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KC Port Progress

March 2015
In This Issue
CNBC Interview
Gavilon Comes to Richards-Gebaur
The Bike Stops Here
Leasing Opportunities
Upcoming Events At Berkley Riverfront Park
June 5, 6, 7 - Pride Festival
KCPA on LinkedIn
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Full Navigation Season Expected in 2015

  • The USACE has indicated that a full navigation season is expected for 2015.
  • The six upriver reservoirs have ample water storage at the present time.
  • Although there is less snowpack in the northern plains than last year, mountain snow is greater.
  • The NOAA expects normal precipitation over the next few months.
  • There is an adequate supply of storage and full navigation support to start the season April 1.
CNBC Interview with Michael Collins

CNBC correspondent Morgan Brennan met with Port Authority President and CEO Michael Collins at Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park to discuss the advantages of its intermodal facility. 


Click here to watch the clip


Thank you to tenants Duraseal, Kansas City Southern and Jarden Consumer Solutions as well as CenterPoint Properties and Chris Gutierrez, president, KC Smart Port, for their participation in this feature.

Gavilon Comes to Richards-Gebaur


The Port Authority would like to welcome one of its newest tenants to Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park: Gavilon.  With a mission to be the most efficient provider of essential commodities and services in the world, Gavilon has a full suite of services ranging from origination and storage to distribution of grains, oilseeds, and feed and food ingredients. Its worldwide partners include manufacturers and producers of livestock, poultry, soybeans and ethanol. In 2014, the company was ranked the No. 25 container exporter in the United States by the Journal of Commerce.


Gavilon's history dates back to 1874 when Peavey Company built its first grain facility in Sioux City, Iowa.  Nearly 142 years later, Gavilon has significantly expanded its agricultural operations with several locations throughout the United States, Mexico, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. 


Gavilon is leasing a 60,000 square-foot industrial hangar space for its container-loading operations. When searching for locations, it selected Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park primarily for its combination of large, open storage spaces as well as its direct access to I-49 and proximity to Interstates 29, 35, 70, 435 and 635. 

The Bike Stops Here

Berkley Riverfront Park a top spot for bike-share


Recent GPS data shows that Berkley Riverfront Park is a prime destination for Kansas City B-Cycle members. Located on the south bank of the Missouri River between the Heart of America and Kit Bond bridges, cyclists find easy access to the Park's nearly one-mile trail that boasts scenic views of the river and the downtown Kansas City skyline.


"The riverfront is a natural draw for locals and visitors alike," says Eric Rogers, executive director, BikeWalkKC. "Visitors love to ride B-Cycle to explore the riverfront and check out the amazing views of Downtown. Many people who work downtown like to ride to the Park to get exercise and fresh air on their lunch break."


Each of the 126 available bicycles is equipped with an on-board GPS device to track the journeys of every unit. The data from the early 2014 report shows the original 12 stations of the organization's initial Phase One. The B-Cycle station located at Third St. and Grand Boulevard was the most heavily used station during that time frame with a majority of its bikes' trips taken to Berkley Riverfront Park. The most common route taken to the Park was via the Town of Kansas Bridge at the north end of Main St., which connects the River Market directly to the Riverfront Heritage Trail. The report reflecting data from the latter half of 2014, including the newer Phase Two stations, is expected by spring.


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Leasing Opportunities

The Port Authority has several buildings available for lease at Richards-Gebaur Commerce Park. These buildings are great, cost-effective office, flex, warehouse and storage spaces with easy access to major highways and interstates. The benefits also include a foreign trade zone and a class I freight rail service from Kansas City Southern. Building sizes range from 4,450sq ft to 73,261sq ft of usable space.
For more information, please contact:
Mark Long

Click this link for a listing of available buildings.   
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