Briarcliff Development is planning even more office construction as the 23-year-old project nears completion.
In a feature article in the Kansas City Business Journal, writer Rob Roberts noted that Class A office space is getting scarce in Downtown Kansas City. However, that is creating more demand for nearby Briarcliff, where the final phase of office construction is being planned in a 400-acre mixed-used development.
Roberts reported that Briarcliff is starting to market four shovel-ready sites for office buildings that could range in size from 30,000 to 200,000 square feet. Construction probably will begin after lease commitments reach 40 or 50 percent.
Three of the buildings will be on the south side of Highway 9, near the McCrite Plaza senior-living development and Briarcliff’s new apartment project, The Landing. The fourth will be north of Highway 9, adjacent to Canterbury Academy. That project is in Riverside, while the three other buildings will be in Kansas City.
The new office development and the new 94-suite TownePlace Suites by Marriott at Briarcliff, announced in November, will complete the master-planned development begun by Charles Garney in 1994. A formal unveiling is scheduled for June 8.