On Wednesday, January 9, we marked another milestone for BRR: our team broke ground at the future site of our Avenue 82 building, located along Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb located southwest of downtown Kansas City. Upon completion, Avenue 82 will become the home for our Kansas City-based teammates; we hope to move to the new building upon its completion in Q1 2020.
We joined the Avenue 82 owner, EPC Real Estate Group, Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach, Reach Healthcare Foundation and McCownGordon Construction for the ceremonial turning of the dirt at the site. McCownGordon serves as the General Contractor; additional partners on this project include Henderson Engineers, Johnston Burkholder Associates and McClure. Reach will be our neighbor at Avenue 82, just as they have been for more than 15 years at our Kansas City location.
BRR has served as the lead designer on the 70,000 square foot building, which will feature 67,529 square feet of office space, a community room, a double-height lobby and a fourth-floor patio and event space. Construction at the site is already underway; substantial completion on the building is slated for December 2019. We do plan on posting photos frequently of the construction progress on social media, so please follow along as you can.
We thank the more than 60 local business people and dignitaries who took time out of their workday to join us for this occasion. We look forward to becoming a part of the vibrant Downtown Overland Park community; we chose this site so that our team will have access to the amenities and establishments featured in the neighborhood. BRR aspires to become a good neighbor to the other businesses and residents in the area.
BRR designs the built environments people use every day; whether it’s where you shop, go to work, eat or relax, our design solutions help create the daily human experience. When complete, we hope Avenue 82 becomes a creative and collaborative space for our teammates, and a prominent new landmark amidst the exciting new growth occurring along the Metcalf Avenue corridor.