Perhaps one of the biggest commercial real estate projects is happening right outside our city proper in Lenexa. The Lenexa City Center, a new 200-acre, mixed-use neighborhood located at 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard, is truly a microcosm in the works. The ambitious plan by master developer Copaken Brooks is divided into four quadrants and organized around a central green. It calls for a mix of retail, office space (including the new HQ for Perceptive Software), residential space, a hotel and a 200,000-square-foot civic center. Walkways connect to Shawnee Mission Park and The Golf Club of Kansas.  A community recreational center will include three gymnasiums, an indoor aquatic area with swim lanes and water slides and an indoor walking track. A public art gallery space, an indoor and outdoor farmers market areas, and an outdoor amphitheater are also planned.


Among The Lenexa City Center’s centerpieces is The Domain, the residential project developed by Terry O’Leary and Steve Cook (of The Village at Mission Farms) and designed by EPC that is currently under construction. It will feature 200 upscale studio, one- and two-bedroom units with a pool; clubhouse; tanning, massage and personal training services; a central courtyard and views of The Golf Club of Kansas.  The Domain is scheduled to be completed in early 2016.

Also in the works for City Center East, the eastern quadrant, is a future Hyatt Place Hotel and Lenexa Conference Center. City Center North includes Craftsman-style residences The Cottages at Cross Point Creek. City Center Northeast contains phase one of WaterCrest, by Block Real Estate Services, which is now open. WaterCrest will eventually bring 552 luxury units to City Center when phase two is completed. Amenities include: a 24-hour fitness center, heated resort-style pool with cabanas and oversized hot tub, grilling areas and outdoor fireplaces, internal pond and waterfall with Wi-Fi garden, controlled electronic-key access, yoga studio and free yoga classes, massage therapist, tanning, pet washing and dog park, and full-service concierge.

Among the vendors already doing business at or near City Center: Grand Street Café, Life Time Fitness, a second location of Parkville’s The French Bee Bakery and the organic supermarket Sprouts.

   For more information visit lenexacitycenter.com and watercrestatcitycenter.com.


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