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Kansas City Seeks Development Ideas for Hospital Hill Sites

Kansas City officials are looking to build on the promise of the UMKC Health Sciences District with new development across three city-owned properties in the Hospital Hill area. The city recently put out a request for proposals seeking project ideas for 8.6 acres in and near the Health Sciences District. A dozen neighboring health care institutions, including multiple University of Missouri-Kansas City schools, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and University Health, launched the district in 2017.

UMKC Health Sciences District and Its Goals

The UMKC Health Sciences District is bounded by railroad tracks and 25th Street from north to south, and Gillham Road and Troost Avenue from west to east. The district aims to create a world-class health sciences campus, combining research, education, and clinical care facilities. The recent request for proposals from the city of Kansas City is part of an ongoing effort to expand the district and attract new development to the area.

Preferred Proposals and Project Requirements

According to the request for proposals, city officials will favor projects with taller, more dense residential, office, or commercial uses. Proposals that support or expand existing medical facilities and health sciences generally, or that include income-restricted affordable housing or public open space, will also be preferred. Plans that support transit, such as the Troost MAX bus line, and do not require incentives will also be given preference.

Available Sites for Development

Among the three sites up for grabs, the largest is a 5.9-acre property southeast of 24th and Campbell streets, within the existing Health Sciences Community Improvement District. This site currently houses the Kansas City Health Department’s building at 2400 Troost Ave. and surface parking. The other two sites are smaller parcels located nearby, offering potential for mixed-use development that supports the goals of the Health Sciences District.

Opportunities for Real Estate Investors and Developers

This call for development ideas presents an exciting opportunity for real estate investors and developers looking to contribute to the growth of Kansas City’s Hospital Hill area. With the backing of the city and the support of the UMKC Health Sciences District, successful proposals have the potential to shape the future of this important medical and educational hub.

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