How the Plan Will Be Maintained
To help ensure the comprehensive plan remains current and valid, the City will monitor the progress of ongoing and completed implementation items and conduct a periodic evaluation of the plan. The evaluation will include updates to the City service efficiency maps, the land supply analysis, walkability and other critical information. This evaluation will be presented to City officials along with any recommended policy changes every year. A more complete update to the comprehensive plan will be produced every five years.
Projections & Targets
Projections for population and housing needs were made as the basis of the plan recommendations. A market analysis was developed and is the basis for the economic projections. Progress made on the following projections will be updated as new data is available and tracked over the next 20 years to understand whether Lee’s Summit is on pace with the growth projections. If the pace of growth is not as projected, the City will adjust the strategy and actions to continue to provide the finest quality of life for all generations.
Lee’s Summit will increase in population by 37,700 (38% over 20 years or 2% annually).
Total Population Estimate
Projected Population Growth
Net Additional Population
% Change in Population
The number of people per housing unit will decline from 2.56 units to 1.8 people per new unity by 2040.
Current Residential Development By Type
Current Dwelling Units
Current Dwelling Units/Acre
% Current Dwelling Units
Total Future Dwelling Unis
Total Future % Dwelling Units
Future Dwelling Units Per Acre
Change Total Dwelling Units
The number of housing units will increase by 17,455 (42% over 20 years or about 2% annually). This is not a complete build out of City residential development. Lee’s Summit will continue to grow after the 20-year timeframe.
Total Units in City
New Units Needed
Total Housing Units
Lee’s Summit’s share of regional job growth is 24,500 new jobs (25% increase) by 2040.
Current Acres of
New job growth will require approximately 11.5 million additional square feet of nonresidential development by 2040.
by Job Sector
# of Jobs 2020
% Increase in Jobs by
Jobs in 2040
Jobs in 2040
Sq. Ft. by
Additional Sq. Ft.
Floor Area Needed
to Meet Demand
% of Additional
Sq. Ft. Floor Area
Lodging & Dining
Management of Enterprises
Total Jobs by Sector
Targets were established to help track progress toward projections, plan goals, objective and community vision.
By 2040, develop 950 acres of walkable Activity Centers.
There are 3,078 acres within the five Activity Centers.
By 2040 develop:
By 2040, the City will provide a stable base for maintenance by ensuring new development impacts are offset by revenues received.
Target COST/BENEFIT by 2040
Per Acre: $3,200
Per Housing Unit: $630
Per Capita: $113
Nonresidential Building Development
Currently 1,726 acres (56%) are developed and 1,352 acres (44%) are undeveloped.
Nonresidential Land Development
By 2040, increase nonresidential development by 610 acres or 20%.
Healthcare, professional services, science and technology are growth sectors projected to require the largest increase in square footage.
By 2040, increase the number of visitors to Lee's Summit by 20%.
From time to time, the City of Lee’s Summit receives petitions to annex or detach land. Some are simple requests to clear up jurisdictional boundaries. Others are for larger parcels of land that may involve plans for future development. In these cases, City departments, the Planning Commission and City Council all play a role in reviewing and analyzing the requests. To aid in the decision-making process, the petitioner should provide background information, such as:
The City’s intentions are to ensure changes in municipal boundaries will tangibly benefit the City and its residents. Considerations include:
The City may amend the comprehensive plan to respond to changes identified during the evaluation process; to improve or clarify content; or to incorporate other plans, such as service, infrastructure, district, or corridor plans. These plans could originate from the City or other entities. Development Services will evaluate each new plan and recommend adjustments as part of the normal comprehensive plan maintenance process. Plans sponsored by the City may be adopted as amendments to the comprehensive plan. This process will allow the plan to remain an effective guide for decision-making for many years to come.
Individuals may wish to submit an application to amend the land use plan to modify policies or guidance related to land in which they own or have an interest.
A completed amendment application will contain information supporting the request for a plan modification. The application should explain how the proposed amendment:
The application should also evaluate the supply of land in the vicinity of the proposed amendment and indicate why an increase in land designated at the proposed intensity level is needed in the area.
Once a properly completed application has been submitted, Development Services will evaluate the requested amendment and prepare an accompanying staff report. The Planning Commission will evaluate the application and staff report, hold a public hearing, and act on the requested amendment. Another public hearing will be held by the City Council to complete the process.