Lee’s Summit approves new downtown master plan

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In efforts to encourage new investment and development in the central business district of the Kansas City suburb, the Lee’s Summit City Council has identified new priorities and approved a new amended downtown master plan. In addition to calling for more housing density and parking structures, the plan makes these recommendations:

 • Expanding the boundaries of Downtown north to Chipman Road, east to Missouri Highway 291 and along U.. 50 to the south and west.
• Designating Langsford/Second Street west of Missouri Highway 291 as a gateway into Downtown, targeting it for enhanced development activity
• Construction of a permanent Downtown Farmer’s Market

“The updated Downtown Master Plan will certainly enhance economic development activities in Lee’s Summit,” Lee’s Summit EDC President Rick McDowell said. “We are grateful to Lee’s Summit’s civic and business leaders who participated in the master plan process.”