October 11, 2011 – The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Kansas City Site Office today issued a Notice of Availability for the transfer, sale, or lease of the Kansas City Plant (KCP) property located at the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, MO. The NNSA has determined that the 122-acre manufacturing and warehouse facility is “excess to its needs” and is available to be marketed for reuse once KCP operations move to a new facility about eight miles south of the current plant. The move is scheduled to be completed in November 2014.
“As responsible community partners, we want to ensure that this facility remains a viable component of the south Kansas City area,” said Mark Holecek, NNSA Site Manager. “We will aggressively market the site in order to identify a successful transition strategy for the property. We hope to attract a broad audience interested in commercial and industrial real property development.”
The Kansas City Plant shares the 300-acre Bannister Federal Complex with the General Services Administration (GSA). Within the Bannister Federal Complex, the KCP facilities include about 1.2 million square feet of well-maintained manufacturing space comprised of machining, mechanical and electrical assembly, rubber and plastics formulation and fabrication, testing, measurement, laboratories, clean rooms, painting, heat treat and inventory storage. Another 1.6 million square feet is comprised of manufacturing support and office space. The site is zoned heavy industrial and is located within a mixed used development area consisting of residential and commercial/industrial properties.
The Notice of Availability also provides information on NNSA’s environmental remediation efforts underway at KCP. As recently announced, the NNSA and GSA agreed to consolidate efforts and address in a comprehensive manner the environmental assessment and cleanup of the Complex through the submission of a permit modification request to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency. To date, the NNSA has invested nearly $70 million on environmental corrective actions at KCP. This joint agency effort will help identify any additional corrective action, if necessary, and the implementation of any new or modified final remediation plans.
NNSA, with GSA as a cooperating agency, is also developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to comply with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science in the nation’s national security enterprise. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability, and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; reduces the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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