Kansas City, Mo. – December 12, 2022: Four years of hard work by Aaron March, Greg Musil and Kim Spies, shareholders with the Rouse Frets White Goss law firm, led to the groundbreaking of the $125 million, 420,000 square-foot AdventHealth Sports Park at Bluhawk in Overland Park. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Bluhawk’s sports park and commercial development would be a regional destination.
Aaron March, Greg Musil and Kim Spies helped secure the necessary land use approvals, the issuance of $49 million in STAR bond financing as well as Community Improvement District financing (CID) and Transportation Improvement District financing (TDD) that will support the first phase of the facility for Bluhawk entities related to Price Brothers Development Company.
The firm’s attorneys have also helped Price Brothers add more than 50,000 square feet in leases at Bluhawk, a $400 million, 277-acre, mixed-use project at the southwest corner of U.S. 69 Highway and 159th Street.
“The Bluhawk development project will greatly enhance the quality of life in Overland Park and the surrounding communities,” Kelly said, “and will attract visitors, recreation-seekers, and sports enthusiasts from across the region to Kansas.”
Price Brothers president Kent Price said: “The Bluhawk development is on the leading edge of youth and amateur competitive and recreational sports in Kansas City and across the country. Not only will we create meaningful economic impact through sports tournaments and large events, but we will also offer programs to enhance the health, wellness, and recreation opportunities of local athletes, children, and families.”
The sports complex’s first phase, opening in spring 2024, will include an ice rink, four basketball courts (convertible to eight volleyball or pickleball courts), a 40,000 square foot turf field, locker rooms, an e-sports center, family entertainment center, training area, sprinting track, café, sports medicine center, and more.
About the Law Firm’s Land Use and Economic Development Incentives Groups:
The law firm’s Land Use and Economic Development Incentives groups have an extensive portfolio of work on development projects including the new $1.8 billion Kansas City International Airport, the $1.6 billion NASCAR track in Kansas City, Kansas, the $1 billion renovation at the Kansas City Sports Complex, thousands of apartments and millions of square feet of office, retail and commercial development.
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