The University of Missouri-Kansas City has formally issued a Request for Interest (RFI) to Kansas City’s philanthropic and developer community to identify opportunities for construction of a new home for the university’s internationally acclaimed performing arts programs.
The document invites proposals for both on-campus and off-campus concepts. The RFI document reflects that the merger proposal will empower both UMKC and the community to think even more creatively about solutions for the Conservatory’s need for adequate and appropriate space, as determined by accreditors.
The document also specifies that the new Conservatory facility should include an associated 300-space, secure and dedicated parking lot or structure. The RFI requests development on land not currently owned by the University, to better preserve UMKC-owned property for future needs and also potentially provide proximity to community partners in the arts; however, the document states that UMKC will also consider development of the facility on land currently owned by the University.