Ground-breaking idea takes shape in KCK

Ground-breaking idea takes shape in KCK

A new 72,000-square-foot home for agencies and programs serving children and families in the urban core broke ground on October 7 and is quickly taking shape on a prominent corner in Kansas City, Kan., at State and Minnesota Avenues.

The Children’s Campus of Kansas City will house the KU Medical Center’s Project Eagle, LSI’s Juniper Gardens Children’s Project and the Family Conservancy. The $15.5 million, three-story facility will also include a model infant/toddler and preschool program.

The Children’s Campus is the fruition of a multi-year effort to coordinate programs for children, youth and families within a one-stop center and to revitalize downtown Kansas City. The project was made possible by contributions from private foundations, public entities, corporations, individuals and even families from the community.

Located on 3.5 acres, the campus will open June 8, 2010, and will serve approximately 1,200 children and families annually.