Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services signs new downtown lease
02/18/2014 5:00 PM
06/25/2014 5:53 PM
WICHITA — Another state agency has signed a lease at 266 N. Main St., which is known as the former Ryan International Airlines building, and this will be the final one because the building is now full.
"The building represented the chance to put some agencies together under one roof," says Mark McGivern, director of the Office of Facilities and Procurement Management within the state Department of Administration.
"It made sense from our end."
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services will join the Kansas Corporation Commission, the Kansas Department of Labor and the state Board of Indigents' Defense Services.
The Department on Aging has a 10-year lease for 5,666 square feet on the second floor. It's slated to move in the first of September.
Currently, the department is in the Finney State Office Building at 230 E. William.
In June, Have You Heard? reported that nine state agencies, including more than 700 employees, will leave the city-owned building when the state's lease expires on Sept. 30, 2014.
"The Wichita office market was quite attractive," McGivern says.
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