Real Estate and Development

City Approves Changes, $11.3M Tax Incentives For Wichita Ballpark

November 28, 2023 Wichita City Council members voted to approve changes in a development plan for a $110 million mixed-use development in the Delano neighborhood. Council members passed an amendment to the Wichita Riverfront Stadium, allowing $11.3 million in tax… more

Olathe City Council Approves 30 Acre Rezoning For Apartments

November 28, 2023 The City of Olathe has approved a rezoning request from developers wanting to implement more apartment units in the area. Last week, the Olathe City Council approved the request from FSDA LLC to rezone approximately 30 acres… more

New Century Commerce Center Adds Another 330K SF Building to Roster

November 27, 2023 VanTrust Real Estate, LLC announced it has broken ground on an additional 330,000 square feet of distribution center space at the New Century Commerce Center. VanTrust broke ground for Building B2, the third structure located in the… more

October Housing Starts Shows Signs of More Multi-Family Development

Posted November 21, 2023 Housing starts in the U.S. are increasing above pre-pandemic levels but high demand and mortgage rates are continuing to cause a slowdown in single-family development. The seasonally adjusted annual rate for housing starts reached 1.37 million… more

BNSF Railway Adds Certified Site to Astra Enterprise Park in De Soto

Posted November 21, 2023 BNSF Railway announced three new Certified Sites designation locations, one will enter into a logistics district in the Kansas City area. The three locations added to the Certified Sites, a program that addresses the increasing demand… more

Q&A With Mike McKeen

Posted November 14, 2023 Q. We’ve seen data from the Home Builders Association showing a strong dip in permits pulled in 2023. What’s your assessment of trends in the market, both single-family and multifamily? A. The demand for housing is… more

VanTrust Kansas City Hires 25-Year Real Estate Expert

Posted November 13, 2023 Real estate developer VanTrust Real Estate, LLC announced the company has added Andy Crimmins as vice president of development for the Kansas City market. Crimmins brings over 25 years of real estate experience with him to… more

Old Whittier Elementary School To be Remodeled Into Apartment Building

Posted November 7, 2023 The vacant Whittier Elementary School is getting a makeover after the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas voted to approve its rezoning as an apartment complex. Tomas de la Paz with Whittier School Lofts LP… more

Largest StorTropolis Self-Storage Facility In KC Metro Comes To Olathe

Posted November 7, 2023 Hunt Midwest is building its sixth and largest StorTropolis self-storage facility in Olathe, Kansas, expanding its reach in the Kansas City metro area. StorTropolis self-storage units are climate-controlled to maintain steady a temperature and levels of… more

KC Bier Co. Plans To Expand In Lenexa

Posted November 6, 2023 The German-style brewing company KC Bier Co. pursuing the development of a new restaurant and microbrewery in Lenexa, KS. The Lenexa Planning Commission on Monday will take up plans for the 14,800-square-foot restaurant and beer hall… more