School Site Details
Representatives from KCPS and KC Public Library (KCPL) attended the November 2022 meeting of the Waldo Tower Neighborhood Association to share updates about the former Bingham Middle School site and collect community feedback. KCPL is currently evaluating options to upgrade/replace the existing Waldo Branch Library, including building a new Library on a portion of the Bingham site.
A video of the discussion, can be found here (starts at 7:10): https://fb.watch/gLU8c53JcB/
Discussions are only exploratory at this time. As additional information is available, it will be posted to the website. If you would like to be added to the Bingham contact list, please email us at: email@example.com.
Bingham At A Glance
Address: 7618 Wyandotte St
Zoning: R-2.5 & M-1.5
Neighborhood: Waldo Tower Neighborhood Association
New Markets Tax Credit: Not Eligible
Opportunity Zone: Not Eligible
Year Closed: 2001
Demolished in: 2016
Pre Demolition Reports
In response to requests from the community, KCPS hired Midland Wrecking, Inc to perform the abatement and demolition of the former Bingham Middle School, 7618 Wyandotte St. Work commenced in April 2016 and was substantially complete in November 2016. KCPS held discussions with the community about possible interim uses on July 8, 2017. Meeting notes can be found here.
After soliciting proposals for the Bingham site in 2012, KCPS entered into a contract for the site to be redeveloped as a new 70,000 square foot Hen House grocery store (to replace the existing Price Chopper at 85th/Wornall). The prospective buyer terminated the contract in late 2012 prior to the conclusion of the due diligence period. In early 2013, KCPS held a public meeting to collect feedback on a reuse proposal for a Walmart Neighborhood Market. The proposal did not receive community support, after which KCPS decided to proceed with demolition of the building.