Kansas City Area Development Council approves $350m ecommerce center
The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) and its partners have approved a $350 million ecommerce center for retailer Urban Outfitters.
The facility will be located on ancillary land at the Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County, Kan. Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters will create up to 2,000 new jobs and approximately $350 million in capital investment in Kansas City, Kan., over the next several years.
The retail leader, founded in 1970, plans to begin construction on the facility this fall, and expects to be operational in early 2022.
“Our priorities in identifying the home for our new omni-channel distribution center focused on people, and it was the quality of the local workforce and the commitment of their representatives in the state that convinced us this is the right place to be,” said Dave Ziel, chief development officer, Urban Outfitters. “This facility will be at the heart of our distribution network, enabling us to support continued digit