New life is coming to the site of the old Metro North Mall

October 10, 2019 - 5:57 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A massive redevelopment project is underway at what was, once upon a time, one of the top shopping and gathering destinations in the Northland.

Metro North Crossing is going up where the sprawling, 106-acre Metro North Mall operated until 2014, breathing new life into the area long-neglected by shoppers and pleasure seekers.

David Horn, Project Manager and developer of the Metro North Crossing project, told KMBZ the first phase will open soon. Think Top Golf, but even better. 

"We are in the process of constructing the 'T-Shotz' concept, and it will be open by Spring of next year," Horn said. "The Spring of 2020."

So why build such a complex in the Northland? Horn said the area has been underserved for a long time, and projects that north of the River, particularly near the 169/152 interchange, the population will balloon in the coming years. 

"Frankly, I think the Northland has been overlooked for a long time," Horn said. "When you live in an enviornment, and are working in an enviornment, you become more exposed to it. And I can assure you that the Northland, that's where the growth is."

The project, with a projected cost of over $190 million, will also include 650,000 square feet of retail space, 85,000 square feet of office space, a hotel, and nearly 300 luxury apartments units when the final phase is completed by 2025.

Developers say that at full buildout and capacity, Metro North Crossing will employ more than 1,400 people. 

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