KANSAS CITY, MO-A group of investors that includes former developer Ted Ehney Jr. has proposed a 16-building, mixed-use development on 18 acres just south of the junction of Interstates 29 and 435, north of LP Cookingham Drive, just east of the International Airport. Max Kosoglad with Block & Co. Inc. Realtors, which is marketing the project, says the investors are looking to build almost one million sf, mostly hotels, with office buildings and restaurants as well.

The project, to be called Seabiscuit Park, will surround the former headquarters of Farmland Industries Inc. at 12200 N. Ambassador Dr. The 260,000-sf property, owned by the Kansas City Aviation Department, is now called the Ambassador building, and is about 50% occupied. “It has mix of different users, but is not related to what we’re doing,” Kosoglad says.”

He says he doesn’t have the exact sf breakdown, but says the proposed park will have at least a couple hundred rooms in three-to-five hotels. Though the area is around the airport and hotels exist, there’s still demand, he tells GlobeSt.com. “We’re working with several different upscale, select-service hotel users that are looking for a place to land here, with restaurants who like to follow them around the country,” Kosoglad says.

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