Crossroads Market

Commissioned study for a proposed grocery development in the Crossroads District, Kansas City, MO, 2004-05

Project team: James Woodfill, Artist,  and el dorado inc., Architects

Working within the constraints of business plan based on suburban conditions, our team developed a proposal to insert a grocery store and related, adjacent businesses into the Crossroads District, utilizing existing building stock and new construction.

Our process included intensive neighborhood planning processes with conversation, design charettes and dialog with civic officials and city planners. At the core of the proposal was the inclusion of public art, and a compositional process that brought public art sensibilities to all aspects of the project, including art and performance venues.

While ultimately unrealized, this plan helped define future development in the area, including 1737 Main (Durolux), a project that our team executed, and the rehabilitation of the TWA Headquarters Building (el dorado) along with the Crossroads Parking Structure (Helix Architecture and Design), a project that included Zipper.

Project Rendering
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