Port KC Progress
June 2017
Port terminal rail ribbon cutting
The first train has rolled onto the newly completed rail line at the Port of Kansas City - Woodswether Terminal! Port KC celebrated the port terminal rail ribbon cutting on June 9, 2017, along with city officials, state legislators and Union Pacific representatives.

The rail adds to the existing multimodal connections at the port, which include close proximity to major railroad yards, highways, the Missouri River, West Bottoms industrial area and downtown Kansas City. The rebirth of rail traffic at the port terminal will provide small to medium size businesses the opportunity to take advantage of cheaper rail transport rates without the expensive capital investment of rail infrastructure. The port operator, Kaw Valley Companies, will provide transloading and storage services for Port KC.
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Public explores options for Riverfront Streetcar extension

The KC Streetcar could be one step closer to making its first stop at Berkley Riverfront. Preliminary findings from the Riverfront Extension and Multimodal Feasibility Study were presented at an open house on May 31, 2017. The study analyzed several route possibilities with close attention to cost, safety, usability and ongoing expansion opportunities. The line would further connect Kansas City and allow greater accessibility for residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy park amenities, continuing development projects and the scenic greenspace on the Missouri Riverfront. The public viewed the proposed routes, asked questions and provided comments and suggestions.

Please click this link for more information and to view the panels presented at the open house.
Berkley Riverfront brand launch

Celebrate the exciting future of Berkley Riverfront and stop by for free ice cream at the brand launch on Wednesday, June 28th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be several activities and freebies on the riverfront that evening in honor of the new logo and upcoming plans for Berkley Riverfront:
  • Poppy's Ice Cream will have a food truck serving free ice cream. They create homemade ice cream and sorbet with fresh and local ingredients.
  • A new animated rendering for Berkley Riverfront will be revealed, which will present a broad view and focus on points of interest.
  • Bar K Dog Bar, the future dog park and restaurant at Berkley Riverfront, will be on site with a splash pool and surprises.
  • Riverfront Fitness, a series of free fitness classes on the riverfront, will be holding Family Game Night from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. This is a family friendly event and all are welcome. Please click here to register.
  • A jazz trio will play live music.
  • Free Berkley Riverfront swag featuring the new logo. See a sneak peek of a small portion of the logo above. Come to the event to view it in full!
New lights brighten up Richards-Gebaur
Port KC has improved lighting and increased energy efficiency for seven buildings at Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park Nearly 800 lights were replaced with new LED lights. This will create an estimated $30,000 in energy savings in the first year. KCP&L rebates paid for most of the cost, with Port KC supplying the remainder.
Join us for a grand Independence Day celebration
Watch as bright lights fill the air over the Missouri River at Berkley Riverfront during the Midwest's largest fireworks show on Independence Day. KC Riverfest will be filled with family friendly events before fireworks close the night. A skydiving team will deliver the United States flag to the riverfront from the air. There will be live music on multiple stages and over a dozen food truck options. Other activities include the following:
  • Four shows by the National Wrasslin' League
  • KC Kite club with displays and kites for purchase
  • Touch-a-Truck with vehicles from the KCFD and KCPD
Gates open Tuesday, July 4th at 4 p.m. and tickets will be $5. For more information, please click here to visit KC Riverfest's website. 
Properties available for lease at Richards-Gebaur

At Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park, tenants enjoy easy access to major highways and interstates including I-49,  29, 35, 70, 435 and 635.  Additionally, these properties benefit from inclusion in a Foreign-Trade Zone and Class I freight rail service from Kansas City Southern.

One such property, located at  15280 Hangar Rd. , is available for lease and includes the following:
  • 97,616 sf industrial space available 
  • Space is divisible
  • 16' ceiling clearance
  • Wet sprinkler system
  • Cross dock loading configuration
For more information and a list of all properties available for lease at Richards-Gebaur, please  click here. For any inquiries, please contact Mark Long, SIOR, CCIM, LEED AP, at  mlong@ngzimmer.com or call 816-512-1011.
Port KC's mission is to foster the economic vitality of Kansas City, Mo., through transportation, trade, commerce and development.

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