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Vacant Library Buildings for Sale

Following the passage of Proposition L in 2016, and the additional funding it brought beginning in 2017, the Library began making updates to its services and structures, including the replacement of aging facilities.

Two locations that were replaced with new construction or relocation are now for sale by the Library.

Liberty Property
1000 Kent Street
Liberty, MO 64068

Open House: Thursday, Dec. 10
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For Liberty, send bids to:
Qun Fang
Director of Finance
15616 E. US 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050

 

Red Bridge Property
11140 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO, 64131

Open House: Thursday, Dec. 10
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

For Red Bridge, send bids to:
Steven Potter
Library Director and CEO
15616 E. US 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050

 

Questions about either property may be directed to RealEstate@mymcpl.org.

Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on January 4, 2021. Bids may be mailed, delivered, or emailed to the contact information listed.

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Liberty Property

The former Liberty Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library closed in August 2020 to relocate a few miles south of the original location. The former location is currently vacant and immediately available.

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Address: 1000 Kent Street, Liberty, Missouri 64068     
Description: Office/Commercial (Zone C-2 – Heavy Business Commercial district)
Building Size: 17,300 SF GBA
Site Size: 1.50 acres
Year Built: 1982 with an addition in 1992
Parking Spaces: 58

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About the Property:

Built in 1982 and expanded in 1992, the single-story property, consists of two rectangular buildings connected by a breezeway. It features large open carpeted areas, as well as manager offices, an employee lounge with kitchenette, two public restrooms, and two employee restrooms. The drop ceiling has recessed light fixtures. The property’s primary usage was as a public library building. 

About the Location:

The property is in the Liberty Shopping Mall Replat 4, near MO-291 and just a few blocks southeast of the Liberty Triangle shopping area. A HyVee grocery store, Lowe’s, and several national sit-down and fast food restaurants are nearby.   

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Red Bridge Property

The former Red Bridge Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library closed in August 2019. The branch was relocated to a renovated building nearby in the Red Bridge Shopping Center. The former location is currently vacant and immediately available.

Full Appraisal Report

Download Sale Sheet

Address: 11140 Locust St, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO, 64131
Description: Office/Commercial (Zoned B4 – Heavy Business Commercial district)
Building Size: 14,826 SF GBA
Site Size: 1.26 acres
Year Built: 1986 
Parking Spaces: 34 spaces

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About the Property: 

Built in 1986, the single-story property is owned by Mid-Continent Public Library and was expanded in 1995. It features a large open area that is carpeted, as well as manager offices, an employee lounge, and public restrooms. The acoustic ceiling is eight feet in height, and the lighting is a mix of fluorescent and incandescent lighting. The property’s primary usage was as a public library building. 

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About the Location:

The property is in the Red Bridge Shopping Center, which is the home of the new Wonderscope Children’s Museum and near MCPL’s Red Bridge Branch that relocated in September 2019.  Located just a few minutes south of I-435 on Holmes Road in south Kansas City, the shopping center underwent a massive renovation in 2017. It features locally owned restaurants, shops and businesses and is represented by Lane 4 Property Group.

 


*MCPL has granted a third party the right to match the high bid.

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