Kansas City’s reputation as a haven for small business and entrepreneurs is getting attention from companies offering coworking office space. Level Office of Chicago is the latest to join the parade.
Level Office bought an eight-story building at 1301 Oak St. on March 9 and will renovate it for use as modern and affordable workspace.
“We are impressed by Kansas City’s supportive environment for small businesses,” Level Office founder Bill Bennett said in a release. “The city’s strong economic growth and diverse, creative community make it an ideal place for Level Office members to work.”
Other companies have been alert to Kansas City’s small business activity. Plexpod Westport Commons, iWerx and Edison Spaces just opened locally, and global WeWork is preparing a Crossroads facility for a summer opening.
The Level Office building will include private offices and communal lounge areas. It will also feature an expresso bar, direct fiber internet, local beer on tap and on-site administrative support. The company intends to offer high-caliber amenities at budget-friendly prices, according to Bennett.
Renovation plans are underway at the 44,860-square-foot building, which was built in 1940. Level Office is pre-leasing offices and currently selling coworking memberships.