There’s a buzz in the air, and it’s not just from winning another Super Bowl. Kansas City is on the precipice of several city-altering events. Can you feel it?
We brainstormed some of the big ways KC is stepping up these next four years — get a load of this:
New KCI terminal | Feb. 28 | The largest single infrastructure project in KCMO’s history is now open, revolutionizing the region’s welcome mat for the first time in half a century.
NFL Draft | April 27-29 | KC is once again in the national spotlight as every NFL team (and as many as 600,000 fans) converge on football’s championship city.
West Bottoms | Begins 2023 | Developers will kick off a ~$500 million “micro-village,” adding 1,250 apartments and rebuilding crumbling infrastructure through 2035.
Pennway Point | Late 2023 | 3D Development officials confirmed to KCtoday they are on track to open this new entertainment district by the end of the year.
KC Current Stadium | Spring | The world’s first stadium dedicated to professional women’s sports will open for the 2024 NWSL season.
Rock Island Bridge | March | This old railroad bridge is set to become an entertainment district and the nation’s first cross-state aerial park.
Buck O’Neil Bridge | December | This project seeks to establish a 100-year-long connection between I-35 and 169 Highway (with better pedestrian access).
Meta | TBD | This tech giant is already investing $800 million in its first KC data center — with the possibility of a full $40 billion campus down the line.
KC Streetcar extensions | Early 2025 | Both the Main Street Extension and the Riverfront Extension are underway, sparking millions of dollars in investment.
Panasonic | March | This $4 billion electric vehicle battery plant will create at least 4,000 jobs and position the KC region as an integral part of EV technology.
South Loop Project | Before the World Cup | Leaders are pursuing an aggressive timeline to finish a four-block park over I-670.
World Cup | June-July | The world comes to Kansas City. “It’s going to be bigger than we think it’s going to be,” Tim Cowden, president and CEO of KCADC, said.