Developer Says Old Bannister Complex Buildings Will Be Razed
In its business session Thursday the Kansas City Council heard a report on the future of the now mostly vacant Bannister Federal Complex in south Kansas City. Kevin Breslin of Centerpoint Properties, which is assisting the GSA in repurposing the facility said the existing Bannister buildings, with the exception of the facilities occupied by the U.S. Marines, will be torn down.
Breslin said the old structures have outlived their usefulness and starting fresh will allow for a more aggressive environmental clean-up while allowing private businesses to re-create the complex in a manner that suits its "next future."
Contamination has been a concern at the former nuclear weapons components production site.
Breslin expects Centerpoint to manage the private development of the property after federal ownership ends in the fall of 2016.