Arc on Armour
Blending historic elements with modern multifamily design
Location: Kansas City, MO
Size: 56,000 SF
When the Red Cross vacated the building in February 2019, Mac completed a market study to determine the best way to repurpose the building and capitalize on its location in an area currently in the midst of a renaissance. Their findings revealed that there was a very limited need for office space in the area, and they chose to move forward with giving the building a new life as a multifamily property.
Helix celebrated the more distinct features of the building’s facade — notably the arches that span all three stories. By eliminating the red brick that was nestled under the arches, the team was able to create an inviting presence and bring in more natural daylight to many of the units. For the interior, the design concept will accommodate more than 60 units within the building’s footprint. Residents will be able to take advantage of a work cafe, informal gathering space, and fitness center.