1. Mixed-use
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Midtown Kansas City’s expansion of their streetcar line prompts Main Street development, bringing new opportunities to the Broadway Gillham neighborhood. Following the proposed extension of the Main Street streetcar line, FFV Partnership contracted b+a architecture to develop a mixed-use residential and retail building whose presence would replace a long-vacant eyesore and bring much-needed quality housing […]
  1. Mixed-use
In 2015, a devastating and deadly fire reduced the northwest corner of Independence and Prospect Avenues to rubble, leaving behind a vacant lot and a neighborhood in ruin. Since that time, one local developer had their plan for a commercial-only building turned down by city council in a decision that spoke to the aspirations of […]
  1. Residential
I read a survey recently that looked at reasons why people do or don’t hire architects when they build a new home. The results were fascinating. It’s estimated that architects design somewhere between 2% and 10% of new homes. That means that 90% to 98% of those building new homes miss out on an immensely valuable service. […]
  1. Adaptive Reuse
  2. Residential
Located in the Midwestern United States, Kansas City sits on the border between the states of Kansas and Missouri. Shanghai, situated on China’s central coast, is one of the world’s most important financial centers. Though these cities differ significantly in size and population density, there are notable similarities in terms of architecture and urban development. […]
  1. Mixed-use
The Midtown Plaza, located at 3420 Broadway, Kansas City, is well on its way to entirely change the outlook of the area by converting the vacant office building into 117 multifamily apartments in Phase 1. The 8-story complex renovation is underway after a hold up of almost 4 years and is scheduled to be completed […]
  1. Adaptive Reuse
The Jackson County Legislature has recently approved a zoning change for the repurposing of the extant John K. Stark School, located at 17th & Stark Avenue, Blue Summit, MO, into a residential re-entry facility. B+A Architecture was hired to provide preliminary design for the proposed adaptive re-use, and for the modernization and renovation of the existing […]

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The ground was officially broken on 2600 Independence Ave this week! We’re thrilled and honored to have Mayor Quinton Lucas, Kansas City Fire Department, State Rep. Barbara Washington, families of the two fallen firefighters, Larry Leggio and John Mesh, join us for this incredible groundbreaking ceremony. The new mixed-use development consists of seven retail spaces […]

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