New Northland Costco to spur on Twin Creeks Development

PCEDC StaffNews

An exciting development was announced this morning that will spur on the development of the Twin Creeks KC area in Platte County.

2nd District Kansas City Councilmember Dan Fowler led the announcement today for the City of Kansas City, MO that wholesale giant Costco would be building a new location in the Northland. The new store will be located at the northeast corner of N. Platte Purchase Drive & NW 88th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

“Kansas City promised our residents our investment in the Northland’s water and sewer infrastructure would bring growth to this region,” said Councilmember Fowler. “We are pleased to deliver on that promise today with the announcement of the opening of Costco, and the added economic benefits for our community and our schools.”

Developed by MD Management, the retail area encompasses all four corners of the intersection of 152 Highway and N. Platte Purchase Drive. MD Management is also gifting approximately 80 acres of land to Platte County R-3 School District for two future schools. The land donation will allow the district to address projected short-term needs, as well as prepare for a major long-term need of another high school.

Platte County Economic Development Council’s Executive Director, Alicia Stephens, said the news was fantastic for Platte County as it will lead the growth in the Twin Creeks KC area. “This is a win-win situation for Platte County,” she said. “in addition to the added development and investment this news brings, the impact this will have on the Platte County R-3 School District is significant to the future growth of our county.”

Dr. Mike Reik, Platte County R-3 School District Superintendent

“Today’s announcement is significant for the residents of Kansas City’s Northland,” said Second District at-large Councilmember Teresa Loar. “Economic development is essential to creating jobs and commerce, but the investment being made today in the Platte County R-3 School District builds a brighter future for generations to come.”

“I want to highlight the tremendous sense of collaboration and cooperation the school district has felt throughout this process,” stated Dr. Mike Reik, Platte County R-3 School District Superintendent, “This is yet another example of community collaboration to maximize amenities and benefits for the Northland.”