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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Plans for a new $57 million police station in east Kansas City are forcing residents to move out of a four-square-block area of the city.
Most of the residents whose homes will be razed to make way for the station have accepted buyout offers and are moving away from the once-thriving neighborhood. But a few people are holding out, either because they believe they haven’t been offered enough money or because they want to stay in their longtime homes.
The Kansas City Star reports homeowners lived in half of the 66 occupied properties. The city’s full cost of acquiring the land is not known because some deals aren’t complete.
The new police station is still in the design stage and construction is not scheduled to begin until 2013.
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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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