KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After Kansas officials announced a Panasonic plant will be built in De Soto, Kansas, the work to support the project is underway.
On Thursday, the Johnson County’s Board of County Commissioners approved $15 million to improve infrastructure and ensure there is fire protection near the plant.
The money approved will use $7.5 million for road improvements and the other $7.5 million will be used to build a fire station in the are.a
According to the county, the current roads in the area are generally two-lane roads, which won't support the volume and type of traffic an industrial facility will produce.
Additionally, a fire station will be built at the former Sunflower ammunition plant.
Sunflower Redevelopment, LLC. donated land to support the project in February.