Robeson School Site to Become Multi-Use Recreation Center

Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) has entered into a sales contract with South Waldo Community Investors, LLC to redevelop the Robeson Middle School site, 8201 Holmes, into a multi-use recreation center.

The reuse plans call for indoor basketball, volleyball and soccer courts and outdoor multi-purpose fields. The development team is also exploring complimentary uses, including a daycare operator, use of the auditorium as a theater, and culinary uses. The parties expect to close on the sale in October with renovations to begin in late 2017.

In order to ensure that the facility and its programs are accessible to local children and families of all income levels, the sales contract includes a provisions that the buyer, KCPS and local neighborhood associations enter into a community benefits agreement. The contract also includes a restriction that the buyer will not pursue tax abatement or tax increment financing.

For additional informaiton, please contact the Repurposing Initiative Office at repurposing@kcpublicschools.org or 816-418-7725.

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