Greater KC cham­ber OKs lease for Union Sta­tion site

The Kansas City Star (Sunday) - - BUSINESS | - By KEVIN COL­LI­SON

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 kcol­li­son@kc­star.com.

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