For more than 70 years, the Bannister Federal Complex has served as one of our nation’s foremost national security assets, most recently home to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) – an agency within the Department of Energy (DOE) – and the General Services Agency (GSA). In recent years, both the NNSA and the GSA have successfully transferred the majority of their operations to new locations in the metropolitan area better suited to the size the scope of their operations. Now that the complex is no longer fully occupied, the government is exploring how best to redevelop the site for new uses so that this location can continue to contribute to South Kansas City’s economic landscape.
CenterPoint Properties is a nationally recognized real estate company focused on the development, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure with a portfolio that currently includes 47.3 million square feet and 5,500 acres under development. CenterPoint is an experienced brown field redeveloper and has been involved in a number of Kansas City projects, including the redevelopment of Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base into an intermodal logistics park.
In October 2011, DOE/NNSA published a Notice of Availability (NOA) to solicit proposals for transfer or lease of excess property at the site. CenterPoint submitted a proposal and was selected in 2012 as the government’s preferred planning partner.
CenterPoint was selected in September 2014 to complete the pre transfer process to lead to a transfer agreement. DOE/NNSA announced in November 2014 that CenterPoint had begun conducting an extensive site analysis and environmental review to facilitate its work at the site. This phase, which will last 18 months, includes performing a site assessment and developing a plan for demolishing obsolete facilitates and preparing for the environmental and economic restoration of the property.
As CenterPoint plans for the beneficial future use of the site, its team is taking steps to ensure a thorough and objective remediation process. By establishing lines of communication with the South Kansas City community and employing experience from previous brownfield redevelopment projects, CenterPoint is committed to establishing another center of economic growth in the area.
Phase 1: Fall 2014 – Fall 2016
Site analysis by CenterPoint and its project partners:
Phase 2: Fall 2016 – Property Transfer Close Q1 2017
Execution of Transfer Agreement
The first stage of activity concludes with the execution of a formal Transfer Agreement, which will include a Title Deed transferring the property to a CenterPoint designated redevelopment entity.
Phase 3: Fall 2016 – Winter 2018
Demolition and Remediation of Bannister Federal Complex