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816 969-1000


Development Services Director

Ryan Elam

220 SE Green Street
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Phone: (816) 969-1220
Fax: (816) 969-1221

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Development Center

Development Main page


The Development Center Department is dedicated to working collaboratively with stakeholders to effectively align resources for successful outcomes through a customer focused approach.

In pursuit of this mission, the Development Center Department values:

          • Integrity

          • Accountability

          • Responsiveness

          • Respect

          • Commitment

          • Teamwork

          • Communication


Department Overview

The Development Center Department is the primary point of contact for developers and businesses alike, effectively aligning resources for successful outcomes. The Development Center Department functions as the “one stop shop” to assist customers in successfully navigating each step of the City’s business and development related processes from pre-application to occupancy (start to finish).

In addition to coordinating customers’ needs with internal City departments, Development Center Department staff work closely with the City’s local partners in promoting business and economic development. Partner organizations include the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, Inc., and Boost Lee’s Summit.

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