Developer plans $68 million mixed-use project in KC’s West Bottoms

A Cleveland developer plans to spend $68 million turning five warehouses in Kansas City’s West Bottoms neighborhood into a mixed-used development featuring 250 apartments, restaurant and retail space, a courtyard and parking structure.

Melissa Ferchill, president of MCM Co., the developer spearheading the project, said her company considered Kansas City’s River Market and Crossroads neighborhoods for the project, but that it ultimately chose the West Bottoms because of the area’s “vibe.”

Three buildings will house market-rate apartments and the retail and restaurant space. The fourth will be used for parking. A fifth building will be demolished to create space for a courtyard.

Apartments are expected to start at $900 per month for micro apartments and run about $1,200 or $1,300 for a one-bedroom.

Construction is expected to begin within a month and take about 16 months.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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