• Downtown Kansas City is experiencing its most organized and significant wave of development and revitalization. Since 2000, public and private projects totaling $7.3 billion have been completed.

• The downtown population increased by 38% from 2000-2015, and the growth rate has accelerated with a projected growth of 42% from 2015-2020 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 streetcar line cost approximately $100 million and connects the City Market on the north end of the downtown submarket and Crown Center on the southern end.