Kansas City municipal government has sold the old police crime lab building and an old police station for new private uses.

The former Kansas City police crime lab, at 6633 Troost, was purchased for $457,500 by a large-format printing company, Digital Designs Print Solutions, which plans to consolidate its operations from two buildings on 31st Street. The Kansas City company needed a larger building for its equipment and projected growth. City officials said it currently employs 16 people but hopes to double that number within two years.

The city didn’t need the old crime lab after it opened the new East Patrol police station and regional crime lab near 27th Street and Prospect Avenue in December 2015.

Vanessa Williams is the city’s real estate manager, in charge of the division tasked with selling surplus city properties. She said the city was represented in the transaction by Gib Kerr and Jeffrey Bentz at Cushman & Wakefield.

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