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Swope Health Village aims to innovate healthcare in MO

The project secured $5 million in funding from the City of KCMO.

Swope Health Village Renderings shows four angles

Looks like the perfect place for that morning jog.

Rendering courtesy of Swope Health

Healthy living will soon be a way of life on the east side. The City of KCMO awarded Swope Health $5 million to build Swope Health Village, a neighborhood designed to provide healthcare for the mind, body, and spirit — the first of its kind in the entire state of Missouri.

“Every Kansas Citian deserves access to resources, amenities, and neighborhoods that prioritize health, wellness, and an improved quality of life,” Mayor Pro Tem Ryana Parks-Shaw said.

swope village rendering of full village

It’s a full community ready to address all health concerns.

Rendering courtesy of Swope Health

The 12-acre project will re-imagine the area around the former Swope Geriatric Center (5900 Swope Pkwy., KCMO) which closed in 2022. Its plans call for:

  • 200 units of senior affordable housing
  • 75 units of mental health housing which will include mental health services
  • 15 apartments for the PACE KC program
  • Space for substance abuse treatment
  • Community gardens
  • Office + retail space
  • A community center

“We are extremely grateful for the city’s vote of confidence in Swope Health Village,” said Swope Health President and CEO Jeron Ravin. “In all that we do, we remain steadfastly committed to the cause of health equity and access for everyone.”
In addition to the funds provided by KCMO, the state of Missouri has allocated $7.5 million toward the project. Swope Health expects it will need $100 million total for facilities + services.

Site demolition kicked off in January; construction of Swope Health Village will start in early 2025.

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