KANSAS CITY, MO – Kansas City Independent Auto Auction is preparing for the opening of its new facility in July.

Construction was started in October of last year, and auction officials are targeting a mid-July date for the inaugural sale in the auction’s new home. The auction, which has been doing business as the Kansas Auto Auction in Elwood, Kansas, will open with a new name (Kansas City Independent Auto Auction), in a new state (Missouri), 40 miles from its current site where it has been operating since 1978.

The new facility will include a 20,000-square-foot building, housing business offices and six auction lanes in the selling arena, a full service restaurant, on-site PDR, and dealer lockers. The dealer lot will provide parking for 350 vehicles while the storage lot will accommodate 900 vehicles.

Even as the auction eyes its move to the new facility and its grand opening, auction officials are planning for Phases II of the project, which will include additional parking for 1300 vehicles and a test track, and is set for completion in the fall. Phase III, planned for spring 2009, calls for the building of a 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art recon facility.

For more information, visit www.kciaa.com.