About the Heartland Region
GSA's Region 6 represents the states of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas -- providing superior customer service and workplace solutions for our Federal customers.
The Heartland Region's real estate portfolio includes 70 federally-owned buildings with more than 14.5 million square feet, and nearly 400 leases with an additional 11.9 million square feet. Our Kansas City-based headquarters is also home to GSA's Integrated Facilities Management and Industrial Products Solution Center -- responsible for more than $1 billion in hardware and tools supply purchases each year.
We leverage our buying power to ensure we provide our customers with services and products that are the best use of taxpayer funds.
Regional Office Building
Two Pershing Square, located at 2300 Main Street in Kansas City, Mo., is the home of the GSA Heartland Region (Region 6). The Heartland Region office, first occupied in 2014, demonstrates the principles of GSA's Total Workplace initiative. There is more square footage devoted to collaboration -- such as meeting areas and conference rooms -- and less square footage devoted to personal space. Workstation panels are lower, and there is greater access to day-lighting and views for associates. There are also fewer walls, and most walls are situated in the interior of the space.
- Office of the Regional Administrator + Staff Offices: 2NE
- Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board: 2NE
- Human Resources: 2NW
- Public Buildings Service: 7NW, 7SW, 7SE
- Federal Acquisition Service: 7NE, 6NE, 6NW, 4SW
- Administrative Services: 6NW
- GSA IT: 4NW
- Office of Civil Rights: 4NW
- AFGE (Union): 4NW
- Regional Counsel: 4NW
- Inspector General: 3NW
Numerous parking options are available when working at the building -- including Republic Parking's multi-level, accessible underground facility at Two Pershing Square.
Daily Visitor Rates at Two Pershing Square (Republic Parking) | Effective March 1, 2017:
- Hourly: $5
- Daily Max: $15
Daily Visitor Rates at Union Station (Mid-Con Management)
- 1:00 hour or less: $2
- 1:00 to 2:00 hours: $3
- 2:00 to 8:00 hours: $5
- Over 8:00 hours: $10
- Lost ticket: $10
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, or KCATA, operates regular bus service to several stops in the area of Two Pershing Square -- including a MAX Bus Rapid Transit service that stops in front of the building. A Streetcar line also runs from the GSA offices to City Market.
Known as The Metro, Kansas City's mass transportation service strives to provide a safe, reliable and innovation system that adapts to changing transit needs. GSA encourages the use of mass transportation as an alternative to driving to the office.
Places to Eat
MT Plate cafe, located on the main floor of the building, is open for breakfast and lunch. Dinning options are also available at the adjacent Union Station. A skywalk connects Union Station to the Crown Center complex, which offers three levels of innovative shopping, dining and entertainment. Want to have lunch in the Freight House and Crossroads Arts District? A pedestrian bridge from Union Station crosses the railroad tracks, providing easy access this vibrant center of art, culture and entertainment.
Building Evacuation Procedures
In the event a building evacuation is required due to an evacuation drill or non-fire emergency, fire alarms and strobes will not be flashing, glass passenger elevators may still be in use, and parking garage elevators will be locked at the lobby level.
WHAT TO DO:
- Follow instructions communicated over the PA system.
- For non-fire emergency, evacuate to the nearest stairwell.
- Stay on the inside of the stairwell (your left hand should be on the railing).
- Be ready to merge with other people who are also evacuating.
- Keep talking to a minimum and stay calm.
- DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR YOUR WORKSTATIONS UNTIL THE “ALL CLEAR” SIGN HAS BEEN GIVEN.