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Grand Place

Between 17th & 18th St,

Grand Blvd to McGee

Project Type

Historic renovation & new development 



Project Overview 

More than a century ago, William Rockhill Nelson had a vision for creating a world-class newspaper that would be produced in a truly world-class building. He spared no detail, no expense, and cut no corners in design, materials and construction of the Kansas City Star building. By every measure, from the Italian bricks, terra cotta tiles, and inlaid Carrera marble, he created a truly grand place.

This full city block is being reimagined into a vibrant, mixed-use destination featuring 250,000+ square-feet of office space, a European-style market, private dining, spa and more. Grand Place is all about: location, character, convenience and amenities. 

Building Amenities 

  • On-site Clubroom serving breakfast and lunch to tenants and guests only

  • Common meeting rooms

  • Lounge spaces

  • Concierge services

  • Private underground parking

  • Easy access to six streetcar stops, five bike share stops, as well as close access to several major highway interchanges.

  • Slated to be the very first WELL Core certified project in KCMO, while also pursuing LEED gold certification.

  • The Market at Grand Place - The historic and rarely seen pressroom on the ground floor of the east building will be a European-style market and food hall with 20 kiosk kitchens, a bar, lounge and a coffee cafe with patio overlooking the outdoor plaza. This bustling environment will have a main corner entry from the plaza, with great visibility from the street. Dramatic 30' high ceilings, original wood flooring and abundant light pouring through two-story windows will make this space truly special. 

  • Boiler Room - Deep in the basement, you'll find perhaps the most intriguing space at Grand Place, the former Boiler Room. With soaring ceilings, a suspended glass lap pool, and a sauna in the base of  the building's 80-foot boiler tower, the new Boiler Room will be the best escape in the city.

  • Grand Place Club - Members will have access to the Boiler Room salt soaking tubs and other building amenities including: lounge areas, Clubroom, gym, locker room and more.

Downloads & Assets


Grand Place Overview PDF

About WELL Certification

View Grand Place Website

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