Posted September 5, 2023
Two nonprofit organizations, the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation and Visit KC, announced Friday both entities would begin occupying the same building in Downtown.
The building, formerly known as the Town Pavilion, located at 1111 Main will house the two nonprofits. The space encompasses 14,830 square feet on the 34th floor. Helix Architecture + Design is in charge of floorplan development with Visit KC on one side and the Sports Commission. The space will feature private offices, breakout rooms, conference rooms and a shared hospitality area for meals or small gatherings.
Construction on the new office is projected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024.
In January 2022, a committee of board members from both organizations concluded the organizations should remain distinct while also working towards more collaborative efforts. Relocating both organizations under one roof became a priority aiming to foster synergy, efficiency and mutual success.
“As soon as I began working with the Visit KC staff, it was immediately apparent they shared the same qualities as my Sports Commission team: talented, hardworking and united in a collective love for Kansas City and the work we’re doing,” CEO of Visit KC Nelson said. “I knew if we could get everyone in one office, the possibilities would be endless. After an exhaustive search, I’m excited to begin this next chapter and I know Kansas City will benefit for years to come. We are grateful for the support and partnership of our previous facilities at the Kansas City Power & Light District and Crown Center.”
Nelson began her role as CEO for Visit KC in January 2022 after a decade as President and CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission.
View the full news release, here.