Kise joined the Sunflower Redevelopment team in January 2005 and helped complete the sale of the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant to private developers in August 2005. That sale was the culmination of a complicated negotiation between the Army and Sunflower Redevelopment, lasting three years.
Sunflower Redevelopment is a special purpose entity that partners the talents of Kessinger Hunter & Company, the Kansas City-based commercial real estate company and International Risk Group, a Denver-based group that specializes in the legal, technical, financial, and risk management issues associated with environmentally impaired properties.
Kise’s focus is in laying the foundations for Johnson County’s last opportunity to build a “new town” on the 9,000 acre Sunflower property. She brings a master’s degree in Public Administration from KU and more than 20-years in city management in Lawrence, Johnson County and Paola, Kansas to the task.
As Sunflower Redevelopment begins its 7-year cleanup effort, Kise will be working on the landuse plan and infrastructure extensions necessary to turn a former military installation into a place where more than 25,000 live, work and play in a unique community within a park.