioN: Gladstone, Mo.

CompletioN: 2007

Investment: $100 million


Erickson Retirement Community

 

Description: An 65-acre upscale retirement community. The facility will include a restaurant, pool, spa, fitness center, on-site pharmacists and physicians, enclosed walkways and bridges, pub, bank and various shops.

LocatioN: Overland Park, Kan.

CompletioN: 2007

Investment: $100 million


Top Regional Developments

Completed 2006
A brief overview of developments recently completed in the region.

IRS Service Center

 

Description: A 1.1 million-square-foot facility.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2006

Investment: $370 million


Kansas City Star
Printing Facility

 

Description: A new 424,000 square foot production facility housing four new 65-foot-tall presses.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo. (17th and McGee)

CompletioN: 2006

Investment: $199 million


H&R Block

 

Description: Anchoring the Kansas City Power & Light District, H&R Block has built a new 500,000-square-foot headquarters building in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Mo. The first flow of the building includes a variety of shops and restaurants. It also houses the stage for the Kansas City Repertory Theater.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo. (14th and Main)

CompletioN: 2006

Investment: $138 million


Downtown Housing

 

Description: Loft and condo development in downtown, Kansas City, Mo., is rampant. Since 2000, more than 2,100 units have been placed on the market. 614 units were completed in 2006, 555 are currently under construction and another 902 are currently planned.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2006

Investment: $117 million


President Hotel

 

Description: After setting empty for nearly 25 years, this 80-year-old hotel has been renovated into a 213-room boutique hotel under the Hilton flag.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2006

Investment: $45 million


HOK Sport + Event + Venue

 

Description: World-renowned HOK Sport + Event + Venue built a new 20,000 square foot office with 17,000 square feet of retail space.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2006

Investment: $30 million


Boulevard Brewing Co.

 

Description: Kansas City’s home brewing company is adding a three-story, 70,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its current facility. It will house a new 150-barrel brew house, packaging equipment, administrative offices and hospitality rooms. It will create 100 jobs.

LocatioN: Kansas City, Mo.

CompletioN: 2006

Investment: $20 million

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