KCUR News
2:53 am
Thu June 17, 2010

New Police Station Holds Promise For Prospect

Kansas City, MO – Wednesday marked the ribbon cutting for the new Metro Patrol Division Station of the Kansas City police department. The 28,000-square-foot facility at 75th and Prospect is much larger and more modern than the old Metro Patrol Station on 63rd Street.

The Metro Patrol covers the area between 47th and 95th Streets. It's in Councilman Terry Riley's District, and he told the crowd that the new building will kick-start re-development along the Prospect corridor.

"This will be the anchor that will spur development on this corridor, and this this will be a neighborhood that each and every one of us is proud of," said Riley.

Several redevelopment projects along Prospect failed or stalled. A planned new shopping center has never been built, and voters rejected a council plan that would have created a light-rail route ending near the site of the new police station.

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