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Power & Light Building Development Moves Forward with NorthPoint Development

The sale and redevelopment of the historic Power & Light Building is moving forward under the guidance of NorthPoint Development, the proposed redeveloper of the Building. The status and plans of the redevelopment are summarized by Kevin Collison in his article in the Kansas City Star. Thomson Walker, LLC represents the owner of the building and surrounding property.

Spencer Thomson listed in Chambers USA 2014

Spencer Thomson was once again ranked by Chambers USA as a notable real estate practitioner in the Kansas City area. Thomson has been listed in Chambers USA since 2007.

Thomson Walker Assists Developer in Securing Sales Tax Reimbursement in Independence, Missouri

Thomson Walker, LLC provided legal counsel to Crackerneck West Retail, LLC in its efforts to negotiate a sales tax reimbursement incentive with the City of Independence, Missouri. For more on the incentive approval and development visit:

City of Mission Woods Drops Eminent Domain Proceeding

Spencer Thomson of Thomson Walker, LLC successfully represented the ground tenant of the commercial building at 1968 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Mission Woods, Kansas in its efforts against the town’s eminent domain proceedings. Mission Woods decided not to pursue its condemnation of the building at the current time.

For additional details and story background, please visit the Kansas City Star article: Mission Woods drops condemnation effort at 1968 Shawnee Mission Parkway

Thomson Walker Fights Eminent Domain in Mission Woods, Kansas

Thomson Walker has been engaged by the owners of an office building in Mission Woods, Kansas to fight an eminent domain proceeding that would condemn the building on Shawnee Mission Parkway. As one of only two attorneys in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area to be recognized by Best Lawyers for Eminent Domain Law, Spencer Thomson is well-versed to represent the building owner who denies that the building is unfit.

For a summary of the history and eminent domain proceedings, see The Prairie Village Post article “Mission Woods holds off on using eminent domain to acquire Shawnee Mission Parkway Building”

Emporia Pavilions Project Reviewed by Emporia City Commission

Spencer Thomson appeared on behalf of Emporia Land Development, LLC on February 12, 2014, before the Emporia, Kansas City Commission to provide an overview of the developer’s filing of a Tax Increment Financing Application and a Planned Unit District Application. The Applications relate to the project named “Emporia Pavilions”.

For further details about the City Commission meeting, see The Emporia Gazette article: “City Commission reviews development proposal at 24th and Industrial”

The City Commission Study Session meeting was followed by a neighborhood meeting in Emporia, Kansas at the Flint Hills Technical College. The public was asked to listen the development proposal and voice their initial concerns: “Public takes advantage of first chance to discuss Emporia Pavilions development.”

Thomson Walker is representing the developer on the project.

Thomson Walker Participating in Emporia, Kansas Development

Thomson Walker is advising Emporia Land Development, LLC in the developer’s efforts to bring a new multi-user development to Emporia, Kansas. Initial details were released by the Emporia Gazette on February 8, 2014:

“Developers behind grocery store, retail project”

For more information about the project, please contact Spencer Thomson at 816.875.3313.

Progress in Edwardsville, Kansas Industrial Park

Jones Development Company and Van Trust Real Estate, LLC are working together to build a new industrial warehouse in the Woodend Industrial Park in Edwardsville, Kansas. Thomson Walker assisted the parties in securing a 10 year property tax abatement from the City of Edwardsville, Kansas. For more information about the project, see the Kansas City Business Journal article, “VanTrust, Jones Development Make Spec Splash.”

Independence, Missouri Developer Seeks Incentives While Raytown School District Protests

IAS Partners, LLC has requested assistance in the form of incentives from the City of Independence, Missouri, with the help of Thomson Walker, LLC. The Developer seeks to rehabilitate the former Blue Ridge Cinema property by adding retail users, including Burlington Coat Factory.

Despite protests by the Raytown School District, the Independence City Counsel approved the Developer’s request for a Tax Increment Financing Amendment.

For background information about the development and incentive history, see “Raytown School District takes hard line on Independence TIF request.”

Sale of Kansas City’s Power and Light Building Halted

As reported on November 19th by the Kansas City Business Journal and the Kansas City Star, the contract between Gailoyd Enterprises Corporation and West Properties, Inc., as sellers, and potential buyer, Sherman Associates, Inc., for the Power and Light Building and surrounding property in Kansas City, Missouri has been terminated.  The iconic Power and Light Building and the lots encompassing the majority of the same block are back on the market and listed by Gib Kerr of Re/Max Commercial Solutions.