to buy 40,000 sq. ft. of office space
Platte County Commissioners are preparing to purchase
a 40,000 square foot office building to house various
Steve Wegner, second district county commissioner, on
Tuesday said the county has plans to buy the building
that formerly housed the National Federation of State
High School Association.
The building, located along I-29 near KCI, has been for
sale for several years, since the time the Federation
moved its headquarters to Indianapolis.
Wegner said the county will pay $1.35 million for the
building, and has plans to use another $600,000 to renovate
"We'll hire a space consultant to come up with the
interior design," he said.
Agencies that may take up residence in the structure
include the Platte County EDC, University Extension, Platte
County Senior Services, and the Convention and Visitors
Bureau, among others.
Wegner says there will also be space for the storage
of county records.
"There will be about 14,000 to 18,000 sq. ft. of
warehouse space for storage and a records center for the
county," he explained.
He said the county intends to cover the purchase and
the improvements with a $2 million bond to be paid over
The county will also benefit from lease payments made
by some of the agencies who will have space there.
Wegner said the owners of the property initially asked
$2.2 million for the building, which sits on a four acre
tract of land. The county assessor had it valued on the
tax rolls at $1.8 million, and a purchase price of $1.35
was finally agreed upon.