Opportunity Zones

Preferred Developer

Kansas City’s largest urban core developer is uniquely positioned to help investors take advantage of Opportunity Zones

In addition to being the area’s largest urban core developer, our core service area and project pipeline overlay Kansas City’s most attractive Opportunity Zones, making us uniquely positioned to launch catalytic projects that further our mission and meet investment criteria of Opportunity Zone funds.

Proven Experience

Since 1991, we have attracted more than $225 million of investment in urban renewal, earning recognition and respect on the national community development stage. With our $80 million portfolio, which includes more than 700 units of housing and over 200,000 square feet of commercial retail/office space, we are well versed in leasing property management, construction management and financial management, earning us a reputation as Class A developer/landlord.

Our work has created more than 900 permanent jobs and numerous construction jobs and supported small and minority-owned businesses. Our long, proven track record of successful community-based development is rooted in our model to build, own and manage over the long-term. Our extensive experience maintaining properties and keeping them continually occupied ensures long-term success.

Before: 1994 Brush Creek flood

After: CBKC improvements to Brush Creek corridor

Financially Astute

Leveraging every dollar seven times over, we are well-versed in utilizing a multi-layered financial approach utilizing taking advantage of local, state and federal tools such as Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), tax abatement, bond financing and more.

Prospective Project

The Offices at Overlook

  • Commercial Office/Mixed Use
  • 60,000 to 250,000 SF Campus
  • Investment Value (Initial Project) $20M
  • Investment Value (Campus) $70-90M
  • Targeted groundbreaking 2020

CBKC is seeking $2.5-3M in Opportunity Zone investment for the first project. The multi-phased development is targeting non-profit organizations, foundations and public sector businesses that provide services and employment opportunities to the underserved area in which the project is located. This project is a continuation of CBKC’s successful $225M+ development which was catalyzed by a federally qualified health center, a grocery-anchored retail center, more than 140,000 SF of office space and more than 100 units of affordable housing.