Botwin Commercial Development’s mission is to operate under its triple bottom line of financial, social and environmental business practices by providing commercial development appropriate for the neighborhoods it serves and collaborating with local artists in the process.

real estate development consulting

Botwin Commercial Development has focused on complex, mixed-use development in the Greater Kansas City Area for 44 years, providing clients with expert guidance and support for every step in the development process.

Botwin Commercial Development specializes in the following;

  • Strategy Development
  • Market Analysis
  • Highest and Best Use Analysis
  • Financial Valuation and Pro-Forma Projection
  • Financing
  • Neighborhood Engagement
  • Incentives (PIEA, TIF, Urban Renewal, HIstoric Tax Credits, etc..)
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Historic Rehab
  • Construction and Design Management
  • Marketing
  • Leasing
  • Property Management
  • Art (RFP/RFQ Management, Installation, Commission, Collaboration)

Botwin Commercial Development completed its first redevelopment in 1973. The project converted The Waldo Building (500 West 75th Street) into the Waldo-Astoria Dinner Theater.

The development also included retail space and apartments on the top floor. Botwin originally chose the Waldo business district because of its strong practice of inclusion and diversity for all. Today, the Waldo neighborhood remains an eclectic melting pot of cultures, people, food and arts.

Since this first conversion in 1973, Botwin has completed more than 10 development projects. Botwin is proactive in the process and handles all aspects of the project including concepting and team development. Botwin prides itself on always partnering with local Kansas City companies.  

THE ARTHEL BUILDING

1901 MAIN STREET KANSAS CITY, MO 64108

Architect: el dorado architects
Lender: Security Bank
Artist Collaborator: Chris Ferguson
Date of Completion: December 2002                                                                                                                  

The Botwin Building

500 WEST 75TH STREET, KANSAS CITY, MO 64114

Architect: el dorado architects
Builder: Hoffman Cortes
Lender: M&I Bank
Artist Collaborator: Anne Lindberg
Date of Completion: November 2008

THE 1737 main BUILDING

1737 MAIN STREET, KANSAS CITY, MO 64114

Architect: el dorado architects
Builder: Kelley Construction
Lender: Valley View State Bank
Artist Collaborator:  James Woodfill
Date of Completion: July 2003

flex storage facilities

447 SE 29TH STREET, TOPEKA, KS 66605

Architect: el dorado architects
Builder: Kelley Construction
Lender: Central Bank
Artist Collaborator:  James Woodfill
Date of Completion:  September 2004

THE Westmoreland building

334 WEST 75TH STREET, KANSAS CITY, MO 64114

Architect: el dorado architects
Builder: Kelley Construction
Lender: Bank of the West
Artist Collaborator:  James Woodfill
Date of Completion: August 2005

75-waldo

7442 WORNALL ROAD, KANSAS CITY, MO 4114

Architect: ATA Architects, LLC
 Lender: Mutual of Omaha Bank
Date of Completion:  May 2013

7540 WASHINGTON APARTMENTS

7540 WASHINGTON STREET, KANSAS CITY, MO 64114

Architect: el dorado architects
Builder: AL Huber General Contractor
Lender: Housing and Urban Development
Community Partners:  ReDiscover, Project Change, reStart, Will to Succeed Foundation, design+make studio. 
Date of Completion:  October 2015

7509 Penn duplex (Ongoing)

7509 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, KANSAS CITY, MO 64114

Architect: el dorado architects, KSU design+make studio,
Builder: Studio Build
Lender: Equity Bank
Community Partners:  To Be Announced
Expected Date of Completion:  Summer 2017

botwin offices

7441A BROADWAY, KANSAS CITY, MO 64114

Architect: el dorado architects
Builder: Kelley Construction
Lender: Bank of the West
Artist Collaborator:  James Woodfill
Date of Completion:  August 2005

BRIDAL LOFT

504 WEST 75TH STREET, KANSAS CITY, MO 64114

Architect: el dorado architects
Lender:  Union Bank
Date of Completion:  February 2004                                                                                                         

Bar natasha

1911 MAIN STREET, KANSAS CITY, MO 64108

Architect: el dorado architects
Date of Completion: December 2002

working spaces

1901 BROADWAY, KANSAS CITY, MO 64108

Architect: el dorado architects
Builder: Kelley Construction                                                                                           Lender: Security Bank
Artist Collaborator: Chris Ferguson
Date of Completion: December 2002

THE 1737 MAIN BUILDING

1737 MAIN STREET, KANSAS CITY, MO 64114

Architect: el dorado architects
Builder: Kelley Construction
Lender: Valley View State Bank
Date of Completion: July 2003

 

MOVING IN MOVING OUT

site specific installations and collaborations, 2004, Marcie Miller Gross, Miles Neidinger, Jordan Nickel, Mike Sinclair, James Woodfill, Topeka, KS, curated by Hesse McGraw, essay by Hesse McGraw

Tri-lux

lighting, steel, AM radio, 2005, James Woodfill, Kansas City, MO

Slips and shifts

custom glazing, dual layer ceramic frit, 2008, Anne Lindberg, Kansas City, MO                                                                                                                                                                                             

durolux

lighting, steel, movement, 2005, James Woodfill, Kansas City, MO