Belton, Mo. — Christie Development has broken ground on the $63 million second phase of construction for Belton Gateway in Belton, about 20 miles south of Kansas City.
The retail property consists of more than 182,000 square feet of developable space. Infrastructure, pad site preparation and road reconstruction are underway, with the first restaurant slated to open later this year and five new retailers set to open in early 2018.
The future home of Kneaders Bakery is under construction on the southeast corner of the 47-acre, $136 million mixed-use development. Ross Dress for Less, Marshalls, Party City, Petco and Five Below will also open at the property.
Phase I construction included a 58,000-square-foot Academy Sports + Outdoors, a 55,000-square-foot Hobby Lobby and two multiple-tenant retail buildings that are home to Belton Family Dental Care, Fazoli’s and Cricket Wireless.