Updates & Resources
At Ride KC Development Corporation, we understand that the conversation about Transit Oriented Development is new to some and can be complicated. Here we'll share information about upcoming speaking engagements, news, and resources to help keep you in the loop regardless of where you're starting out.
TOD Project Could Add 300+ Neighbors to Waldo
The heart of Waldo has always been a lively, transit-accessible place. It's the final destination of Main Street MAX, a critical part of our transit network. With the addition of the Waldo74Broadway project, it would be home to 300+ new neighbors with a bus rapid transit line right outside their door. Click to read FlatlandKC article.
Congratulations Frank White III on appointment to interim CEO at KCATA
While transitioning into the role of interim CEO at KCATA - as appointed in August of 2022, Frank will continue to advocate for RKCDC efforts and support current projects, while also overseeing KCATA's mission to connect people to opportunities. Congratulations Frank!
“Today’s approval of these two TOD projects represents the culmination of more than 3 years of policy development and strategy work by KCATA to build a more effective regional transportation system,” says Daniel Serda, Chairman of RKCDC board, and member of the KCATA Board of Commissioners.
"A $122 million residential project is in the works for the prominent, five-acre site of the old Trinity Lutheran Hospital complex by Penn Valley Park and near the planned streetcar stop at 31st and Main streets."
"A development partnership looks to make headway on plans to swap out a River Market parking lot for a transit-oriented multifamily project, after more than a year threading different design needles with Kansas City."
KC Business Journal covered our focus on connecting Kansas Citians and growing our local economy via transit-oriented development. See more >
RideKC Aims to Unite Transit with Development (Metrowire Media)
“In a perfect world, economic development and transit are partnered up, but in Kansas City, for some reason, we’ve gone in different directions, which is not very sound philosophically." Frank White III See more >
10th & Main Project News Coverage
Bringing a transit focus back to downtown KCMO - KMBC News recently covered our 10th & Main project, a proposed transit high rise including a mix of office space and affordable housing if approved to be built. Click here to see more.
CCIM Meeting 4/15: Benefits of TOD
Frank White III & Brien Starner spoke to real estate leaders in KC who are members of CCIM,(Certified Commercial Investment Member) at Mission Hills Country Club, on April 15th, 2022. They shared the benefits of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and how RideKC Development Corporation can partner with developers in our city's transit corridors.
Our board and leadership team have developed the START Checklist—a multipoint evaluation system—to determine if development opportunities fit within our mission, strategy and policy to best serve our riders.
Is Kansas City Ready for eTOD?
In partnership with our friends at Gould Evans, we've created a Transit-oriented Neighborhood Development Guide. The City Audit portion of the Guide takes into account where KC has been and where we think we can go. Have a look, there's more to come.
What is eTOD?
Equitable Transit Oriented Development is development that enables all people, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, age, gender, immigration status or ability, to experience the benefits of dense, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented development near transit hubs.
REPLICA + RKCDC
Our VP of Development, Frank White III sat down with REPLICA, our friends behind the next-gen urban planning software to talk about how RKCDC uses the tool and the positive impacts it can have.