The affiliated Leawood-based firms will move their headquarters and 450 employees to Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza next summer. Missouri is providing tax incentives tied to the amount of payroll involved in the move and future hiring.
The National Logistics Support Center and the National Reconditioning Center, which both support the National Weather Service by providing parts and repairing weather, computer and radar equipment, are scheduled to begin moving in fall 2015 and complete their relocation by year’s end, the U.S. General Services Administration said Monday. The two agencies, combined, have about 80 employees.
The commission reviewed Cerner’s revised plan that would add about $160 million to the overall budget for the development. The project would be built on the site of the former Bannister Mall east of Interstate 435 and generally north of Bannister Road. The Cerner campus, to be built in phases over 10 years, would be the largest office development in the Kansas City area.
VanTrust Real Estate LLC and EPC Real Estate Group LLC said work has started on the Village at Aspen Place in Flagstaff, Ariz. It will include 222 apartment units, 32,634 square feet of rentable retail space, surface parking and a five-level parking structure.
A former Superfund site north of Metropolitan Avenue and west of the 18th Street Expressway is suddenly turning into a bright spot for the neglected eastern part of Kansas City, Kan. The 41,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opening there Sept. 10 is not a Supercenter, but it will sell groceries and merchandise and employ as many as 95 people.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has offered a truce to Kansas in the states’ ongoing battle to lure businesses across the state line with lucrative tax breaks. Nixon signed legislation Tuesday in Kansas City. Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George says the state has no plans to follow Missouri’s offer, but he says he’s willing to talk.
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Census data crunched by the Brookings Institution hint that suburbs might be gaining favor again following the recession. While cities continue to thrive, fewer of them are outpacing their suburban neighbors. Nineteen of the largest metro areas grew faster than their suburbs, down from 25 in 2011.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America is moving from downtown Kansas City, Kan., to Union Station to accommodate growth and raise its profile. It is leasing 10,000 square feet on the third floor of Union Station being vacated by the Hubbell law firm.
O’Reilly Development of Springfield is building a $22 million senior living complex on Adams Dairy Parkway in Blue Springs. The firm also is renovating the historic Folgers complex in downtown Kansas City into apartments.
The engineering firm is building a $140 million, two-phase expansion at the site of the former Beth Shalom synagogue at 9400 Wornall Road. The groundbreaking attracted Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and local officials.
The proposed 600,000-square-foot retail development would be at the corner of Kansas 10 and West Sixth Street directly south of Rock Chalk Park. The Kansas City firm is joining Lawrence developers and property owners Duane and Steve Schwada and members of the Gene Fritzel family on the venture.
A $10 million plan to renovate the historic Linwood Presbyterian Church as a community service center is moving ahead after receiving approval for tax incentives. That and separate projects at 1914 and 1915 Main St. were examined by Kansas City’s Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority. All three are on the planned or proposed routes of the new streetcar.
A ceremonial spade will be turned Friday for a $29 million Hospital Hill Outpatient Center at the corner of 22nd and Charlotte streets, which will be the first new freestanding building on Hospital Hill since 1998. The facility, part of the Truman Medical Centers system, is scheduled for completion by June 2015.
Seventeen Kansas City civic and business leaders from both sides of the state line urge Missouri Gov. Nixon and Kansas Gov. Brownback to embrace newly-approved legislation declaring a truce in the economic Border War.
The Kansas City area’s largest indoor tennis facility will see a new roof, additional outdoor courts and amenities, among other improvements. Businessman Jim Stowers, formerly of American Century Investments, is an investor and provided the “vision” for the renovation, said co-owner Elliott McDermed.
Bill Haw is beginning work on the first new residential development in that area in many years, a $5 million apartment building at 1515 Genessee St. The three-story project, called Stockyards Place, includes commercial space on the first level and 11 apartments. The development was originally approved for a 25-year property tax abatement in 2010.
The average sales price of a new home in the area was $363,499 last month, 6 percent above May 2013, and the average existing home price was $183,121, 3 percent above a year ago, according to the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors. There were 2,863 existing homes sold last month, 1 percent ahead of last year. Sales of new homes were up 1 percent too, with 272 sold.