New $60 Million Village South Development Breaks Ground in Edwardsville

Construction is underway at the 32-acre Village South Development in Edwardsville, Kan., a mixed-use project that will include a Holiday Inn and a LaQuinta hotel with a total of 181 rooms, plus 22,000 square feet of conference space and a 17,000-square-foot restaurant.

Emery Sapp & Sons is building infrastructure for the first phase of the project, and Lane 4 Property Group is assisting developer Minnesota-based Compass Commodity Group III with construction management.

“We are excited about building the infrastructure to support this project and the economic development potential it brings to Edwardsville and Wyandotte County,” said Tim Paulson, vice president of Emery Sapp & Sons. ESS will handle all excavation, storm water and sanitary sewer installation, curb and gutter work, as well as street lighting, signage, and landscape.

Located on the southeast corner of 110th Street and I-70, just south of Village West, Village South will have six additional pad sites available, which should enhance development in the area, according to Lane 4 Partner Hunter Harris.

"(Lack of) infrastructure has been the main reason development hasn’t occurred more quickly," Harris said. “Working with Emery Sapp & Sons to complete this process will allow companies to take advantage of these ‘pad-ready’ sites.”

The City of Edwardsville sees a significant economic boost resulting from the project, with projected visitor spending of more than $8 million a year, according to Edwardsville City Manager Michael Webb.

“The potential for more job opportunities for residents and home sales in our area is very welcome,” Webb said.

An official groundbreaking ceremony took place March 22. Additional members of the development team include: BHC Rhodes, development plan services and project engineer; Lamont Companies, hospitality developer; Base4 Architects and Engineers, design partner; and Polsinelli PC, legal counsel.