Port Authority http://kcur.org en A Closer Look At The Berkley Riverfront Development http://kcur.org/post/closer-look-berkley-riverfront-development <p></p><p></p><p>An Indianapolis firm has been chosen to develop the first phase of the Berkley Riverfront Development. The deal between the Port Authority of Kansas City and Flaherty &amp; Collins marks the starting point for the Authority’s master plan to create “a world class urban village” on a 55-acre site. When finished there will be apartments, parking, office space, and retail shopping. On Thursday's <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a> Steve Kraske finds out the details of the Berkley Riverfront Development.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:00:51 +0000 Steve Kraske, Danie Alexander & Hannah Copeland 57206 at http://kcur.org A Closer Look At The Berkley Riverfront Development Tour Of Port Of Kansas City Shows Infrastructure Needs http://kcur.org/post/tour-port-kansas-city-shows-infrastructure-needs <p>Rusted and weedy rail tracks; boarded up red-brick buildings, with broken windows, from the 1930s; and run-down gray buildings from the '60s and '70s were part of the tour on Friday afternoon of the Port of Kansas City.</p><p>The port has essentially been closed since 2007 due to dwindling processing of freight, only about 600,000 tons a year. The city’s <a href="http://www.kcportauthority.com/">Port Authority</a> is leading a charge to re-open it and revive the barge industry.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:54:31 +0000 Laura Spencer 53371 at http://kcur.org Tour Of Port Of Kansas City Shows Infrastructure Needs Hydroponic Greenhouse To Grace KC Riverfront http://kcur.org/post/hydroponic-greenhouse-grace-kc-riverfront <p>This year the landscape will change dramatically along the banks of the Missouri River just Northeast of Kansas City’s downtown. A hundred thousand square feet of greenhouses are planned for growing produce for a local supermarket chain. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:28:03 +0000 Dan Verbeck 34039 at http://kcur.org Hydroponic Greenhouse To Grace KC Riverfront KC Port Authority Buys Into Richards-Gebauer, MCC Expands To Site http://kcur.org/post/kc-port-authority-buys-richards-gebauer-mcc-expands-site <p>The Kansas City Port Authority has snapped up six buildings at Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park and is leasing a portion to Metropolitan Community College. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 21:47:42 +0000 Dan Verbeck 18691 at http://kcur.org KC Port Authority Buys Into Richards-Gebauer, MCC Expands To Site Port Authority Chair Leaves Board http://kcur.org/post/port-authority-chair-leaves-board <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bf41902b6a4-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bf41902b6a4-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bf41902b6a4-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-945532.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – As a city audit continues and amid credible reports of an FBI investigation into the contracting procedures of Kansas City's Port Authority, the agency's chair has now resigned from its board. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.</p> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 07:17:21 +0000 Steve Bell 7459 at http://kcur.org Port Authority Chair Resigns http://kcur.org/post/port-authority-chair-resigns <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53bf419029eb4-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53bf419029eb4-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53bf419029eb4-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-944147.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – After several months of controversy, the board chairman of the agency in charge of development of the Riverfront area and the old Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base is resigning. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.<br /></p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 07:56:44 +0000 Steve Bell 7430 at http://kcur.org