Ground was broken today for the new 306-unit luxury Village West Apartments near 110th and State Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.
Developed by NorthPoint Development, the project is on 12 acres at The Legends at Village West, near the T-Bones CommunityAmerica Ballpark stadium. The windy event was high on a hill at the building site at 1709 N. 110th St.
“We’re excited to be part of the community out here,” said Nathaniel Hagedorn, developer. The $30 million project is using multifamily housing revenue bonds issued by the Unified Government.
Some of the Village West Apartments could be open as early as next fall, according to officials.
Other new housing developments in the area include the 228-unit market-rate apartments at the Delaware Ridge apartment complex west of the Kansas Speedway. The boom in apartment building in western Kansas City, Kan., complements the construction of the new Cerner office complex at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kan. That project is expected to add thousands of jobs.
The architect’s drawing for the Village West Apartments shows the four- to five-story buildings fronting on a pond. The one- and two-bedroom units are expected to rent from $755 to $1,350 a month, according to UG documents. The complex will have a swimming pool, plus elevator service. A concierge service also will be part of the plans, the developer said.
As part of the plans for the addition, Stadium Drive will be extended west and will be the start of Delaware Parkway.
Local officials are hoping some of the people who will work at the new Cerner complex may locate at the new apartments.
Mayor Joe Reardon said economic development takes cooperation between elected officials. It takes vision from developers along with the cooperation from officials, he said.
He said the new apartment complex will help with the community’s efforts to get young people to live here.
A Kansas City, Kan., Chamber of Commerce Ambassador attending this event, Christi Diggs, who works for AFLAC, remarked that as someone who grew up in the Kansas City, Kan., community, she thought it was nice to see the new apartment development here. She added that these housing options did not exist in the late 1980s, when she graduated from high school.