Greater KC chamber OKs lease for Union Station site
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce board on Tuesday approved a lease for new space in Union Station and expects to complete its move in December.
The chamber will be joined in the historic terminal by the Kansas City Area Development Council, whose board is expected to approve its lease soon.
Both civic groups now are on the 26th floor of the Commerce Tower at 911 Main St. Their plan to shift to Union Station was first reported by The Kansas City Star in February.
The organizations will occupy space in the east and west wings of the building, and the area formerly occupied by the Harvey House restaurant will be a combination board room and meeting space. Architecture firm 360 Architecture has been hired to design the office space.
Chamber Chairman Peter deSilva said the move by the regional organizations into Union Station was appropriate in light of the bistate effort completed in 1999 to renovate the landmark.
“This is the epitome of regional cooperation,” deSilva said in a statement. “My hope is that this move will become a catalyst for other civic and nonprofit organizations to consider Union Station as part of their future space plans.” To reach Kevin Collison, call 816-234-4289 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
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