Mixed-Use Development Opens in Suburban Kansas City

Developed by a Copaken Brooks joint venture, The District at City Center Lenexa includes 30,000 square feet of retail space, 175 apartments and 45,000 square feet of office space.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony at The District.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony at The District. Image courtesy of Copaken Brooks

Copaken Brooks, EPC Real Estate and Woodbury Corp. have opened the doors of The District, a mixed-use project in Lenexa, Kan. The suburban project includes 45,000 square feet of office space, 30,000 square feet of retail and 175 residential units. The District is part of City Center Lenexa, a 200-acre master plan project currently in the works.


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Located at the intersection of Interstate 435 and 87th Street in western Johnson County, The District is 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Mo., and 30 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. The property features three Class A office buildings with 5,000-square-foot floorplates. Retail spaces range between 1,200 and 6,000 square feet. Parking garages accompany the commercial spaces. According to the Kansas City Business Journal, several tenants are already occupying space at The District, including the architecture firm that designed the project, Klover Architects. 

When completed, City Center Lenexa will consist of more than 2 million square feet, including nearly 1 million square feet of office and retail and 375 residential units. According to EPC Real Estate’s website, a $60 million Civic Center is now underway at the site. The project is set to include the Lenexa City Hall, a recreation facility, public library, structured parking and an art gallery.