Montage | Liberty

Montage is a mixed-used community meeting today's standards of convenience, green living, urban vitality, and smart development, planned in historic Liberty, Missouri.

Overview

Montage is a 1,000-acre mixed-use community coming soon to the west side of Liberty. It is bringing a unique project to life, working with the natural landscape of beautiful rolling hills and creeks to realize a vision that works with the surrounding environment to help grow the city of Liberty, MO.  Montage is preserving the legacy of the past and building the community of the future. One that you are going to love.

The developer, GaleHart Communities,  maintains a deep and proven commitment to sustainable development practices and will continue that tradition with Montage. Experienced in creating nationally recognized communities in the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions, they apply their expertise and sustainable core values to the vision, planning, and development of great communities. Montage layers this intention into every facet of a community in which you'll want to live.

Land Use Summary

Montage is a thoughtfully planned mixed-use community coming soon to the west side of Liberty.

  • 1,000 Total Acres
  • 170+ Acres of Open Space & Park Land
  • 7+ Miles of Pedestrian, Bike, and Horse Trails
  • 2.2MM sf Commercial Space
  • 1,800 Single Family Residential
  • 200 Active Adult Single Family Residential
  • 1,000 Apartment Homes
  • 500 Mixed-Use Residential Units
  • 160 Hotel Rooms

Regional Improvements

Montage is committed to improving the City of Liberty and the lives of its citizens through these five key areas:

Montage Overview
Montage Liberty Texture Plan (Subject to Change)

Site Experiences

  • Loop Trail System
  • The Grove
  • Demonstration Farm
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Zen Gardens
  • Pocket Parks
  • Fishing Lakes
  • Sledding Hill
  • Amphitheatre
  • The Grand Lawn
  • Village Center
  • Regional Sports Park
  • Art Installations
  • Elementary School
  • Neighborhood Stable
  • Community Center
  • Fire Station with Police Substation
  • Arts Center (Active Adult)

Frequently Asked Questions

To bring a project like this to life requires careful coordination, clear communication, and transparency. 

This project offers a win-win for everyone. Here are some of the questions we are receiving:

Young couple in sportswear walking with mountain bicycles on the forest road, during the summer outdoor activities
Happy people, couple friends cooking food together in their loft kitchen at home
Group of multiethnic friends gathering at table with food and drinks and talking while having lunch

A planned community can be more than just a 'big neighborhood with a pool'.

Montage will be a best-in-class of community – truly one-of-a-kind in the Kansas City area. It thoughtfully combines all residences for all walks of life with a network of trails, walking paths, parks & sports fields, and much more. Montage will also have an extensive and varied commercial landscape.

We believe there will be a home for nearly everyone!

Take a look at subdivisions around you. Most likely, you will see cookie-cutter neighborhoods, all within a similar price range. You have a lot of choices in KC to get that "same-ole, same-ole" subdivision, insular experience. 

Montage will be different. This will be a community where you from your family home to visit your mom in her villa; where your daughter, son-in-law, and first grandchild can afford their starter home in the same community as your estate home. 

Montage will contain a variety of villages cohesively connected through nature, experiences, amenities, trails, and thoughtful thoroughfares. 

  • Apartment Homes
  • Single-Family Starter Homes
  • Single-Family Homes
  • Single-Family Loft-style Living
  • Villas (Active Adult 55+)
  • Estate homes

We can do this for two primary reasons:

  1. Montage is 970 acres, so we have the size and scale to do it right, and ...
  2. We’ve done 'planned community' type of development time and time before. This will not be another "Johnson county neighborhood". We have first-hand experience at enhancing and improving lifestyles through authentic community living. We can't wait to bring it to you and those you love.

What can the Liberty School District expect:

There are plans for immediate traffic and safety improvements to 104th and Church with new internal roads providing direct access from Liberty North High School to Plattsburg Rd. This will reduce pressure and backups at Church and 104th

In years 3-to-5 additional alignment improvements will be made to Church Rd. north of the high school and to 112th.

The on-site demonstration farm at Montage plans to provide educational opportunities to residents and Liberty K-12 students which may include crop science, agri-economy, meteorology, and wind & solar management, along with hands-on growing of their own vegetables and fruits, first-hand animal husbandry, bee-keeping, etc.

A level, well-located, 16-acre site for an elementary school has been earmarked as a donation by the developer to the Liberty School District for construction of another Blue Ribbon school.

Demonstration Farm

The Grove will be a working 8-acre demonstration & learning farm with an orchard and vineyard. There will be special emphasis on child, teen, and family experiences in the principles of good land stewardship.

It will be integrated into the landscape and provide a unique experience to this intentional community.

Trails, Parks and More

Once complete, there will be over seven miles of walking trails, interpretive parks, butterfly gardens, sledding hills, and more. This will include a 1.5 mile walking and running trail connecting the Rush Creek Trail System to Liberty Sports Park. Montage will provide the final link to loop the area's regional trail network!

Montage is only 22 minutes from Kansas City's newly expanded International Airport and just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City – a true KC jewel in the northland.

Yes, Montage will bring two million square feet of new, tax-generating, job-providing commercial spaces in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Most of the commercial areas will be fronting I-35 – because none of us wants our home to be facing I-35, right?

Groundbreaking is scheduled for March 1, Spring 2024, because the Farmer's Almanac forecast says that will be a beautiful day ... just kidding.

Kidding aside, we are optimistic that the final entitlement approvals will happen in late 2023, so the initial groundbreaking could occur in early 2024.

This would mean that traffic, safety and utility improvements would begin and be made over Spring/Summer of 2024. New homes, businesses, and the farm would be under construction in early 2025.

The first Montage move-ins are projected for Summer of 2025! Inquire here to be put on a list for project updates.

It has taken nine years of analysis, design, and cooperation with the good work and research by the City of Liberty Staff, MODOT, the planning and engineering firms of Norris Design, TranSystems, Burns and McDonnell, and Schlagel Associates (along with the solid work by our team of consultants) to assemble the comprehensive plan for Montage.

In that time, the two senior partners with GaleHart Communities have fallen in love with Liberty ... because Liberty is an authentic mid-sized city with a real, working downtown, is a Tree City USA, and has residents that respect historic preservation, and care for their sense-of-place.

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