Project application submitted for proposed $116M mixed-use tower development at 45th and Main

The Country Club Plaza could see additional apartments following a mixed-use project application for Museum Tower. The estimated $166.2 million development would deliver living and working space on ground where a Holiday Inn once stood. Documents note the intention to begin construction in 2021.

A mixed-use tower development could soon land a spot on old Country Club Plaza Holiday Inn grounds at 4501 Main St. in Kansas City, Mo.

Americo Life and Burns & McDonnell have submitted a project application for Museum Tower, estimated to cost $116.2 million.

The 293,400-square-foot Museum Tower is to include 300 multifamily units, a 460-space underground garage and mixed uses at ground level.

The tower’s 50 studios will average 600 square feet and lease for around $1,900 a month; its 157 one-bedroom units, about 903 square feet, will rent for about $2,315; and its 93 two-bedroom units, averaging 1,275 square feet, will run about $3,151.

The new building will create a “community-focused experience bringing cultural arts, modern apartments and food and beverage together in a unique urban landscape,” while serving as a “design-focused node connecting the streetcar to the arts district,” submitted materials show.

Documents list a planned 2021 construction start at the 3.2-acre site, where crews in January started demolishing the former Country Club Plaza Holiday Inn. Americo Life paid $8.05 million for that property in July.