Today’s blog will tell you about the planned renovation changes for the northwest corner of 85th and Wornall in Waldo—where the Price Chopper is located. This shopping area (“Wornall Village Shopping Center”) has been looking a bit shabby and run down over the years, and I’m excited share the news about the renovation!
The Tutera Group, along with Nolte and Associates are planning to refresh this strip mall and hope to make it more pedestrian friendly. The biggest change sounds like it will be the remodeled Price Chopper store—a total inside renovation, plus moving the truck delivery area to the northwest corner of the building. The entire front of the building will have new lettering, colors, masonry and framing. New sidewalks will be installed along Wornall and W 84th St. The Tutera Group wants to attract more retail businesses and ‘a better tenant mix’ for this area…hopefully some locally owned shops and restaurants.
Now that the plans are drawn up, the next step is working with KCMO on the permit process and other details; if all runs according to plan, work will start in the fall of this year and be completed in Spring 2019. According to the developers, this project is a ten million dollar investment for Waldo—and will definitely make this corner more attractive to residents and shoppers. Price Chopper plans to remain open during the renovation.