Groundbreaking today for new preparedness center

11/15/2010 12:00 AM

08/05/2014 11:10 PM

WICHITA — State and local officials are scheduled to break ground today on the $101 million Heartland Preparedness Center.

The center, which will be located on 45 acres at I-135 and K-96, will combine several military and law enforcement training centers. It will draw on city, county, state and federal funding.

The city of Wichita and Sedgwick County are scheduled to split $33.4 million of the cost. Of that, $3.86 million was committed in May for infrastructure work in the area.

The federal portion is supposed to be $68 million, although that funding is awaiting approval of the defense department's 2011 budget. The money is for the Kansas Army National Guard's part in the facility _ $42.8 million for its training facility and $24.9 million for a maintenance shop.

Completion of the center is scheduled for 2015.

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service