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Prolific developer wants to turn vacant Belton golf course into industrial park

This NorthPoint Development project is an example of the type of construction that could come to Belton later in 2018.
This NorthPoint Development project is an example of the type of construction that could come to Belton later in 2018. NorthPoint Development

A former Belton golf course would become a 148-acre industrial campus, under a plan proposed by a Northland developer.

The property used to be home to the Southview Golf Course and has been sitting vacant for more than 10 years, according to the city. It's located at 16001 S. Outer Road, between 155th Street and 162nd Street, east of Interstate 49.

The developer, NorthPoint, based in Riverside, wants to put five buildings on the property, ranging from 235,000 to 622,000 square feet

A news release said the project would feature "state-of-the-art" light manufacturing, warehouses and distribution space. It's estimated to create 1,400 jobs with a potential annual wage impact of $58 million.

Northpoint is among the area's busiest developers. The company may be best known for its industrial complexes, including Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton and Northland Park on Missouri 210 just east of Interstate 435. But it is also the developer behind the luxury apartments at the Power & Light Building downtown.

The Belton Planning Commission is expected to consider the new $105.5 million project in mid-May, followed by the city council in June. If the plan goes through, a groundbreaking would be held later this year.

"NorthPoint has an exceptional track record of developing quality business parks in Kansas City and throughout the country,” Belton City Manager Alexa Barton said in a statement. “Belton Economic Development Director Carolyn Yatsook has worked diligently to raise Belton’s profile as a leader in creating advanced manufacturing and logistics jobs in the Midwest, and NorthPoint’s investment validates those efforts.”

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