The Opus Group® and Balboa Real Estate Partners Bring Amenity-Rich Apartment Living to Kansas City’s Dynamic Briarcliff Community

The Opus Group (Opus) today announced the completion of The Darby at Briarcliff, a luxury 255-unit multifamily development in Kansas City, Mo.

Located at 1600 NW 38th Street in the Briarcliff West neighborhood, the community is minutes from the Waterwell Athletic Complex, E.H. Young Riverfront Park, and the Village of Briarcliff for shopping and dining. Missouri River trails for walking and biking are just a five-minute walk away.

Owned by Balboa Real Estate Partners, The Darby at Briarcliff includes two apartment buildings: a four-story building with 186 units and a three-story building with 69 units. The development includes 250 surface car parking spaces, 46 stand-alone garages and 78 carports, and several electric vehicle charging stations. There are also 120 covered bicycle storage spaces. Opus was the developer, design-builder, interior designer and architect and structural engineer of record for the project.

“We are pleased to partner with Opus to bring these new upscale apartments to the Briarcliff submarket," said Brian Farrell, partner at Balboa Real Estate Partners. “The Darby at Briarcliff will serve the community for years to come with attractive and amenity-rich apartments."

Residents can choose from pet-friendly studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartment homes with private balconies and modern finishes such as wood-style plank flooring, granite countertops, kitchen subway tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances and in-unit washers and dryers.

The Darby at Briarcliff offers a wide range of community amenities including a resort-style outdoor pool, resident lounge with billiards, private event space, fitness center with yoga room, patio with grilling station and firepit, work-from-home lounge with coworking and private office spaces, complimentary coffee bar, a pet spa and dog run.

“We're delighted to bring dynamic new multifamily living to the Briarcliff community," said Mike Stromberg, senior manager of real estate development at Opus. “With a full set of amenities and an exceptional location, The Darby at Briarcliff is designed to appeal to a wide range of residents."

The development is part of a master-planned community initiated by Charles Garney of Briarcliff Development Company. Over the course of two decades, the firm has revitalized what was once a 400-acre infill site by developing hundreds of single-family residences, apartments, commercial spaces and hotels.

The Darby at Briarcliff is now welcoming new residents and leasing information is available here. The property is being managed by Coastal Ridge.

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, retail and institutional 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 and follow The Opus Group on LinkedIn and Instagram.