Kansas City, Mo. (July 25, 2017) – Construction is set to begin in August for Saving Sight’s Northland expansion into the former Equity Plaza office building at 10560 NW Ambassador Drive in Kansas City, Platte County. The acquisition of the majority of Equity Plaza building was completed in July and will give the non-profit ocular services provider 18,094 square feet of commercial office space.
Set for completion in late in 2018, the building renovation will feature an open floor plan and other features to enhance collaboration, as well a clean room lab environment for tissue processing. Firms involved in Saving Sight’s new headquarters project include Development Initiatives, Centric Projects, and Clockwork Architecture and Design.
Saving Sight employs 38 of its 87 staff members at its current Kansas City headquarters. As one of the nation’s leading providers of corneal tissue for transplantation, Saving Sight helped to restore sight to 2,950 individuals last year. While the organization has four additional satellite offices throughout Missouri and Illinois, most of its administrative business divisions and all laboratory processing occurs at the Kansas City home office.
Alicia Stephens, Executive Director of the Platte County Economic Development Council, said “We are pleased to share news of Saving Sight’s expansion in Platte County. The growth and redevelopment taking place along Ambassador Drive are a testament to Platte County’s pro-business environment and excellent location. We welcome Saving Sight to the neighborhood.”
About Saving Sight
Saving Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to change lives by saving sight. Founded in 1960, Saving Sight has grown to become one of the nation’s leading eye banks and is focused on providing innovative solutions to its clinical partners. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Saving Sight facilitates eye donation in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois, impacting the lives of those both near and far through transplantation.
For additional information: Annie Kuhl, Chief Communications Officer, 314.584.1710