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Repurposing School Site Status

What's New?


KCPS held a community meeting on April 25, 2024 to share information about the opportunity to reuse the former Bryant School Site (319 Westover) for teacher housing to help address the housing challenges faced by so many of our current and prospective teachers. For more information, go to: Bryant Site Page.

Soliciting Proposals for Scarritt

Scarritt is back on the market! To schedule a tour, please contact Christel Highland with Block Real Estates Services at or (816) 209-9579. For more information, visit: Scarritt Site Page.

General Information

About Repurposing

The Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS), through its Repurposing Initiative, is taking an innovative and comprehensive approach to promoting the reuse/ redevelopment of 30 of its closed school sites. The Repurposing Initiative, which began as a yearlong community engagement and planning process to develop community-driven reuse strategies, has transitioned from planning into action. Guided by the community feedback and technical reuse assessments outlined in the reuse strategies, the KCPS is in the process of soliciting proposals and promoting opportunities to reposition these school sites so that they once again serve as valuable assets for the Kansas City community.

If you are interested in getting involved or would like to be informed of upcoming meetings, please contact us at

Interested in acquiring a closed school site?

KCPS is currently accepting proposals/offers for several closed school sites (see below) through Block Real Estate Services. All proposals/offers will be evaluated based on project feasibility, qualifications/track record, and consistency with community goals. Click here for proposal/offer requirements.

If you are interested in one of the district's Repurposing sites, please contact Aaron Mesmer ( or Christel Highland ( at Block Real Estate Services at (816) 756-1400 or contact the Repurposing office at or (816) 418-7725.

School Site Info

Askew School

Contact Us

Shannon Jaax, AICP - Consultant
Jesse Lange - Manager of Planning & Real Estate
2901 Troost Ave,
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 418-7725
(816) 418-7750(fax)

Swinney School

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