Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America to move to new east-side headquarters

WICHITA — Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America will have a new corporate headquarters by the end of the year, and it happens to be across the parking lot from where it is now.

“Their current building is literally due north from … the new building they’ve purchased,” says Stan Churchill, the nonprofit’s legal counsel.

Presbyterian Manors, which has 18 continuing care retirement communities in Kansas and Missouri, currently is in 8,600 square feet at 6525 E. Mainsgate, which is just off of Woodlawn and several blocks north of 21st Street.

Its new building at 2414 N. Woodlawn is 24,000 square feet, though Presbyterian Manors won’t take the entire space. A Marriott call center will remain in about 5,000 square feet.

Churchill says Presbyterian Manors’ new space will undergo renovation before its 35 employees move into the headquarters.

“We’re really totally redoing that area,” he says.

The nonprofit will lease or sell the building it currently is in.

“We already have someone that’s somewhat interested in leasing it,” Churchill says.

Rod Stewart of KW Commercial and Sheri Proctor of Realty World Alliance handled the deal for the new space.

Presbyterian Manors has 2,000 employees and 2,500 residents. It’s currently renovating and adding to its community at 13th and Zoo, including adding 90 independent living units.

“They’re redoing that very successfully,” Churchill says.

He says there will be more to come elsewhere.

“We’ve got to get through this one first.”