Gladstone Project Bodes Well for Area Education and More
More than 100 area leaders joined ground breaking ceremonies for the Northland Innovation Campus on Tuesday, May 19.
As Downtown Gladstone added its latest landmark, the unusual combination of public and private support was notable. When complete, the building will be home to primary and secondary education programs, businesses, and outreach programs from Northwest Missouri State University. The Clay County Economic Development Council has been heavily involved through its support for initiatives such as the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS). For the Gladstone community, it's another unprecedented step in creation of a new downtown.
Located at North Oak Trafficway and Northeast 69th Street in Gladstone, the campus will be home to Northland CAPS, a profession-based learning program for high school students from the North Kansas City, Park Hill, Liberty, Kearney, Smithville and Platte County R-3 districts. The building will also provide additional space for North Kansas City School District’s gifted education program and several programs for Northwest Missouri State University.
The developer for the project is CBC Real Estate Group LLC, which is providing the capital outlay. McCown Gordon Construction LLC is providing construction services while Hoefer Wysocki Architects is providing design services. BHC Rhodes and Henderson Engineers Inc. are conducting the engineering.
The first phase of the $20 million, 90,000 square-foot education building should be complete for the 2016-17 school year.