Overland Park Fire Station #48, a McCownGordon Construction project

Civic Projects

Buildings that serve our communities.

Civic buildings are community cornerstones.

From community centers and libraries to convention facilities and public safety stations, these projects require the right service and the right expertise. McCownGordon provides just that. We understand the nuances of creating buildings designed to serve the public and the additional communication, outreach and financial stewardship required.

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Featured Projects

An exterior photo of the Great Bend Justice Center, built by McCownGordon.
LongHouse Visitor Center at the Overland Park Arboretum
Rendering of Overland Park Fire Station 41, a McCownGordon project.
McCownGordon is building the new Patrol East Police Substation.

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Community Gathering Spaces

Buildings such as city halls, libraries, community centers, aquatic centers, farmer markets and more offer spaces for residents to gather, socialize and exercise. The provision of these spaces is crucial to the promotion and maintenance of a healthier, happier, and more connected community, which is critical to attracting and retaining residents who are proud of where they live, work, and play.

Because these spaces are built for the community, it’s essential to gain community buy-in from the start of the project. We understand the importance of community engagement, and we promise to keep the public informed as the project progresses.

Kids reading at the Monitcello Library, a McCownGordon project


Libraries aren’t just buildings that house books anymore; they are cornerstones of communities. Libraries bring people together, break cultural and economic barriers and give the community a safe place to gather, learn and grow. As a civic building, owned by the city or county municipality, we want visitors to have a sense of community pride and belonging to the new space. We engage the community throughout preconstruction and construction to promote the project and build excitement. As proud community builders, the best feeling is seeing the community gather to celebrate a new library. 

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We understand libraries are capital projects funded by public dollars. This means, through preconstruction and construction, we’ll work with you to align your goals for your space within the budget. Our transparent, open-book policy approach allows the community to understand how and why their money is being spent the way it is. With a better understanding comes a larger sense of pride and buy-in, which results in an engaged community, excited about their new library. Our promise is to deliver a library that meets or exceeds your community’s expectations.  


Kids playing at Chanute Aquatics Center, built by McCownGordon


McCownGordon understands aquatic facilities and what it takes to make them a reality. For instance, builders typically work with overhead modeling, but with pools, all of this coordination happens underground. Building aquatic facilities takes a different mind-set. The work is from the inside out as to not limit your access because of pools and decks. Planning of concrete pours and backfills must take obstructions into consideration. Aquatic facilities never reach the point of being dried in so the weather is always a factor. McCownGordon has experience with all of these unique nuances and has the arsenal of tools and expertise to overcome complex challenges.

Public Safety Projects

Everyone wants to live in a community they can be proud of. Pride begins with investing in public safety projects. From fire and police stations to courthouses and emergency call centers, these facilities keep our communities safe and well protected.


Oftentimes, community residents don’t understand the need to renovate or build new public safety facilities, which in return may result in a failed bond vote. This reason alone shows the importance of hiring a construction manager early in the project. At McCownGordon, wpromise to be your partner and work hand-in-hand with you to deliver on your vision. We have been honored to partner with multiple municipalities across the region to provide support and community engagement, helping the public gain a better understanding of the ‘why’ behind the project. As good stewards of your taxpayer dollars, we are committed to enhancing these community-based spaces to make an impact and help communities thrive. Our collaborative approach creates transparency around budgets, schedules and more, which results in a smoother construction journey for the community. 

McCownGordon associate building relationship by shaking hands with owner on project site

The first thing we build is relationships.

Reach out to McCownGordon to submit your RFP or get your questions answered to further your next civic construction project.

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