Landform provided a full complement of planning and site design services for a brownfield development overlooking the Missouri River and Downtown Kansas City skyline. The property includes two 205-unit apartment buildings linked by structured parking just steps from the vast Berkley Riverfront Park. Building courtyards provide active or passive retreats including a swimming pool and outdoor patio with a kitchen, fire pits, water feature and outdoor exercise studio. The streetscape is activated by retail/office space and a build-to-suit restaurant space.
The project’s technical challenges included constructing a parking structure over massive city utilities – a 54-inch outfall – and navigating a path to entitlement for a site with over 20 years of remediation history.
This project defined the new district’s streetscape and landscape standards supporting the City’s, Client’s and the developing partner’s requirements. A close working relationship with City staff was vital to the project’s success.