Sizable Shopping Center Gets a Boost

Legacy Development upholds its founder's retail-boom streak in Kansas City with a redevelopment.
Liberty Commons

Northland’s Liberty Commons has entered a redevelopment phase estimated at $80 million.

Located on the southeast corner of Interstate 35 and Missouri Highway 152 in Liberty, the project is scheduled to reopen in fall of 2016 as a 325,000-square foot shopping center with restaurants, new-to-trade area shops, a 110-key Residence Inn Marriott hotel, and a specialty grocery store.

Behind the project is Legacy Development, whose founder Dan Lowe started the retail boom in Northland with BarryWoods Crossing back in 1997, when he was with RED Development LLC.

Joanna Shawver, senior vice president of leasing for Legacy, said the company had “tremendous response to the project from national brands looking to come north of the river”. She added that the new center will complement existing retail landscape in the area as well as take advantage of the strong demographics.

The sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer Academy Sports + Outdoors will be the anchor tenant, having secured a lease for 62,917 square feet. Other announced retail and restaurant tenants include Spin Neapolitan Pizza, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, McAlister’s Deli, Louie’s Wine Dive, Aveda Lifestyle Salon, Maurices, Kirkland’s, Five Below, Gordmans, and Ulta Beauty.