Martin City Brewing Co. hops into Lee's Summit

The fourth Martin City Brewing Company (MCBC) location is set to open soon in Lee's Summit, MO.

MCBC Pizza & Taproom - Lee's Summit, located on the north side of Hiway 50 and SW Blue Pkwy in Pine Tree Plaza, will join the existing two locations in Martin City, MO and the pizza and taproom in Mission Farms in Overland Park, KS.

Co-owners Matt Moore and Chance Adams opened their first location, MCBC - The Pub, at 500 E 135th St. in Martin City, MO., in 2011. A few years later in 2014, they opened MCBC Pizza and Taproom, just across the street.

Moore, who grew up in a family-owned restaurant business, said Martin City was the obvious choice for their first location. Moore's family owns two popular Martin City establishments, Jess & Jim's Steak House and Rc's Restaurant & Lounge, so he was - and still is - very familiar with the restaurant business and the area.

"After years of home-brewing and business planning, Chance and I decided to open a brewery in Martin City. Thanks to an enthusiastic community, it wasn’t long until we had a full-blown brewing operation, with canning and distribution throughout the KC metro," Moore said.

In May 2018, MCBC decided to venture over to the Kansas side of the state line, opening MCBC Pizza & Taproom - Mission Farms, in the former Pizzabella restaurant at 4000 Indian Creek Pkwy in Overland Park.

"The building was built out as a pizza establishment already and we saw the need for an approachable dining setting in Mission Farms," Moore said.

Moore, who lives in Lee's Summit with his wife and children, said Lee's Summit seemed like the next logical destination to open the fourth MCBC.

MCBC Pizza & Taproom - Lee's Summit is located in a stand-alone building which was previously leased out for seasonal retail. The 6,000 SF building is double the size of the Mission Farms location.

Besides a wide selection of their own craft beers, the Pizza & Taprooms regularly offer a handful of MCBC beers that typically are not distributed or available elsewhere. Moore also plans to serve a nice selection of other beer, wine and "sangria on tap" at the new location as well as their known-to-be-delicious stone, wood-fire pizzas and other family-friendly menu items.

The MCBC in Lee's Summit will not be their last location, according to Moore.

"We do plan to add more locations in the KC metro in the future, as brewery expansion is on the rise," Moore said.

MCBC volumed 10,000 barrels in 2019, with beer in approximately 200 retail locations across Kansas to the Colorado line and the entire KC metro on the Missouri side.

This year MCBC released a total of 20 “bigger, bolder, local beers,” including Double Sacred Hardway, Alchemy Coffee Stout, Violet Carson Rose' Ale and Brooo Milk Chocolate Stout. A popular seasonal brew, Donut Stout, will be released next month.

Moore plans to open in Lee's Summit on Wed., October 30th, with bands each Friday and Saturday night, beginning the first weekend of November.

Other retailers in Pine Tree Plaza include Krab Kingz Seafood, Harbor Freight, Planet Fitness, Chuck's Boots and The Smoothie Shop.

Luxurious Copper Ridge Apartments debut in the Northland

Lenexa-based general contractor Neighbors Construction Company, Inc. recently announced the completion of Copper Ridge Apartments, a luxury multifamily construction project in Liberty, MO.

Located adjacent to the expanding 291 Highway retail and entertainment corridor, the new apartment community is fulfilling market demand for high-quality housing in the booming area.

The 394,475 SF project features 292 units in six buildings, plus one central community clubhouse.

Constructed on a sloping hillside, the clubhouse makes a dramatic statement with an infinity-edge salt water pool and an outdoor terrace, compete with a custom grilling station. Clubhouse amenities include a fitness center, theater lounge, pub room, business center, massage therapy room, community kitchen and social hall gathering space.

NSPJ Architects provided design and architecture services for the community and its luxury units, which feature granite countertops, stainless appliances, wood plank flooring, brushed nickel fixtures, contemporary two-tone paint colors, and large windows which bring in abundant natural light.

Many units feature peaceful tree-lined views; others feature “infinity views” of the downtown KCMO skyline.

Project stakeholders include local developer NorthPoint Development in conjunction with GFI Development Company on behalf of New York-based GFI Capital Resources, Inc.

“Neighbors Construction Company did a magnificent job bringing to life an NSPJ Architects-designed multi-family community. We are excited to be one of the newest members of the Liberty community that has such deep roots,” said Andy Ashwal, GFI vice president and senior asset manager.

Ryan Neighbors, vice president at Neighbors Construction, credits the construction “team approach” for the success of the project, which was delivered two months earlier than anticipated despite several challenges including a nearly 50-foot elevation change from one end of the site to the other with a public street right-of-way crossing through the site and an 18% slope on the road leading into the community.

“We were thrilled to complete the community clubhouse and amenities earlier than promised. It is always our goal,” said Neighbors.

“Copper Ridge Apartments was developed for the modern renter who is more sophisticated and savvier than ever before,” said Kimi Medler, Copper Ridge property manager .

“From millennials to empty nesters, our residents are seeking more than a living space, but an entire lifestyle complete with luxury amenities and care-free living.  Together we have created an incredible sense of community, and our residents are consistently commenting on the incredible staff and experiences at Copper Ridge,” Medler added.

