Developer scales down plan for sprawling KC redevelopment

A 175,000-square-foot Walmart and 4,000-square-foot garden center would be the centerpiece of the latest version of Mission Gateway, a development proposed for a long-vacant swath of land in suburban Kansas City. A 150-room hotel and small retail strip are also part of the plan.

The long-delayed redevelopment of the land in Mission, Kan., formerly occupied by a sprawling shopping mall, hinges on public financing. The proposal includes $25 million in special obligation bonds.

Developer Tom Valenti, who’s overseeing the project for the Syracuse, N.Y.-based Cameron Group, said the latest iteration of the project is “not what we originally intended” but expressed hope it would be approved.

The Cameron Group spent $5 million last year to prepare the land for development.

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