KC Current, Port KC Reveal Master Plan for $800M Berkley Riverfront

The Kansas City Current and Port KC have announces plans for the Berkley Riverfront Mixed-Use District. Photo credit: Port KC.

Posted April 23, 2024

The Kansas City Current and Port KC have unveiled plans for the next phase of its $800 million Berkley Riverfront development.

The development is scheduled to break ground at the end of 2024 and targeting a 2026 completion date. The next phase will add over $200 million in private investment to the project, according to a release Monday. All completed 

Announced in July 2023, the Berkley Riverfront encompasses 2 million square feet of development space featuring office, retail and approximately 1,000 multi-family residential units, 10 percent of those units will be set aside at 50 percent area median income.

“Kansas City was founded at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers,” Angie Long, co-founder and co-owner of the KC Current said. “With the next phase of our investment in Berkley Riverfront Park, our goal is to reconnect Kansas Citians to their riverfront, bringing even more energy and activity to the water.”

The Riverfront Mixed-Use District will connect the CPKC Stadium, the Berkley Riverfront Park and the Missouri Riverfront. The district will also add opportunities for new jobs and economic activity for the city and teh state. The project will deliver Kansas City and Missouri over $210 million and $310 million in economic output, respectively, over 30 years.

“From trails to murals, housing to hotels, we have set the stage for what a vibrant riverfront should be for all Kansas Citians,” Jon Stephens, President & CEO of Port KC, said. “Our partnership with the KC Current and this world-class development team is supercharging our vision of a walkable, creative, diverse, and exciting public space. The conversation about Berkley Riverfront has now turned from what could be, to what will be.”

Chicago-based Marquee Development will serve as Co-Master Developer of the project alongside the Kansas City Current, according to the release. New York-based Perkins Eastman serves as the project’s architect.