U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts will soon have a new Wichita headquarters, according to the Republican’s communications director.
Sarah Little said Monday that the senator’s office at 155 N. Market, a building also known as Market Centre, will move down the block to the 125 N. Market building in downtown Wichita. The move could be completed by sometime next month, Little said.
“Senator Roberts wanted to remain downtown,” Little said. “Plans are to move into 125 N. Market at the end of March if construction remains on time.”
Developers plan to turn the building, which was built as the Lassen Hotel in 1919, into apartments. At 125 N. Market, Roberts’ staff will be housed on the 11th floor.
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“We signed a lease with the Senator in January to replace approximately the same size of office they currently have,” said Bryce Baker, vice president of real estate for Security National Life Insurance Company, which owns the building. “The lease is for 60 months. We are excited and honored to have the senator join the other great companies that call 125 N. Market home.”
Roberts also has offices in Dodge City, Overland Park and Topeka.