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Lenexa City Center

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Lenexa City Center, Town Square
 
by Robert Kramer and Michael B. Morrissey

Lenexa City Center 

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Lenexa City Center, Town Square Detail
 
by Robert Kramer and Michael B. Morrissey

"The city of Lenexa, Kansas selected the Haile Group to design and develop a new city center for this expanding suburb outside of Kansas City. This project belongs to a growing trend in America to build dense town centers according to the principles of New Urbanism."

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Lenexa City Center, Aerial Perspective
 
by Robert Kramer and Michael B. Morrissey

The project for Lenexa City Center proposes a mixed use development (residential, commercial and office spaces) to be built, according to New Urbanist principles on  62 acres (40 units/acre). The development encompasses a complex articulation of private and public spaces organized in a comfortable and elegant way and including a town square and an identifiable town center. About 1000 residential units are housed in familiar and harmonious residential typologies offering both an agreable variety and a remarkable urban character.
 
Developer: Haile Group, Robert Kramer and Jeff Fleeman
 
Principal Designers: Robert Kramer and Michael B. Morrissey
 
 

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Lenexa City Center, Town Square Detail
 
by Robert Kramer and Michael B. Morrissey

"Located at the outer ring of suburban growth, this dense, mixed use, and urban "fragment" will act as a unified center with the capability to influence the pattern of growth around it. Like a Mandala diagram with a strong center and generative capabilities, we believe that this project will stabilize sprawling growth and set the direction for future development in the region."
 
Robert Kramer and Michael B. Morrissey 

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Lenexa City Center, Residential Street
 
by Robert Kramer and Michael B. Morrissey

"The architectural language and character of the Lenexa project is derived from the vernacular traditions of the U.S. Midwest, and primarily influenced by Jesse Clyde Nichol's seminal 1920's Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri."
 
Robert Kramer and Michael B. Morrissey

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Lenexa City Center, Hotel Forecourt
 
by Robert Kramer and Michael M. Morrissey