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2017 Development Report Released

The Planning & Special Projects Department just released its new 2017 Development Report. This report includes updated Census demographics, population and housing growth statistics based on city-issued building permits, commercial growth and updated subdivision listings. To view or download this report, please follow this link.

Minor Home Repair and First Time Homebuyer Programs

Both the First Time Homebuyer Program and Minor Home Repair Program of the City of Lee's Summit are funded under the Community Development Block Grant Program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funds are allocated each year to these two programs when the City Council adopts the Annual Action Plan of the CDBG program. The City ...

The City of Lee’s Summit contracted with Vogt Strategic Insights (VSI) to conduct a housing study to evaluate the future market demand for new rental multi-family housing developments within the City of Lee’s Summit, MO.  Market-rate rental units were the primary focus of the study, but demand for age-restricted and affordable housing units were examined as well with reviews of age-restricted and affordable housing units being a secondary focus. 

VSI projects the Lee’s Summit market will demand an additional 2,319 market rate units over the next decade, as well as 384 affordable rental units. The study compared Lee’s Summit to six sub-markets including Blue Springs, Grandview, Independence, Lenexa, Olathe and Overland Park.

The existing multi-family housing market is considered very strong with a98.4% occupancy rate with an outside of the area renter’s rate of 30%. Additional modern alternative can attract additional renter households from outside of Lee’s Summit.

There is a clear pent-up market demand for Affordable Housing.  Much of the demographic support base for affordable housing currently reside in lower quality market-rate alternatives.

To view the entire report, click HERE.