Faux grass lining the walls. Neon signs. A mix of vintage and contemporary stylings.
Plexpod’s Eric Milner was initially skeptical of plans for a jungle theme in one of the co-working space’s enclaves — quirky seating areas tucked between offices and amenities at the new River Market location.
“It really panned out though. Stephanie [Medina] and the rest of the team have this really cool, creative eye. I’m always blown away by what they come up with,” said Milner, Plexpod community manager for River Market and Crossroads.
The fourth Plexpod location in Kansas City, the 22-office River Market space opened in April with members already beginning to create their own workplaces inside, he said. The space itself comes with a different character among Plexpod’s other metro offerings, added Kelsey Creed, Plexpod community connector.
“Each of our locations is very unique in vibe,” Creed said. “We tell our members to pick and choose which fits their model best, which is their ideal workplace.”
River Market offers traditional coworking, offices for teams of one to 10, two large conference rooms and a fitness gym for members.
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Click here to read Plexpod’s fall announcement of the River Market location along the KC Streetcar line.
Plexpod already operates coworking communities in Lenexa, the Crossroads Arts District and Midtown (its Westport Commons space). River Market is expected help Plexpod continue growing memberships across its coworking community network, since members gain access to all four spaces.
Filling the first two floors of 510 Delaware, the River Market space is the smallest Plexpod coworking site to date — but is expected to be more conducive to community events with a large next-door courtyard and stage.
The popular jungle-themed enclave features a view of Kansas City’s skyline from the perspective of a south-facing view, an uncommon look at the city that will be expanded as more windows are opened up along the building’s southern exterior wall.
“There’s a sense of discovery at every Plexpod location,” Milner said. “[Plexpod founder] Gerald [Smith] has been really intentional about that.”
The 8,000-square-foot space is still weeks away from full operation, he acknowledged, but the amount of work completed since the location was announced in the fall is astounding.
“We’ve had people interested in the space since November,” Milner said. “It’s been kind of a funny progression — as we’ve been touring the past few months — to see the evolution of people really starting to understand what we have planned here.”