Crews to officially break ground on Two Light apartment complex in downtown KC

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Monday for the luxury Two Light Apartments in downtown Kansas City.

Construction actually started last month, but the official ceremony is set for Monday at noon and is expected to last until 1 p.m.

The $105-million project was accelerated because of the high demand of people wanting to live in the first building, One Light, at 13th and Walnut.

"We saw so much demand and the velocity of leasing was so fast on one light that we decided to put forth quickly on two light and the plan is to accelerate three and four as well," KC Power & Light executive director Nick Benjamin said.

When complete, Two Light will be a 24-story building with 300 units.The complex is expected to open in 2018.

A designer's rendering shows the what the proposed construction project will look like upon completion.