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Major office tower proposed for downtown Kansas City



A proposed Kansas City office tower could generate 650 construction jobs and accommodate 1,001 jobs.

An ordinance filed Thursday could authorize development of a multi-tenant office building in the downtown loop.

It would be the first major new office tower of its kind in downtown Kansas City since 1991.

Copaken Brooks, one of the project developers, said the tower, called Strata, will be 25 stories, cost $132 million overall and house 250,000 square feet of office and retail space.

The company is working with developer Ron Jury and H&R Block. The team discussed project details Thursday with the Port Authority of Kansas City commissioners.

Jon Copaken, principal with Copaken Brooks, said construction is slated to start next fall and the building is projected to open in fall 2021.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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