Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Downtown Kansas City region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $5 per sqft per year. That's a 19% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Kansas City market, the Downtown Kansas City region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 27 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 4% of the listings in the Downtown Kansas City are subleases, so you will probably need to sign a longer term lease with the landlord directly. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 7,000 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 3 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1922 and are Class B.
A large portion of this region is residential, but there's plenty of office_space. Manufacturing is the dominant industry in this region. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Downtown Kansas City residents. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.