South KC is on the move with numerous construction and business projects, such as Fishtech’s new Cyber Defense Center. Photo by Kathy Feist.
South KC Updated
Here’s a quick rundown of ongoing business developments in the area
By Kathy Feist
South Kansas City continues to be on a roll regarding new construction and businesses. We’ve put together a quick rundown on all the new projects happening in the area, starting in the Martin City area. Check here for a list of restaurant news.
Fishtech – On June 6, the final steel beam was erected for the 20,000-square-foot Cyber Defense Center at 13333 Holmes Rd. At the current pace, the building could be enclosed with glass by September, according to CEO Gary Fish. Plans for the outdoor pavilion, walking trails and par3 golf will soon be submitted for permits. The anticipated completion date is January 2019.
ReStore – The 45,000-square-foot building off 135th Street and Wyandotte is already getting a new front facade. On July 9 new display racks will be installed inside, at which point Habitat for Humanity will start collecting donations there. An opening date is projected for early September.
Rosehill Gardens Event Space – What was once a one-acre gravel lot at 311 E. 135 St. filled with containers of shrubs is not being transformed into an event space, complete with pond, outdoor fireplace, patio and deck, cascading stream and plant-lined meandering pathways. The space, which will nicely complement Somerset Wine & Cider Bar at Rosehill Gardens, is expected to be completed by end of September.
O’Reilly Auto Parts Store – The 7,200-square-foot auto parts store at 13110 Holmes Rd. is in the process of being built. The foundation has been laid and steel is going up. But a completion date is still “months out” according to Mark Murz, spokesperson for O’Reilly Auto Parts headquarters in Springfield.
13200 Holmes Rd. – All houses have been torn down and the ground graded in preparation for sale or lease of the 420-foot by 300-foot plot of land owned by real estate investor Al Paussa.
KC Kaves – The 78-unit deluxe garage condo near 150 Highway and Wyandotte will break ground on July 2. Completion is expected by late 2018.
Wonderscope Children’s Museum – The museum is relocating from Shawnee, KS, to the Red Bridge Shopping Center. Construction of a new 35,000-square-foot building begins this fall, according to Executive Director Roxanne Hill.
Village Cooperative of Verona Hills – Construction of the retirement village for active seniors at 108th Street and Wornall is moving quickly. Anticipated move in date is March 2019. All but one unit has been sold.
Gateway Soccer Complex – Current plans for the 250-acre, $234 million soccer complex at 150 Highway and Byars Road include retail shops, hotels and surrounding housing. To aid the project, the City of Grandview gave the developers a $5 million signed letter of intent on April 10. Plans are being revised, according to Grandview spokesperson Valarie Poindexter. The revised plan is expected in August.
Cerner Innovations Campus – Two office towers are being built south of the current buildings already completed on the site where Bannister Mall once stood. J.E. Dunn Construction officials estimate the 8-story tower with a penthouse should be completed by December 2019 and the 11-story tower with a penthouse should be completed by April 2020.