OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
mister816
Western Auto Lofts
Western Auto Lofts
Posts: 681
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:18 am
Location: Downtown

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by mister816 »

normalthings wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:23 pm
kboish wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:15 pm
This was what I was hoping to see. More like this please
IMHO: This is where we should put our Keystone Innovation District. Let’s get the local Apple, Google, and Microsoft offices down there. Then sprinkle in a bunch of startups with tech district offices for local players like Garmin, Cerner, etc.
This guy gets it

alejandro46
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 303
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:24 pm
Location: King in the North(Land)

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by alejandro46 »

Hopefully this actually happens. When these renders leaked, I thought that meant discussions were preliminary. PortKC is saying discussions are still very preliminary, maybe that means a new developer.

WoodDraw
Valencia Place
Valencia Place
Posts: 1616
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:53 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by WoodDraw »

In a bizzaro world where a company like Google had headquarters here, I always pictured this area to be where you'd locate a Google X headquarters.

In other words, have a company with headquarters downtown and then have a branch separated.

Obviously not realistic for us currently.

moderne
Bryant Building
Bryant Building
Posts: 4310
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:50 pm
Location: Mount Hope

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by moderne »

.

kcjak
Penntower
Penntower
Posts: 2192
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:02 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by kcjak »

I realize the map in the Cityscene article may not be 100% accurate, but isn't the streetcar extension supposed to go further east than it shows? The map has it going only as far as the Northpoint apartment complex announced recently - I thought it was going to end closer to I-29/35?

User avatar
normalthings
Penntower
Penntower
Posts: 2321
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:52 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by normalthings »

kcjak wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:07 am
I realize the map in the Cityscene article may not be 100% accurate, but isn't the streetcar extension supposed to go further east than it shows? The map has it going only as far as the Northpoint apartment complex announced recently - I thought it was going to end closer to I-29/35?
I think it is supposed to end at the mid way point

flyingember
One Park Place
One Park Place
Posts: 7976
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:54 am

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by flyingember »

normalthings wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:06 am
kcjak wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:07 am
I realize the map in the Cityscene article may not be 100% accurate, but isn't the streetcar extension supposed to go further east than it shows? The map has it going only as far as the Northpoint apartment complex announced recently - I thought it was going to end closer to I-29/35?
I think it is supposed to end at the mid way point
http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploa ... iumRes.pdf
Study page 18 shows they looked at two options going via Columbus Park which is interesting.
Page 92-94 show the more realistic options considered

User avatar
FangKC
City Center Square
City Center Square
Posts: 14405
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:02 pm
Location: Old Northeast -- Indian Mound

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by FangKC »

Two, 10-Story Apartment Buildings Contemplated for Berkley Riverfront

https://cityscenekc.com/two-10-story-ap ... iverfront/

User avatar
KCDowntown
Colonnade
Colonnade
Posts: 903
Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2002 2:17 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by KCDowntown »

After re-reading the documents, I came to the conclusion that nothing new is planned on Parcel 8 and 9 yet. There were no changes for those parcels from the original master plan. Long story short, I don't think there is anything new planned here that we haven't already heard about. My apologies. KCDowntown

There's a permit on Compass that delineates some alterations to the Berkeley Riverfront master plan that accommodate the sizes and heights of the recently announced projects. In addition it makes changes to the Master Plan regarding some projects that have yet to be announced.

The TLDR is that there are 2 additional unannounced projects that they are making changes to the Master Plan for... one a 10-story building with 611 apartments and another 10 story building with 430 apartments. This is on top of the Northpoint, Bridgeside, and twin 10-story buildings that we've already heard about.

Here is a summary of what I could glean from the document:

Parcel 3, abuts Union on the west
  • Previously announced 10 story building(s), Units TBD, Size of project ~700,000 sqft
  • 5 story garage, 600 spaces
  • 36 surface parking spaces
Parcel 8, Large lot NE corner of park - east of Lydia, north of Berkeley Parkway
  • 10 story apartment building, 611 units, never been publicly announced
  • 5 story garage, 810 spaces
  • 100 surface spaces


Parcel 9, Large lot SE corner of park - east of Lydia, south of Berkeley Parkway
  • 10 story apartment building, 430 units, never been publicly announced
  • 5 story garage, 460 spaces


Parcel 12 - Generally the SW part of the park, abutting Bar K and the bridge on the west, south of Berkeley Parkway:
  • Construction starting Spring 2020, this parcel is Phase 2
  • Previously announced hotel project - 7 stories, 70 rooms
  • Garage - 2 stories includes retail
  • Previously announced Northpoint apartments- 5 stories, 350 units
Parcel 13 - Generally the SE part of the park, small lot, south of Berkeley Parkway, West of Lyda:
  • Previously announced Bridgeside Lofts - 5 stories, 60 units, no setback on any side
KCDowntown
Last edited by KCDowntown on Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:03 pm, edited 3 times in total.

