Clark Investment Group to build new 5,500-square-foot office at the Waterfront

WICHITA — There’s a more personal element to the new 4.3 acre development that developers Steve Clark and Johnny Stevens are bringing to the Waterfront at 13th and Webb Road.

In addition to the new 2-story office building that will be between Andover State Bank and Chester’s Chophouse & Wine Bar, along with a new restaurant pad site just north of Chester’s, Clark is building a new office for himself.

His Clark Investment Group headquarters currently is in 2,500 square feet near 13th and Rock Road in the Polo Club Office Park, which Clark and Stevens built in 1990.

“We’ve been here a long time,” Clark says. “Our space is not adequate for us these days.”

His new office will be a 5,500-square-foot, single-story building that will be north of where the new 2-story building will be.

“It’ll have a nice patio in the back that kind of runs right up to the lake,” says Clark’s son, Stephen Clark II, who is managing the development of the 4.3 acres.

Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture designed the building along with the 24,000-square-foot 2-story building.

“They’ll look like the Waterfront design standards,” Stephen Clark says, “which is . . . brick, stone and stucco.”

The Clarks previously said they’re talking to a couple of major tenants who want the 2-story space.

Stephen Clark says the existing office space at the Waterfront is full and that there has not been much new Class A office space that’s been built in Wichita in recent years. When announcing the 2-story building last week, he said said business owners “want a location that’s going to last many years, and I think we’ve established the Waterfront is that kind of location.”

Stephen Clark says they’re not yet talking to any restaurants for the pad site.

Construction likely will begin in the next three or fourth months, and the buildings will be ready in the first or second quarter of 2013.

The new 4.3 acre development isn’t all that’s happening at the Waterfront. Look for more news soon.