Volume 2, Issue 4 Dec 2012
KCPS sold Graceland at 2803 E. 51st St to Swope Corridor Renaissance/Upper Room on December 14th for development of the Mary Kelly Community Center that will serve the TownForkCreek and Blue Hills neighborhoods.
Jerry McEvoy accepting keys to Graceland from Shannon Jaax
KCPS also approved a lease with an option to purchase Moore at 4510 E Linwood Blvd. W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center will begin moving into Moore on December 20th and will start providing its tutoring services at Moore in early January 2013.
Moore School Site
Community Meetings for Bingham and Swinney in January 2013.
Bingham: Waldo Partners, aka Hen House, terminated its contract to purchase the Bingham site in late Oct 2012. The district is assessing interest from a previously short-listed team and has invited representatives from Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market to present a proposal update to community stakeholders. Meeting location and time can be viewed in our Upcoming Events section.
Swinney: Kansas City Public Schools approved the sale of Swinney to Kansas City Sustainable Development Partners, LLC (KCSDP) for reuse as medical office suites in May 2012. During the West Plaza Neighborhood Association's January meeting, KCSDP will present a project update that includes revisions to the original proposal for stakeholder feedback. Meeting location and time can be viewed in our Upcoming Events section.
Be on the look out for meeting notifications for Bryant and Westport High & Middle in January 2013.
District Now Accepting Reuse
Proposals/Offersfor 4 More Closed School Sites
The Repurposing Office is currently accepting offers for Chick, Ladd, Marlborough, and Pershing through Block Real Estate Services. Offers are due to Block by January 31, 2013. Open house dates are listed in the Upcoming Events section. For additional information about these sites please contact Matt Levi or Aaron Mesmer, Block Real Estate Services, (816) 756-1400. Info about each site and offering guidelines can be found at http://surpluskcschools.com/default.aspx
For a status update on all KCPS closed school sites, please visit our website at http://www.kcpublicschools.org/repurposing.