Ranch Mart North builders say they’re making important headway on modernizing the 60-year old Leawood shopping center — and are projecting a summer time of 2021 completion.
The $47 million redevelopment venture features a two-story, multi-use constructing with first-floor restaurant area and second-floor workplace area. The event additionally places pedestrian and outdoor areas on the forefront of its plan.
For that motive, Journey Ross with Cadence Commercial Real Estate says the brand new Ranch Mart North might be distinctive to the Kansas Metropolis metro. As somebody who frequented the purchasing heart as a baby and grew up close by, Ross stated the redevelopment is one which means rather a lot to him personally.
“This heart has been right here 60 years, folks have grown up in these neighborhoods, generations of individuals have grown up right here,” Ross stated. “That is what this space deserves — one thing distinctive, one thing actually particular.”
Ranch Mart North’s redevelopment was deliberate earlier than the pandemic, so its abundance of outdoor areas are usually not a response to the disaster, however Ross stated they’ll now be vital. Most notable, he stated, is the garden area positioned in the back of the event between the brand new two-story constructing and Cosentino’s Value Chopper, which can characteristic a garden, a customized mural, swings, a ping pong table and outdoor seating.
Meat Mitch, created by the homeowners of Kansas Metropolis’s Char Bar, would be the anchor restaurant subsequent door to Cosentino’s. The restaurant can have almost as a lot outdoor patio area as it’ll an indoor eating room, Ross stated.
There aren’t any confirmed tenants for the constructing’s different workplace or restaurant areas but, although every area may maintain as much as two or 4 tenants respectively.
Different new options for the location embody a number of pedestrian pathways resembling one resulting in the bottom outdoor area, and up to date lighting and parking heaps.
“The hope is that is like nothing else in Kansas Metropolis,” Ross stated. “It’s a neighborhood purchasing heart, and there’s an expectation there that it’s going to be simply the standard dry cleaner and grocery retailer and hair cutter and a few eating places. We’re attempting to go means outdoors the field with this.”