7th & Oak Suites
Infill Downtown Project
Structural Engineers - VMT Engineering
MEP Engineers - Mailicoat Winslow Engineers
Civil Engineer - Driggs Design Group
Contractor - Turn Key & Reliable
The 7th & Oak Apartments in Hays, KS were designed as a downtown infill project. A vacant lot in the downtown area and near Fort Hays State University provided an ideal opportunity for a new multi-family apartment building. The design for the three-story building includes 18 units, including adaptable units to comply with ADA and Fair Housing Act requirements. Each unit provides its residents with a spacious kitchen, personal washer and dryer, walk-in closet in the bedroom and an exterior balcony within a limited building footprint. The exterior has a sleek, modern design and signage to attract university students and the site design includes landscaping trees and shrubs to provide an attractive curb appeal to the neighborhood. It also includes sustainable features including solar panels, high efficiency mechanical units and super insulated walls and roofs. This project will contribute much needed housing for the downtown and university communities in Hays.