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Bluhawk development in south Overland Park to receive $66M in STAR bonds

Posted at 2:31 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 15:31:28-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A massive development in south Overland Park will receive sales-tax revenue, or STAR, bonds from the state of Kansas to help pay for the project, the developers announced Wednesday.

The Kansas Department of Commerce awarded $66 million in STAR bonds, which are designated to help pay for tourism destinations, to the Bluhawk development at 159th Street and Antioch Road.

Price Brothers, the developers of the Bluhawk project, also said Wednesday that discount retailer T.J. Maxx and a handful of other businesses will open next year in the development.

“This key STAR bonds approval and the wave of tenant commitments to Bluhawk represent a critical mass of achievements as we move forward with this highly sustainable and desirable destination-anchored site,” Price Brothers Vice President of Development Bart Lowen said in a news release. “Bluhawk is now in its next phase of progress and we are tremendously excited about its growth. We are thankful to the state of Kansas, the city of Overland Park and its residents for being so supportive of our vision for the property.”

T.J. Maxx plans to open in spring 2020 along with Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, Cactus Grill, Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, and an AT&T store.

Saltgrass Steak House plans to open a location in the development by the fall of 2020 and a Panera Bread location will open by the end of 2019, according to Price Brothers.

The new stores will join more than a dozen businesses already open in the development’s Marketplace Neighborhood.

Along with retail space, the developers also plan to open a hockey arena, indoor sports complex and a hotel.