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New commercial development coming to 21st and Maize Road

Wednesday, February 17 2010 12:00 AM

WICHITA — There’s a new development coming near the southwest corner of 21st and Maize Road behind Bank of the West.

A group of as-of-yet unnamed developers are purchasing the former New Medical Health Care building, razing it and building a new 10,000-square-foot center for retail and restaurant space.

Last year, New Medical moved to 21st and Ridge Road by Braum’s.

The new development group will have a total of almost three acres and may build a second phase for offices.

There will be access to the development from both 21st Street and Maize Road, “which makes this an extremely attractive property,” says Cory Harkleroad, managing director of KW Commercial.

Harkleroad is handling the sale of the property and has already landed two tenants.

The locally owned Taco Shop will add a site there, and Harkleroad says there’s a national breakfast company that will move there as well.

A source says that restaurant is IHop, but Harkleroad will not confirm that’s the one.

There are letters of intent for more than 70 percent of the center.

That leaves 2,960 square feet to lease, which Harkleroad says can be used by a sole tenant or divided.

He says tenants hope to be in no later than September.

Harkleroad is feeling positive about the development.

Since 21st and Maize is “one of the busiest intersections in Wichita,” he says, it’s “very viable space.”

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