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Richard Bolling Federal Building

601 East 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106 

The Richard Bolling Federal Building is an 18-story office building built in 1965 and was named for Congressman Richard Bolling, whose district representation spanned 30 years. Approximately 2,800 federal workers occupy the 1.2 million gross square foot building.

The Richard Bolling Federal Building is the major federal building in the Kansas City Metro area and is located in the Kansas City, Mo., Central Business District.

For any facility-related questions, concerns or requests, GSA Heartland clients should contact the Kansas City North Service Center, using the contact information provided on the upper right side of this page. 

General Building Information

Hours of Operation

The Richard Bolling Federal Building is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. All employees and visitors must present a valid form of identification and pass screening before being granted access into the building or if waiting in the lobbies for an extended period of time. Visitors have access to public areas only.


Pay-to-park lots, as well as metered street-level parking directly east of the building at 701 East 12th Street, are available to visitors. All parking facilities are monitored by the Federal Protective Service.

Tenant Board Meetings

Those agencies within the Richard Bolling Federal Building comprise a Tenant Board. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Mural Conference Room, N133. GSA encourages participation in these meetings as various building issues are discussed.


Aramark Cafeteria

Location: East Ground Floor
Hours: Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 6 – 9 a.m.
Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cherry Street Café

Location: Room N110
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mazuma Credit Union

Location: Room N149
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kansas City Area Credit Union

Location: Room G-61
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

LIFE Fitness Center (Currently Closed)

Location: G-89
Hours: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Staffed Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. - Noon
*Access to the fitness center requires membership.

Corporate Kids 601

Location: Room 146
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Federal Occupational Health Clinic

Location: G-05 on the Ground Floor
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Building Renovation Project

In 1999, the GSA Heartland Region began the $250+ million renovation project to modernize the Richard Bolling Federal Building. When complete, all 18 floors will have new energy-efficient workspaces, enhanced security features and new lobby areas.

The purpose of the modernization project is to fully abate the building of asbestos fireproofing, completely upgrade building systems, and to bring the building “Class A” office space.

A tangible result of this modernization project is the innovation and design excellence it exhibits. An added result is the project’s dramatic improvement in the quality of the human work experience. Tenant occupants have witnessed this transformation first-hand and take pride in their new office space.

Successfully promoting community and education, the project is creating a sense of place and well-being while incorporating energy efficient systems within the rehabilitated curtain wall.

By dividing the project into four phases, GSA was able to maintain a high-level of occupancy.

Phase One (2001-2003), $24,010,000
Designer: Wiedeman Architects (Helix)
Constructor: J.E. Dunn Construction

Phase Two (2002-2007), $26,123,000
Designer: Helix Architecture
Constructor: J.E. Dunn Construction

Phase Three (2005-2010), $71,838,394
Designer: Helix Architecture
Constructor: J.E. Dunn Construction

*Recovery Act Phase (2009-2014), $103,000,000
Designer: Helix Architecture
Constructor: J.E. Dunn Construction

*This phase is made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It was selected as a recovery project because of the speed at which it could be awarded and the environmental improvements associated with it.

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