NSPJ Architects
Mission 106
Leawood, Kansas

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Mission 106 is the fourth project designed for Mission Farms in Leawood, Kansas, a self-contained upscale mixed-use development on a close-in suburban site with a sophisticated urban vibe.

Mission 106 is comprised of seven two-story townhomes sited immediately alongside a three-acre lake, a four-story apartment building with 132 units, a 5,000 sf leasing and amenity facility, approximately 6,000 sf of ground floor retail/office space, and a 300-car four-story parking garage. While the other three Mission Farms developments were a balanced mix of residential and commercial, Mission 106 was designed to be predominantly residential to help support Mission Farms retail and restaurants.

The established Mission Farms materials palette and a fairly traditional design were used to seamlessly integrate Mission 106 into the existing site. The apartment building was configured as a square donut surrounding a swimming pool and resident amenity open-space court, reinforcing its residential character. To screen apartment units from a freeway that borders one side of the development, a single loaded corridor was placed along that side of the building and these apartment units face the interior courtyard. Additional privacy from the existing retail and office buildings was created without restricting vehicular access by locating the parking garage adjacent to the existing retail and office development and extending three stories of apartments as a bridge over a porte cochere.

The dedication of a reserved greenspace between the backyards of neighboring residences and the closest component of the development, and the addition of a heavily landscaped berm that provides a living screen, further resolved privacy and boundary concerns.

Press
Mission 106 Takes Luxury Living to New Level,” The Kansas City Business Journal

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