Location: Kansas City, Missouri
DRAW’s planning and architectural team is working closely with Milhaus Development and Dwell Design Studio on a master plan and design of a two-block mixed-use development in Kansas City’s East Crossroads. This site is in a significantly more urban area than Milhaus’ project at 27th and Gillham, with active rail lines just to the south and Oak Street (six lanes and elevated) adjacent to the west. The nexus of street level activity occurs to the north along Locust Street and east-west along 18th Street where there are several well established commercial enterprises. This district has an established and distinct brand, and the design and program of this project needs to reflect the neighborhood’s values and culture.
This residential project will provide anchor tenant space for Kansas City’s eclectic enclave of boutique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, creative businesses, studios and art galleries along 19th Street. An existing warehouse structure which sits at the western mid-block of Locust Street is a well-preserved building, which DRAW plans to capitalize on it’s authentic neighborhood character and create a restaurant with patio. The four residential buildings will compliment one another architecturally and share unique amenities, including: fitness center, resident lounge, bike storage, art gallery, conference room, makers’ space, outdoor pool area, and dog park.