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Posted on: November 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Annexes Final 2,675 Acres

11.17.22 Annexation

City of De Soto Annexes Final 2,675 Acres of Former Sunflower Ammunition Plant

Next Step: Public Hearing to Expand TIF District

The De Soto City Council voted to annex the final 2,675 acres of the former Sunflower Ammunition Plant, now called Astra Enterprise Park, on November 17, 2022. The City has annexed all but 500 acres of the 9,000-acre area. The remaining 500 belong to Kansas State University.

With the annexation, the City’s southern border now extends to 143rd Street.

The City will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Dec 1 to discuss expanding the TIF district in order to remediate the remainder of the site, paving way for additional development.

Panasonic North America recently announced plans to build a $4 billion electric vehicle battery facility at the plant. The plant is expected to open in Spring, 2025.

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