The Opus Group (Opus) announced today the completion of the Edison District, a 125,000-square-foot mixed-use, retail and office development located on the southwest corner of Marty and 80th Streets in downtown Overland Park, Kansas. The five-story building, the first of its kind in the area, was designed with modern features to elevate the growing economic, entertainment and retail activity in downtown.
“We are excited to see the sense of community and excitement Edison District has brought for residents throughout Overland Park," said Oscar Healy, regional vice president of construction at Opus. “Edison District is an ideal place for people to eat, work, play and relax. We were pleased to continue our relationship with the owners and to help transform downtown to meet the needs of local residents and workers and enable innovative ways of doing business."
Edison District offers a unique experience with Strang Hall, a seven chef-driven food hall concept, offering a wide range of food from craft sandwiches and pizzas to Mexican and Asian-inspired dishes. Strang Hall includes a coffee shop with baked goods and a bar serving craft beer and cocktails.
The building's second floor will offer shared modern office space managed by Edison Spaces. The work area will be complete with flexible work stations and amenities such as conference and break rooms and an outdoor balcony overlooking downtown, floor to ceiling glass windows for natural light, and modern furniture to create a vibrant workplace culture for its tenants. Speculative office will take up the remaining third, fourth and fifth floors.
“Our mission for Edison District is really all about community engagement. The recent transformation in Overland Park has been exciting to see, and with this project I saw an opportunity to effectively create a 'living room' for the redeveloping community. Edison District is thoughtfully designed to complement the existing mixed-use and multi-family projects in downtown Overland Park with a creative, one-of-a-kind offering of office, food and beverage and communal open spaces that truly bring it all together to achieve that mission," said Tim Barton, developer and owner of Edison District. “Opus was a trusted partner from start to finish, understanding the overall intent of the project and delivering on our goals for Edison District."
Adjacent to the building is a skyway connected parking garage with more than 400 stalls, 24 of which will remain available to the public at all times. The rest will be open following standard business hours and on weekends to welcome more visitors downtown for community events, shopping, dining and other attractions. Additionally, the development offers an outdoor activity plaza for hosting local events with nearby green space.
The office building, garage, and existing retail buildings were clad in three colors of brick with a variety of cast stone detailing. The architectural style was inspired by the colors and motifs of the surrounding, older downtown buildings. The new office building and existing retail buildings complement each other to provide a gateway into the public outdoor spaces, which include a dining plaza, a tiered and canopied stadium-styled seating structure, a large artificial turf lawn, and a concrete-paver event plaza that can be converted to surface parking. The Food Hall bar also has three large glass walls that allow visitors to flow into these outdoor spaces.
Tim Barton and Matt Druten own Edison District, and Opus provided development services and was the design-builder, interior designer and architect and structural engineer of record. Michael Hsu Architects provided interior design and furniture selection services for Strang Hall. AREA Real Estate Advisors is marketing the speculative office and retails spaces for lease.
About The Opus Group:
The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in industrial, office, residential, student living, senior living, institutional and retail projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit www.opus-group.com and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter and @theopusgroup on Instagram.