Redevelopment for the Old Kmart Site on Vivion Road


In the heart of Northland Kansas City, urban renewal and community revitalization is taking shape, by the efforts of Northland Neighborhoods Inc. in collaboration with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA). The abandoned Kmart site on Vivion Road, a vestige of retail's bygone era, is poised to undergo a transformation. The proponents of the development plan aim to breathe new life into the community and alter the local landscape significantly.

The collaboration between Northland Neighborhoods Inc. and KCATA is not merely a redevelopment project but what they claim is a vision for the future, aptly titled "Changing the View." This initiative seeks to turn the deserted retail space into a vibrant, multi-use complex that could include housing, retail, and community spaces. The goal is to create an environment that fosters social interaction, economic growth, and enhanced quality of life for the residents of North Kansas City.

The KCATA and NNI have invited developers and architects to contribute concept proposals to the project. The criteria for submission emphasize sustainable design, community integration, and economic viability, underscoring the project's commitment to not just redevelopment, but the rejuvenation of the urban fabric.

This project comes on the heels of the successful redevelopment of the old Antioch Mall, located directly across from the abandoned Kmart. The mall's transformation into a thriving mixed-use space has set a precedent for what can be achieved through community-focused urban renewal efforts. The Antioch Mall's success story has become a source of inspiration for the Vivion Road project, bolstering confidence among stakeholders and the community alike that the redevelopment can serve as another cornerstone of North Kansas City's ongoing revitalization.


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