Government
7:57 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Kansas City Council Approves Zoning For Plaza Office High-Rise

New high-rise office building proposed for north edge of Country Club Plaza
New high-rise office building proposed for north edge of Country Club Plaza
Credit Courtesy: Hoefer Wysocki Architecture

A Kansas City council committee approved zoning changes for a 14-story office tower on the north edge of the Country Club Plaza on Wednesday. There appears to be no organized effort to stop its construction.

In recent years, plans for a North-Plaza law office high-rise and a luxury hotel were derailed by opposition. But this time there is no business opposition and Dan Cofran of Friends of the Plaza says his group does not want to stop or delay the Block Real Estate project.

"We support it. There was some heartburn over the height of the structure, but our group, on the balance thought that was appropriate under the circumstances," Cofran told the Planning Zoning and Economic Development Committee.

The neighborhood group still wants more analysis of the effect on traffic.

The office tower would replace low-rise apartment buildings north of the Christian Science Church at 47th and Pennsylvania.