User avatar
FangKC
City Center Square
City Center Square
Posts: 14405
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:02 pm
Location: Old Northeast -- Indian Mound

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by FangKC »

I always assumed parcels 8 and 9, the two bigger parcels on the far east side next to the interstate, would be developed as mixed use/office.

User avatar
KCDowntown
Colonnade
Colonnade
Posts: 903
Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2002 2:17 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by KCDowntown »

Looking at all of the documentation again, there are no changes to Parcel 8 and 9 from the original master plan. This leads me to believe there is nothing new planned for those spaces yet. My apologies. I'm going to edit the original post.

KCDowntown

User avatar
KCDowntown
Colonnade
Colonnade
Posts: 903
Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2002 2:17 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by KCDowntown »

Final Development Plan submitted to the city for the 12A parcel (the NorthPoint development). Plans can be downloaded from the link.

346 units over 3 buildings, all 4 stories (1 with basement level), 511 total parking spaces. Construction start April 2020, finished December 2021.

Only a sliver of this project abuts Berkeley Parkway, and has zero setbacks there. Otherwise, it's surrounded by surface parking. Hopefully the hotel on the northern part of this Parcel will improve this block.

KCDowntown

User avatar
normalthings
Penntower
Penntower
Posts: 2321
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:52 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by normalthings »

Image

Image

Image

flyingember
One Park Place
One Park Place
Posts: 7976
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:54 am

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by flyingember »

KCDowntown wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Final Development Plan submitted to the city for the 12A parcel (the NorthPoint development). Plans can be downloaded from the link.

346 units over 3 buildings, all 4 stories (1 with basement level), 511 total parking spaces. Construction start April 2020, finished December 2021.

Only a sliver of this project abuts Berkeley Parkway, and has zero setbacks there. Otherwise, it's surrounded by surface parking. Hopefully the hotel on the northern part of this Parcel will improve this block.

KCDowntown
The hotel (120 rooms) and BarK is using the 511 spaces, so the numbers look a lot better when you include everything.

A rough guess, if this was a suburban style development there would be closer to 2.5 spots per unit, for more than 1200 spots. As it's designed it's right around 1 spot per room so a lot of the apartment residents will be transit dependent or ride their bike to work.

flyingember
One Park Place
One Park Place
Posts: 7976
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:54 am

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by flyingember »

I was driving by this area and I must have seen 50-60 cars parked at BarK.

120 + 60 + 346 = 520 spots minimum

So they did scale down the parking for the site to way less than they could have.

User avatar
FangKC
City Center Square
City Center Square
Posts: 14405
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:02 pm
Location: Old Northeast -- Indian Mound

Re: OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

Post by FangKC »

Riverfront Affordable Housing Plan Denied Tax Credits, Lack of Mayoral Support Cited
A $15 million affordable apartment development proposed for the riverfront is floundering after being rejected for federal low-income tax credits, partly because it lacked the mayor’s support, according to Port KC officials.

The 75-unit Bridgeside Lofts project proposed by Prairie Fire Development is planned for a site near Berkley Riverfront Park controlled by Port KC. It calls for 60 percent of the units to be reserved as affordable housing with monthly rents going for $695 to $895.

But while the Port KC board supported the Prairie Fire project, its financing also relied on the developer receiving federal low-income housing tax credits.
...
The committee also was given an update on progress on other riverfront redevelopment projects:

–NorthPoint Development has purchased Port KC land and reached a development agreement required for a 350-unit apartment project on the riverfront just east of the Bar K restaurant and dog park.

–Port KC is continuing to negotiate with a developer who plans to build a five-story, 120-room boutique hotel on riverfront property.

–Port KC is continuing discussions with a developer who wants to build two, ten-story apartment towers on the riverfront along with some office and retail.
...
https://cityscenekc.com/riverfront-affo ... ort-cited/

Post Reply