• Downtown Kansas City is undergoing a remarkable revival with new high-rise
residential towers, thousands of new hotel rooms, and a regular occurrence of
new business announcements.
• Since 2000, public and private projects totaling $7.5 billion have been completed
or are currently under construction.
• The downtown population doubled from 2000-2018, and continues to grow
rapidly with an expected increase of 27% from 2019-2026 according to population
estimates from the Downtown Council of Kansas City.
• One of the major investments helping to generate additional development
downtown is the new streetcar line which opened in May 2016. The Downtown
Streetcar has surpassed all expectations for ridership, logging its 7 millionth
rider in July 2019.