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Congratulations are in order for Mr. Kevin Hogan! Last week, Mr. Hogan was randomly chosen to win a free two-year lease at Two Light Luxury Apartments as a part of the Kansas City Power & Light District partnership with KCPSEF.

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With cold and flu season upon us, KCPS has many resources for keeping your family healthy this fall. Remember, if your child is ill, please do not send them to school.

Repurposing

Repurposing School Site Status

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UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS

Thu, Feb 2 @ 6:30PM: Scarritt Reuse Proposal Presentations @ St Anthony’s Parish Hall (new location)

Scaritt Site Information

FORMER WENDELL PHILLIPS/KCNA SITE UNDER CONTRACT

On September 28, 2022, KCPS approved the sale of the former Wendell Phillips/KCNA school site, 2433 Vine Street, to Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) for a multi-use, multi-tenant facility, with a goal to engage, educate and enrich the residents of UNI’s neighboring communities. The facility will include UNI offices and program space, as well as office and storage space for UNI’s ten affiliated neighborhood associations.

Prior to the sale (scheduled for January 2023), KCPS, UNI and the Wendell Phillips Neighborhood Association (WPNA) are hosting two meetings (October 17 and November 3) to ensure community priorities are reflected in a Community Benefit Agreement. For meeting details and to learn more about UNI’s planned reuse of the site, go HERE.

GREENWOOD SCHOOL SENIOR APARTMENTS 

KCPS sold the former Greenwood site to Missouri Housing Partners (MHP) on July 28, 2022 for redevelopment of a mixed-income senior residential development. As part of the sale, KCPS, MHP and the South Round Top Neighborhood Association (SRTNA) entered into a Benefits Agreement which includes seed funding for neighborhood projects and minor home repair, as well as, SRTNA access to meeting space within the building.

For more information about the project, go HERE.

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 repurposing@kcpublicschools.org.

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 (amesmer@blockllc.com) or Christel Highland (chighland@blockllc.com) at Block Real Estate Services at (816) 756-1400 or contact the Repurposing office at repurposing@kcpublicschools.org 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)
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Swinney School

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