KC’s plan commission unanimously approves new Riverfront apartments

Published: Sep. 6, 2022 at 10:46 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A 254-unit apartment complex is one step closer to coming to Kansas City’s Berkley Riverfront.

The City Plan Commission approved the project 5-0 Tuesday morning, with conditions.

The building is set for construction at E. Riverfront Drive on Berkley Parkway, right next to Bar K and east of the Heart of America Bridge.

A St. Louis-based development company named ‘Lux Living’ is pitching the seven-story residential building. It will feature a parking garage with 230 parking stalls underneath the building. The main entrance will be on the south side of the building.

The building is set for construction at E. Riverfront Drive on Berkley Parkway, right next to...
The building is set for construction at E. Riverfront Drive on Berkley Parkway, right next to Bar K and east of the Heart of America Bridge.(Lux Living LLC and Hoefer Welker)

A report from the City Plan Commission says staff would like to see pedestrian access on the northern side of the building as well.

This comes as a streetcar extension is set to be completed by 2025, connecting 3rd and Grand directly to the Riverfront. The city is also working on a bike and pedestrian bridge that will connect the River Market area to the Berkley Riverfront Park area. The final design on that is expected to be completed in nine months.

Tuesday’s approval means the commission will make a recommendation to the City Council and the council’s Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee. That committee will then make a recommendation to the council on whether to approve the project.

The building is set for construction at E. Riverfront Drive on Berkley Parkway, right next to...
The building is set for construction at E. Riverfront Drive on Berkley Parkway, right next to Bar K and east of the Heart of America Bridge.(Lux Living LLC and Hoefer Welker)