NorthPoint Development wants to add three stories to the vacant Plaza Parkway Building and convert it to an assisted living center. But the proposal challenges part of the Midtown/Plaza Area Plan governing building heights in the Plaza “bowl.”
The Wal-Mart-anchored project delays the start of its community improvement district benefits until 2017. A new site plan is headed to the Mission Planning Commission on Monday. A lawsuit between the developer and its architecture firm was settled earlier this month.
The Opus Group will build a 205,000-square-foot speculative industrial building, named 56 Commerce Center, at Old 56 Highway and Lone Elm Road in Olathe. The multitenant facility will be on a 53-acre site near Interstate 35 and is scheduled to open in January.
Kansas City-based Faultless Linen, which a year ago announced plans to sell four properties in the Crossroads Arts District, has focused attention on relocating the company’s existing plant in St. Louis after the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency chose the Faultless site for a new St. Louis operation. The Crossroads buildings remain “passively on the market.”
Highwoods Properties, former owner of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, has sold two of the four Plaza area office buildings that weren’t included in the retail center’s sale. Price Brothers Development Co. bought the office building at 801 W. 47th St. Stanton Road Capital LLC bought the building at 4600 Madison Ave.
While an overhaul at KCI Airport remains on hold, the aviation department is firming up plans for interim passenger convenience improvements, such as new lighting, seats, electrical outlets, better Wi-Fi, and a new cell phone lot.
Embree Asset Group of Texas is proposing an eight-bed inpatient hospital plus emergency department to be located near the corner of Roe Boulevard and Johnson Drive in Roeland Park. The development site, owned by Kansas City-based Commerce Bank, would include a new banking facility as well as the independent hospital, which may be named the Hospital of Roeland Park.
A Jackson County jury ordered Tri-State Holdings-32 LLC, principal owner Brandon Miller and the Rev. Tony Caldwell to pay more than $122,000 for their roles in a home flipping venture that targeted low-income residents.
The Kansas City architecture firm will lease space in a Crown Center office building by the end of 2016, ending months of uncertainty about where it would relocate. The firm, which has 95 employees in its Kansas City office, will take about 20,000 square feet of office space for its headquarters.
In all, 6.6 million square feet of available industrial space has been leased since 2015, bringing vacancy rates to 7.54 percent as of the second quarter of this year. Developers built 7.3 million square feet of industrial space since the beginning of 2015.