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Streetcar Riverfront Extension

The results of KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension and Multi-Modal Feasibilty Study were presented Wednesday, May 31, at a public open house at the Arabia Steamboat Museum. The public attended to view and comment on the proposed route to extend KC Streetcar to Berkley Riverfront.

 

Please click this link for a fact sheet about the study.

 

Please click this link for the informational boards presented at the May 31, 2017 Public Meeting.

 

The KC Streetcar Riverfront Extension Feasibly Study will address the following considerations.

  • Purpose and Need of Extension
  • Extension Alignment and Configuration
  • Operational Strategies
  • Capital and Operator Costs
  • Financial Feasibility
  • Public Participation and Input

 

The KC Streetcar Authority, along with Port KC and the KCATA, is performing a study to assess general feasibility, potential, and merit for northern extension of KC Streetcar to connect to Berkley Riverfront Park. Beyond the KC Streetcar, the feasibility study will look at all transit options to connect downtown to the Riverfront including biking, walking and on-demand transit. The Kansas City Streetcar Authority, Port KC and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) serve as partners during this preliminary study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berkley Riverfront Park is adjacent to downtown Kansas City and the existing downtown Kansas City Streetcar starter-line. The Riverfront district has long been planned for improvement and redevelopment but has been hindered by limited access due to topography, railroad tracks, and constrained transportation connections despite its close proximity (1/2 mile from current route).

 

A northern streetcar extension would link the downtown core at 3rd and Grand directly to our historic riverfront, providing valuable recreation and quality of life benefits, and serving as a catalyst for activating, densifying, and expediting development plans currently underway.

The feasibility study is expected to take approximately 6 months to complete. Any decision to advance the concept for additional detailed study or implementation would be made after completion of the feasibility study.

 

 

The cost of the feasibility study is $225,000, and is a shared cost between the Kansas City Streetcar Authority, Port KC and the KCATA.

 

In December 2016, the team lead by Burns & McDonnell was selected to conduct the Streetcar Riverfront Extension and Multi-Modal Feasibility Study to assess multi-modal transportation needs and a potential northern riverfront extension of the Kansas City Streetcar.

 

 

Read more about the Streetcar Riverfront Extension & Multi-Modal Feasibility Study.

 

 

Read more about the team selected to conduct the Streetcar Riverfront Extension & Multi-Modal Feasibility Study. 

 

Want to learn more about various regional transit and streetcar studies? Find the info on our archive page here: Streetcar Studies