Sunday, April 06, 2014

Potential Revitalization of Westbrooke Village Shopping Center

There is a very strong possibility that the Westbrooke  Village Shopping Center at 75th & Quivira will be revitalized.
At the council committee meeting scheduled for 7:00PM on Tuesday April 8, 2014: 
Economic Development Director Andrew Nave will present information regarding a
proposed Master Developer Agreement with MDDS Development LLC for Westbrooke
Village Shopping Center at 75th and Quivira. A memo and agreement are included.
For more info on the above, please go to:$FILE/Council_Committee_2014_4_8_Agenda_with_Supporting_Documentation.pdf
This can be a major boost to Shawnee's economy.  The Westbrooke Village Shopping Center has been about 90% vacant for many years.  Yet it is the second largest center in Shawnee and one of the largest in JoCo.
Shawnee has three major east/west arteries that connect with both I-35 and I-435: Johnson Drive, Shawnee Mission Parkway and 75th Street.  The information contained in the above link appears to call for a major big box retailer to take over the northern section of the shopping center.  With access to the two interstates, a major retailer could pull from cities other than Shawnee.  The 75th St corridor at Quivira sees somewhere between 30-40,000 vehicles a day.
The potential for ancillary businesses to sprout up next to a major big box retailer can only be viewed as positive.
This could be a step in the right direction for Shawnee.
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