Crews begin to tear down UMKC’s troubled student housing — 12 years after it opened

Source:, June 16, 2020
By: Mara Rose Williams

Work crews are taking the first steps to tear down the shuttered Oak Place Apartments at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a 12-year-old building riddled with leaky pipes, sagging floors and mold.

The university determined in February that the student residence at 5050 Oak St. was beyond repair. On Monday crews began preparing the site for demolition. The southbound lane of Oak Street between Volker Boulevard and 51st Street will be blocked off on Wednesday and remain closed through Aug. 14. Traffic will detour to Brookside Boulevard. Read more.

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