Cerner planning a $35 million expansion at its North Kansas City campus

Cerner’s North Kansas City campus
Cerner’s North Kansas City campus Star file photo

Cerner’s office imprint continues to grow in the region, this time at its North Kansas City headquarters campus.

The health care information technology company has plans to expand in North Kansas City with a four-story, 125,000-square-foot building that it’s calling a “Demonstration Center,” which is meant for existing and potential clients.

“Cerner’s success continues to reflect its growth in the Kansas City area,” Cerner spokeswoman Victoria Rosengarten said in an email. “This expansion will serve as an additional avenue to highlight our solutions, emphasize our mission and reflect our culture.”

Cerner is still evaluating how many employees will work in the new building, which the company expects to start building later this year and open in 2018.

The estimated investment for the project is $35 million.

The company will present plans for the expansion to the North Kansas City Council on Nov. 15. Cerner is requesting a Chapter 100 property tax abatement from the city. That program abates 100 percent of real estate taxes for 15 years and 50 percent for the following 10 years. Under Chapter 100, Cerner can request sales tax exemptions on construction-related materials, but Cerner is not asking for those benefits.

The Demonstration Center will be built on a surface parking lot between two other Cerner buildings on Rockcreek Parkway.

Cerner’s North Kansas City expansion occurs as the company is also redeveloping the former Bannister Mall site, which the company now calls the Innovations campus. It expects 16,000 employees to work there once the $4 billion project is complete.

Steve Vockrodt: 816-234-4277, @st_vockrodt

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