Redevelopment of iconic KC building clears hurdle
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A massive redevelopment project is expected to begin in October on an 83-year-old Kansas City skyscraper that was the tallest building in Missouri for decades.
The last major obstacle to transforming the 36-story Kansas City Power & Light Co. building into apartments was cleared Thursday when a tax incentive package was approved.
The Kansas City Star reports that the $63.6 million project will feature 217 apartments. The 32nd floor of the iconic art deco building will be turned into a clubhouse and lounge. The project also calls for constructing an adjacent building that will include a parking garage, retail space and another 58 apartments.
The project is expected to be completed by mid-2016, with the first apartments available by the end of 2015.