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Berkley Riverfront Par...
A Piece of KC's Past Is Rediscovered
November 28, 2003
Article details the recent suggestion that part of the original riverboat landing or wharf area on Kansas City's waterfront is visible. Geologist Richard Gentile thinks the exposed ledge that tilts toward...
Anywhere But Here
Article about the history and present state of Berkley Riverfront Park, a city park on the Missouri riverfront between the Paseo and Heart of America bridges.
Bridge Carries Pedestrians To Kansas City's Beginnings
Story on the recently completed Town of Kansas Bridge located near of the intersection of 2nd and Main Streets in the River Market area. The bridge is 635 feet long and reaches to a three-story overlook...
City Market Plans Cause Problems
Implementation of the City Market Master Plan is discussed with recommended changes outlined including the displacing of some current tenants and the food only policy. Includes an artist's drawing of the...
Commentary: Still in Need of a (Real) Riverfront Park
November-December 21-5 2001
File contains an essay or article about the Richard Berkley Riverfront Park, or Berkley Park on the north end of the Downtown area on the south bank of the Missouri River, named for former mayor Richard...
January 6, 1901
Includes drawing of the first building.
Kansas City's Pioneer Mother Was Wife of First Settler on River Front
File containing an article about the first settlers on the riverfront area of Kansas City, Francois and Berenice Chouteau in 1821, listing some of their descendants still in the city in 1935, including...
Kansas City-Westport Road
June 1, 2026
In 1838 a road from Westport, four miles south, was cut through the wilderness along part of present Main Street, to the foot of Main Street, connecting with the steamboat landing right where the present...
Lofty Ambitions: City Encourages Housing Boom around Downtown
Photos, map, and article about the growing demand for housing facilities in Downtown Kansas City, especially lofts in the River Market or Riverfront area, and including plans by Mayor Kay Barnes for "10,00...
New Renovations Hold Big Expectations
December 30, 2008
Work is progressing on changing portions of the south bank of the Missouri River near the River Market area. It will involve restoring a portion of the area to the way it would have looked to early settlers,...
New Scenic Byway Would Connect Cliff Drive
The Spirit of Kansas City Regional Scenic Byway would be eight miles in length along the Missouri River extending from Kansas City, Kansas to the edge of Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park in Missouri....
February 7, 1926
Article includes a map of the Prudhomme farm situated on the south side of the Missouri River in the downtown area.
River Front, Now Firmly Anchored, Was Subject of Long Fight For Possession
Article relates the story of a tract of land on the south side of the Missouri River between the ASB Bridge and the Kansas City Power and Light northeast generating plant. The abstract of title for the...
Riverfront Visions: Port Authority Interviews Developers for 'Urban Village'
December 16, 2003
Lead article in Star Business section which relates "Now, for the third time in six years, the Port Authority of Kansas City is trying to reclaim that neglected shore of the Missouri River and leap-frog...
Three Developers Are Considering River Project
December 6, 2003
Developers from Houston, Chicago and Cleveland have responded to the Kansas City Port Authority's request for qualifications to develop the river front. Plans envision an "urban village of residences,...
Urban Housing With a View
March 22, 2008
Article about the Morgan Group's plan to build a $48 million luxury apartment complex in the River Market area in late April. The 323-unit Market Station is the "largest downtown residential construction...
Wanted: New Management: City Market Businesses Air Grievances
Because the management firm, Prudential Commercial Resources Realty, plans to institute a food only policy for the City Market, some businesses will need to leave. Prudential has other plans to upgrade...
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