By Madelyn Johnson
A New Generation of Office Space
One of the biggest trends in the office sector as of late; "Coworking" is a style of work that involves shared work spaces and promotes independent office activity.
Kansas City is not immune to the rapidly spreading concept. As the city continues to be a hot spot for Millennials to work and play, perceptions of the nine to five are changing. Almost 40 percent of the generation is involved in freelance work, which allows for innovative opportunities and the freedom to work wherever. As the largest generation ever begins the cycle of entering the workforce, the economic landscape of office real estate will change.
The Future has Arrived in Kansas City
Kansas City will soon be home to the largest coworking space in the world thanks to Sustainable Development Partners-Kansas City and their partnership with Plexpod, a Lenexa based Coworking community. This project, Westport Commons, will involve the rehabilitation of 360,000 square feet of historic school buildings to include a massive Coworking space. Plexpod has begun accepting applications for office space and expects Phase One of the facility to be complete by the end of 2016.
Currently, Plexpod is operating a Coworking facility in Lenexa where members can enjoy the use of conference rooms, game rooms, a cafe, a barber shop and much more, all in one building. Lenexa Plexpod acts as an incubator for creative companies and start-ups by offering a wide price range of facility memberships.
For more information on Coworking, please read the articles we've referenced in this post:
Millennials Going to Kansas City, to Live and Work
Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce
Prepare for the Millennial Migration, Says USC
Development Group Announces Worlds Largest Coworking Facility
Historical Building Highlight: Westport Commons
Did we leave anything out? What do you think of Coworking?