by Laura Calugar
Kansas City, Mo.—Flaherty & Collins Properties and Port KC announced the ground breaking of Union Berkley Riverfront Park, a $72 million mixed-use project along the Missouri River, just blocks north of downtown Kansas City. The future development will encompass 410 luxurious apartments, 400 parking spaces and 12,400 square feet of retail space.
Located at 1298 E. Riverfront Rd., less than 10 minutes from interstates 29 and 35, Union Berkley Riverfront Park covers about 20 acres. The property will offer residents and guests panoramic views of downtown and the riverfront park area. Amenities include a first floor bar and coffee shop, high speed WiFi and a 1,600-square-foot fitness center with yoga studio. In addition to all of these, Union residents will also benefit from a year-round, heated saltwater pool with wet deck and hot tub, plus 35,000 square feet of outdoor courtyard space with fire pits, commercial-grade grills and outdoor furniture. A 1,600-square-foot private dog park is also included in the project.
“We are excited to begin construction on this transformative property for Berkley Riverfront Park and downtown Kansas City. We believe this project, with quality housing that supports the growing Riverfront area, is another component that will continue to build on the thriving downtown of Kansas City,” said Ryan Cronk, vice president of development for Flaherty & Collins Properties, in a prepared statement.
Apartments will include LED lighting, wooden flooring in the kitchen, entry and living areas, oversized cabinets, custom hardware in kitchens and premium carpet in bedrooms. Moreover, each unit will feature energy efficient windows, quartz countertops, frameless shower doors and decorative patios or balconies.
“Port KC is very excited to have such tremendous partners in Flaherty & Collins Properties, building our first mixed-use development at Berkley Riverfront Park. Our partnership, from day one, has been focused to on fulfilling the vision of creating a vibrant new community along our waterfront,” said Michael Collins, president and CEO of Port KC.
According to The Kansas City Star, Port KC is leasing the tax-exempt land to the developer after investing more than $5 million in infrastructure improvements on the site, which formerly housed the city’s tow lot and dumping grounds. Construction will occur over an 18-month period. Union expects to welcome its first residents in mid-2018.
Flaherty & Collins entered the Kansas City market with an apartment and retail project in Gladstone, The Heights at Linden Square, which opened in April 2015.
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