The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan. has selected CarrBaierCrandall Real Estate Group to manage as owner’s representative and development project manager for Healthy Campus, a $30 million redevelopment project at 10th Street and Minnesota Ave. that’s part of the larger revitalization of downtown Kansas City, Kan.
In 2013, newly elected mayor Mark Holland set out to bring to downtown Kansas City, Kan. a grocery store and a new community center in partnership with the YMCA. This new Healthy Campus would bring relief to a food desert and help strengthen an underserved community. Coincidentally, the city identified the intersection of 10th Street and Minnesota as the most ideal and sustainable site for both projects.
“The identification of that site, in conjunction with the existing amenities of Big 11 Lake, Waterway Park, nearby schools and the convergence of traditional African American neighborhoods and an emerging Hispanic population, made this area the ideal location to bring each of these disparate amenities together to create something greater: the Healthy Campus,” UG said in a release.
As development project manager, CBC will work as an extension of the UG staff to guide the implementation of the Healthy Campus plan, oversee day-to-day activities with initial focus on securing the successful development of a community center and grocery store. CBC will also review and evaluate proposals from developers interested in housing and corporate office development within the corridor, negotiate incentives on behalf of the UG and serve as the conduit for all real estate and development activity surrounding the Healthy Campus — while adhering to the vision of the master plan.
The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, LISC and the REACH Healthcare Foundation funded Gould Evans architects to develop an implementation plan for the Healthy Campus. Funding for the first year of CBC’s contract was made possible through a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.