Port Authority Purchases Property at Richards-Gebaur, Announces New Tenant

June 1, 2012

Port Authority Purchases Property at Richards-Gebaur, Announces New Tenant

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri is excited to announce the purchase of property at Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park.

The property was purchased from the Department of Navy and includes six buildings with nearly 39,000 square feet of office and industrial space. The acquisition of these buildings affirms the Port Authority’s commitment to make this South Kansas City community whole after the Air Force decommissioned Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in 1985.

The Port Authority is pleased to have Metropolitan Community College leasing space at this site for the college’s new Southland Training Center. At the facility, MCC will provide training for high quality jobs at the nearby National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) facility, as well as other training programs in support of southern Jackson County and Cass County businesses.

“The Port Authority is excited about the economic potential that the newly purchased office facilities will bring to Richards-Gebaur. Additionally, we are very thrilled to have Metropolitan Community College become our first tenant at our new office and training space. It is without a doubt that MCC’s presence will help spur additional opportunities within the near term,” said Michael Collins, President of the Port Authority of Kansas City, MO.

The other buildings now available for lease include property that is ideal for medical offices and other office space. Tenants at the property can enjoy easy access to major highways and interstates, the benefits of a foreign trade zone, and Class I freight rail service from Kansas City Southern. Mark Long at Zimmer Real Estate Services serves as the leasing agent for these properties.

The Port Authority’s mission is to foster the economic vitality of Kansas City, MO through transportation, trade, commerce, and development.