Plans for an empty KC hotel are in the works ahead of the World Cup

Kansas City, Mo. – The FIFA World Cup is bringing excitement to the metro, but it may be speeding up some projects, including one near Arrowhead Stadium. It will host the 2026 World Cup.

The Adam’s Mark Hotel has been vacant since Community Builders of Kansas City acquired it in 2020. The hotel is right across the street from Arrowhead Stadium where the World Cup Games will be played and the developer says it’s time to get the ball rolling.

“We’re going to try to breathe some life back into it,” Kansas City Community Builders President and CEO Emmet Pierson Jr. said.

They’re considering two options when it comes to redeveloping Adam’s Mark Hotel – mixed-income housing or total sports training facilities.

Now, the empty tower is a 378-room hotel. If they go the traditional housing model route – Pierson said they’re thinning that down to 250 units.

The plan is to demo the top four floors and sell them as condos.

“Because it has a spectacular view of the stadium and downtown. It will be for ownership. “Said Pierson,” then we will do the traditional mixed housing community builder is known.”

He said they can also add amenities like a small grocery store.

“More ambitious would be a total sports complex,” says Pierson, “taking care of mind, body, and spirit for future athletes.”

High school athletes looking to play in college or professionally will find support from the basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts to the Olympic pool.

“It’s exciting. one because the community builder is in eastern Jackson county. and often east Jackson county is forgotten,” said Pierson.

Neighbors have not forgotten the empty building.

“Kind of an eyesore,” said Erin Colby.

They hope to see either type of development again.

“Any use, is a good use, at this point, instead of just empty,” said Colby. It’s a great space for kids or families or whatever they decide to do with it.

Pieson hopes to have a plan in place by the end of this year.

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