ARMY Kansas Army Ammunition Plant (KSAAP) BRAC Facility Assessment
Capitol CREAG was asked to conduct a building assessment for a 67,000 sq ft building just southeast of Parsons, Kansas at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant (KSAAP). In 2005, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) concurred with the recommendations of the U.S. Secretary of Defense to close the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. The Labette County Commission, in 2006, established the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant Local Redevelopment Planning Authority (KSAAP LRPA) to undertake planning for the eventual reuse of the KSAAP site. The LRPA is responsible for examining alternatives and options for the reuse and redevelopment of the KSAAP site in a manner that would benefit and assist the residents of Labette County and the region.
The purpose of this assessment report was to provide the Army Base Realignment and Closure Division Program Management and Realignment Support group an assessment of the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant Administrative Building. The purpose of this assessment was to identify any issues that would prevent the Army from selling the building at auction and would affect its market value as well as ascertain if there would be a demand for the property based on the reuse plan and to determine market value.
Capitol CREAG was selected to conduct an assessment for Calibre on behalf of the U.S. Army and was asked to complete the assessment within a week. In order to achieve this assessment on behalf of the Army, existing documentation and reports were reviewed and interviews were conducted with several key contributors to the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant (KSAAP) redevelopment initiative as well as local real estate experts.
The Facility Assessment included:
- An evaluation of significant title issues
- A report of out-grants, in grants, and other encumbrances
- An inventory listing of the building and a general assessment of condition of the building
- An infrastructure report that provides a listing of infrastructure and general assessment of the condition of infrastructure
- Map of parcel boundary including location of building. Work with LRA to define the boundaries of an approximate 12 acre site and its location within the 13,767 acre KSAAP facility
- Potential future re-uses/public sale scenarios that compliment the community’s re-development plan
- Square footage of the building
- A market assessment/comps based on highest and best use
- Summary of environmental issues