January 22, 2016 | News

Corrigan Station Development Benefits from New Brand

Plans for mixed-office development are coming together for Corrigan Station, a historic building in the heart of Crossroads, bringing the promise of even more creative work to our neighborhood. Just a block over and up from Corrigan Station, we were incredibly excited to work with developer Copaken Brooks to rebrand the iconic building, blending a new and modern vibe with the vintage character of this historic landmark.

A combination of extravagant and minimalist elements evokes this unique equilibrium. We chose a vibrant color palette featuring orange, lime, and teal, which are balanced out by classic black and grey. The new logo was inspired by the building’s open office floorplans with a square foundation and the elevator shaft that defines the building’s footprint. We selected a timeless font, representing the building’s enduring position within the life of the neighborhood. Photos of sweeping rooftop views are also featured in the new brand style, showcasing the building’s location in the heart of the Crossroads and its central location amongst iconic buildings of the city. A double line element also serves as a subtle nod to Corrigan Station’s prime location on the streetcar line, another Crossroads revival tying together the past and the future.

Prospective businesses are already securing their spaces in the building. Hollis + Miller, a long practicing architectural firm, will consolidate its Overland Park and Lee’s Summit offices in Corrigan Station’s top three floors this December, a move that will strategically situate them in the hub of Kansas City’s cultural arts center. Copaken Brooks also recognizes the impact that this revival will have on the downtown KC scene. As such, they plan to add several new features, redesigns, and even a tenant-driven extension bordering a Main Street stop on the streetcar route.  If the recent hype is any indicator, Corrigan Station will become an EPIC new hot spot in the Crossroads in the coming year, and we are so proud and excited to be a part of this development!