Following approvals Thursday from the Kansas City Council, the city is a step closer to two office projects that could accommodate a combined 1,800 jobs. The council passed two ordinances that allow the city manager to negotiate development agreements for the buildings.
Developers of both projects are seeking tax incentives from Port KC.
The city can now engage in talks with Briarcliff Development Company, which is expected to attract tech jobs to its planned location in River Market.
The other development, to be called Strata, will be an office tower, but a tenant hasn’t been secured, yet. Without a secured employer for the building, developers Jon Copaken and Ron Jury will have to quell the concerns of council members who are skeptical.
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