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Ladd School

On Sep 22, 2021, KCPS entered into a sales contract with LocalCode KC for the historic redevelopment of the Ladd school. LocalCode KC has proposed a mixed-use development, with a focus on health, wellness and long-term community ownership of the site. LocalCode KC is currently conducting due diligence and is expected to purchase the site in early March 2022.  Over the next few months, KCPS and LocalCode KC will host four additional public meetings to garner additional feedback on a Benefit Agreement and a Property Use Description Agreement that will be finalized as part of the sale. Please join us at these upcoming opportunities to share your feedback:

  • Meeting #1: Thursday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. - Oak Park NA Office, 3449 Indiana Avenue
  • Meeting #2 (Virtual): Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. – Via Zoom
    Zoom Meeting ID: 912 8892 4714
    Passcode: 812610
  • Meeting #3: Thursday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. – Via Zoom
  • Meeting #4: Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 12 p.m. – Via Zoom
    Zoom Meeting ID: 917 0964 2418
    Passcode: 947298
    Phone: 1 312 626 6799
    Note: The 1/18 meeting has been moved to 100% virtual due to the continued spread of COVID.  If you are unable to attend virtually, but would like to share your feedback, please use the call-in number listed above or contact the repurposing office directly at 816-418-7567.

11/30/21 Ladd Slidedeck 11/30/21 Agenda 11/11/21 Agenda 01/06/22 Ladd SlideDeck

For more information about LocalCode KC’s proposal, see below:

Ladd Letter to Adjacent Residents

Presentation to Oak Park Neighborhood


KCPS and Oak Park Neighborhood Association hosted three reuse proposal presentations to collect community feedback on LocalCode KC’s proposal: May 13, June 10, and September 16, 2021. 

In March 2017, KCPS and Palestine Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) entered into a sales contract for the redevelopment of the Ladd School as an assisted living center. In March 2018, PEDC advised KCPS that it is no longer pursuing the Ladd school site for redevelopment due to uncertainty regarding historic tax credits. PEDC decided to pursue the development of an assisted living center at another location.

Ladd At A Glance

Condition Rating: 3 out of 5
Historic Rating: 4 out of 5
Year Built: 1912/1922/1986
Square Feet: 85, 910
Acreage: 3.6
Zoning: R-2.5
Neighborhood:Oak Park
Year Closed: 2010

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