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KC Port Progress

December 2014
In This Issue
Port of Kansas City Reopens
New Berkley Riverfront Park Website Unveiled
City Wide All Seasons Maintenance Continues Success
Leasing Opportunities
Upcoming Events At Berkley Riverfront Park
April 25 - Kansas City on Tap Craft Beer Festival

June 5, 6, 7 - Pride Festival
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Port Reopens with Kaw Valley Companies as the New Operator, Terminal Development Continues


The Port of Kansas City - Woodswether Terminal is once again a premier shipping option for barges traveling the Missouri River. The Port Authority of Kansas City, MO is partnering with Kaw Valley Companies to serve as the operator for the port facility. This partnership marks the reopening of the Port after seven years.


"This partnership creates a new beginning for river borne commerce in Kansas City. Once again, Kansas City will provide an additional transportation solution in order to stay competitive regionally, nationally and internationally. Our goal is to provide efficient use of our waterway as a navigable resource for regional and global trade, and serve as a support nexus to rail and roadway shipping," said Michael Collins, President & CEO of the Port Authority of Kansas City.


Kaw Valley was founded in 1984 by Ben Kates as a sand and gravel mining and Distribution Company and has diversified its operations into recycling, demolition, excavation, grading and now port operations.


"Kaw Valley Companies looks at the port operating venture as an opportunity not only to grow our business but to further control our transportation costs and offer our customers savings and new transportation options for Kansas City and the region. In partnership with the Port Authority of Kansas City, MO we will be able to reach and grow a larger network of shippers, receivers, manufacturers, distributors and agricultural suppliers presently served by only rail and road carriers," said Dan Hays with Kaw Valley Companies.


Temporary Administrative Office 

The Port Authority continues to develop the port terminal. Recent work includes re-roofing two warehoused, purchase of a truck scale and positioning a temporary administrative office. Additionally, work continues on electrical and conveying systems. This should all be completed by the end of December.  


Read more here.


New Berkley Riverfront Park Website
Port Authority Time Lapse Video
Berkley Riverfront Park Time Lapse Video

The Port Authority is launching a brand new website dedicated to Berkley Riverfront Park.

The website features information about holding large and small events at the park. It also details park history, amenities and future plans.

Port Authority Congratulates City Wide All Seasons Maintenance on Continued Growth and Success  

City Wide All Seasons Maintenance, Inc. is a diverse company that

specializes in snow & ice management, ground maintenance, and landscaping.  With a combined 32 years' experience in the snow and landscape industry, the company has the knowledge to do the job correctly and efficiently. Their snow and ice division has recently expanded with the move to Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park, to now warehouse one of the largest salt depots in the Kansas City metro area.  City Wide All Seasons Maintenance, Inc. is made up of over 80 employees and subcontractors who work tirelessly to clear snow and ice from commercial properties all over the KC area.  They specialize in mowing, landscaping, and outdoor living spaces. They currently maintain over 250 properties in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.


City Wide All Seasons Maintenance recently leased an additional 34,500 square feet of hangar space for their landscaping and snow re

City Wide Hangar Space

moval operations. The company has been a tenant at Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park since 2012, leasing two other smaller warehouses. This site provides the ideal combination of large open spaces for storage while providing easy access to six major interstates including Interstate 49. 

Leasing Opportunities

The Port Authority has several buildings available for lease at Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park. These buildings are great cost-effective office, flex, medical warehouse and storage spaces with easy access to major highways and interstates, the benefits of a foreign trade zone, and class I freight rail service from Kansas City Southern. Buildings sizes ranges from 4,450-sf to 73,261-sf of usable space. For more information please contact Mark Long at mlong@zimmercos.com or 816-512-1011. Click this link for a listing of available buildings.  



About Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri

The Port Authority's mission is to foster the economic vitality of Kansas City, MO through transportation, trade, commerce and development.
Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas CityMissouri 64105