Luxury apartment complex in KCK succeeding

An open house and ribbon-cutting was held April 17 for the Village West Luxury Apartments at 11024 Delaware Parkway in the Village West area of Kansas City, Kan. The apartments are on 110th between State and Parallel, near The Legends Outlets. (Photo by Bridget Koan)

The first large luxury apartment complex in decades in Wyandotte County is doing well and poised to announce its second phase.

The Village West Luxury Apartments, 11024 Delaware Parkway in the Village West area of Kansas City, Kan., held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening last week.

Brent Miles, vice president of NorthPoint Development, the developer, said that two buildings in the first phase are complete and a third building is nearly complete. The three buildings have a total of 306 apartment units.

In phase two, another 300-plus units are planned, which will give the project around 616 total units, Miles said.

The second phase is scheduled to start this summer with a projected opening in the fall of 2015, he said. Each phase has a cost in the $30 million range, for a total project cost of $60 million.

“Wyandotte County hasn’t really seen a luxury apartment project for a number of years,” Miles said. “What we’ve built sets the bar at a new level.”

The luxury apartment complex has salt water pools, a concierge service, an on-site masseuse, and state-of-the-art fitness center. And it’s within walking distance of The Legends, other stores and attractions. The location near The Legends Outlets was the key, Miles said.

“We just wanted to build the highest level possible,” Miles said.

When it was first announced it was expected that some new employees at the nearby Cerner office complex may want to live there.  Some Cerner employees have decided to live there, but the complex also is seeing employees from the University of Kansas, the Army base at Ft. Leavenworth, the Unified Government, Board of Public Utilities and other places, he said.

Miles said the apartments have had a very good reception, with a large number of renters signing up.

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