Working together, Wallace Architects, the developer and the Delta Area Economic Corporation, with funding from the Missouri Housing Development Commission took a sturdy but run down 4-story building and turned it into a highly anticipated showpiece for the town of Kennett. Built in the early 1950’s, the Cotton Boll Hotel closed in 1985 and was vacant for over a decade.
The interior of this still useful building was stripped away, and converted into bright and open common areas on the ground floor, with attractive apartments on the upper floors. A new three story wing built on the back of the existing building provides additional living space. Among the many amenities are an interior trash removal system, interior mail delivery, a swipe-card security system, and an exterior courtyard with a gazebo, park benches, and a walking area.