Kansas City ViewPoint - Downtown Development January 2020
Since 2000, public and private projects totaling $7.7 billion have been completed or are currently under construction.
The downtown population doubled from 2000-2019, 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.