Luxury apartment complex at the Lenexa City Center will break ground in July

05/23/2014 2:20 PM

06/03/2014 10:17 AM

Construction is scheduled to begin this summer on a 200-unit luxury apartment complex at the Lenexa City Center, the first residential project in the development that’s been a longtime priority for city officials.

The Domain at City Center is being built by ePartment Communities, the same development group that built the Village at Mission Farms in Overland Park. Construction is scheduled to begin in July, with the first apartments expected to be ready for lease in early 2015.

The Lenexa City Center at 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard struggled early on despite a $55 million investment by the city on roads and infrastructure. But when Perceptive Software announced in 2012 it was building its headquarters there with about 1,000 employees, other developers took notice.

Some restaurants and retailers have opened, and work is underway on a 127-room Hyatt Place hotel and conference center. Ultimately, the 69-acre Lenexa City Center development calls for 200,000 square feet of retail space and 400,000 square feet of offices.

“We feel that the project is beginning to take off because of all the jobs at Perceptive and the Hyatt,” said Steve Coon, a partner with ePartment Communities.

The Domain at City Center was first announced last fall, but the land was acquired for the project just this week.

Copaken Brooks is the master developer for Lenexa City Center. Woodbury Strategic Partners is partnering with ePartment Communities on the apartment deal.

The apartment development will be a four-story building that will include structured parking. The building will be designed by EPC and NSPJ Architects of Prairie Village. HarenLaughlin Construction of Lenexa is the general contractor.

To reach Kevin Collison, call 816-234-4289 or send email to kcollison@kcstar.com. Twitter: @kckansascity.

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