Latimer Sommers & Associates, P.A.
3639 SW Summerfield Dr
Topeka, KS 66614
Merit Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation at the 2016 Kansas Historical Preservation Awards
Built in 1931, Belleville High School closed in 2013 and was purchased by Pioneer Group. The Collegiate Gothic style school has been converted into low income apartments. The former school, now known as Buffalo Apartments is still serving the community by providing much needed housing options to the rural community.
Centropolis on Grand is a luxury apartment building int he River Market. In setting out to design this multi-family project, the client had strong desires that the building be both contextual and complimentary to the surrounding neighborhood while putting forth a clean and updated look. Using a mix of traditional and modern materials, the 56 unit building will have a strong visual appearance to the neighboring City Market as well as be a transition point for the new street car line. These apartments offer all the luxury amenities of new class A apartments including large floor plans with oversized terraces, trimmed interiors with modern kitchens of stained solid wood cabinetry, and granite counter-tops. In addition the building offers covered secure parking, large amounts of separate bicycle storage and a large outdoor common area terrace for grilling, tenant gatherings, amidst large landscaped planters and wood/stone trellis structures. The project team researched various buildings around the site to find a name for the project that would resurrect some of the City Markets grand history. The Centropolis was a turn of the century hotel that hosted presidents as well as other notable guests.
Savannah West Apartments is a $35 million project located at 8900 N. Prospect Ave. in Kansas City, Missouri. The apartment complex will include 209 apartment units in 27 buildings.
Avenue 80 calls for 230 luxury apartments wrapped around three sides of a parking garage with 16,000 square feet of retail and office space fronting on Metcalf Avenue. It will also include a clubhouse with exercise equipment and an enclosed courtyard.
Please read this article in the Kansas City Business Journal regarding Developer Bob Frye talks about his 32-year mission to redevelop the Union Hill neighborhood as a hip, urban village just outside of downtown Kansas City.
CityPlace, in Overland Park, Kansas, is a vibrant mixed-use community that provides residents the opportunity to live, work and play in one energetic and connected neighborhood. CityPlace features commercial office buildings, residences, retail shops and landscaped trails for those who enjoy an active lifestyle.
The Echo Ridge Community is a duplex neighborhood developed by the Topeka Housing Authority as a Green Community initiative serving Topeka residents. This project has 34 duplex buildings that share a common groundsource loop that each duplex can draw from to heat and cool the homes. Other energy saving items include LED lighting, Energy Star appliances and fixtures and domestic water pre-heating via the unit heat pump.
This project consists of a newly constructed 8-story (with basement), 75,000 square feet, mixed use building in downtown Lawrence, which includes 17,000 square feet of office space, 10,000 square feet of fitness center/retail space, 46,000 square feet of (55) loft style apartments units and 2,000 square feet of restaurant space. LSA is responsible for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm, fire sprinkler protection and telecom design.
A new project in the South Plaza area which continues to revitalize, this mixed-use facility incorporates lower floor retail and management offices, an encapsulated parking garage and five floors of high-end residential apartment units. Roof gardens and interior court yards afford residents a place to gather and hold functions. LSA is responsible for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm, fire sprinkler protection, telecommunications and security/access control design.
This brand new, high finish apartment complex located in Noblesville, Indiana offers one, two, and three bedroom apartment options. The complex provides a club house, fitness center, and saltwater pool with an infinity edge to it's residents. LSA provided the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design.