Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ground broken on KCK's first Class A apartment complex in 25 years


For the first time since the presidency of Ronald Reagan, ground has been broken in Kansas City, Kan., for a Class A apartment complex.

Developers and community members gathered near 130th and State Avenue, the location of the Heights of Delaware Ridge apartment complex.

The complex will include 228 Class A apartments. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments will be available once the project is completed.

"This is going to be a great project and a fun one," said Tom Smith of Gold Crown. "I'm just glad we're going to be the first ones to build out here."

The project will be funded by industrial revenue bonds. Plans for the project began in 2004, according to developer Steve Wood.

Wood said the final commitment for the project came following the announced casino, Cerner campus and Sporting Kansas City stadium.

According to Unified Government Mayor/CEO Joe Reardon, this will be the first Class A apartment complex built in KCK in over two decades.

"This is our first Class A apartment building in over 25 years," Reardon said. "We want KCK to become a community where you and your family can live."

Overall, the project is a $23 million investment for western Wyandotte County.