GBA was selected by GF Properties, a subsidiary of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, to provide architecture, engineering, and landscape architecture design for a new parking structure in the East Village area of Kansas City, Missouri. With a pressing need to fulfill leasing agreements for a nearby building owned by GF Properties and leased to the FAA, our team was charged with the challenge of providing a cost-effective project on schedule and under budget.
"Working with the GBA team was a key factor in the success of the East Village Parking Structure. The exterior appearance, efficient design, and cost of the structure exceeded our expectations. It is also nice to work with people who have such a professional attitude. Throughout the design and construction process, I always knew GBA was looking out for our best interests. We hope to work with GBA again in the future." - Linda Kaboth, Vice President - National Division, GF Properties
Serving a Need
In March 2012, construction was completed on the 340-stall parking structure located between 9th and 10th Streets on Cherry. The structure now provides parking for adjacent office tenants. This was the first structure to come out of the ground in East Village, a project being master planned and developed by Swope Community Builders. Concurrent with construction of the parking structure, a 50-unit apartment complex was built to the east.
The structure, built within a budget of $5.1 million, adds a great amenity to East Village with a design as aesthetically appealing as it is practical and cost-effective. GBA’s economical design reduced the overall pricetag of $15,000 per stall.
“Compared with other recently constructed parking garages in the vicinity for more than $20,000 per stall, we were very happy to deliver this project to our client within their budget,” according to Craig Rogge, AIA, LEED AP, GBA’s project manager.
Architectural and engineering components include a cast-in-place structure using post-tensioned concrete, decorative architectural precast, and anodized aluminum perforated panels for screening. The single-threaded helix design contributes greatly to the cost efficiency of the project. Particular attention also has been paid to streetscaping and landscape around the entire perimeter along downtown streets.
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