Shopping Center Business

MAY 2018

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BLUHAWK 216 • SHOPPING CENTER BUSINESS • May 2018 paradigm of retail, where it cannot just stand alone." The project began slowly with the de- velopment of single-family homes in 2015. Twenty-two lots out of 180 remain for the homes, and an apartment complex is now zoned. The project also is home to fire and police departments and emergency services as well as a hospital called Shaw- nee Mission Health Blue Valley. Bluhawk sits between two high schools, which Price says anchor the development and synergize with the family-friendly al- lure throughout Bluhawk. Along those lines, the proposed civic center would host community events, graduations and concerts. "It won't be Guns N' Roses," jokes Price. "The arena will host approx- imately 125 shows a year and they will all be family entertainment." Besides musical performances, the arena also has the ca- pacity to host events such as ice shows. Price will partner with a national or local promotions company to secure bookings for the center. Price Brothers has completed zoning for the site and is now working with the city of Overland Park on a STAR bond re- quest within the previously formed STAR Bond district. According to the Kansas Department of Commerce, Sales Tax Revenue (STAR) Bonds provide Kansas municipalities the opportunity to issue bonds to finance the development of major commercial, entertainment and tourism areas and use the new sales tax revenue generated by the development to repay the bonds. In the end, Bluhawk represents some- thing new in how retail is being devel- oped, how it is activated and how it gels with a community's cultural pulse. "Some will call Bluhawk home," says Price. "Some will visit frequently. To all, it will offer an intersection of health, knowledge and leisure. Bluhawk will be about well-being, learning and playing — a next-generation destination designed for both today and tomorrow." SCB Aerial site plan of Bluhawk in suburban Kansas City. The first retail, Bluhawk Marketplace, a 135,000-square-foot Cosentino's-anchored center, opened in July 2017. Retail - Commercial and Industrial Fuel Cells Waste Reduction Organics Pollution Controls Wind Power Barstow has room for your company as well as room to grow. Barstow can supply talented, diverse, educated and trainable, hard working employees. Incentives from the city, county and state. A strategic location on interstates 15/40, half-way between the Los Angeles Harbor and Las Vegas. Nearby the So. CA Logistics Airport, and U.S. Customs and Foreign Trade Zone. Surplus demand for furniture, sporting goods and hobbies, home furnishing, health and personal care, elec- tronics and appliances. Come see what Barstow is all about! Opportunity is Knocking for… Margaret Carter Economic Development Administrator 760/255-5109 Film Industry Retail Retail Retail Tourism Logistics Hydroponic Farming Warehousing/Manufacturing Green Technologies

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