Marketing agency Sullivan Higdon & Sink announced it will move from the Crossroads Arts District to Westport in November 2019.
“We’ve outgrown our space,” said Ali Mahaffy, SHS co-CEO. “But calling an iconic Kansas City neighborhood home was important to everyone in the agency. Westport’s unique personality and convenience make the area a perfect fit for us.”
The firm has grown from 87 employees in 2015 to 124 in 2018 and expects to have 140 when it moves. It will increase its footprint from 26,000 square feet to 42,000 square feet.
A key factor in the move: parking. Its new space at the Manor Square building, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave., offers garage parking for all employees.
SHS enlisted Kansas City architecture firm Odimo to design the new space. Renovations will take place starting in January as part of the larger Manor Square development.
The proposed $75 million West Port Terrace at Manor Square project includes apartments around Char Bar on Pennsylvania Avenue and a nine-story building on Mill Street that would feature lofts and a 120-room boutique hotel. The plan also calls for a public park with green space atop the existing parking garage.
SHS, founded in 1998, serves animal health and food clients such as Sonic Drive-In, Merck Animal Health, Cargill, Bayer Animal Health and Seaboard Foods.
The company moved to its current location just off Southwest Boulevard in 2005.