Cerner proposes additional $35 million expansion in North Kansas City

Posted at 8:08 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 06:24:03-05
Cerner plans to expand its North Kansas City campus by building a $35 million "Demonstration Center". It would be a four-story 125 thousand square foot building.
Cerner requested a chapter 100 property tax abatement, which means 100 percent of the real estate taxes will be wiped out for 15 years. The project is expected to create less than a dozen jobs.
City leaders say they don't mind the tax break because they want to keep Cerner growing in North Kansas City.
Sarah Copeland is the community development director for North Kansas City.
"When Cerner approached, with all of the construction happening on other campuses, in the metro area we're just glad they're still committed to their headquarters here and to see some additional investment here," said Copeland.
North Kansas City council members will consider the proposal  Tuesday night. 

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