Richard Bolling Federal Building

601 East 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106 

The Richard Bolling Federal Building is an 18-story office building that first opened in 1965. It is named for Congressman Richard Bolling, whose district representation spanned 30 years. 

The largest federal building in the Kansas City area, the "Bolling Building" includes roughly 1.2 million SF of office space and houses around 2,800 federal workers each day.

For any facility-related questions, concerns or requests, contact the Kansas City North Service Center using the contact information provided on the upper right side of this page.

General Building Information

Hours of Operation

The Richard Bolling Federal Building is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. All employees and visitors must present a valid form of identification and pass screening before being granted access into the building or if waiting in the lobbies for an extended period of time. Visitors have access to public areas only.


Pay-to-park lots, as well as metered street-level parking directly east of the building at 701 East 12th Street, are available to visitors. All parking facilities are monitored by the Federal Protective Service.

Tenant Board Meetings

Those agencies within the Richard Bolling Federal Building comprise a Tenant Board. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Mural Conference Room, N133. GSA encourages participation in these meetings as various building issues are discussed.


Aramark Cafeteria

Location: East Ground Floor
Hours: Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 6 – 9 a.m.
Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cherry Street Café

Location: Room N110
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mazuma Credit Union

Location: Room N149
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kansas City Area Credit Union

Location: Room G-61
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

LIFE Fitness Center (Currently Closed)

Location: G-89
Hours: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Staffed Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. - Noon
*Access to the fitness center requires membership.

Corporate Kids 601

Location: Room 146
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Federal Occupational Health Clinic

Location: G-05 on the Ground Floor
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Building Renovation Project

The GSA Heartland Region has completed a $280 million renovation project that has modernized the Richard Bolling Federal Building. All 18 floors have new energy-efficient workspaces, enhanced security features and new lobby areas. Learn More

By dividing the project into four phases, GSA was able to maintain a high-level of occupancy throughout the project.

Phase One (2001-2003), $27.7 million
Designer: Wiedeman Architects (Helix)
Constructor: J.E. Dunn Construction

Phase Two (2002-2007), $42.8 million
Designer: Helix Architecture
Constructor: J.E. Dunn Construction

Phase Three (2005-2010), $99.9 million
Designer: Helix Architecture
Constructor: J.E. Dunn Construction

*Recovery Act Phase (2009-2015), $109.9 million
Designer: Helix Architecture
Constructor: J.E. Dunn Construction

*This phase is made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It was selected as a recovery project because of the speed at which it could be awarded and the environmental improvements associated with it.

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Last Reviewed 2015-11-18