The lightwell building, formerly known as City Center Square, is a 30- story Class A office tower in the heart of downtown Kansas City. In early 2019 Somera Road purchased City Center Square with plans to renovate the outdated, yet iconic building. With the help of AREA Real Estate Advisors, the vision of adding high-end amenities and finishes came to life, creating a destination for tech companies and marketing firms on a grand scale.
The nearly $20 million renovation was substantially completed in early 2021. A central stairwell with new skylights connects the first two floors, the inspiration for the building’s name. The office tower now offers a state-of-the-art conference center, hospitality-style lobby & common areas, a private tenant lounge with pool table, a first class fitness facility and a contemporary art gallery & event space. The 29th & 30th floors have been reopened as a 15,000 SF suite with unmatched skyline views.
Amenities, location, proximity to transportation and ample parking set lightwell apart, giving the ability to attract top talent. The office tower’s 657,707 square feet are 60% leased. New tenants to lightwell include Wework, BacklotCars, PayIt, and KC Tech Council.
The lightwell has 180,000 SF of contiguous space available, which is the largest in downtown Kansas City.