Opus, OPRE start work on mixed-use development near Kansas City July 26, 2018 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email The Opus Group and OPRE LLC announced today the start of construction on Edison District, a 125,000-square-foot mixed-use office and retail development in Overland Park, Kansas. The five-story building, which will transform an entire downtown city block, is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019. Located at the southwest corner of 80th and Marty streets, the Class-A suburban office building will feature a first-floor food hall offering seven different culinary options, with a coffee shop, Asian-inspired cuisine and grab-and-go fare. The ground floor will also include a custom bar area with overhead doors leading to an outdoor courtyard and seating area for guests. The second floor will feature a modern shared office space designed and operated by Edison Spaces. Speculative office space will take up the remaining third, fourth and fifth floors. Edison District will also include an outdoor event plaza, doubling as a surface parking lot when not in use, to accommodate local art fairs or other local events. Additionally, the development will have a 4.5-level structured parking garage with more than 400 parking spaces, 24 of which will remain public at all times; the rest will be open to the public after office hours and on the weekends. The parking garage will connect to the building through a second floor skyway for covered entry to and from the office spaces. Tim Barton is the developer of the building, with Opus Development Company, L.L.C. providing development support services. Opus Design Build, L.L.C. is the design-builder and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. is the interior designer, architect and structural engineer of record. AREA Real Estate Advisors will market the speculative office space for lease.