Archive for Thursday, October 12, 2006

24-40 retail project attracting attention

Construction on schedule for new bank

October 12, 2006

Several retail businesses soon will call Basehor home.

Construction is complete on the Pinehurst Retail, LLC building on the south side of U.S. Highway 24-40, between 155th and 158th Street. The 10,500-square-foot building will house seven retail businesses.

Randy Coble, managing member, said three tenants have committed to a lease, including a sandwich shop, a tanning salon and a title company. Pinehurst also is negotiating with a nail salon in Wyandotte County, a dry cleaner in Leavenworth and a doctor's office in Johnson County.

"They see the continued growth and want to expand into the Basehor market," Coble said.

Three other buildings of the same size will be constructed between the current building and Community National Bank. Coble said construction on the other buildings would begin as soon as the current building is completely leased, which is expected to be spring 2007.

A few other new buildings are also slated for the area.

"There is a freestanding pharmacy that should be going in," Coble said. "We also have somebody interested in building a two-story office building in addition to the others."

A new First State Bank and Trust building shares the south side of 24-40 with Pinehurst Retail. Melanie Morris, branch manager, said construction on the new building is on schedule. She expects the building to be finished at the end of January. Once open, the new facility will feature the same drive-through hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and a special lane to accommodate larger trucks.

"It's a great opportunity to be visible to people and provide better parking," Morris said about the new location.

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