Cerner selling Riverport (former Sam's Town Casino)

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Cerner selling Riverport (former Sam's Town Casino)

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Cerner has listed its' Riverport property for sale. The campus is the former Sam's Town Casino. It is on the north bank of the Missouri on Birmingham Road in Kansas City.

Cerner has used the former casino as a training facility.

https://www.colliers.com/en/properties ... elatedDocs

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https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1533557 ... !1e3?hl=en

Ideas for re-use?

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FangKC wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:01 pm
Ideas for re-use?
Nothing comes to mind other than industrial. Flood plain, railroad tracks, highway. No one would want to live there, that's for sure.

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FangKC wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:01 pm

Ideas for re-use?
It's a weird building with conference rooms, class rooms that would be pretty standard in any lower-end office. However, the cafeteria still has the same casino signs and the whole setup is kind of weird as minimal effort has been made to hide it's previous use. Cerner bought the building for cheap af just for the parking. I think office may be the only reasonable use for this facility. Not sure if it could be a casino again either.

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Yeah, I don't think the market can support another casino.

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kind of in a weird spot, but decent highway access. Just nothing around it really. Maybe it could be a a HQ for some kind of industrial, commercial company perhaps. Could be a cool office for like the US Army Corp of Engineers. Repurpose it into an office/training/event space. Some kind of use like that makes the most sense. But whoever buys it will need to buy it on the cheap with their vision to re-mold it.

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I've been there a couple times in the past five years.
dukuboy1 wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:07 pm
kind of in a weird spot, but decent highway access. Just nothing around it really.
It doesn't really have decent highway access. It's past a industrial area one direction or through Randolph the other on a two lane road. You park in a basic garage and have to cross on a really long bridge that's not well lit inside.
Repurpose it into an office/training/event space.
That's what it is today, with all the decoration from when it was a casino.

I would expect it gets torn down and turned into river-centric industrial. It's outside the levy system so few will buy it for office use.

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the access of 210 and 435is right there. Is a straight exit off, no. But in the grand scheme of things not terrible access but has some hurdles.

I agree it will most likely get torn down. Mt reference to office/event space was to use the entire complex not just the small section Cerner remodeled and or uses. I was thinking of someone who may have a vision for the whole thing as an entire office/event building. But I'm sure it will get torn down

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I'm surprised the Ford plant has not leased it to store new vehicles. They store cars in the elements all over the place (station casino, WOF, metro north mall). Seems like that garage would be a perfect place to keep new cars sheltered and secure. That garage is totally worthless otherwise. That's about the only use I see for it.

Speaking of casinos. Is Ameristar dead? It looks so deteriorated on google maps with 90% of the parking lots not being used for the actual casino anymore.

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I was thinking the parking garage could be adapted to display cars in an auto museum, and the memorabilia could be in the old casino building. They could use it as an event space as well.

I know Kansas City Auto Museum eventually wants to find a permanent location.

https://www.kansascityautomuseum.com/

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DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:54 am
Yeah, I don't think the market can support another casino.
IIRC, Cerner bought the property from Harrah's under the rule that it wouldn't be sold to someone who could turn it into a Casino.

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