Tutera completes $55 million rental-based senior living community

Tomorrow will mark the grand opening of Tiffany Springs Senior Living, a $55 million, luxury, rental-based community located at 9101 N. Ambassador Dr. in North Kansas City.

Unlike other senior living communities that require a buy-in or large upfront payment, Tiffany Springs, developed by Tutera Senior Living & Health Care, offers a rental-based option for seniors who want more choice and flexibility.

The new residential community is connected via breezeway to Tiffany Springs Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, which offers both short-term rehabilitation services and extended stays. Through these two facilities, Tiffany Springs residents are given priority access to a full continuum of care with a complement of post-acute health care services.

Tiffany Springs Senior Living Community comprises 289,000 SF; 261 total luxury apartment homes with three outdoor living spaces on 4.1 acres. Each one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den and two-bedroom apartment home features high-end appliances, upscale finishes, high ceilings, balconies and large windows.

“With the completion of Assisted Living and Memory Care, we now have realized the vision we set out to achieve at Tiffany Springs - a comprehensive senior living community that allows our residents to age in beautiful, amenity-rich surroundings,” said Randy Bloom, Ph.D., president and chief operating officer for Tutera Senior Living & Health Care.

This month, Tiffany Springs Senior Living opened 89 memory care and assisted living residential units, supplementing the 172 independent living apartment homes that became available in July 2019.

Tiffany Springs meets the highest standards in senior living and wellness design, which include these diverse community amenities:

  • Upscale day spa and salon; yoga studio

  • Multiple dining venues, including private and outdoor dining spaces

  • Healthy menu options made to order by in-house chefs

  • Resort-style heated indoor wellness swimming pool

  • Large outdoor courtyard with fire pit, outdoor seating and BBQ kitchen

  • Art studio

  • Theater room with surround sound

  • Multiple lounges for entertaining and playing cards

  • Chapel

  • Dog park and dog washing station

  • 24-hour security

  • Senior-inspired technology with secure, controlled access

  • Full interior and exterior maintenance of apartment homes

  • Concierge and transportation services

  • Fiber-based Wi-Fi throughout the community

  • Convenient access to shopping district with diverse retail, restaurant and entertainment venues

Tutera's project team includes NSPJ Architects,, BHC RHODES and Luke Draily Construction Company.

Assisted living and memory care apartment homes are now available; independent living residential options opened in July.

The grand opening will take place tomorrow, Thursday, September 26, at 3 p.m. Tours will be available.

Klover Architects to relocate to The District at City Center Lenexa

Klover Architects, the firm behind the design of The District and the master plan of City Center Lenexa, will be relocating from 10955 Lowell in Overland Park to The District at City Center Lenexa this November.

Copaken Brooks announced Klover will lease 7,261 SF of the Penn III building.

“We’re very pleased to have Klover locate its headquarters in a signature development that they designed. This location in City Center Lenexa will certainly give them a competitive advantage to recruit and retain the best and brightest talent,” said Ryan Biery, senior vice president at Copaken Brooks.

The District at City Center Lenexa is located in the urban-suburban destination where retail, corporate, residential, civic and recreational interest have come together to create an experience unlike any other in the region.

“We’ve overseen The District’s design process, from preliminary city planning renderings through construction administration, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how it’s come to life,” said Henry Klover, founding principal and president of Klover.

When fully developed, City Center Lenexa will consist of more than 2 million SF, including civic components for the City of Lenexa, nearly 1 million SF of office and retail space and 375 residential units.

“It’s incredible what can be done when the industry’s best professionals unite to advance a shared vision for the community, and we’re thrilled to soon call this up-and-coming mixed-use development home,” said Klover.

Founded in 1990 by Henry Klover and Danny Potts, Klover is a full-service design firm specializing in retail, mixed-use, office, restaurant and hospitality markets. Registered in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Klover prides itself on providing innovative design solutions for the real world.

New hotel+apartment concept opens in Overland Park

Hospitality industry legend Jack DeBoer, founder of Residence Inn, Summerfield Suites and Candlewood Suites, has brought his new concept to the Kansas City area, the first of its kind in the market.

Oakwood WaterWalk is a collaboration between DeBoer’s WaterWalk, a unique development concept in the travel industry that combines the space and comfort of apartment living with the services of a hotel, and Oakwood, the premier global provider of furnished housing and serviced apartment solutions.

The gated community, located at 11200 Glenwood St. in Overland Park, Kansas, consists of two separate, four-story buildings - one with 78 all-inclusive unfurnished apartments and one with 75 furnished corporate units. Both have access to a full-range of amenities, including 24/7 onsite staff to take care of anything the guests may need.

With one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, business and individual travelers can book short- and long-term stays and choose from furnished or unfurnished suites.

“In researching emerging markets across the United States, we identified Overland Park as a top priority for growth and development. It’s an exceptional residential neighborhood with a need for more long-term accommodation options, but we also saw an opportunity to expand our short-term housing solutions in a high-traffic, business-dense area. With Oakwood WaterWalk, we can provide both,”said Mimi Rogers, WaterWalk president.

