Defining “Good” Development at 31st and Troost

Troost. The name looms large in Kansas City’s conscience. It is a symbol of racial and economic segregation and public and private disinvestment. For residents up and down Troost Avenue, the street also symbolizes a deep and lively culture; one that embodies life’s complexities, joys, struggles, and sense of community. One that stands in stark contrast to the prevailing stereotypes. Changes are happening along the corridor, and at the intersection of 31st Street and Troost Avenue. Multi-family housing is going up to the north.

Living Generously as OneBNIM

Last year we celebrated the spirit of giving for the 2017 holiday season and encouraged people to give generously. This year, as we reflect upon what it is to be OneBNIM and as we redesign design, we realize that inherent to our mission is the notion of living generously. The difference, of course, is that the single acts are outweighed by a practice of continuously contributing to a whole that outweighs the sum of its parts.