Historic Building at 2100 Grand Slated for Renovation

The building at 2100 Grand opened in 1911 as the Parke-Davis Chemical Co. offices. (Photo from City Landmark Commission)

A six-story building at 2100 Grand that opened in 1911 is slated to be renovated into offices, a spa and 13 short-term rental units, according to a city application.

The redevelopment plan includes a potential coffee shop on the main floor along the Grand viaduct with a spa and dental/medical spaces on the next two floors. The upper three levels would be converted to AirBNB units.

The project, which is being developed by Dr. Farid Namin, according to city documents, ultimately could include the addition of a penthouse event space, bringing the height to seven stories.

The project is scheduled to be considered by the City Plan Commission today. The construction timetable depends on obtaining the necessary city permits, according to a representative for the developer.

The developer ultimately plans to convert the vacant building immediately to the south at 2110 Grand into an event space. The buildings are across Grand from the Western Auto condominiums.

2100 Grand is along the Grand viaduct across from the Western Auto building.

Don’t miss any downtown news, sign up for our weekly CityScene KC email review here.


  1. I live in Western Auto and I’ve been watching them work on this building (and the one south of it) off and on for over 2 years. Glad to finally see something definitive happening with it. We got a notice in the mail about a community meeting that’s happening today but I don’t think I’ll be able to go. This street needs more life at this end, but I also wish Grand the actual street would get redeveloped down here to calm traffic and make it more pedestrian-friendly. Maybe this will help that effort. (I have this big idea of narrowing it to one lane both ways, adding a median with trees, and widening the sidewalks. Don’t think that’s ever gonna happen, haha.)

Comments are closed.