About two years from now, one of the Kansas City area’s foremost architecture firms could become one of the first newcomers to the former Sprint Corp. campus in Overland Park, following an ambitious mixed-use repositioning.
Hoefer Welker, née Hoefer Wysocki, signed the first new office lease for Aspiria, a 207-acre planned “live, work, play” development — bounded north to south by 115th and 119th streets, and west to east by Glenwood Street and Nall Avenue — in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The firm hopes to relocate its headquarters from Leawood to Aspiria in March 2023, co-founder and principal Mitch Hoefer told the Kansas City Business Journal.
“We are really, really excited about that whole mixed-use development and having the whole ‘live, work, play’ quality of life going on there,” Hoefer said. “That site is ‘Main and Main,’ if you will, for Johnson County. It’s a hub of activity and excitement, and the amount of amenities that are going to be in Aspiria will be tremendous.”
The new lease encompasses roughly the equivalent of a full Class A office floor, potentially ranging from 25,000 square feet to 35,000 square feet, depending on Hoefer Welker’s employee space needs at the time it relocates.