Gateway Village Forging Ahead

The $400 million Gateway Sports Village project in Grandview is pushing ahead, with plans for site work in place and sales/leasing activity picking up, developers say. The trio of Deron Cherry, Greg Cotton and Shane Hackett announced today that they had selected Block & Co., Inc., Realtors,  as exclusive leasing and sales firm.

The site sits on about 240 acres a mile east of Interstate 49 along Missouri 150. It calls for a sporting complex of 12 soccer fields that will be the focal point of a development featuring more than 1 million square feet of retail sites, office space, a hotel, dining and entertainment venues, plus residential development.  The anticipated opening, Block said in a news release, is next fall.

Cherry,  the former Kansas City Chiefs safety and Jacksonville Jaguars co-owner, is partnering on the mixed-use project with Cotton, a former COO for Sporting Kansas City who now leads XO Development, and Hackett, executive director of Heartland Soccer Association.

Heartland Soccer, America’s largest outdoor soccer and indoor futsal league, serves as the anchor tenant for league and tournament operations and has entered a 25-year lease agreement for all 12 fields, the release said. The complex will serve players from all over the city and the two-state region, and is projected to attract more than 1.5 million annual visitors for soccer alone.

Posted 3:25 p.m., 10/3/2018