Meadowbrook Park Redevelopment
The 136-acre Meadowbrook Park site, previously home to Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club, is located in Prairie Village, Kansas. VanTrust acquired the private club in the Spring of 2010 and worked with community stakeholders including the City of Prairie Village to establish a “Village Vision” for a win-win redevelopment that would have broad community impact and benefit. VanTrust dedicated the majority of the site (±80 acres) to the preservation of public green space in the form of a County-owned regional park. VanTrust applied and qualified the project for a sales tax exemption, and offered the entire proceeds of that exemption to the City of Prairie Village, which in turn fully funded the park, community center, and playground, including pavilion-style picnic shelters.
The balance of the master plan focused on the integration of single-family homes, senior housing, a boutique hotel including 5,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, and a luxury apartment community with a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Amenities include controlled access, a structured parking garage, an on-site clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, scenic walking trails, private dining room for entertaining, outdoor grills, and seating with an outdoor kitchen and community garden.
Meadowbrook Park was awarded the 2020 Capstone Award for community impact, and The Kessler at Meadowbrook was awarded the 2019 Capstone Award for Best Multifamily Development by the Kansas City Business Journal.