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CASE STUDY No. 9 | From city’s first junior high to world’s largest co-working space

Making an Impact!

Westport Middle School/Westport Commons Plexpod

300 E. 39th St. • Kansas City, MO

2017

Won ‘Historic Development that Overcame Significant Obstacles’

$19.1 million

Rehabilitation

140,000

Square feet of building

Westport Middle School opened in 1924 as Kansas City’s first purpose-built junior high school. After the school closed in 2011, finding an appropriate new use for the large building posed a challenge. In 2015, HP Development Partners stepped in with a bold plan that proposed using historic tax credits and new markets tax credits to convert the middle school into an innovation hub for emerging businesses. The plan would include low-cost office space for start-up and emerging businesses as well as resources for community use. Rosin Preservation worked closely with the developer and the design team to make sure that the new open office plan meshed with the historic configuration of spaces to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.

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CASE STUDY No. 8 | From incorrect architectural renovation to appropriate details

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Hotel Phillips

106 W. 12th St. • Kansas City, MO

1931

Built

$19 million

Rehabilitation

2017

Fifth major renovation brings back its original style
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The Hotel Phillips has been an elegant destination for visitors to Kansas City for more than eight decades. A project of noted hotel and apartment developer Charles Phillips, it opened as Kansas City’s tallest hotel in an era when the construction of skyscrapers was rapidly shaping the city’s skyline. Having worked on the rehabilitation in 2001, Rosin Preservation was thrilled to be part of the Arbor Lodging project team for the latest efforts, which focused on restoring the lost elegance of the public spaces while freshening the guestrooms. Historically inappropriate elements were removed from the lobby and the ceiling was painted black to mimic the original ceiling. In the lower level, rich historic Jacobethan finishes were restored and a storage area was converted to a speakeasy.

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CASE STUDY No. 7 | From old bank to new offices

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German American Bank Building/Mosaic Life Care

624 Felix St. • St. Joseph, MO

$12 Million

Rehabilitation

200+

Employees

2017

Opened in downtown

The Richardsonian Romanesque design of the 1889 German American Bank Building is a hallmark of the Victorian commercial architecture that identifies downtown St. Joseph. The building served the community as a bank for more than a century. Recently, downtown St. Joseph was in need of a spark to kickstart economic revitalization, and that boost came when local health-care provider Mosaic Life Care purchased the building. Rosin Preservation worked closely with the development team and the project architects to identify the building’s character-defining features and to develop an appropriate rehabilitation strategy.

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CASE STUDY No. 6 | From odd façade to original grace

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E.F. Swinney School/West Hill

1106 W. 47th St. • Kansas City, MO

19

Years of vacancy

$15.9 million

Rehabilitation

71

Apartments

The E. F. Swinney School educated Kansas City students from 1914 until 1997. The location just blocks west of the Country Club Plaza drew a lot of interest when the property became available for redevelopment, but a large circulatory element added to the front of the building in 1987 proved to be a stumbling block. Even though the original building was hardly altered, the State Historic Preservation Office would not evaluate its National Register eligibility until the addition was removed. Rosin Preservation worked closely with Swinney Development Partners to mitigate the risk of moving forward by researching the design of the addition and physically exploring how it had altered the original façade. Renamed West Hill, the apartments opened to great acclaim in 2016, bringing new vitality to the neighborhood.

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CASE STUDY No. 5 | From empty hall to hot spot

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Third Street Social

123 S.E. Third St. • Lee’s Summit, MO

10

Years of vacancy

$1 million

Rehabilitation

2016

Year restaurant opened

The Sherwood Manufacturing Company erected a small industrial building in 1946 to house its growing business. In 1950, local resident Joseph Arnold purchased the building and donated Arnold Hall to the city for use as a community gathering space. After a new City Hall opened in 2005, Arnold Hall sat vacant. Eventually, it caught the attention of restaurateurs Andy Lock and Domhnall Molloy, who were looking for a unique space to house a new dining experience. Working closely with architects at DRAW, Rosin Preservation helped the restaurant team secure historic tax credits as they transformed the forlorn building into a downtown gem with a new bar, banquettes and private dining spaces to complement the building’s historic features.

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CASE STUDY No. 4 | From shuttered store to luxe lofts and more

Heer's Luxury Living Making an Impact!

Heer’s Luxury Living

138 Park Central Square • Springfield, MO

20

Years of vacancy

$16 million

Rehabilitation

165

Commercial office employees

Heer’s Department Store became a fixture in downtown Springfield in 1915, housed in an elegant eight-story terracotta-clad building anchoring the public square. After serving generations of shoppers, Heer’s Department store closed in 1995, and the building languished. Starting in 2013, Rosin Preservation worked closely with the Dalmark Group developers, architects from Rosemann & Associates and contractors with Straub Construction on a rehabilitation of the building that recovered essential historic elements. Now it has a major commercial tenant and 80 apartments. A century after Heer’s Department Store first opened, local civic leaders heralded the opening of Heer’s Luxury Lofts in 2015 as a catalyst for further development in the revitalization of downtown Springfield.

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CASE STUDY No. 3 | From vacant school to living cool

Rosin Preservation Making an Impact!

Seven Oaks Apartments

3711 Jackson Ave. • Kansas City, MO

15

Years of vacancy

$8.9 million

Rehabilitation

44

Apartment homes

Seven Oaks School opened in 1927 to serve more than 400 elementary students living in the growing neighborhoods nearby. Local children attended the school for 70 years before it closed in 1997. The building stood empty and deteriorated. Efforts to rehabilitate grew out of the Kansas City Public Schools Repurposing Initiative. Seven Oaks Estates rehabilitated the property, preserving historic elements including a small stage, original seating and decorative plaster in the auditorium as a shared community space. All apartments were leased shortly after opening in 2014.

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CASE STUDY No. 2 | From car parts to celebration of arts

Rosin Preservation: Making an Impact!

21c Museum Hotel

900 W. Main St. • Oklahoma City, OK

135

Luxury hotel rooms

14,000

Square-foot public art gallery

2016

Rehabilitated and re-opened in building’s centennial year

In 1915, the Ford Motor Company commissioned renowned architect Albert Kahn to design an assembly plant to rev up production in the early era of the American automobile. In 1968, the Fred Jones Manufacturing Company purchased the recently closed Ford assembly plant and operated a parts distribution center until 2013. 21c Museum Hotels identified it as a perfect location for its boutique hotel and chef-driven restaurant concept. The rehabilitation showcases contemporary art within the building’s historic surroundings, highlighting both aspects through juxtaposition.

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CASE STUDY No. 1 | From dangerous building to downtown destination

Rosin Preservation: Making an Impact!

Cosby Hotel

101 W. 9th St. • Kansas City, MO

$2.7 million

Rehabilitation

40

Jobs created

2015

Preserve Missouri Award Winner

Built in 1881, the three-story brick building suffered decades of vacancy and deterioration. Rosin Preservation guided developers Jason Swords and Lon Booher through the historic tax credit process, saving the crumbling landmark from the wrecking ball. The rehab revealed and preserved remarkable architectural details that tenants and patrons enjoy at the Milwaukee Deli, Sasha’s Baking Company and Regus Office Systems co-working space.

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