It’s Official!

Jul 1, 2024

We have much to look forward to: Ray Washburne, Steve Summers and the HPV team have every intention to bring back the quality, beauty and liveliness of the historic Country Club Plaza shopping center. They want to bring back local interest in cuisine, a small grocer, and create opportunities for local retailers. Longer term, the group will be looking at bricking some of the streets on the west edge of the Plaza, do landscaping, improve facades, and update the office spaces on the 2nd floor of retail shops. They are interested in bringing a boutique hotel, and plan to create an architecturally significant office building with retail on the ground floor in the vacant lot behind Unity Church.

They are already addressing safety by increasing the presence of security people on the street and intend to add cameras all around the Country Club Plaza.

The new owners of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza detailed their vision for the shopping center in a press conference Monday.

Time for a little patience – we are on the best possible path and getting it right will take some time. Ray says his impact will definitely be evident within the year.