Over the next five years, this $350 million development will revitalize 82 acres along the Missouri River at Interstate 70 and Main Street. With a 40-acre riverside water feature, the new waterfront between the Ameristar casino and the Family Arena would be available for office space, retail, hotels, and residential developments. Plans call for transforming it into office buildings, 500 apartments, 150 key hotel, 100,000 SF of riverfront restaurants and retail, all likely incorporating rooftop patios and gardens to take advantage of the lake and river views. Also, the plan includes building 75 to 200 owner-occupied townhouses or condos along the riverfront.
Life at Riverpointe is organized around an active main street, central plaza, and multipurpose waterfront between the mainland and a 160-acre Missouri River barrier island called Bangert Island. It’s a county park permanently shielded from development by covenants designed to preserve its natural state.
All the structures will surround a central plaza with a “Riverwalk” path constructed along the lakefront for public access, with an amphitheater hosting events and a new wetland boardwalk leading to Bangert Island. In addition, the Katy Trail, the popular statewide bike path, will be rebuilt to capitalize on the water access. The new water feature will focus on improving water quality entering the Missouri River and providing residents and visitors with active recreation and educational opportunities.
The first phase of Riverpointe will be completed in the winter of 2023 and will include new streets and sidewalks around new destination retail and entertainment.