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School Site Details

Bryant School

Bryant was closed in 2009 and designated as surplus as part of the Rightsizing process. As KCPS solicited reuse proposals for the site, it was determined that deed restrictions limited the reuse of the Bryant site to school purposes or single family residential. The reopening of Hale Cook in 2014 saw enrollment growth from the Southwest Corridor, and KCPS anticipated a future opportunity to respond to growing interest in public education by reopening the Bryant School over the next 3-5 years. In order to evaluate this opportunity, the site was officially moved to the mothballed list in 2016 as part of the Master Plan.

Based on its condition and layout, the Bryant School building, would require a significant financial outlay/retrofit and/or demolition/rebuild to reopen the school and ensure the building met the district’s school size standards and educational adequacy criteria. Based on enrollment and demographic trends, KCPS does not foresee the need to use the Bryant site as an elementary school; however, KCPS is exploring the possibility of redeveloping the building as teacher housing as a recruitment and retention strategy. It is recommended that the site remain on the mothballed list as the district evaluates the feasibility of a teacher housing development in CY23.

Bryant At A Glance

Year Built: 1915/1920/1938
Acreage: 4.15
Square Feet: 45,760
Zoning: R-6
Neighborhood: Countryside/Wornall Homestead
Historic Designation: Eligible
New Markets Tax Credit: Not Eligible
Opportunity Zone: Not Eligible
CCED Sales Tax: Not Eligible
Year Closed: 2009

Bryant Floor Plans
Bryant Site Profile
Bryant Site Tour Summary
Bryant Phase II Meeting Summary
Bryant Reuse Assessment
Bryant 2011 Condition Assessment
Bryant 2006 Condition Assessment
Bryant Triennial Report

Bryant Exterior
Bryant Interior
Bryant Interior 2
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