Construction Progress: Phil B Curls Manor
Phil B Curls Manor is the first phase of a new mixed-income, inter-generational neighborhood located in Kansas City, MO. The 4-story building will provide 54 affordable apartments for seniors and amenities that include a theater, community room, fitness, bike storage, in-unit laundry, and medical exam room.
The building is named after longtime Kansas City lawmaker Phil B. Curls who was instrumental in the passage of bills relating to economic development, housing, child and family services, health care, and education. He was a founding member of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation and past-President of Freedom, Incorporated, and dedicated his time to increasing education opportunities for disadvantaged youth and expanding the representation of the Kansas City African American community in elective offices.
The plan builds on existing connections within the community and once finished will consist of affordable senior housing, mixed senior and inter-generational infill housing, and a new inter-generational village and community hub. Sustainable, natural, and low-maintenance landscapes will facilitate passive storm water management throughout the new neighborhood.