Port KC plays a critical leadership role to ensure that Kansas City's riverfront becomes a long-term economic and cultural oasis.

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.


  • 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 Park (16+ acres)
    Heritage Trail Systems
    Columbus Park
    City Market Shops


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