Activity Centers will host most of the new development across Lee’s Summit over the next two decades. They will absorb most of the projected market demand and provide these sites with a new generation of walkable, mixed-use, development - accommodating most of the community’s anticipated new housing, jobs and retail. To achieve this vision, land uses within the Activity Centers should be characterized by their pedestrian-friendly nature. Therefore, auto-oriented uses - including those that typically require large amounts of parking - are discouraged (i.e., automobile dealerships, retirement communities, big-box retailers).
Beyond the timespan of this plan, additional Activity Center locations may continue to emerge as the community grows. Sites for emerging Activity Centers should be monitored and included within future updates to the land use map, including the allocation of place types, supporting land uses and infrastructure improvements.
Priority Corridors are also identified as character areas. Whether they are a gateway to the community, a place to travel from one location to another, or a place where people live and work, they are defined by a certain character and connect people.