Oakwood WaterWalk pricing includes all utilities, high-speed internet, DirecTV cable television, and phone service for nightly or monthly rates. All guests can also enjoy an on-site fitness center, 24/7 front desk service, and full-size appliances (including in-room washer and dryer) while furnished corporate (Gold) units include a fully-equipped modern kitchen, breakfast delivery and housekeeping.

“Since we announced our strategic partnership, we’ve already seen a significant spike in interest from Oakwood customers and guests, as well as inquiring investors and franchisees,” said Mandeep Singh, Oakwood chief operating officer.

“The Oakwood WaterWalk model fully satisfies the wide spectrum of needs across the extended stay, multifamily and corporate housing segments, and investors are satisfied with the return on investment that is significantly above the hotel industry average – with much lower operating costs as well.,” Singh said.

The surrounding neighborhood includes a mixture of retail, restaurant, lodging, and office and provides easy access to arterial and freeway corridors for accessibility throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.

“WaterWalk is headquartered in Wichita, and we’re proud to continue investing in and expanding across Kansas. It’s an exciting time for our company. We’ve opened six new locations in key markets across Kansas, Texas and Colorado, and we have a strong development pipeline,” said Rogers.

Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, celebrated the grand opening of its newest Oakwood WaterWalk property yesterday.

Wichita-based JACO Construction served as the contractor for the project; LK Architecture as architect; and WaterWalk RE Development Services LLC as the developer.

Overland Park receives nation’s first LEED zero energy commercial project

In a collaboration between U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) president and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam, and Brookridge developer Chris Curtin, a first-of-its-kind Memorandum of Understanding has been signed, forging a partnership that will create an ongoing process to achieve LEED and LEED Zero Energy certifications for Brookridge Development in Overland Park.

Brookridge, a cross-generational 200+-acre mixed-use development, will feature nearly 2 million SF of office capacity, high-quality urban living spaces, extensive retail, restaurant and entertainment venues.

It will also spotlight a multi-faceted focus on health and wellness, including approximately 50 percent green space, fountains, recreational golf, fitness facilities, miles of walking paths, connections hike/bike trails and both forested and open lawns.   

Brookridge will tap into the abundant supply of wind and solar sourced energy produced in the State of Kansas to address the goal of significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the project.

In recognition of the unique nature of this partnership and its focus on wind and solar generated energy, the State of Kansas has also joined the effort.

Last week, Kansas Secretary of Commerce David Toland co-signed the Brookridge Renewable Energy Initiative, placing the state at the forefront of sustainable development.

“The Brookridge development, with the support of the State of Kansas, is thinking differently in terms of how our spaces can be designed to support environmental and personal health. LEED is providing the framework and their commitment to achieve LEED Zero Energy is yet another sign of their leadership and drive to create a better world,” Ramanujam said.

Chuck Caisley, KCP&L (Evergy) senior vice president and chief customer officer, also joined the State of Kansas in endorsing the Brookridge Renewable Energy Initiative.

“Kansas is different than coastal or mega-cities. Great things happen when our public and private sectors work in close partnership. We create the synergy necessary for significant environmental and joint economic success,” said Curtin, founder of Curtin Property Company.

The comprehensive Green program at the Brookridge development is also designed to work harmoniously with Overland Park’s dedicated visioning and planning efforts laid out in the initiatives of the City of Overland Park.

“The leaders of Overland Park set forth a set of ideas around a built environment that is both sustainable and visually impactful, further advancing the community’s destination for business development, entertainment, leisure and family time,” Curtin said.

 “A project of the size and scope of the Brookridge development – along with the commitment being made to it – will serve to put the State of Kansas at the forefront of sustainable development,” added Kansas Governor Laura Kelly.

Other partners involved in the project include WDG Architects - Land Planning and Architecture and GBA - Civil Engineering.

Camson Properties multifamily portfolio sells in Lawrence

Camson Properties, a multifamily portfolio consisting of 170 Class-A luxury apartments and townhomes in northwest Lawrence, Kansas, near the South Lawrence Trafficway and the Kansas Turnpike, has sold for an undisclosed price.

The multifamily community includes three areas; Camson Place, which houses 90 units at 5125 Overland Drive, Camson Villas includes 38 units located at 430 Eisenhower Drive and Camson Townhomes, with 42 units at 5244 Eisenhower Place.

The Camson community offers residents best-in-class luxury units with custom gourmet kitchens, granite counters, direct access garages, and close proximity to neighboring boutique retail shopping in west Lawrence.

NorthMarq’s Jeff Lamott, managing director of the Kansas City office, represented the seller of the Orozco Capital Trust Topeka portfolio and then sourced the Camson portfolio off-market through Wilhm Real Estate, a Kansas City broker who represented the seller.

“We were excited to represent Orozco in the sale of their Class-B Topeka portfolio, and utilize a 1031-exchange to move them into a best-in-class, Class-A community with less deferred maintenance," said Lamott.

NorthMarq's Kyle Tucker, senior vice president and John Duvall, vice president of the Kansas City office, arranged financing for the properties. 

NorthMarq yields an annual transaction volume of $13 billion, loan servicing portfolio of more than $57 billion and a multi-year tenure of more than 500 people.