Hosted by O’Reilly Development Company, today we celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Roaster’s Block located in the downtown Garment District of Kansas, MO. The evening began with networking and tours followed with welcome remarks from Pat O’Reilly. The ribbon cutting was conducted by Downtown Council of KC. Guests enjoyed tours, hors d’oeuvres, a jazz band, and an extensive coffee & espresso bar.
O’Reilly Development Company lead a historic redevelopment in the Garment District of Downtown Kansas City with the acquisition of the historic Folgers Coffee Company factory. The project consisted of two separate buildings and an adjoining open parking lot. The southern building was built in 1899 and has a gross building area of approximately 137,640 square feet. The northern building was built in 1917 and has a gross building area of approximately 79,520 square feet. The south building includes underground parking in both the basement and sub-basement floors while the north building has open parking on the adjacent lot.
Plans for Roaster’s Block resulted in redeveloping the property into 146 Class A market rate rental loft-style apartments with a mix of studio, one-, two- and 3-bedroom units with great views. The south building dubbed SWOFFORD includes 90 units and the north building dubbed THE BOSS includes 56 units.
The project provides the best of market rate amenities featuring the transformation of razing an old, non-historic mechanical tower to an urban courtyard created between the two buildings with a swimming pool, hot tub, fire pits, grilling stations and landscaping. Other amenities include a social lounge with a commercial grade kitchen and bar, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio and gathering areas as well as office and leasing areas.
~ 2017 Multifamily Executive Awards / Project of the Year: Adaptive Reuse – Grand Award
~ 2016 Historic Kansas City Preservation Awards / Adaptive Reuse – Honors Award