Summary of Kansas City Streetcar- Riverfront Extension & Bike-Ped Bridge

KC Streetcar Authority

Contact Information

Organization: KC Streetcar Authority
Contact person: Tom Gerend
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 8166272525
Organization address: 600 E. 3rd St
  Kansas City, MO    64106

General Information

1. Project name: Kansas City Streetcar- Riverfront Extension & Bike-Ped Bridge
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Kansas City, Missouri. Jackson County
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: Grand Boulevard, Riverfront Drive
4. Primary project mode: Transit 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Bridge * Transit )
The extension will run along the Grand Avenue viaduct and will include construction of a parallel bridget structure that will be dedicated to bicycles and pedestrians.
6. Project Purpose: * System expansion (added capacity) * System preservation, rehabilitation or replacement * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Tom Gerend
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $32000000
9. Project description: • Extend the momentum, mobility and economic development benefits of the existing KC Streetcar to connect a long dormant area of the Kansas City Riverfront (Berkley Riverfront) to Downtown—expediting the rate and value of planned private investments. • Connect the urban core of the city to recreational green space with the construction of a new multi-use trail alongside the extended streetcar alignment—improving the quality of life and livability for many who would not have previously made the trek to this disconnected area. • Introduce a regional park-and-ride opportunity to the Riverfront— providing convenient access for those commuting from the northland metro to Downtown for work and pl
10. Scope: The project will include a .75 mile norther extension of the KC Streetcar system running along the existing Grand Avenue Viaduct, the construction of two new streetcar station stops, and construction of a parallel bicycle and pedestrian facility.
11. Project schedule: Under Construction in 2020, operational in 2022.

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Submitted comments

Kevin Carlyle said...

I would add a trip to the riverfront as a part of an overall downtown trip if it was seamless without needing to find parking at another location.

8/14/2019 11:59:06 AM

Liam Dai said...

Overall great project that will spur more development and allow for greater transportation connectivity. I support

8/16/2019 9:49:20 AM

Alejandro S. said...

This addition is critical to improving connectivity between River Market and Berkeley Park. There is significant potential for high-density housing at the land there and there is no good pedestrian and bike connection to RiverMarket/CBD.

8/16/2019 12:28:08 PM

Evan Means said...

This project is one step in the direction of a more pedestrian friendly city that we need. I support this project which strengthens out new light rail system

8/16/2019 1:03:29 PM

James Bibens said...

More streetcar is always a good thing. KC has been lucky to have a popular and successful starter system. We should keep the momentum going!

8/16/2019 3:08:00 PM

Jacob Lowe said...

This expansion of the Kansas City Streetcar system will help to further capitalized on the existing system. The current system has demonstrated the great economic development ability of the streetcar which will help to build out the Berkley Riverfront area. This is a high return-on-investment initiative that should be funded! P.S. Please make sure this extension goes all the way to the casino for maximum benefit!

8/18/2019 2:21:20 PM


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