2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:46:08 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Sunflower Redevelopment (KS) to suspend operations
Vision of new community at old Sunflower plant suddenly imperiled

The Kansas City Star
March 14, 2011

Johnson County’s contribution to the 21st century was to be a spanking-new community in a park.

Perhaps over all these years you’d forgotten about grand plans to rehab the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant on the outskirts of De Soto.

Once a massive cleanup was completed, it was envisioned as a place where 25,000 people would “live, work and play in a unique community” surrounded by 2,000-plus acres of parkland.

Then suddenly last week, that dream was put on hold indefinitely. Members of the project’s citizens advisory board were stunned to learn that the six-year-old environmental cleanup project was being curtailed because of huge cost overruns.

With the U.S. Army balking at committing $100 million more - on top of $109 million already allocated to meet the demands of state and federal regulators - Sunflower Redevelopment LLC quietly announced that it will suspend all operations by this summer.


For the entire article, see
http://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/14/2726135/vision-of-new-community- at-old.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545
Fax: 650-961-8918

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