Recent Developments



Kansas Bioscience Park

Located just east of Kansas Highway 7 on College Boulevard on 92 acres of rolling, wooded land, Kansas Bioscience Park positions Olathe as a major presence in the bioscience field. The park is home to the Kansas State University Olathe Campus with its Institute for Animal Health and Food Safety and the Kansas Bioscience Authority and its Venture Accelerator. This unique research and office park provides a powerful mix of deep academic research resources, tremendous industrial strength, and personalized business assistance. For more information visit and

Projects Underway


CompanyWhereproject typesizejobs/investmentinformation

TransAm Financial Services

169 HighwayOffice30,000 sf184 new jobs, relocating 50 existing employees

Construction will begin soon on an office building

Will relocate employees from existing facility at 159th Street & 169 Highway for Financial Services Division of TransAm Trucking




  • Location:  K-10 & K-7
  • Project Type:  Warehouse expansion
  • Size:  115,000 sf total addition
  • Jobs/Investment:  $14 million
  • Information:  44,000 sf of warehouse space, 68,000 sf of freezer space and a 3,000 sf office addition; Construction continues

Grayson Enterprises

  • Location:  Deerfield Business Park
  • Project Type:  Manufacturing / Warehouse space
  • Size:  27,000 sf
  • Jobs/Investment:  $2.5 million
  • Information:   Local developer completing a facility for a client consolidating locations

Gunze Plastics & Engineering

  • Location:  S. Hamilton Circle in Deerfield Business Park
  • Project Type:  Manufacturing expansion
  • Size:  33,530 sf addition to existing 87,000 sf facility
  • Job/Investment:  $19 million 16 new jobs
  • Information:  Large equipment investment in the addition; Construction underway expected early 2015 completion

Custom Store Fronts

  • Location:  Old 56 Highway & Robinson
  • Project Type:  Warehouse
  • Size: 19,500 sf
  • Job/Investment:  $1.6 million 13 new jobs
  • Information:  Adding additional building (adjacent to the company's) existing 32,500 sf facility;  Construction underway

NorthPoint Development

  • Location:  I-35 & 119th Street area
  • Project Type:  Warehouse / Distribution
  • Size: 240,000 sf facility
  • Job/Investment:  To be determined
  • Information:  Currently remodeling the south Benchmark facility for warehouse and distribution users

Elecsys Corporation

  • Location:  KC Road Business Park, KC Road & Mart-Way
  • Project Type:  Warehouse / engineering space
  • Size:  25,000 sf addition on existing 60,000 sf facility
  • Job/Investment:  137 employees currently will add up to 74 employees over 10 years;  $2.875 million investment
  • Information:  Constructing an addition onto the existing facility for additional warehouse/distribution and engineering space



Tractor Supply

  • Location:  159th & 169 Highway
  • Project Type:  Retail
  • Size:  20,179 sf
  • Information:  Construction complete and new store is open

Tom & Chee

  • Location:  119th Street & Black Bob
  • Project Type:  Restaurant
  • Size:  2.000 sf
  • Information:  Construction underway to remodel existing space in the Olathe Pointe Shopping Center;  Expected late 2014 opening

Payless Discount Foods

  • Location:  135th & Mur-Len
  • Project Type:  Retail
  • Size:  68,000 sf
  • Information:  Took over former Price Chopper space in the Crossroads Shopping Center;  No-frills grocery concept

Furniture Mall of Kansas

  • Location:  119th & I-35 area, former Benchmark facility
  • Project Type:  Retail
  • Size:  161,000 sf
  • Information:  Will remodel the north building of the former Benchmark facilities;  $9.3 million investment

The 180 Room by Oklahoma Joe’s

  • Location:  119th & Strang Line Road
  • Project Type:  Event space / retail
  • Size:  4,000 sf
  • Information:  Event space nearing completion next to the restaurant;  Will hold up to 80  

Olathe Pointe Shopping Center:  Whole Foods & Natural Grocers

  • Location:  119th & Black Bob, SEC
  • Project Type:  New store; Remodel of existing space  
  • Size:  86,000 sf being added for additional tenants;  33,000 sf Whole Foods;  10,000 sf
  • Information:  A new building is under construction in Olathe Point shopping center;  Construction continues on the Whole Foods and additional space; Now open - Natural Grocers remodeled space in the center section of the center  including a former restaurant and retail space, directly behind the Bank of America location.





Sunnybrook Dental Office

  • Location: College Boulevard, just west of Lone Elm
  • Project Type:  Professional office
  • Size: 5,296 sf
  • Job/Investment:  $2 million
  • Information:  Construction complete and the facility is now open

KVC / Ball Conference Center

  • Location: 151st Street, Olathe Medical Campus
  • Project Type:  Professional office/event space
  • Size:  525,000 sf addition to the existing 41,600 sf facility
  • Job/Investment:  $6 million
  • Information:  Adding additional office and event space; Under construction expected April 2015 completion

Olathe Medical Center & Park — Hospice House

  • Location: 151st Street & I-35
  • Project Type:  New facility
  • Size:  11,100 sf facility with 6-8 bed capacity initially with plans to expand to 32
  • Job/Investment:  $3.7 million
  • Information:  Construction nearly complete;  Ribbon cutting planned for mid-September

Embassy Suites Heart of America Group

  • Room:  200 Rooms / 10 stories; Meeting space for 750+
  • Investment:  $51 million
  • Project Type:  New
  • Size:  175,000 sf hotel 22,000 sf, 200 room and conference center space
  • Location:  K-10 & Ridgeview
  • Additional Information:  Currently under construction;  Expected opening mid- 2015

Mainstreet Assisted Living

  • Investment:  $16.1 million
  • Employees:  100 employees
  • Project Type:  New
  • Size:  66,500 sf / 100 beds on 6 acres
  • Location:  NEC Lone Elm & 151st Street
  • Additional Information:  Skilled nursing and assisted living facility;  Construction underway

Springstone Rehabilitation

  • Investment:  $13.5 million
  • Employees:  150-200 employees
  • Project Type:  New
  • Size:  51,100 sf on 7 acres
  • Location:  SEC 133rd Street & Arapahoe Dr.
  • Additional Information:  Inpatient facility for the treatment of behavioral health and addiction issues;  Construction underway

Children's Lighthouse

  • Investment:  $2 million
  • Project Type:  New
  • Size:  10,200 sf
  • Location:  135th Street & Arapahoe, Greenwood Shopping Center
  • Additional Information:  Children's learning center;  Now open

Johnson County Courthouse Remodel 4th Floor

  • Investment:  $3.5 million investment
  • Project Type:  Remodel
  • Size:  4th Floor of current courthouse
  • Location:  Downtown Olathe
  • Additional Information:  Constructionbeganupon completion of the Judicial annex;  Will remodel space for the DA's office

Olathe Community Center

  • Investment:  $23 million investment
  • Project Type:  New community center
  • Size:  73,000 sf
  • Location:  KC Road & Ridgeview Road
  • Additional Information:  Will include a swimming pool;  Now open