With the start of the new year, transformation project activity in greater Kansas City will not begin or end within the downtown core.
Conversely, the city and many northern suburbs have a number of substantial development plans underway or on the bridge, as Northland saw above-average growth in its housing inventory over Metro overall last year, as well as jumps in the issuance of permits and million-dollar property sales over the pre-pandemic years.
These plans include, but are not limited to, a new $1.5 billion terminal at Kansas City International Airport, scheduled to open in March, and multiple data center developments, including a Meta facility from The $800 million, 1 million square foot facility is set to begin operations in 2024.
Here are other projects that will see progress in 2023:
Northern Crossing of the Metro
Players: Metro North Crossing LLC, MW Builders Inc., Rosemann & Associates PC, Olsson
Description: An ongoing redevelopment of Kansas City’s former Metro North Mall has seen several new components go live in recent months, with more to follow.
Metro North Crossing LLC, an affiliate of IAS Partners Ltd., delivered Woodstone to Metro North Crossing in the fall, an approximately $60 million apartment complex with 249 townhome-style apartments and units built on 30,000 square feet of shops, offices and restaurant.
Looking ahead, the developer last year shared plans to build on its multi-family momentum with a $40 million, 213-unit multi-family second phase, which would grow the 93-acre former mall site to 462 total units. Close to the two multi-family phases, approximately one hectare of public screen is planned, capable of supporting events and moments of aggregation.
Metro North Crossing’s mix of current and future commercial users includes T-Shotz, Hawaiian Bros. Island Grill, Whataburger, PNC Bank, and Zips Car Wash. The redevelopment could support up to $250 million in new investment once fully constructed.
See four other Northland projects in the Kansas City Business Journal.