OFFICIAL: Port Authority Riverfront Project

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Any idea if what sorts of uses they might have in mind?

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Seeing the rendering over in the streetcar to the riverfront thread, I was so unbelievably disappointed in the parking of parcel 12...it’s literally right across from a streetcar stop, yet it’s surrounded by a sea of parking. How is that in any way transit oriented?
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Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:05 am
Seeing the rendering over in the streetcar to the riverfront thread, I was so unbelievably disappointed in the parking of parcel 12...it’s literally right across from a streetcar stop, yet it’s surrounded by a sea of parking. How is that in any way transit oriented?
So the “surface parking” to the north of the development is really a new 2 way street with perpendicular parking. The street will connect Bar-K and CORE to Riverfront Parkway. The north side of CORE will have walk up units that front this new street. The southern side of 12B (parcel north of CORE) will also open up to this new street. North side should feel pretty urban once the vision is fully executed.

The surface parking to the west of CORE is over a massive collection of storm water retention tanks. Can’t put anything there. I think the south side surface parking has some of active easement that prevented a structure from being built. In general, the biggest “unurban” design elements at RF are byproducts of easements. The massive hole in the middle of the Union garage is another example.

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normalthings wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:44 am
Anthony_Hugo98 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:05 am
Seeing the rendering over in the streetcar to the riverfront thread, I was so unbelievably disappointed in the parking of parcel 12...it’s literally right across from a streetcar stop, yet it’s surrounded by a sea of parking. How is that in any way transit oriented?
So the “surface parking” to the north of the development is really a new 2 way street with perpendicular parking. The north side of CORE will have walk up units that front this new street. The southern side of 12B (parcel north of CORE) will also open up to this new street.

The surface parking to the west of CORE is over a massive collection of storm water retention tanks. Can’t put anything there. I think the south side surface parking has some of active easement that prevented a structure from being built.
Thanks for the clarification. I only ever saw that one fuzzy image so I was hoping I was wrong. It’s good to hear I was! Have they released any better renderings of that project?
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Anthony_Hugo98 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:46 am
normalthings wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:44 am
Anthony_Hugo98 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:05 am
Seeing the rendering over in the streetcar to the riverfront thread, I was so unbelievably disappointed in the parking of parcel 12...it’s literally right across from a streetcar stop, yet it’s surrounded by a sea of parking. How is that in any way transit oriented?
So the “surface parking” to the north of the development is really a new 2 way street with perpendicular parking. The north side of CORE will have walk up units that front this new street. The southern side of 12B (parcel north of CORE) will also open up to this new street.

The surface parking to the west of CORE is over a massive collection of storm water retention tanks. Can’t put anything there. I think the south side surface parking has some of active easement that prevented a structure from being built.
Thanks for the clarification. I only ever saw that one fuzzy image so I was hoping I was wrong. It’s good to hear I was! Have they released any better renderings of that project?
Renderings of CORE can be found here.

https://nspjarch.com/portfolio/berkley- ... partments/

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FAA application for a new building at Casino KC. Says the height is 45ft. Begins June 1st, 2021 and ends December 1st, 2022.
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The FAA having to be involved in a 45 foot building at this location is laughably dumb.

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Jon Stephens tweeted that grading and clearing started on the east end of the park. Big announcement coming soon for that area.


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Sunflower Development & KC Crew to build and operate a riverfront F&B beer garden. Designed by Clockwork and T&B. On track to open by spring 2022

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^Hope to be open by Spring 2022.

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Parcels 12b, 3, and 8 sound to be under constract or in negotiations

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Summer start on Casino KC.

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Describing that as a beer garden is a bit overselling it. Brewery Emperial has more outdoor seating.

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Describing that as a beer garden is a bit overselling it. Brewery Emperial has more outdoor seating.
Map shows Imperial with 24 picnic tables.

This has 17 picnic tables and around 20 normal tables.

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It's still cool, just expected more beer garden : volleyball court ratio.

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A note on the fencing: KCMO regulated industries requires a fence to be installed around the VB courts. Port KC/Developer hopes to get an exception. If approved, a smaller fence would still be installed on the north and south sides to mitigate runaway volleyballs.

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normalthings wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:10 pm
A note on the fencing: KCMO regulated industries requires a fence to be installed around the VB courts. Port KC/Developer hopes to get an exception. If approved, a smaller fence would still be installed on the north and south sides to mitigate runaway volleyballs.
Large discussion, but KC really needs an ordinance to eliminate this fencing requirement for alcohol sales. It's pretty anti-urban, adds cost, and just generally makes no sense.

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