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Access Management Code - 2004

“Access management” takes a comprehensive view of property access relative to the function of the streets from which it is provided. The objective of access management is to optimize, or find that right balance, between property access and traffic safety and efficiency, particularly along arterial streets.


Building Additions - Residential

This brochure contains general information regarding the construction of building additions.  Information covered includes setback regulations.


Business Development Review Process Report

Through the partnership with the Chamber, this document was prepared by Springsted and includes finding and recommendations of the City's business development process.

Development Review Process Review (2011)

City Hall Plaza Reservation Application

Permit required for any activities in the City Hall plaza area.  Additional Special Event permits may be required.  Please contact Codes Administration for more details.

Download Application

Codes Administration Monthly Reports Information is provided on a monthly basis of trends pertaining to building permit activities within the city limits of Lee's Summit.

August 2016 Summary Report

August 2016 Detailed Report

September 2016 Summary Report

September 2016 Detailed Report



Comprehensive Plan

A comprehensive plan is an official document that sets forth a long-term vision for the entire planning area in terms of its land use pattern, infrastructure provision, and community well-being.


Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The official annual performance and evaluation report of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) outlining the level of accomplishment of the established goals and objectives of the 5-year Consolidated Plan of the CDBG program through implementation of the annual action plan.


Decks - (Uncovered, Residential)

This packet has information regarding the construction of uncovered decks.  This information is useful for anyone constructing or in the planning stages of constructing an uncovered deck in the City of Lee's Summit.


Decks and Gazebos

This brochure contains information on residential decks and gazebos.  It includes information regarding setback regulations.


Design & Construction Manual

The City of Lee's Summit Design and Construction Manual includes the General Provisions; the City's adopted additions, deletions and revisions to the Kansas City Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association specifications; and certain of the KC Metro APWA specifications. 


Development Project Schedule Listing of projects including vacation of easements, special use permit, plats, street name changes and more.  View
Development Reports, Annual

The Planning and Development Department publishes an annual report of development activities that occurred in the past year.  This report covers topics of population, housing, commercial, industrial growth and statistical analysis of land use, zoning, annexation, population and housing distribution.

2010 View Download
2011 View Download
2012 View Download
2013 View Download
2014 View Download
2015 View  Download


Development-Community Survey

The Community-Development survey helps measure current City services and methods regarding the development review process. 

2009 Development-Community Survey

Downtown Master Plan

A Development Master Plan for the identified area of land and is a component of the City’s overall Comprehensive Plan. The planning horizon of the Development Master Plan is through 2020.


Economic Development Incentive Policy

Policy for potential investors in understanding City priorities, such as the types of activities that support the five focus areas, geographic areas of the City targeted for growth and economic development, and a minimal level of investment to be considered for the incentive program.


Economic Development Tools - Tax Increment Financing

Tax Increment Financing Presentation regarding the practice and policy in Lee's Summit.


Electrical - Residential

This handout contains general electrical information for residential projects.


Garage Sales

This brochure contains information regarding operating a garage sale and proper garage sale signage.

This brochure is currently being revised.


Garages and carports

This brochure contains general information about the construction of garages and carports.  It contains information on setback regulations and height restrictions.


Historic Preservation Plan

A preservation plan is an official document that provides direction for creating opportunities to develop property while preserving documented historic resources and to create a unique sense of place that continues the historic character of Lee’s Summit.


Home Grant Programs

Through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the City of Lee's Summit is offerring two grant programs to help first time homebuyers to secure a home loan and to assist existing low-to-moderate homeowners to do needed home repairs. This brochure provides general information regarding the programs and eligibility requirements.


Longview Farm TIF Presentation

Tax Increment Financing Plan Presentation, Feb. 11, 2015

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LS Advantage (LSEDC Report)

The Lee's Summit Advantage 2012 report details the advantages of Lee's Summit as a place to live and do business.  This report is provided by the Lee's Summit Economic Development Council.


M-150 Sustainable Corridor Plan

An updated M-150 Comprehensive Plan was approved in 2012.  The plan focuses on sustainable development in the M-150 and south M-291 corridors. 


One & Two Family Dwellings - Builder Packet

This brochure is has information on building planning, concrete, framing, roof coverings, fireplaces and insulation.


Planning & Development Annual Reports

An annual statistics report by Planning & Development Departments on planning and development activities and growth trends during past years in Lee’s Summit. 


Plumbing - Residential

This handout contains general information for residential plumbing projects.


Post Frame Buildings (Pole Barns)

This handout provides information on permitting for Pole Barns.


Pre-Application Meeting

This brochure explains what a pre-application meeting is, and how to schedule one for a proposed development.


Sheds and Storage buildings

This brochure contains general information regarding the construction of sheds and storage buildings.  It has setback regulations, size and height requirements.


Special Events

Special events brochure and application form

Special Event Permit

Informational brochure


Summit Fair Development

Various reports regarding the Summit Fair Development off of Chipman Road in Lee's Summit.

Development Agreement

Amended & Restated Development Agreement

1st Amendment to the Amended & Restated Development Agreement

Staff Analysis - March 19, 2009

Financing Analysis - March 19, 2009

Canyon TIF Revenue Study - March 2009

Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs - Residential

These handouts contain general information the construction of residential swimming pools and hot tubs.  The first handout contains information regarding the actual construction and the second brochure contains zoning information such as setback regulations.

Download construction information

Download zoning brochure

Thoroughfare Master Plan

2006 Comprehensive transportation solution which establishes short and long-range transportation improvement priorities.  This plan is an update to the original Thoroughfare aster Plan adopted in 1995.


Unified Development Ordinance

Ordinance regulating and controlling the development of land and matters relating thereto within the City to promote the public safety, health, and general welfare of the community.  Includes zoning and subdivision platting regulations.  Commonly referred to as the UDO.



This brochure explains how to apply for a variance to a regulation in the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), and the justification that must be provided.  Variances to the UDO are considered by the Board of Zoning Adjustments.