Army holding public meeting July 20 on cleanup of former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant

Abandoned building with slanted grey roof on rural land

The former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant property, located near K-10 Highway in De Soto, in 2006. The plant property is undergoing cleanup and redevelopment after sitting vacant for several decades.

The U.S. Army has a public meeting coming up to provide an update on the cleanup of the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in De Soto.

The public meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 20 at 6 p.m. at De Soto City Hall, 32905 W. 84th Street, De Soto, KS 66018.

During the meeting, the Army will give the latest update on the cleanup and offer the opportunity for the public to ask questions. The Army will also seek community interest in forming a Restoration Advisory Board.

The plant property, located south of K-10 Highway in De Soto, has been vacant for several decades. In February, the Board of County Commissioners amended the redevelopment agreement with Sunflower Redevelopment, LLC, the owner/developer for the property since 2005.

The amendment addressed the annexation of 6,000 acres by the City of De Soto, while protecting the beneficiaries of park land and other public uses.

For any questions, please contact the Army’s on-site representative Scott Smith at 913-948-9615 or

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