Schools for sale: What KCPS does with buildings after they close


Sunflower Development Group

Mark Moberly, partner and director of real estate development for Sunflower Development Group, said that when his organization looked into repurposing the Blenheim school it contacted the Tri-Blenheim Neighborhood Association early in the process. The development group focuses on renovating historic buildings.

In late 2018, Moberly’s group completed development of the school as Blenheim School Apartments, an affordable senior housing complex. Moberly said the apartments are doing well and rarely have vacancies, as residents tend to stay for a long time.

“Maybe they’re ready to give up their single-family home and the responsibilities that come with that, but still stay in the neighborhood,” he said. Many tenants are active in local churches or have doctors’ offices and family nearby.

For the full article go to the Kansas City Beacon.

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