OVERLAND PARK, KS – June 21, 2016 – Hunt Midwest has closed on a 2.5-acre site in Downtown Overland Park and will begin site preparation on its 219-unit mixed-use luxury apartment project in July, President and CEO Ora Reynolds announced.
The Vue will include a mixture of one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments above 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. A secure multi-level parking garage will provide direct access to residents. “The Vue reflects the growing demand for luxury apartments in desirable infill areas where young professionals and empty nesters alike can live, work and play. Residents will have walkable access to nearby restaurants, nightlife, eclectic shops, fitness and cultural activities,” Reynolds said. “The Overland Park Farmer’s Market, Matt Ross Community Center, historic Rio Theater and Overland Park’s newly designated Downtown Arts District are all just steps away.”
Hunt Midwest has selected Hoefer Wysocki and McPherson Contractors to design and construct the $49 million mixeduse project. Hoefer Wysocki, an award-winning and innovative architectural firm, will design The Vue to meet the community’s vision for multifamily living. McPherson Contractors, a family-owned company, founded in 1972, will utilize its deep construction expertise to meet the high standards of quality demanded by our future residents. Hoefer Wysocki and McPherson Contractors are partnering on an integrated project delivery method with Smith & Boucher, Bob D. Campbell & Company, Land 3 Studio, and Olsson Associates for a successful completion in 2018.
Residents who discover The Vue will enjoy luxurious indoor and outdoor amenities including a resort-style pool with lush landscaping, outdoor grills and conversation nooks, high-speed WiFi connectivity, cyber café, game room, bicycle parking and choice of spectacular views. Whether working out in the fitness center, relaxing in the clubhouse, walking the dog, or checking email from the outdoor terrace overlooking downtown, residents will enjoy an active and fully connected lifestyle.
“The Vue will be designed to fit in with the existing style and vibe of Downtown Overland Park while adding fresh and innovative features that will make the building a prominent addition to the area,” said Brenner Holland, Hunt Midwest’s vice president. “This high-visibility location will be a great addition to the revitalization of Downtown Overland Park, bringing several hundred new residents to the heart of the district.”
The Vue blends Hunt Midwest’s experience in luxury multifamily development with its award-winning infill redevelopment expertise. Hunt Midwest provided equity and construction management for Mission 106, a 139-unit luxury apartment project located within Leawood’s Mission Farms mixed-use development at 106th Street and Mission Road. In addition, the Urban Land Institute named Hunt Midwest a Developer of Distinction for its Northgate Village community in North Kansas City, one of the region’s first neo-traditional infill redevelopment projects.
Hunt Midwest’s mixed-use development activity also builds upon its dynamic residential presence in the metro area. Master-planned residential and multifamily communities have been developed by Hunt Midwest in Kansas City’s Northland, North Kansas City, Platte County, Lee’s Summit and Raymore, Missouri. The company also is growing its senior housing portfolio, with Benton House assisted living and memory care communities throughout the metro, in partnership with Principal Senior Living Group.
About Hunt Midwest
Hunt Midwest is a full-service real estate development company with a focus on industrial, commercial, retail, mission critical, multifamily, senior living and residential real estate. Its portfolio is anchored by SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex. Hunt Midwest is a Kansas City-based, privately held company owned by the Lamar Hunt family. The Hunt family business is a diverse portfolio of entities involved in real estate, sports/media, energy/resources, private equity and investments. Marquee entities include the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt Midwest, Hunt Southwest, FC Dallas Soccer Club, Toyota Stadium, Chicago Bulls and United Center.