Although empty storefronts have plagued the Country Club Plaza since the pandemic hit Kansas City, there’s no shortage of construction plans around the iconic shopping center.
Plans for apartments and retail have been brewing for years on some lots. If the Plaza changes ownership, which could happen by the end of the year, some of the developments may see even more progress. Including Block and Sunflower’s apartment proposal at 4627 Madison Ave. which would sit just north of the Plaza Corporate Centre office building.
A partnership of Block Real Estate Services LLC and Sunflower Development Group looks to build a 10-story, 213-apartment complex near the Plaza’s northwest corner at 4627 Madison Ave.
The project would bring 213 studio, one- and two-bedroom units to a 2-acre site that now consists of a surface parking lot and the Plaza Corporate Centre offices’ parking garage, which would be demolished and replaced with a new 477-space garage for residents and office tenants.
The apartments would be almost 97 feet tall on Madison Avenue and 88 feet tall on Summit Street on average. Amenities would be concentrated on the complex’s 10th floor and include a pool with a swim-up bar, covered grill area, clubhouse, fitness center and work-from-home spaces.
Block and Sunflower first submitted plans and a rezoning request in late September, which are scheduled for review by the City Plan Commission on Nov. 7. Pending city and anticipated incentive approvals, the developers target a 2024 groundbreaking and an 18- to 24-month construction window.
Learn more at the Kansas City Business Journal.