$250M Mixed-Use Project Will Transform Two KC School Campuses
Construction is underway at Park 39, a mixed-use development in Midtown Kansas City, MO, centered around the former Westport Middle and High School campuses. The $250-million project’s centerpiece will be The Residences at Park 39, a 138-unit apartment community anchored inside the four-story former Westport High School.
“We’re very excited about this new project because we are revitalizing historic buildings that were vacant and we’re bringing them back to life to create a more sustainable neighborhood that people and businesses can enjoy,” said Andrew Brain, CEO of Brain Group, which along with E.F. Chip Walsh of Mercier Street is co-managing the Park 39 development and the construction project at The Residences.
Craig Thompson, VP of construction at Ryan Companies US Inc., the general contractor for The Residences, said the high school is a composite of buildings from three different eras, but the design will create a unified and seamless look.