Ohio developer will enter KC market with upcoming Northland apartment communities

Upcoming apartment and single-family residential projects are set to fill in multiple prime properties in Kansas City’s Northland.

Two such projects will mark an Independence, Ohio, developer’s first foray into the Kansas City market. Redwood Living Inc. in the near future looks to start work on Redwood Tiffany Springs, a 178-unit multifamily community running through a triangle-shaped site bounded by NW Tiffany Springs Parkway, NW Skyview Avenue and N. Ambassador Drive.

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Redwood Living, of Independence, Ohio, focuses on single-story, two-bedroom apartment neighborhoods.

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Redwood Tiffany Springs includes 166 multifamily and 12 duplex residences throughout 36 single-story buildings, according to final plans approved in March 2022. The developer looks to meet what it described as a local shortage of empty-nester housing with predominantly two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments that include private attached garages, Chief Acquisitions Officer Richard Batt said.

The apartment community now is undergoing engineering reviews with Kansas City, with groundbreaking targeted between the fall and early 2024, Batt said. The project will be split into two construction phases, respectively with 114 and 64 units. Its approved plans list a phase-one construction window between November and July 2025, with phase two between June 2025 and August 2026.

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Redwood Living could break ground on the first phase of the Redwood Tiffany Springs community between fall 2023 and early 2024.

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Redwood Tiffany Springs would bring the first among what Batt said potentially could become several thousand residences his group could develop over time throughout the metro area, joining about 20,000 units in its existing portfolio, predominantly across the Midwest.

Not long after its Tiffany Springs project begins, the developer looks to kick off a second Northland community, Redwood on North Brighton, with 292 residences on 52 acres at 5800 N. Brighton Ave. Plans approved in April depict 258 multifamily units and 34 duplexes in 67 single-story buildings.

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Redwood Tiffany Springs is planned as one of Redwood Living’s initial two residential projects in the Kansas City metro.

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“We have looked at the Northland pretty heavily,” Batt said. “Between the airport and other new housing going on in the area, it’s an area primed for growth.”

Redwood between March and April acquired the two Northland properties, plus two more multifamily sites in suburban Jackson County — a 27.2-acre property northwest of Missouri Route 7 and SW Wyatt Road in Blue Springs, and 45 acres southwest of E R D Mize Road and S. Jackson Drive in Independence. Newmark Zimmer represented the developer in its transactions with the various sellers.

South of the future Redwood Tiffany Springs project, on the same 119.1-acre triangular property, is The Landing at Tiffany Springs. The 276-unit apartment community was completed in 2018 and in 2020 sold to an affiliate of A&C Ventures Inc., of Sonoma, California.

And, to the north, the city earlier this year approved a preliminary plat and street plan for Tiffany Trails, a 61.85-acre subdivision with 262 lots for detached single-family homes proposed by Amherst, of Austin, Texas.

The Redwood and Amherst developments join a range of projects poised to deliver thousands of new residences in the Northland in coming years — including within the Twin Creeks Village and Tiffany Greens master plans, plus future office conversions and new construction by Foutch Brothers LLC.


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