About Port KC

Rooted at the river. Flowing toward economic progress. 

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Does Kansas City have a port terminal?

Yes! After closing in 2007, the Port of Kansas City reopened in the West Bottoms in 2015. Since then, the port has moved more than 150 barges and handled more than 250,000 tons of commodities.

What do port authorities do?

Missouri port authorities were created by the Missouri Legislature, which is the entity responsible for defining their purpose. One main goal is to improve port infrastructure and increase waterborne commerce. They can also own, develop, construct and maintain land for a number of purposes that include residential, commercial, mixed-use, recreation, industrial and port facilities. Their tools can save and renovate underutilized buildings, buildings of historic value, and blighted properties. They can also use their tools to advance riverfront development and to help create and connect transportation services like rail, truck and barge. 

Are you an agency of the city or state?

Port authorities are independent governmental agencies, but we collaborate and share the goals of Kansas City and the State of Missouri. We were created by the state, and our Board of Commissioners are appointed by Kansas City’s mayor.

Where are your projects?

We work all over Kansas City, not just projects on or adjacent to the river. Some of our projects include the Woodswether Terminal, Berkley Riverfront, and Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park.

Can I ship my purchases or cargo to the port of Kansas City?

We do not accept shipments from private citizens.

How do I become a prequalified contractor for Port KC? Should my business apply?

We bid out some of our projects to our prequalified contractors list, and you must be on that list to submit a bid. We encourage both contractors and subcontractors to submit to the Prequalified Contractors List RFP. There is no specific deadline for submission, but the contractor must be prequalified before a project goes to bid to participate.

Should my company submit to the Real Estate Services RFQ?

We encourage real estate contractors to submit to our Real Estate Services RFQ. For some of our projects, contractors must be on the Prequalified Contractors List to participate.

Where are your offices located?

We are located at 110 Berkley Plaza, Kansas City, MO. You can find us in the southeast corner of the Union apartments at Berkley Riverfront.

Where is Berkley Riverfront?

Berkley Riverfront is located directly north of the River Market and west of the Isle Capri Casino off from I-29 at Front Street. View on Google Maps.

Who do I contact for leasing information for Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park?

Please email Mark Long of Newmark Grubb Zimmer at mlong@ngzimmer.com or call 816-512-1011.

I want to have an event on the riverfront, how does that work?

So glad you want to do this! Please fill out the Request an Event form on the Berkley Riverfront website.