Location: Kansas City, Missouri
This multifamily infill development offers three varying unit types to attract a variety of buyers from retirees to young professionals, students to small families. The development area, referred to as Longfellow, is within walking distance of Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. This centralized, urban location offers timely access to Downtown and Midtown and is moments away from Washington Square Park, which will offer access to the first phase of the Downtown Streetcar.
The design’s prominent, zigzag roofline - while a special moment of the exterior facade - adds beneficial roof drainage away from shared property lines. Unexpected splashes of saturated color highlight this and other architectural details such as the unique massing which appears as one composition rather than five repetitive structures. Additionally, the rhythmic flow of the roof plane is a nod to the nearby gable roofs located throughout the historic neighborhood. This historic respect wraps on to the side elevation as well. Currently, the team is working through the design of custom metal cladding which will introduce even more visual interest.