NorthPoint Development to break ground next year on Fairfax project in Kansas City, Kan.

NorthPoint Development, a growing player in local industrial real estate and development, wants to attract new manufacturing opportunities to the 80-acre site of the old General Motors Fairfax plant that was demolished in 1987.

The firm has an agreement with a federal agency and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County to acquire the property near the current General Motors Fairfax plant. Should the environmental and engineering review prove satisfactory, that transaction will close by summer and construction could begin this fall.

The redevelopment plan calls for up to 1 million square-feet of industrial space to be built in four or five projects valued at about $40 million. When fully built-out over six- to 10 years, what’s being called the Central Industrial Park is projected to create about 2,000 jobs…

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