According to the feds, the $673 million Kansas City Plant will make it rain

When the feds sell a project, by God, they really sell a project.

Representatives from the National Nuclear Security Administration and the General Services Administration dropped by City Hall yesterday to ask for the Planning and Zoning Committee‘s final blessing on the Kansas City Plant’s move from offices on Bannister Road to a new facility in what one presenter called “the industrial heart of the 6th District.” In doing so, they threw around so many million-dollar figures that Lil Wayne ought to remix the meeting’s Channel 2 audio into his next club banger.

The meeting was the public’s last chance to comment in support or opposition to the relocation of the Kansas City Plant, which is the U.S.’s primary site where the non-nuclear parts for nuclear weapons are manufactured, assembled and procured.

Ann Suellentrop, a registered nurse and member of Peace Works KC and Physicians for Social Responsibility, spoke out against the plant along with a representative of the Sierra Club. But the other testimony was a parade of yeses: from the South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas City Port Authority, the Heavy Constructors Association, the project’s architects from HNTB, and the project’s development team of Zimmer Real Estate Services LC and CenterPoint Property Trust of Chicago.

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