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Developers to break ground Tuesday for Whole Foods Market next to UMKC

A ceremonial groundbreaking will be held Tuesday for a a three-acre project south of East 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street will include a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market topped by five stories of luxury apartments and a six-story parking garage, plus the UMKC Counseling, Health and Testing Center.
A ceremonial groundbreaking will be held Tuesday for a a three-acre project south of East 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street will include a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market topped by five stories of luxury apartments and a six-story parking garage, plus the UMKC Counseling, Health and Testing Center.

After years of planning, the partners that are developing the new Whole Foods Market complex at 51st and Oak streets will have a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday morning.

The partners include the University of Missouri-Kansas City, VanTrust Real Estate, Whole Foods Market, the city of Kansas City and the women’s volunteer organization Kansas City Young Matrons.

The three-acre project south of East 51st Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street will have the 45,000-square-foot grocery store topped by five stories of luxury apartments and a six-story parking garage, plus the UMKC Counseling, Health and Testing Center, which is moving from 4825 Troost.

The Young Matrons clubhouse on the property will move to a new site at 52nd and Cherry streets on the UMKC campus.

After years of planning, the partners that are developing the new Whole Foods Market complex at 51st and Oak streets will have a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday morning. The partners include the University of Missouri-Kansas City, VanTrust Real

Officials hope the grocery and apartments will open in early 2018. Grocery customers will have access to some surface parking and spaces in the garage.

To reach Lynn Horsley, call 816-226-2058 or send email to lhorsley@kcstar.com.

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