Image of the entrance to the former Oracle Cerner Continuous Campus. Large signage saying "Cerner" welcomes one to the campus.

Multistudio Studies Adaptive Reuse of Former Oracle Cerner Continuous Campus

Excerpts from article by Thomas Friestad, Staff Writer at the Kansas City Business Journal February 23, 2023

An exclusive article published in the Kansas City Business Journal entitled “Exclusive: These are the developers exploring Continuous Campus reuse, what they’re considering” reveals two developers’ plans for the former Oracle Cerner Continuous Campus. Multistudio designed the original campus for Oracle Cerner, completed in 2013. Now, nearly ten years later, the 63.5-acre property has been listed for sale with the potential to have a “second life” more fitting of today’s needs and the community’s future.

“Reuse studies by local architect Multistudio — completed for Oracle Cerner and later included in the developers’ zoning application — show that a conversion plan for the connected buildings could include anywhere from 350 to 464 market-rate apartments above ground-floor amenities and common areas. Another studied concept involved areas of new coworking space, supplementing reuse of existing building offices.”

“The developers’ current evaluation is strictly for a conversion of the former office towers, Goforth said. However, Multistudio’s reuse studies also illustrate potential for the surrounding surface parking to be carved into parcels for new construction. The architect conceptualized a shopping plaza, outdoor mall, dog park and movie lawn west of the offices, and an indoor-outdoor fitness center, sports fields, courts and a pool to the south. […] Future parcel development could put another reuse concept Multistudio studied on the table: a hotel.”

“At 647,981 gross square feet, the former Continuous Campus easily would rank as one of the metro’s largest office-to-apartment conversions — a trend that has recurred locally for years, predating the pandemic, and garnered a greater spotlight nationwide through the pandemic. “

Image from the Continuous Campus lobby looking through floor-to-ceiling glazing towards the courtyard.
Image of the interior of the Continuous Campus of a break area that has a strong residential/hospitality feel.
Image of large dining space within the Continuous Campus
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