Luxury high-rise One Light’s success in securing residents leads to plans for Two Light

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The One Light Tower won't even open until this fall, but already the leasing is going well enough that Cordish announced a new tower called Two Light just a few blocks away.

The buildings will be similar in size, with Two Light being slightly larger. It will be located in what is currently a parking lot at Truman and Walnut.

The project will cost about $105 million and it will have about 300 apartments.

There are two more luxury high-rise apartment buildings planned for the Power and Light District as well, but those details haven't been released.

The new building would have covered up the mural that faces Truman Road, so that mural will be moved to the north side of Two-Light and it will be visible to the Power and Light District.

Nick Benjamin, is with Cordish, and he says the popularity of One Light and the announcement of Two Light shows Kansas City's downtown is becoming more vibrant.

"Just the overall depth of demand for interest in downtown living, where we feel strongly there's a market for Two Light and we're optimistic about the continued growth of the market for future residential downtown towers as well," said Benjamin.

Benjamin says interest has not only been from young professionals, but from empty nesters who want to be able to walk outside to entertainment and arts centers in downtown without facing traffic.

Since the building will be taking up valuable parking space- FOX 4 asked Benjamin what people can expect to see to make up for the loss.

He says the garage built into Two Light will have 499 spaces, 390 of those are for residents, and the others will be mixed-use for the building and for guests coming into downtown.