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November 13, 2014: Cerner breaks ground on planned Kansas City siteThe Fresno Bee PDF

… The project calls for 4.7 million square feet of construction in 16 buildings on 290 acres. The 10-year plan by Cerner includes about $1.75 billion in public tax subsidies …

September 12, 2014: Council OKs 25-year abatement for $1.3B research parkKansas City Business Journal PDF

… A 25-year property tax abatement for Oxford on the Blue, a 344-acre biotech research park in south Kansas City, won final approval Thursday from the City Council …

September 2, 2014: Kansas City Officials Consider Tax Breaks For Oxford On The Blue Office ParkPNC Voice PDF

… The local paper, The Kansas City Star has confirmed that Kansas City’s planning, zoning, and economic development committee(s) are all set to consider a property tax break for the project. They will meet on September 10—so just next week—to discuss the deal and if they do, in fact, approve the plan then it will move onto a final vote at the Kansas City Council, the following day …

May 1, 2014: South Kansas City Ready for the BlueJackson County Advocate PDF

… The area comprises of about 320 acres. In addition to the land owned by Stowers for the Oxford on the Blue project, another 25 acres remains and is currently being negotiated. The mixed-use project will involve commercial, office, and both multi-family and single-family residential. It is a large project that will be implemented over a long period of time …

October 18, 2013: PIEA advances abatement request for biotech parkKansas City Business Journal PDF

… A development agency has authorized a blight study of 350 acres in south Kansas City — a first step toward making Jim Stowers III’s proposed research and office park project there eligible for property tax abatements …

September 19, 2013: Stowers’ 350-acre biotech park plan heads to City HallKansas City Business Journal PDF

… Oxford on the Blue, a project designed to transform a 350-acre swath of south Kansas City into a mixed-used development anchored by biotech research facilities, is headed for City Hall. …