The Country Club Plaza is suing a major Kansas City developer over back rent and possession of its office space.
The Plaza filed a lawsuit Jan. 10, claiming Legacy Venture West Development LLC owes at least $62,393 in past due rent. The amount is for two offices: a 7,588 square foot space at 4717 Central St. and a 2,187 square foot space at 4705 Central St.
Legacy Development, which manages and develops commercial and mixed-use developments, said it withheld rent after an incident in August. The company has provided several photos it claims illustrate the damage.
“Legacy Development has been happy on the Plaza since 2001, but recent events have taken a toll on that situation,” Dave Claflin, vice president of development for Legacy Development, said in a statement to the Kansas City Business Journal.
“Our front door and windows were hit in a firefight in front of the office last August. This occurred in the evening, with many innocent bystanders, but somehow never made it into the news.
“The bullet holes in our door sign and our entrance wall remain to this day. Understandably, this has left our employees unenthusiastic about going to work and made us reluctant to pay the full rent.
Read more in the Kansas City Business Journal.