The City of North Kansas City is seeing significant development, including a mixed-use project planned at the site of the former Northgate Village.
Another involves a $217-million addition to One North, the dramatic development east of I-35/I-29 and south of Armour Road. This initiative is already home to the headquarters for Meierotto Jewelers, hotels, apartments and several retail operations.
Now, One North is set to add an “aerial park” and restaurant while seeking federal assistance to bring in a grocery store. Also in the works is another apartment project.
The aerial park is planned as part of an entertainment venue, with vertical rope climbing and a zipline course overlooking a major restaurant. The entertainment section would utilize a $1.4 million grant North Kansas City received from Missouri’s Local Tourism Asset Development Grant Program.
The grocery project is seeking federal aid because of a relatively low nearby population. A grant would provide long-term, fixed-rate financing.
While One North is replacing a grain elevator complex, another North Kansas City project will rise from the ground where the former Northgate Village stood. Blume NKC LLC, an entity controlled by principals of Box Real Estate Development LLC, will be creating the Blume NKC project, an approximately 80,000-square-foot, mixed-use project. The development is in final design and approval stages and is scheduled to break ground this summer.
Blume NKC will include several mixed-use commercial and residential buildings consisting of office/retail space on the main floor and two floors of luxury residential lofts above. The project is the result of a competitive RFP process held by North Kansas City to identify uses for the last remaining portion of the former Northgate Village, approximately 2.8 acres along Burlington and North Oak Trafficway. Blume NKC incorporates design elements inspired by European standards with a modern industrial architecture style – a nod to the unique history of the surrounding area.