Opus has plans for four office buildings in the park, thoughit's going about the construction somewhat backward. The 100,000-sfCorporate Ridge Three, with 70,000 sf spoken for by FarmersInsurance Group, will be complete in September. Corporate RidgeTwo, which will also have Terracon Consultants Inc. on the thirdfloor, is coming online in December. The company hasn't evenstarted construction on Corporate Ridge One, a 90,000-sf officebuilding, though it should break ground by the end of the year."We're great builders, but not that good with numbers," jokes DaveHarrison, vice president and general manager for OpusNorthwest.


Seriously, he says that Ridge One was planned to start first,but Farmers decided that it wanted a bigger floorplate, so theywere switched to Ridge Three. Harrison says the company also hasplans for a larger, 160,000-sf to 200,000-sf office building."We've proposed that to some users already that I can't identify,"he tells GlobeSt.com. He also says that two users have madeproposals to take the majority of Ridge One, but that leases havenot been signed yet.


The lease rate for the buildings are at about $22 per sf,Harrison says. A master tax abatement of 55% for the park for 10years is included, he says. "It's a really good market, this is oneof the fastest growing cities in Kansas. They're verypro-business," Harrison says.


The site also includes a few other buildings, such as HealthRidge Fitness Center, a 104,000-sf recreation facility; the75,000-sf headquarters for the National Board for RespiratoryCare/Applied Management Professionals, an Intrust Bank branch andtwo 35,000-sf buildings for Network Integration Services.

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