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Berkley Riverfront Development

Berkley Riverfront Development is the most dynamic, ready for development opportunity in the city. The readiness of the site is the culmination of 30 years of investment and environmental abatement, in partnership between Port KC the City of Kansas City. The final 55-acre site is part of a large scale master plan set forth by the Port KC to create a world class urban village that will encompass offices, residential and retail space, and amenities.

The master planned development for the 55-acre riverfront site calls for the creation of a world-class urban village with over 5 million square feet of offices, residential and retail space, along with entertainment and cultural amenities. Sites ranging froBerkley Riverfront Parcel Map (3)m less than 2 to 15 acres are available for immediate development, with grading, engineered fill and utilities to be delivered with the sites.  The master plan envisions a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use environment with density, a FAR of 10 and building heights up to 130 feet.

SITE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Size: 2 to 40 acres
  • Current Zoning: Master Planned Development (approved through City Planning)
  • Utilities: All utilities to site.
  • Topography: Graded sites to be delivered with engineered fill at elevation above 100-year flood plain.
  • Flexible parcel sizes from 2 – 40 acres adjacent to Kansas City’s revitalized downtown
  • Master planned for high-density, mixed-use development
  • Land may be purchased or acquired via long-term ground lease
  • Numerous economic development incentives available
  • Excellent access and visibility from I-35 and Kit Bond Bridge
  • Columbus Park Urban Renewal District
  • Nearby amenities include:
    Berkley Riverfront (16+ acres)
    Heritage Trail Systems
    Columbus Park
    City Market Shops

Click here (pdf) for more information about the development.

Union | Berkley Riverfront Park

Union | Berkley Riverfront Park is a mixed use project currently under construction, which will feature 410 luxury apartment units, 400 parking stalls, and 12,000 square feet of retail shopping across five acres. The community will be pet friendly and offer amenities for residents who are active or just want to relax.

 

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Click here to visit the Union | Berkley Riverfront Park website for more information on community amenities, apartment amenities and leasing opportunities.

 

Bar K

Bar K will be a fully staffed and professionally maintained dog park with restaurant, bar, and coffeehouse. The two-acre, off-leash dog park with separate large and small dog play areas, supervision by trained Bar K staff. The bar and restaurant will be built out of repurposed shipping containers with healthy, locally sourced food featured on the menu.

Construction has begun on the facility, located on the western edge of Berkley Riverfront near the Heart of America Bridge, with an opening planned for summer 2018.

Bar K is currently operating in a temporary space called “Bar K Lab” in the West Bottoms. It is an indoor dog park, bar and lounge. There are weekly events, and it is available for rental for private events. Please view more information on Bar K’s website.

 

KC•CORE: Connecting Our Riverfront for Everyone

KC•CORE: Connecting Our Riverfront for Everyone will physically reconnect Berkley Riverfront with a 0.7-mile extension of the City’s successful Downtown streetcar system – extending from its current terminus near 3rd Street and Grand Boulevard across the existing Grand Avenue Bridge and onto the Riverfront. This extension will also include construction of a new multi-use trail that will widen the Grand Avenue Bridge. Port KC, Kansas City Streetcar Authority and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority are pleased to partner on the KC Streetcar extension to reconnect the Riverfront to serve all Kansas Citians while improving safety, providing enhanced access to employment opportunities and igniting and accelerating economic development activity on Berkley Riverfront.

 

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