For years, the banks of the Missouri River near downtown Kansas City stood in sharp contrast to how other major cities embraced and valued the land along their rivers.
Progress has been slow along the Mighty Mo, but the change to Kansas City’s riverfront unmistakable. The area now houses an active construction site that will become 400 new apartments facing Berkley Riverfront Park, and the Port Authority of Kansas City expects that more development will follow soon.
On Wednesday, the port authority, or Port KC, unveiled a series of renderings showing what it hopes will someday reflect the riverfront’s makeover, along with a new branding campaign for the area.
Despite delays in the early phase of development, everything is on schedule with the apartment development, Port KC officials said.
Although the streetcar extension to Berkley Riverfront Park is not official, a feasibility study will be announced in a few weeks, which Port KC officials said has piqued the interest of many national developers.