Congratulations to 414 Oak Street for a Merit Preservation Award in Contemporary Design in a Historic Context awarded by Historic Kansas City at their annual ceremony held on March 21, 2018 at the Pickwick Plaza. The project rehabilitated the 1924 garage building, along with a 1959 attached loading dock, to accommodate office and retail space. The irregular-plan historic loading dock presented a design challenge to adapt for new use. Its narrow, linear plan historically paralleled railroad tracks and facilitated loading and storage. The adaptive re-use of this significant resource maintains the area’s character while offering renewed economic viability more suitable to the neighborhood’s evolving use.
414 Oak Street was a collaborative effort between Clockwork, Rosin Preservation, Development Initiatives, BC Engineers, CFS Engineers, Apex Engineers and FlexBuild.