KANSAS CITY, MO—VanTrust Real Estate has hired Opus Design Build LLC as the contractor of the $39 million, 176-unit apartment project called 51 Main, going up near the South Plaza neighborhood.

The six-story project will feature 10,000 sq. ft. of retail, covered onsite parking, a clubhouse, and an outdoor amenity courtyard complete with a pool, grilling area and cabana. Construction began in January 2013 and the first residents are slated to take occupancy in early fall 2014.

“This is an exciting project for individuals interested in desirable rental living options in Kansas City and we’re thrilled to have been selected by VanTrust Real Estate as the construction partner,” said Oscar Healy, vice president of construction at Opus. “We will leverage Opus’ design-build delivery method and residential living expertise to ensure timeline and cost efficiencies.”