The Yards is a 232 unit multi-family apartment building in the Stockyards District of Kansas City. Authenticity to the Stockyards past and creative present was the driving force behind the design.
The project’s 2-part massing speaks to the contrast of the traditional masonry construction of the adjacent Livestock Exchange Building while simultaneously addressing the more contemporary white metal facade of Helmut Jahns Kemper Arena.
Materials are honest and raw. Brick pavers salvaged from the area are incorporated to unify interior spaces with the open courtyard. A massive weathered steel feature wall in the Communal space is accented by sections of end-grain wood flooring, concrete, and exposed CMU walls. The Yards supports this district’s artist through the integration of art and architecture with curated local art and 60’ tall custom exterior installation, evoking the flow of pasture prairie grasses.
The Yards is a contextual yet contemporary transformative revitalization.
Kansas City Business Journal,Flaherty & Collins Turns to Phase Two of West Bottoms Apartments,” by Thomas Friestad, 2019
MW Builders News, Two Projects Ranked on KCBJ’s 2020 Top Construction Projects List,” by Kris Ketz, 2020
Construction Review Online, Construction of The Yards Development in KC Stockyards, Kansas City, US Complete,” by Dennis Ayemba, 2020
City Scene KC, The Yards Developer Bullish on Bottoms, Aniticipates Second Phase Soon,” by Kevin Collison, 2020
ReBusiness Online, $41 Million Apartment Development to Open in Kansas City’s Stockyards District This Month,” by Kristin Hiller, 2020
Kansas City Business Journal, Kansas City’s Construction Projects – Jan 31,” by Virginia Ward, 2020
City Scene KC,Bottoms’ Stockyards District Takes Off With New Apartment Project,” by Kevin Collison, 2018
RE journals, “Flaherty & Collins starts construction on $41M luxury residential development in Kansas City,” by Staff Writer, 
Indianapolis Business Journal, “Flaherty & Collins breaks ground $41M Kansas City project,” by IBJ Staff,