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The Robeson Middle School campus in Kansas City, Mo.
The Robeson Middle School campus in Kansas City, Mo.
The Robeson Middle School campus in Kansas City, Mo.
The Robeson Middle School campus in Kansas City, Mo.
The Robeson Middle School campus in Kansas City, Mo.

Former Kansas City, Mo., middle school will become a recreation center

July 20, 2017
Robeson Middle School has been closed since 2006.

The Kansas City (Mo.) district is selling a former middle school to a developer who will convert it to a recreation center.

The Kansas City Star reports the the 20-acre Robeson Middle School property will be sold to South Waldo Community Investors LLC.

The group hopes to complete the sale in October and begin an $8.6 million renovation that will result in a recreation center open to the public.

The district closed Robeson in 2006, but has held on to the property for possible re-use. Last year, it decided to put the 151,800-square-foot campus up for sale.

Sean Pickett, a lawyer who’s part of the redevelopment team, says the recreation center will have indoor basketball, volleyball and soccer courts and two outdoor soccer/rugby/football fields.

Other planned amenities include classrooms for culinary and crafts use, a theater for community use, a sports bar and a food vending area.

Converting the campus to a recreation center will return the facility to its origins. It was built in 1957 as a Jewish Community Center.

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