Local developer East 280, LLC approached SOA to design a six story, mixed-use building on Walnut Street. The client’s goal was to create an attractive, contextually appropriate, commercial office building which allowed for tenant finish out. Various building heights, facades, and structural systems were studied until a design that met the client’s budget, size and aesthetic needs were met. Additionally, SOA and East 280, LLC worked with the Boone County Commission to procure easements enabling a grand entrance from the neighboring Courthouse Plaza, along with cantilevered upper stories that increased leasable floor area. The building is currently under construction.