120 W. 17th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Investment: Withheld at Owner’s Request
The Webster Garage is a new parking structure located in the Crossroads Arts District and is designed to house 180 cars. It also includes outdoor public and retail space along 17th Street. The parking supports three entities: The Webster House, the Vitagraph Building, and the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra. All three entities were under-served with respect to their individual parking needs, often finding parking in adjacent surface parking lots.
To enhance the function of the structure, several innovative architectural solutions were integrated. Perforated brick on the stair towers was added to provide auditory and visual cues to people to warn them of passing vehicles. Perforated metal panels also provide a visual connection between the interior and exterior. Concrete and masonry material selections were made to provide both durability and an aesthetic design that matches the surrounding neighborhood. The garage’s facade combines glass, a brick veneer and anodized metal wall panels to create an artful appearance.