Shawn Houston / WBJ
We’ve heard a lot during the past few years about lack of a grocery store near downtown Wichita’s new and refurbished apartment complexes.
Here’s one solution — live in the new Uptown Landing building that’s just a block east of the Dillons store at Central and Hillside. Sure, the location is a little outside the core of downtown, but getting groceries wouldn’t be much of an issue.
Uptown Landing property manager Kim Ostrom of Weigand-Omega Management Inc. tells the WBJ that the 51-unit apartment building — which has retail offerings on the first floor — is almost 25 percent leased.
Those wanting to get a glimpse of the living spaces can do so during at open house from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 7.
“Leasing has been going well and we hope to get a bump with our open house event, which will feature food trucks and other vendors,” Ostrom says.
The goal, Ostrom says, is to have the building mostly leased before work begins on a planned second phase, which will feature more apartments, a pool and a clubhouse area for tenants. Together, the two phases are expected to cost around $35 million.
Mike Brand is the managing partner of Uptown Landing LLC.
Nathan Farha of NAI Martens is the point man working to lease the commercial space. Conco Construction Inc. is the general contractor and Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture is the architect.
Intrust Bank and Emprise Bank are financing the project, which is located in Wichita’s College Hill neighborhood.