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GSA Set to Relocate Remaining Bannister Tenants

 

NOAA to seek new location in Kansas City, Mo.

 

Kansas City, Mo. – Today the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced plans to search for new office space for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Logistics Support Center (NLSC) and National Reconditioning Center (NRC), which are currently located at the Bannister Federal Complex. Both NLSC and NRC support the National Weather Service mission by providing parts and repairing weather, computer and radar equipment.

A recently completed business case analysis by NOAA determined the Kansas City area was the best value for the government. The decision to relocate ensures the 83 jobs will remain in the Kansas City area. And as the last agency without plans to vacate Bannister, it helps ensure the timely transfer or sale of the Complex in 2015.

Key Facts

  • GSA is expected to issue a solicitation for offers early this spring. The search area will include south from Missouri Highway 150 and the state line, north along Interstate 435 until exit 45 for Missouri Highway 291, then back south to Missouri Highway 150, which makes the eastern border.
  • The NOAA lease comes amid GSA activity on multiple tracks to execute relocation from the 71-year-old Bannister complex.
  • All current Bannister Federal Complex tenants are now in the process of relocating or actively working toward vacating the facility in 2015.
  • GSA, which owns one-third of the Complex, is expected to begin its relocation to downtown Kansas City, Mo., at year’s end.
  • The National Nuclear Security Administration, which owns two-thirds of the Complex, is expected to complete its relocation in 2015.
  • The new space will include 225,767 rentable square.
  • GSA and NNSA are working closely together to ensure the facility is in the best position possible for redevelopment in 2015. Both agencies will maintain responsibility for environmental monitoring and any required cleanup.

GSA Regional Administrator Jason Klumb:
“This is great news as GSA works to relocate all agencies currently at the Bannister Federal Complex, and its part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the Complex is in the best position possible for redevelopment.”

Director of the National Weather Service Dr. Louis Uccellini:
"I am pleased to announce the great news that our National Logistic Support and Reconditioning Centers will remain in Kansas City," said Dr. Louis Uccellini, director of the National Weather Service. "After an exhaustive nation-wide review of all available options, we determined that Kansas City best meets our mission effectiveness and the needs of our valued employees.”

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