Costco finally arrives, land gift to Platte County R-3 School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2016
The City of Kansas City, Mo., in partnership with MD Management, Clay County, Platte County, and the Platte County R-3 School District, is pleased to announce a major new economic development in Kansas City’s Northland. Costco Wholesaler, a multi-billion dollar global retailer, plans to build a new warehouse club at the northeast corner of N. Platte Purchase Drive & NW 88th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.
“Kansas City promised our residents our investment in the Northland’s water and sewer infrastructure would bring growth to this region,” said Second District Councilmember Dan Fowler. “We are pleased to deliver on that promise today with the announcement of the opening of Costco, and the added economic benefits for our community and our schools.”
Developed by MD Management, the retail area encompasses all four corners of the intersection of 152 Highway and N. Platte Purchase Drive. MD Management is also gifting approximately 80 acres of land to the school district for two future schools. The land donation will allow Platte County R-3 School District to address projected short-term needs, as well as prepare for a major long-term need of another high school. The school land will be directly south of a future residential development called Bittersweet Farms, an MD Management property.
“Today’s announcement is significant for the residents of Kansas City’s northland,” said Second District at-large Councilmember Teresa Loar. “Economic development is essential to creating jobs and commerce, but the investment being made today in the Platte County R-3 School District builds a brighter future for generations to come.”
“I want to highlight the tremendous sense of collaboration and cooperation the school district has felt throughout this process,” stated Dr. Mike Reik, Platte County R-3 School District Superintendent, “This is yet another example of community collaboration to maximize amenities and benefits for the Northland.”
For more information or to schedule a media interview, please contact City Communications Director, Chris Hernandez at 816-513-3474 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Laura Hulett, Platte County Schools Communications Director at 816-858-5420 ext. 2104 or email@example.com.
Photo (from left to right): Second District Councilmember Dan Fowler, Jerry Nolte Clay County Presiding Commissioner, Dr. Mike Reik Platte County R-3 School District Superintendent, Second District at-large Councilmember Teresa Loar.