FAQS

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General

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, and you can find a full listing on our projects page (link). Some of our projects include the Port of Kansas City, Berkley Riverfront, and 49 Crossing.

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

We do not accept shipments from private citizens.

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.

What is there to do at Berkley Riverfront?

Please visit our projects page for a full listing of amenities and activities (link).

What projects are coming to Berkley Riverfront?

Please see our news page for our latest announcements for on planned amenities and developments at Berkley Riverfront (link).

Is the park dog-friendly?

Yes! Please keep your dog leashed while at the park, per city ordinance.  

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. The request form is a required first step for all events, and we will process requests in the order they are received.

How much does it cost to hold an event at Berkley Riverfront?

Please see our event pricing sheet for our full listings.

Will Port KC help plan my event?

Port KC is not a planning organization, and we do not have the capacity to plan or set up for events. We also do not have a Port KC representative on-site for events. However, we are happy to talk through your event, complete a site walk-through, and provide sample maps and course routes. We will make sure the park is in top shape for your events.

What happens if it rains or if there is other inclement weather?

Event permits are issued on a rain-or-shine basis. Refunds are not given for inclement weather. All events need an inclement weather plan to keep attendees safe and to protect park grounds. Always have a Plan Be for adverse weather conditions.

Procurement

How will I be notified of upcoming projects?

Port KC is no longer holding a contractors list. We are currently working on a notification process. For the latest update, please contact Meredith Hoenes.

How will I be notified of upcoming projects?

Port KC is no longer holding a contractors list. We are currently working on a notification process. For the latest update, please contact Meredith Hoenes

How will I be notified of upcoming projects?

Port KC is no longer holding a contractors list. We are currently working on a notification process. For the latest update, please contact Meredith Hoenes

How can I update my contact information?

Please send a request to info@portkc.flywheelsites.com.

As a General Contractor, do I need to check all CSI Trade Divisions on the application?

That is a business level decision. If you would like to be prequalified for a specific trade, please indicate so on the form. General Contractors can check off all trade divisions if they would like to be eligible to bid or propose on specialty trade opportunities. They do not need to if they are only interested in GC opportunities.

There is an IFB/RFP I would like to bid/propose on, but we are not a current prequalified contractor. Am I eligible to bid?

IFB/RFP’s are only open to contractors prequalified by Port KC at the time of IFB/RFP issuance.
You must submit an application for prequalification to become eligible to bid or propose on future projects. While Port KC reserves the right to make exceptions to the requirement that only previously prequalified contractors can respond, you should not assume that an exception will be granted.

Where can I find Port KC’s current list of prequalified contractors?

We are working on a system to publically post and update an all-inclusive list. Currently, we will send  our current list by request. Please email info@portkc.flywheelsites.com.

What goals have to be met for this project?

Default goals can be found on Port KC’s website on the development finance page and they are  applicable to the entire project.

Additional Documents

View our Commission, procurement and other policies.

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