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In response to requests from the community, Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) has published a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Environmental Abatement and Deconstruction/Demolition of the Bingham school at 7618 Wyandotte. The schedule for the RFP is as follows:

RFP Posting:                                      August 23, 2015

Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting:               September 15, 2015

Proposals Due:                                  October 2, 2015

Approval of Demo Contract:               November/December 2015

The entire RFP can be viewed at:  https://kcmsd.ionwave.net/CurrentSourcingEvents.aspx

A public information session with the selected contractor will take place in Winter 2015/2016 before any work begins on the site to discuss the timeline and what the neighborhood can expect during demolition. If you would like to be notified of this meeting date/time and are not currently receiving notices from repurposing@kcpublicschools.org, please contact Nicole Collier White at ncollier@kcpublicschools.org or (816) 418-7725.

KCPS Board of Directors hosted a town hall meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Southwest Early College Campus to discuss recent developments and next steps for the Bingham school site. After much consideration, the Board decided not to move forward with selling the site to Walmart. Instead, the building will be considered for demolition in fiscal year 2015. KCPS will be evaluating future options for the site (retain vs sell) during its master planning process.

Bingham At A Glance

Condition Rating: 3 out of 5
Historic Rating: 5 out of 5
Year Built: 1960
Acreage: 7.57
Square Feet: 101,640
Zoning: R-2.5 & M 1-5
Neighborhood: Tower Homes
Year Closed: 2001