Shawnee, Kan., March 16, 2009 – The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (MAHP) honored the project team of East Armour Apartments with the Preserve Missouri Award. The award was presented on March 5 at a special ceremony held in the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda with members of the legislature participating.
East Armour Apartments historic renovation project included seven buildings at three sites, with 309 one- and two-bedroom affordable apartments. Together, Eagle Point Enterprises, Rosemann & Associates, PC and Straub Construction Company completed rehabilitation and significantly restored the early 20th century buildings.
According to Missouri Preservation, the team significantly restored the historic exterior appearance as well as many interior spaces of the seven buildings, while raising the bar for low-income housing projects everywhere.
“The success of East Armour Apartments came down to commitment, expertise and hard-work of the members of our project team,” said Todd Alexander, managing director of Eagle Point Enterprises.
“This project was all about partnering,” said Jim Calvert, who fulfilled the role as senior project manager for Straub Construction. “Between government agencies, an experienced owner, the innovative design group and a dedicated team of subcontractors, this dilapidated structure was brought back to life and brings safe, quality housing back to Armour Boulevard.”
East Armour Apartments has been recognized with other awards. Currently, it is a finalist in the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2009 Capstone Award and nationally in fall 2008 with the J. Timothy Anderson Historic Preservation Award in the Affordable Housing category.
Missouri Preservation annually honors individuals, groups and organizations that contributed to the preservation of Missouri’s rich and diverse collection of historic resources. Twelve awards were given to outstanding projects in commercial and residential rehabilitation, neighborhood revitalization, landscape protection and archaeology.
Straub Construction is a general contractor in Kansas City focused on a diverse scale of multifamily, commercial, institutional, religious and historic renovation construction. Our capabilities include a full range of construction management services. For further information, visit their web site at www.straubconstruction.com. They can be reached at (913) 451-8828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missouri Preservation is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to saving historic resources throughout Missouri.