In the News
520 Penn Courtyard & Rooftop
The historic McQueeny Lock building has new life thanks to Centric, Superior Bowen, and Inspired Homes, who are spurring jobs and activity in another part of the KC Crossroads Arts District. We are proud partners on the rooftop and courtyard spaces with KEM STUDIO.
Norterre - Multi-use & Senior Living
Vireo is the site planner and landscape architect on this $66 million dollar, master-planned community. It is the first of its kind in the country, consisting of residential homes for all stages of life, including young families, active adults and seniors. The first phase of the project includes a healthy living center, café, households for seniors and short-term rehabilitation suites. The Town Square is a focal point, with multi-use, outdoor gathering space, shaded seating, and a splash pad.
Vireo offered insight on how to design with the topography and avoid massive cut and fill grading. This resulted in a more ecologically sustainable design with substantially less infrastructure costs.
Marlborough Neighborhood's Target Green at 81st & Troost Ave
The project isn't done yet, but we've come a long ways within Kansas City's Marlborough Neighborhood at 81st & Troost. Thanks KCUR 89.3 for highlighting this forward-thinking neighborhood and their push to do green infrastructure.
Northland Fire Station 15
Breaking ground on the new Northland Fire Station. We are proud to be a part of this "important development for the fast-growing northeast corner of Kansas City."
Westport Commons Farm
It may not seem like much right now, but just wait. We are working with Cultivate KC to prep the soil for what will be the Westport Commons Farm, adjacent to the Sundry and Plexpod. This working farm will provide food to the community and strengthen the overall vision - adaptable growth for a sustainable future.
Barney Allis Plaza
Whether a short term approach or long term investment, something will be done soon to Barney Allis Plaza... or should we say the “Yard.” Great collaboration from the ULI team, which included Vireo's planner, Triveece Penelton.
Veterans Community Village
Something truly special is happening in KC: Veterans Community Project at 89th and Troost. Vireo helped to plan the community with a team of professionals to provide homes to local veterans.
Johnson County Park & Recreation District
"Inclusive play" has been a growing trend for community playgrounds nationwide for over the past decade. JCPRD was assisted by Vireo, who led the design process for two new such playgrounds.
Overland Park Farmers Market
Together with the City of Overland Park, Vireo illustrates the community's vision for a downtown Farmers' Market. "With fresh produce and homemade treats growing in popularity," the market may see new exciting changes to accommodate future growth!