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Project Spotlight: Edison District

Updated: Jan 6

Helping to Revitalize Downtown Overland Park


The Edison District Building is located in the heart of downtown Overland Park, KS. This is the first new office building built in Downtown Overland Park in decades and has become one of the cornerstones to the revitalization of this area alongside several multifamily developments.


Nexus 5 Group was introduced to Matt Druten of Overland Park Real Estate by Tim Schafer of Area Real Estate, the broker for these projects. Tim had experienced Nexus 5 Group on several other projects and knew that we would be a great fit for these projects.

Ultimately, Matt Druten selected Nexus 5 Group as the general contractor for the new world headquarters for MMGY Global and Wellington Experience. Both companies relocated to the Edison District from other parts of the Kansas City Metro. Both projects were built at the same time and were completed on time and on budget during the most uncertain time of the pandemic.


These projects started construction in mid-March 2020, Wellington Experience was completed by July 1st and MMGY was completed by August 1st on time and on budget.


Special thanks to the architectural team from Gastinger Walker Architects and to our great team of subcontractors. Without these great team members being flexible during the pandemic, these projects would not have been completed on time.




Project Details


Building: Edison District, 7309 West 80th Street, Overland Park, KS


Client: Overland Park Real Estate, Matt Druten


Referrer: Area Real Estate, Tim Schafer


Architect: Gastinger Walker Architects, Kasha Rios & Emily Priest


Tenants:

MMGY Global 30,000sf, 5th floor and 30% of the 4th Floor

Wellington Experience 13,000sf, 50% of the 3rd Floor


Project Schedule: MMGY (4 Month Schedule), Wellington Experience (3 Month Schedule)


Result: Both projects were completed on time and on budget during Covid pandemic.


Subcontractors – Big T Drywall, M&S Electric, Nexus 5 Group – Mechanical Division, Plumbing Plus, General Fire Sprinkler, B&R Environmental, Kansas Asphalt, Builders Steel, Specialty Cabinets, WestPro Construction, Duranotic Door, Performance Glass, Precision Cutting & Coring, Great Plains Tile, Professional Grid Systems, Evergreen Flooring, Dayco Painting, Innerworks, Energize Electronics




Edison District, Matt Druten, Owners Representative – “As developers we have worked with a lot of contractors in Kansas City. Nexus 5 has always delivered in the areas that we consider the most important: quality, timing, and budget. During 2020 we also had another challenge, the pandemic. Nexus 5 showed their willingness to partner on a new level and we were able to manage a challenging situation and come out on top”.

MMGY, Craig Compagnone, Chief Operating Officer – “Nexus 5 was a great partner to work with in the building of our new global headquarters. The team’s professionalism, willingness to listen and ability to deliver on-time made the process of turning design into reality seamless.”

Wellington, Leslie Dickerson, Director of Operations – “Nexus 5 Group was a valued partner in executing our project. They navigated the construction process proactively, actively communicated, upheld high standard of work product and accommodated our needs along the way.”

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