Roaster’s Block Apartments


Kansas City, MO


Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Systems Design

Project Brief

This historic redevelopment of the Folgers Building is located in the Garment District of Downtown Kansas City. Folgers occupied the buildings until 2012. The project consists of two separate buildings built in 1912 and 1914 totaling approximately 220,000 SF and an adjoining open lot. This project converted the buildings into 151 Class A market rate loft-style apartments with great views. The amenities include enclosed parking garage, fitness space, community gathering space and a coffee bar. A courtyard will be created between the two buildings with a swimming pool, spa, barbecue grills and landscaping.

What They're Saying

Having worked with Hoss & Brown and their knowledgeable staff on a significant number of projects over numerous years; I can attest to their professionalism, unmatched work ethic and technical background in the Engineering field. When looking for a solution to a problem they think of the simple most cost effective solutions as well as the outside of the box but could work possibilities. They are well versed in all aspects of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing fields and provide a well-coordinated final product. They are our go-to Engineering firm.

– Beverly Stein – Lickel Architecture

Hoss & Brown representatives from the inception of the design of this project have provided an excellent service to the City. Neil and the others involved in this project always had the city’s best interest in mind. They listened & evaluated all the City’s requests and responded accordingly and efficiently through the project design and construction. They aided in determining the best course of action for issues or obstacles while in construction and always provided the City with information needed to help us make the best-informed decisions throughout the project. Hoss & Brown showed the vast knowledge and expertise that was needed on our project to provide the most economical, efficient, and sustainable systems for the facility in which the City anticipates seeing a return in the future.

– Chris Clerx – City of O’Fallon, Senior Project Manager

Hoss & Brown was patient, flexible and took the time to explain options and challenges to the owner. The result was a successful project. We prefer to work with Hoss & Brown for all our indoor aquatic projects.

– Dave Schwartz – Water’s Edge Aquatic Design

The interactive requirements between dimming, emergency, control, and audio/visual systems can be quite complex. Hoss & Brown has consistently provided clear direction through plans and specs. In the few instances where existing conditions conflict with design, they are active participants is finding the most cost effective solution and furnishing the contractor with concise direction. As a national account vendor for a major cinema chain, we value these qualities.

– Ron Doyle – Wiedenbach Brown

Our number one issue in working with consulting engineers for design/build projects is culture and shared values. Neil and his team are much aligned like US Engineering is. They do everything with integrity and are very responsive to customer needs, even after hours. We highly recommend Hoss and Brown’s Neil Bartley and his team.

– Steve Hancock – US Engineering Company

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