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Olsson wins big with 2015 KC Capstone Awards

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Angie Przybylo, Marketing

The Kansas City Business Journal recently announced the winners for its 10th annual Capstone Awards, which honor achievements in Kansas City’s real estate developments. Olsson was pleased to be involved with four of the award-winning projects. The categories awarded include community impact, industrial, adaptive reuse, infrastructure, architectural design, mixed use, multifamily, green design, office, and retail. Olsson staff members will attend the awards ceremony on March 6.

The five winning projects for which Olsson provided its services included the following projects in their respective categories:

Community Impact:

Swope Park Soccer Village – Phase I (Kansas City, Missouri). The Swope Park Soccer Village’s first phase includes a championship field and parking lot. Olsson was part of a team that designed and built the field in 120 days.


Santa Fe Streetscape (Olathe, Kansas). City officials turned to Olsson and a design-build-bid method to accelerate this street improvement project that includes new pavement, curbs, and gutters; wider sidewalks and enhanced pedestrian crossings; and medians. Improvements also included enhanced streetlights, new benches and bike racks, bike lockers, on-street planters, and a bus shelter.

Adaptive Reuse:

Wyandotte Plaza (Kansas City, Kansas). Operating since 1961, this long-term grocery store location is positioned at the busiest intersection in Kansas City, Kansas. Olsson was selected by RED Development to provide numerous services to redevelop this 17-acre site. The refreshed 230,000-square-foot retail center features a newly constructed 68,000-square-foot Price Chopper Supermarket, which is the largest grocery store in Wyandotte County. The retail center is also included in Kansas City’s Complete Streets initiative that supports designing, constructing, and maintaining infrastructure to encourage active living and make pedestrian spaces safer, attractive, more livable, and accessible.

Hy-Vee Redevelopment (Kansas City, Kansas). The intersection of 95th Street and Antioch Road is a prime development location that has not had a full-service grocery store for 25 years. Using criteria from the Vision Metcalf Corridor Study, Olsson Associates provided all civil site engineering for the redevelopment. With Hy-Vee as its anchor store, this area is seen as a significant commercial node and is expected to attract additional residents and businesses.

Mixed Use:

Prairiefire (Overland Park, Kansas). Olsson began designing this 58-acre site in 2005. Prairiefire includes retail spaces, offices, residential living, a hotel, and a museum. It also features open spaces with pedestrian connections, a garden park, play area, and water features.

Museum at Prairiefire Santa Fe Streetscape

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