Historic Town Pavilion Building Underway with Major Improvements and Upgrades
(Kansas City, Missouri) Copaken Brooks is excited to announce in continuing its evolution and change, Town Pavilion is receiving a multi-million-dollar common area transformation that started on December 7th, 2020. The 34-story skyscraper will receive major improvements and upgrades by its completion in June 2021.
Improvements will dramatically transform the building’s rotunda, lobby, and common areas with the addition of a staffed concierge center, upgraded retail storefronts, art driven video walls, museum like artwork established throughout the first floor and upgraded security features and equipment. Office and retail spaces are being redefined to enhance Town Pavilion’s legacy as the premier downtown destination providing a home for innovative businesses and retailers to support the growing demand for downtown space.
“We’ve been planning and working toward these upgrades for several years, so we’re more than excited to be underway,” said Jon Copaken, Principal at Copaken Brooks. “The objective is to make the lobby have art-like museum qualities to enhance its function as a Class A office entry. These improvements will continue making Town Pavilion Kansas City’s premiere Class A office destination.”
In addition to the aesthetic improvements and new finishes more attune to a modern office setting – which will incorporate exposed concrete, bright white walls, and natural wood tones – security turnstiles with visitor management system will be installed to elevate the building beyond current Class A office standards.
“There is an undeniable energy along the streetcar line in the heart of Kansas City. The modernization and innovative changes to the building will allow for a one-of-a-kind tenant experience focused on employers, employees, and visitors,” said Ryan Biery, Senior Vice President of Leasing at Copaken Brooks. “It positions Town Pavilion as the place to be for the next generation of office users in the heart of Downtown.”
Art will be exhibited on a regular basis throughout the rotunda/lobby area, and a staffed concierge desk will provide both a warm welcome to visitors and more security for occupants. Retail tenants will remain open during the renovation.
Burns and McDonnell is the design firm behind the building’s renovations. “New edges, forms and shapes will sweep through the first floor of the Town Pavilion, announcing that something new has arrived with a cohesive simplicity that unites from space to space, north to south, Main Street to Walnut,” said Trevor Hoiland, Lead Designer at Burns and McDonnell. “Cost effective materials have been chosen with durability and timelessness in mind, but how they are carved and sculpted add beauty and a new life to this iconic building on the skyline of Kansas City.”
JE Dunn is serving as general contractor on the project while AVI Systems will install the updated audio and visual equipment.
Located on the northeast corner of 12th and Main streets in downtown Kansas City, Town Pavilion is the largest multi-tenant office building in Kansas City.