Hunt Midwest formally breaks ground on luxury apartment complex in downtown OP

A rendering of The Vue.
A rendering of The Vue.

The wave of downtown Overland Park redevelopment continues.

Hunt Midwest on Tuesday held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new $49 million mixed-use development project at 80th and Marty. The project, which will be called The Vue, will feature a 219-unit luxury apartment complex above ground level retail. Hoefer Wysocki Architecture and McPherson Contractors are Hunt Midwest’s partners on the project.

The Vue is the latest in a string of multi-use and multi-family projects in downtown Overland Park, which, when completed, will add more than 500 apartment units to the area. EPC Real Estate Group is currently working two projects on the east side of Metcalf, a 218-unit apartment development called Avenue 80 and a 158-unit senior housing project called Avenue 81. Paul Goehausen’s Market Lofts project will bring 36 apartment units right across from The Vue at 80th and Marty. And REAL Property Group is nearing completion for its 41-unit InterUrban Lofts property at 79th Street and Conser.

Hunt Midwest said it was working to bring distinctive amenities to the apartment portion of the project, including a “resort-style pool and poolside bar,” a rooftop deck, a game room, a fitness center, and a clubhouse that can be reserved for private events and meetings.

“This project repurposes a previously underutilized site that will attract hundreds of new residents and patrons to support surrounding businesses,” said Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach in a statement. “While in the early stages of construction, we’re already seeing interest in The Vue – from Millennials to Baby Boomers—that is adding to the community’s excitement in historic Downtown Overland Park.”

The construction timeline has tentative completion for the project scheduled for late 2018.