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GSA Signs Lease for New Campus in South Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Heartland Region of the U.S. General Services Administration has signed the final lease agreement with CenterPoint Zimmer, LLC, for a new campus to house the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Kansas City manufacturing operations. CenterPoint Zimmer, LLC, is a subsidy of CenterPoint Property Trust of Oak Brook, Ill.

The campus will be located at the northeast corner of Missouri Highway 150 and Botts Road, eight miles south of the NNSA’s current location. A phased move is scheduled to begin in late 2012.

“It was a tough road getting to this day, but teamwork prevailed in the end,” said Jason Klumb, GSA Regional Administrator. “All of our partners with the city, the development teams, NNSA and contractors deserve credit for this success.”

The campus of buildings will house about 2,500 workers in 1,509,950-rentable-square-feet of space. The government lease includes an annual rent of $61,558,772.00. Total contract value over the 20-year term is $1,231,175,440.00.

"This milestone is a significant step in transforming an outdated, Cold War-era nuclear weapons complex into a 21st Century Nuclear Security Enterprise that is positioned to achieve the vision articulated in the recently released Nuclear Posture Review," said Tom D'Agostino, NNSA Administrator. "This new Kansas City facility, which we expect will save the government $100 million a year, is also an important example of our commitment to being a good steward of the taxpayers' money and a good partner with our neighbors in South Kansas City."

Zimmer Real Estate Services of Kansas City, Mo., will be the property manager for the new campus and a development consultant to CenterPoint Zimmer LLC during construction. Other contractors include HNTB Architects of Kansas City, Mo.; SSOE, Inc. of Toldeo, Ohio; Pro2Serve of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Johnson Controls of Lenexa, Kan.; and JE Dunn Construction of Kansas City, Mo.

GSA partnered with the National Nuclear Security Administration in 2006 to assist with the real estate needs associated with the transformation of the Kansas City Plant. Operated by Honeywell FM&T, the plant produces and assembles non-nuclear components for the nation's nuclear weapons. Relocation of the plant is projected to save the government about $100 million annually.

The new campus will consist of manufacturing, laboratory, office and warehouse space. It is expected to receive a gold-level rating in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program.

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