Former Great Mall site in Olathe to be called 'Mentum', a $300M mixed-use development

KMBZ News Staff
October 16, 2018 - 5:57 pm

Olathe, KS - A developer had revealed a $300 millon plan and a name - Mentum - for the site of the former Great Mall of the Great Plains.

Woodbury Corporation, a Salt Lake City-based developer, announced in a release Tuesday its plans for a mixed-use development at the location near 151st Street and Interstate 35 in Olathe.

The company chose the name Mentum for its project.

The plans include an active and progressive mixed-use environment and are expected to include about 250,000 square feet of entertainment, retail and restaurants, 200,000 square feet of office and medical office space.

Additionally, Mentum will offer living spaces, including approximately 300 multifamily apartments and two hotels.

The company said plans for the development are still being made, but several entertainment-focused anchors are being considered, including a 4,000-seat arena and ice center, an interactive golf facility, a cinema complex and a fitness center.

“We enjoyed building relationships with our Kansas City partners over the years, and we’re excited about this new opportunity to continue our work in the area,” said Josh Woodbury, vice president of acquisitions for Woodbury Corporation. “We feel that when completed, Mentum will be a great amenity not only for the local community of Olathe, but for the whole state of Kansas as well.”

The Great Mall of the Great Plains closed in 2015 after the mall failed to attract enough shoppers.

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