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UMKC’s $120 Million Medical-Dental Building Approved

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has launched the roadmap for a $120 million medical and dental building set to kick off development in its health sciences district on Hospital Hill.

The University of Missouri Board of Curators Thursday approved plans for UMKC’s new Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Building, a five-story, approximately 125,000-square-foot structure designed on a university-owned lot between 25th and the Charlotte Street.

The university hopes to kick off the project next year, a spokesperson said on Monday, and plans to complete it in May 2026, according to UMKC materials.

The new building will provide state-of-the-art teaching clinics for the university’s School of Dental Medicine and expanded teaching facilities for the School of Medicine. It will also provide space for the UMKC Health Equity Institute, the university’s Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center, and its new biomedical engineering program.

The UMKC will occupy the top several floors of the building, and additional floors may be available to public partners for uses such as doctor’s offices and clinical spaces, university officials said in October.

The five-story building could be larger and house an additional one or two floors, or 30,000 to 60,000 square feet, for a partner health care organization, the university spokeswoman said. University Health previously expressed interest in using the project to house more support staff.

Read more in the Kansas City Business Journal.

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