Location: Kansas City, Missouri
As part of a catalytic mixed-use urban development on a five-acre site in Kansas City’s Union Hill neighborhood, DRAW led the design of a 57-unit apartment structure and 9 adjacent townhomes. The multi-story apartment building and townhomes are part of a larger mixed-use development that includes interior courtyard space, below-grade structured parking as well as integrated public art and public spaces, ground-floor retail, and strong, pedestrian-friendly connections to neighboring Crown Center and other nearby community amenities.
The project is driven by a strong sense of the pedestrian experience, to link nearby green spaces, Crown Center and Union Hill area. This is reflected in everything from the street and sidewalk design, to the treatment of the buildings along the ground floor. The units are oriented to maximize interior sunlight and views toward landmarks and park vistas. A dynamic, modern, and yet classic design will pay reverence to the buildings of crown center.