The annual Parade of Homes is currently underway in our greater metro area. The Parade of Homes features only new home communities (not resale stuff), so most of the neighborhoods on tour are in the suburban outlying areas, but there are a few downtown condo developments that are participating. Also, I’ll be helping out at Mission Cliffs, which is a very pretty new home development in Kansas City, KS, just a short walk from KU Medical Center and the 39th Street shops and restaurants. Some of you may remember that area from a previous post about the studio architecture class at KU that builds modern/modular Dwell magazine type homes – there are a few in that neighborhood. Every development on tour is open daily, and admission is free. It’s a fun & cheap way to see what’s new out there and see the latest in design trends.