LEE’S SUMMIT, MO. — Intrinsic Development has broken ground on Discovery Park, a $900 million mixed-use project in the southeast Kansas City suburb of Lee’s Summit. Plans for Discovery Park include 2,791 apartments within a development named Alura, as well as two hotels, office space, medical office buildings and retail space. The 3.9 million-square-foot development will span 268 acres near I-470 and Saint Luke’s East Hospital.
Discovery Park will be constructed in four phases from now until 2031. The first phase is The Village, which will include 585 apartment units, the two hotels and 80,400 square feet of commercial, office, retail and restaurant space. Tenants slated for The Village include Yoga6, CoffeeHAUS, Woodfire Pizza and Brews, Body Fit Training, Village Market and the corporate headquarters of Intrinsic. Mike VanBuskirk, Justin Beal and Chris Robertson of Newmark Zimmer are the leasing agents for Discovery Park.
Amenities at Discovery Park will include a riverwalk district featuring access to more than five miles of trails connecting to the Nature Trail at Unity Village and seven acres of recreational lakes for kayaking and paddle boarding. The Discovery Athletic Club will be a state-of-the-art fitness facility available to both residents and employees, as well as the Poolside Day Club.