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Get the latest news from Port KC, including committee news, riverfront updates, and other Kansas City Downtown Riverfront happenings.

The Latest News from Port KC

Port KC Updates: COVID-19

This page serves as a summary for all Port KC updates related to COVID-19. We will update regularly with links to more information and/or resources. Our team is working remotely. Please still reach out to staff via phone and email. Commerce We worked with our longtime partners, AltCap, and other community leaders to build the … Continued

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Berkley Riverfront Safety and Improvements Quick Update

We are continuing to maintain and improve the park and trails to make Berkley Riverfront an enjoyable place to visit while practicing our COVID-19 precautions. On that matter, please note: The entrance to the Town of Kansas Pedestrian Bridge and surrounding sidewalk is currently closed while we make some much needed improvements to access. Also, today and … Continued

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Board Committee Schedule Updates

NOTE – We have a new Board and Committee Meeting schedule. The March dates are as follows: Our Development Committee meeting will be Monday 03/09 at 3:30 p.m. Our Finance and Administration Committee meeting will be Friday 03/13 at 8:30 a.m. We currently do not have a Board meeting scheduled for March.

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Port KC Proposes Changes to Central Business Corridor Development Participation

MOU Would Refocus Primary Efforts to Riverfront, Logistics, Commerce, and Trade KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 23, 2019) – The Port KC Board of Commissioners approved the advancement of a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining Port KC’s collaboration with the City of Kansas City, MO, on the future economic development projects located within a defined Central … Continued

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KC Streetcar to the Riverfront Public Meeting

On January 24, 2019, the public was invited to review and provide comment on the proposed route to extend the existing KC Streetcar to Berkley Riverfront.  Other options for review included station stop locations and a new proposed bicycle and pedestrian connection bridge. The project management team for KC Streetcar to the Riverfront was on-site to … Continued

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Port KC—40 Years Of Change, Determination And Growth

By Heather Ervin of Waterways Journal The Kansas City, Mo., we know today is a diverse and populated metropolitan area on the Missouri River, the nation’s longest river that extends from the Rocky Mountains of western Montana and down 2,341 miles to the mouth of the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Mo. Incorporated by Frenchmen … Continued

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Port KC Announces New President & CEO

Development Professional Jon Stephens to Lead Organization KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Board of Commissioners of Port KC announced today that it has selected long-time economic development and civic executive Jon Stephens as President & CEO. With more than two decades of leadership experience spanning development, tourism and civic affairs Stephens comes to this new role from … Continued

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Port KC selects Nossaman LLP for P3 counsel

Missouri River Terminal to be developed through Public-Private Partnership  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 27, 2018) – On August 27, 2018, the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, (Port KC) Board of Commissioners approved the selection of Nossaman LLP and John Smolen, lead partner on the project, to advise Port KC staff in the formation of … Continued

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