Since opening in July 2018, Copper Ridge has averaged 22 move-ins a month. Leasing remains strong with the development reaching stabilization in one year. Additional inquiries can be made through

View completed project photography and a progression of construction images on Neighbors Construction's website at

CBRE awarded bulk of Corporate Woods property management portfolio

CBRE’s Property Management business line has been awarded a significant portfolio by New York-based real estate co-investment firm, Group RMC.

The 34-building office and retail portfolio totals 3.38 million SF across the Kansas City metro area.

The assignment contains three Group RMC sub-portfolios; the largest component of the portfolio is Corporate Woods, a premiere office park in Overland Park, KS with amenities including wooded walking trails, a wide selection of cafés and restaurants and electric vehicle charging stations. The complete portfolio includes:

  • 2,167,784 SF in 22 buildings in Corporate Woods, Overland Park, KS

  • 806,864 SF along College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS

  • 397,627 SF in South Kansas City along Ward Parkway

The CBRE Property Management team of Cori McLain and Melissa Gray will be overseeing the assignment.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to service these best-in-class assets. CBRE has a complete spectrum of integrated services and an enterprising team that will be able to institutionally maintain these properties for years to come,” McLain said.

Group RMC currently oversees over 16.3 million SF representing over $2 billion in asset value in the U.S., principally in the midwest.

“I am consistently amazed at the world-class outcomes our Property Management team delivers to clients and this assignment speaks to that demonstrated success,” said Mike Klamm, CBRE Kansas City’s managing director.

CBRE assumed management of the properties effective October 1, 2019.

Kadean Construction awarded $17.7 million warehouse in KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre

Kadean Construction has been awarded a $17.7 million contract by developer Trammell Crow Company to construct LogisticsCentre V, a 542,640 SF warehouse/distribution building located in the KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre.

LogisticsCentre V will be a modern, cross-dock facility with three separate storefront entrances for multiple tenants and incorporate sustainable design construction features.

Kadean Construction previously built LogisticsCentre II, III and IV at the 687-acre distribution and logistics park adjacent to KCI Airport, and recently completed the tenant build-out of the 202,800 SF LogisticsCentre III.

“Like the other facilities we’ve built in the business park, LogisticsCentre V will have a structural steel frame, concrete tilt-up walls, a seven-inch thick reinforced concrete floor and a 36-foot clear height ceiling,” said Kadean vice president Austin Christensen.

“This building will also feature 98 dock positions, with 132 tractor and 324 car parking stalls. Earlier this year, we completed infrastructure work for this site, so we are pleased to be awarded the contract to construct LogisticsCentre V,” Christensen said.

Other project partners include M+H Architects, civil engineering firm Stock & Associates, CBRE and Clarion Partners.

Construction is scheduled to be complete in March 2020.

Avenue Logistics moves to KC Crossroads

Avenue Logistics, a Chicago-based freight brokerage logistics company, will soon be relocating from Overland Park, KS to the Crossroads in Kansas City, Missouri.

Avenue Logistics is the latest in a growing list of “new-to-downtown” companies attracted to developments like 3D Development, whose tenants include Hollis + Miller, Holmes Murphy, Card Connect, and WeWork.

The firm will be moving in the fourth quarter of 2019 into the recently completed historic renovation at 215 E 18th Street, now named 18McGee.

Formally known as the Interstate Securities Building, it was originally built in the 1950’s to finance automobile purchases in the automotive district in the Crossroads. After Interstate Securities, it was owned and operated by the Kansas City Star, which was headquartered across the street.

“When we were looking for our new offices, we wanted a vibrant environment that appeals to our team,” said Brad Jerwick, vice president at Avenue Logistics.

18McGee is part of a five-building renovation that includes the restoration and renovation of the Historic Kansas City Star properties. When finished, Grand Place will include a 30,000 SF European-style market, restaurants, coffee house, spa and approximately 250,000 SF of signature office space.

“With everything happening in the Crossroads and the renovation of this building and all the amenities planned across the street at Grand Place, we believe this is a strategic way to use real estate to attract and retain team members,” Jerwick said.

Joining Avenue Logistics at 18McGee is Working Spaces, an office interiors and contract furniture business with offices across the midwest. Working Spaces will use the entire first floor as a showroom and design studio.

The top floor at 18McGee is still available, with a total of 6,000 SF that can be divided in sections as small as 2,000 SF.

Among the amenities in the building is 3D Development’s signature roof top patio, which provides great views of Grand Place and downtown.

“The gravity of the Crossroads is moving east at a much quicker pace than we ever anticipated,” said Tim Schaffer, president of AREA Real Estate Advisors.

“The building is attracting interest because of its walkability to bars and restaurants that continue to proliferate East Crossroads; also (because of) the anticipated historic renovation of the Kansas City Star building and all the amenities that are planned for this block,” Schaffer said.

From offices to co-working spaces, restaurants and event spaces, 3D has attracted several new companies to the KC downtown market. Projects include On Broadway, The Creamery, Corrigan Station, 18 McGee and the historic renovation and repositioning of the former KC Star headquarters, now known as Grand Place.  To learn more visit: