Currently Port KC is home to the Berkley Riverfront Park, Heritage Riverfront Trail, Town of Kansas Bridge, and a Wetlands Ecosystem. Berkley Riverfront Park is a 17-acre park with more than 300 trees and a small natural amphitheater which host events throughout the year such as their annual Independence Day Celebration. Heritage Riverfront Trail is a 15-mile bicycle and pedestrian pathway that goes through downtown KC. The Town of Kansas Bridge links the River Market to the downtown Kansas City Riverfront and is 650 feet long. The last major part of Port KC is the Wetlands Ecosystem which features restoration of native trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflower re-vegetation.
Port KC explains that the Berkley Riverfront Development is the process of developing a world-class urban village on the 55-acre riverfront site. They will be using over 5 million square feet to build offices, residential and retail space, along with entertainment and cultural amenities. If the project goes according to plan it will be ready by next summer including 410 luxury apartments and 12,000 square feet of commercial space. There is currently a dog park/restaurant called Bar K located there but it is in the development process with hopes of opening by Fall 2017; temporarily they have an indoor dog facility in the West Bottoms. A full video of the development can be found here on Port KC’s webpage that goes into full depth of the upcoming construction. For more details on any part of this upcoming development see the sources at the bottom of this article!
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To see a brochure of the full plan go to Berkley Riverfront Brochure. Below are just a few images of the planned development of the up-and-coming Port KC.