Renderings Show First Look at Mixed-use 47th, Broadway Redevelopment
There’s movement at Saddle Creek Crossing, the longtime retail center at 47th and Broadway that used to be known as South City Center.
Jeff Lange and his Triple Crown Realty Trust plan to complete a major remodel of the entire shopping center that was anchored by a Kmart until it left the 86,000-square-foot building in 2017.
Until now, the deteriorating space has sat vacant.
Work has started on a new plasma donation center at the old Kmart space built in 1976. A $1.4 million building permit was pulled recently by Mattcon General Contractors Inc. for a commercial alteration at 4830 S. Broadway. Notice of the permit will appear in the next weekly edition of the Wichita Business Journal.
Lange’s company bought the property in 2015 in an effort to revitalize an area of town that until now has mostly been left untouched by developers. His company has similar efforts in other areas of south Wichita, including the mixed-use development known as Steeple Bay at Seneca and I-235.
The group rebranded the site on the southeast corner of 47th and Broadway as Saddle Creek Crossing, which also includes a Carlos O’Kelly’s, Dollar Tree and Godfather’s Pizza, the last remaining in Wichita.
CSL Plasma is remodeling 11,000 square feet at the south end of the old Kmart building, said Jeff Lowrance, business development manager for Lange Real Estate. That work should be complete sometime in November, he said. Renderings show plans for several more retail spaces in the building. A Burger King will go in a space directly north of the Kmart building. Christi Royse, Austin Swisher and Krista Lowry-Racine of J.P. Weigand & Sons are marketing the Kmart building and another 4,500-square-foot retail space with a drive-thru available off 47th Street.
Once those lots are sold, Lowrance said exterior remodel work will begin on the old Kmart.
“We feel like this property is an investment in this community,” Lowrance said in an email.
Written by: Shelby Reynolds – Reporter