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Developers plan $300 million project with hockey arena in KC suburb



Developers want to convert the site in suburban Kansas City that once housed the Great Mall of the Great Plains into a $300 million mixed-use project featuring a 4,000-seat hockey arena.

The Salt Lake City-based Woodbury Corp. announced Tuesday that it is under contract to purchase the 100-acre site for the new development, called Mentum.

The project would also feature:

  • 250,000 square feet of entertainment, retail and restaurants
  • 200,000 square feet of office and medical property
  • 300 apartment units
  • Two hotels

The arena would serve as home of the Kansas City Youth Hockey Association, according to a press release, and be used to attract major youth hockey tournaments to the area.

Opened in 1997, the sprawling Great Mall of the Great Plains shuttered in 2015 and was razed a year later.

The developers are seeking STAR bonds from the state of Kansas to help support the project.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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