Economic Development

Streetcars do more than simply improve mobility. In Kansas City, the entire community is looking to the Downtown Streetcar to fuel economic growth. By promoting development, raising property values, attracting businesses and residents, and helping to redefine our city, streetcars benefit everyone.


Downtown Development by the Numbers

Kansas City has more than $4 billion dollars in economic development underway within the boundaries of the KC Streetcar TDD, or Transportation Development District, since voters approved the streetcar in December 2012.

View these maps for a current listing of downtown development projects (This data is current as of March 2018):


Building Community Through Transit

Developers on the KC Streetcar

Our friends at the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance help tell the Developers Story about how the streetcar investment inspired their developments, and how others can help in continuing to realize economic development benefits from our transit investment.