DESCRIPTION: The nine-block Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City links the Kansas City Convention Center to the Sprint Center. The 24/7 neighborhood is home to more than 50 restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and retail outlets.
ADDRESS: 50 E. 13th St., Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64106
LOCATION: Heart of Downtown, between Grand Boulevard and Baltimore Avenue, and 12th Street and Truman Road.
WEB SITE: www.powerandlightdistrict.com
HOURS: The Kansas City Power & Light District is an active neighborhood. Most bars and restaurants are open until 3 a.m. Check with individual merchants for specific hours.
ADMISSION: Most events are free. Events held at individual venues may have different restrictions and charges.
ANNUAL ATTENDANCE: 9 million
HISTORY: Developed in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Mo., and the Kansas City Economic Development Council, the first phase of the Power & Light District was completed in spring 2008, totaling approximately 425,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space with an investment of $330 million. Upon completion of the second phase, the $850 million district will also contain 1,500 residential units and approximately one million square feet of office space. One Light Luxury Apartments, the first of four high-rise apartment buildings planned for the Power & Light District, opened late 2015, and Two Light Luxury Apartments opened in May 2018. The addition of these residential units in the Power & Light District builds on Kansas City’s forward momentum in growth and revitalization and has set the new standard for luxury urban living in the region.
The Power & Light District was developed by Baltimore-based The Cordish Companies, one of the largest and most respected developers in the world with extensive expertise in almost every discipline of real estate, including entertainment and mixed-use developments, sports-anchored developments, shopping centers, corporate office, residential/student housing, and gaming & hospitality developments.
WHERE TO GET LUNCH: Many restaurants such as Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint, ProteinHouse, The Mixx, Meshuggah Bagels, Chipotle, Cosentino’s Market Downtown are open for quick lunches. Or sit down with friends and coworkers for lunch at 801 Chophouse, McFadden’s, Bar Louie, Leinie Lodge & Beer Garden, BRGR Kitchen+Bar, Bristol Seafood Grill, Drunken Fish Sushi Restaurant & Lounge, Flying Saucer, County Road Ice House, Johnny’s Tavern and Yard House.
WHAT’S NEARBY: Sprint Center arena is across the street from KC Live! and the Kansas City Convention Center is within walking distance.
DID YOU KNOW: When it opened, the $850 million entertainment district was recognized as the largest new development project in the Midwest.
DON’T FORGET: Visitors must be 21 or over and possess a valid ID for entry to the KC Live! area past 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Enjoy the KC Streetcar for free transportation from Union Station, with stops through the Power & Light District and on to the River Market.
From the north: Take I-35 South to exit 2F. Turn left at Grand Boulevard. The Power & Light District is located between Grand Boulevard and Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street and Truman Road.
From the south: Take I-35 North to the Broadway exit. Make a slight right at West Truman Road. The Power & Light District is located between Grand Boulevard and Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street and Truman Road.
From the east: Take I-70 West to exit 2Q. Make a slight right at Truman Road and turn right onto Grand Boulevard. The Power & Light District is located between Grand Boulevard and Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street and Truman Road.
From the west: Take I-70 East to exit 2D. Merge onto West 6th Street and turn right at Grand Boulevard. The Power & Light District is located between Grand Boulevard and Baltimore Avenue and 12th Street and Truman Road.
PARKING: The District and the City have multiple parking garages and surface lots within and surrounding the District. Parking is available all day, every day in the KC Live! parking garage ($3 with validation from any Power & Light District venue).
PUBLIC RELATIONS CONTACT: Rachel Waller, director of marketing, 816-842-1045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.