New Army Reserve Center Breaks Ground in Tonganoxie
On December 13, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Army Reserve Center in Tonganoxie. The $12.1 million project will consist of a 36,500 SF training building, a 9,222 SF maintenance shop and a 1,700 SF storage building. These buildings and sufficient parking space for military and private vehicles will be located on 15 acres on U.S. Highway 24/40. State-of-the-art training rooms, energy efficient fixtures, classrooms and conference space, library, vault, weapons simulator, physical fitness areas, locker rooms and an assembly hall are all part of the new center. This project replaces the Trembly White Army Reserve Center constructed in 1963 in Kansas City, Kansas, which has suffered major structural damage due to foundation settlement.
“We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to construct our new facility in this high growth area in the Kansas City Metropolis,” said Col. Kurt Wagner, 88th Regional Support Command Director of Public Works. “This is truly an optimal location and will greatly increase recruitment and retention of the assigned units. This location also facilitates accessibility for the soldiers and makes for a safer environment to maneuver our large vehicles into and out of the facility.”
The Army Reserve Center is scheduled for completion by early January 2018.