Developers of Kansas City’s Plexpod coworking space are now working on a mixed-use project to transform the defunct Westport High School.
Initial zoning approval from the City Council Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday is the first step in revitalizing the school and adding residential and commercial space to the area. Developers hope to also attract the proposed music and dance conservatory campus from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Sustainable Development Partners and Platform Ventures hope to renovate the school into the home base for UMKC’s conservatory, or a multi-tenant office building if the conservatory plan falls through.
The 9.5-acre redevelopment project also entails a 220-unit apartment building, one-story commercial building, another building for UMKC or residential space, two parking garages and an open space.
Read more: Kansas City Star