BELTON, Mo. — A once-vacant golf course will soon breathe new life as an industrial park in Belton.
"Southview Golf Course has been vacant for a long time, well over 10 years, and its over 148 acres," Belton City Manager Alexa Barton said. "It’s just a prime spot to bring business, flex industrial, manufacturing, distribution, bring so many jobs."
Developers and Belton city officials broke ground on the new Southview Commerce Center Wednesday. NorthPoint Development plans to turn the property into a 148-acre industrial campus.
The $105.5 million project is expected to bring roughly 1,400 jobs to the area.
"Not only do we want people to live here, we want people to work here, play here and keep it all right here at home,” Barton said.
The new development is located off Interstate 49 south of 155th Street.
"We’ve had success at our Three Trails Project up at 87th and 71 Highway," said Brent Miles, vice president of economic development for NorthPoint Development. "We still think there’s a need in the south Kansas City metro for warehousing and manufacturing space, great labor, great logistics, and we’ve had a great partnership with the city of Belton. One of the best cities I’ve ever worked with across the country actually. "
There will be five buildings built on the land. The first building should be finished by next spring or mid-summer.
All of the buildings will be finished over the next 10 years.