Location: North Kansas City, Missouri
DRAW worked with Owen Homes and Refined Developments to create the area’s first new community of LEED certified homes. Urban North offers residents highly efficient, modern dwellings each with their own unique elevations and character that resonate with Kansas City’s historic, first-ring suburbs.
Each of the 24 single-family homes offers floor plans of varying contemporary design styles that have been carefully combined with energy efficient materials to create warm and inviting environments. With 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, each unit incorporates spacious kitchens and ample storage, as well as a fireplace and 2-3 car garage. Homes are being designed with a goal of both Energy Star and LEED Certification and will be prepped for solar installation. Amenities include a community clubhouse and playground surrounded by nearly four acres of naturally preserved greenspace and a planned walking trail.