Lenexa acquires land for town center

The City of Lenexa, Kansas, plans to acquire a $9-million parcel in the near future to develop a 62-acre downtown with 1,700 residential units, 1 million square feet of office, and 300,000 square feet of stores and restaurants. The Haile Group, which developed the acclaimed Haile Village Center in Gainesville, is the master developer. The intensely urban project will be one of the first large- scale, new urban developments in the Midwest. Conceptual planning and design work has involved architect Michael Morrissey and 180 Degrees Design Studio.