Grain Valley New Municipal Complex

Upholding the balance of preserving a rich history and embracing a new future.

The suburban-rural community of Grain Valley, located 25 minutes east of downtown Kansas City, has emerged as one of the fastest growing communities in the metro area. Taking a strategic approach to its evolution, the City and its residents identified new opportunities and top priorities that would ensure Grain Valley’s new future as a thriving, forward-thinking community while still preserving its unique small-town charm.

Rendering of City Hall and Police Station in Grain Valley

Grain Valley’s current City Hall, police department, and community center have not been able to keep pace with the City’s rapid growth. Helix Architecture + Design, in collaboration with Sapp Design Architects, recently completed the master planning and programming phases for a new Municipal Complex. Located on the historic Sni-A-Bar Farm, the complex will offer a holistic solution for both the City’s administrative needs and the residents’ desire for a communal space in which to gather. 

Comprised of a city hall and police station, a recreation center with indoor aquatics, and a new Mid-Continent Public Library branch, the Municipal Complex will create a destination on the historic farmstead. As the design team moves from programming and pre-design into schematic design, the buildings’ forms will begin to take shape.

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