A district urban redevelopment has been passed for the property that formerly housed Metro North Mall at Highway 169 and NW Barry Road, just outside of Platte County.
The plan calls for 1 million square feet of mixed used development called Metro North Crossing that will feature residential, commercial, office, hotel, a specialty grocery store, a movie theatre and a golf entertainment complex.
The latter will be T-Shotz, a 52,000 square foot project that will have a 200-yard driving range with 66 climate-controlled bays on three levels. This is the first known tenant of the $187.5 million project.
It is slated to open in early 2020 according to a press release. The location is a project of Troon, a golf management company out of Arizona.
Golfers of all ages and skill levels can ‘play’ famous golf courses or compete in a target golf game. Each shot is projected to a high-definition monitor and a television in the bays.
Experienced golfers can use advanced golf ball tracking technology to get real-time data on every swing, including club-head speed, spin-rate and distance.
“T-Shotz is a great addition to Metro North Crossing Redevelopment and will be one of the outstanding entertainment venues to come to the Kansas City Northland in recent years,” said David Horn, the project manager for Metro North Crossing Redevelopment. “T-Shotz will provide an entertaining atmosphere to compliment the redevelopment’s retail, other entertainment and upscale contemporary apartments. With enticing food and beverage, and outstanding service, T-Shotz will attract more than just golfers.”
The Kansas City Business Journal reported there would be a 249-apartment complex on 30,000 square feet that will break ground this spring. The developer can either dedicate 2.99 acres of parkland for dedication for a public park or contribute $118,377.06 in lieu of the park per zoning and development code.
Drawings submitted to the council showed buildings on the left and right of Macy’s — one of the last remaining tenants of the former mall that opened in 1976. Demolition of the remaining parts of the mall and movie theatre are completed.
There will be five phases to the 1 million square feet mixed-use project that will be on two levels and have 4,462 parking spots. The developer will continue to work with the city manager and second district councilman Dan Fowler and councilwoman Teresa Loar about the viability of a vehicular/pedestrian bridge over Highway 169 to the commercial development on the west.
The project first went to council in 2016 as a 1.2 million square feet project with 150 units in an apartment complex.
While the construction of a new airport has been a headline-generating topic in recent years, there are still improvements being done at KCI Airport.
Nearly $1 million in works were approved last month by the city council.
The director of aviation, Pat Klein, authorized an increase of $600,000 from funds previously appropriated to the contingency to rehabilitate Bern Street, Paris Street, Brasilia Avenue and International Circle.
This was part of a 2017 agreement for repairs needed before mill and overlay and gutter removal and replacement could be done.
In another increase, $115,000 was approved for pavement at Park Air Express.
Superior Bowen Asphalt Co. was awarded the contract on July 26, 2018 for just over $1.5 million that involves a two-inch mill and overlay, crack sealing and paint striping.
IN THE WORKS
The city planning commission has approved the fourth plat of The Reserve of Riverstone in Platte County. The final plan by Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc., will subdivide 27.88 acres and construct 53 single family homes and two tracts for private open space/stormwater detention. It will be located south of NW Old Tiffany Springs Road and north of Highway 152.
An 11.55 acre indoor climate controlled storage building and future commercial/office use was approved at 1101 NW Englewood Road. Olsson Associates provided the plan.
A storage unit is planned on 10.98 acres on the southwest corner of NW Cookingham Drive and N. Congress Avenue. The applicant is North Congress Storage LP, which requested a rezoning from agricultural to heavy business/commercial.
A roadway improvement project from NW Skyview to Old Tiffany Springs Road to N. Ambassador Drive had $98,692.43 transferred to it from the capital improvement funds.
The Forest Ridge Estates area had three plats approved. The 37.97 acre third plat is located west of N. Cosby Avenue and south of NW 59th Terrace. The 55 lot development will also feature six tracts for the purpose of private open space and stormwater detention. The fourth plat was also approved for 22.77 acres located south of N. Lucerne Avenue and NW 58th Street.
There will be 12 single-family homes constructed there. The fifth plat is 2.24 acres located north of NW 59th Terrace and west of N. Saline Avenue. There will be five single-family homes constructed.
Approved $35,000 for improvements to Mark L. McHenry Park in Platte County, formerly Tiffany Springs Park.