The Great Wall of Merriam
Merriam, Kansas

Project Details

Shafer, Kline & Warren Inc., Lenexa Kansas
Merriam, Kansas
120000sq. ft.

When Swedish home furnishings icon IKEA sought to build new Midwestern store, a shopping center landscape created with 120,000 square feet of VERSA-LOK® retaining walls in Merriam, Kansas, was in its sights.

A southern suburb of Kansas City, Merriam is a beautiful town located on Turkey Creek. Developers MDT and Developer's Diversified Realty wanted to create a historic feel for the new mall, calling it "Merriam Village." The location was ideal with 150,000 vehicles passing on I-35 each day, and some 210,000 people with annual household incomes of $72,000 in a five-mile radius.

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