February 22, 2012
Bancroft School to Become a Multi-use Community Center and Homes
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Missouri Housing Development Commission has approved an allocation of Low Income Housing Tax Credits for the redevelopment of the Bancroft School. This project, with total construction cost of $14.5 million, will provide 50 units of LEED Platinum rated affordable housing.
The development team for this project consists of Dalmark Development, Make It Right 9th Ward and Neighborhood Housing Services. BNIM is the architect for the project. “This is an amazing project”, stated Mark Stalsworth, President/CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services. “Dalmark has a history of developing fantastic projects, Make It Right Foundation has done an amazing job in the 9th Ward in New Orleans, and the design team led by BNIM architects recently won a national award for their design for the Bancroft. NHS is proud to be part of the development team for one of the largest sustainable projects in Missouri.”
Jim Nichols of Dalmark credits the Historic Manheim Park neighborhood with making this project a reality. “Almost from the day this school closed in 1999, the neighborhood wanted the building to be repurposed”, says Nichols. “The commitment of the neighborhood to the school was one of the things that attracted us to this project.”
Bancroft School is located at 43rd and Tracy in the Green Impact Zone in Kansas City. Neighborhood Housing Services is a NeighborWorks® Charter Member, and is located at 5835 Troost, Kansas City, Missouri 64110. Its mission is to revitalize and maintain urban neighborhoods as vibrant areas that attract people who value diversity, historic architecture, security and community.
If you would like to assist with supporting the programs and services offered by Neighborhood Housing Services, donations may be sent to the NHS offices. Please visit our website at www.nhsofkcmo.org for more information about Neighborhood Housing Services programs and services.