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Design & Construction Manual (Infrastructure) - 2020 Updates

The Design and Construction Manual of the City of Lee's Summit was adopted to regulate the construction of public infrastructure improvements within the City, including but not limited to blasting, excavation, trenching and backfilling and the design and construction of water lines, sanitary sewers, storm sewers and streets.

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 sections of the KC Metro APWA specifications. 

The City of Lee’s Summit is in the process of considering changes to the Design and Construction Manual. (DCM)  The manual is being updated to accomplish the following objectives:

  1. Move process, procedures and definitions from Section 1000 to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) 
  2. Codify current design policies
  3. Changes unique to the UDO include better defining the types of security for public improvements and associated procedures for the City to call on the security.

The tentative schedule for adoption is below.

March 12, 2020 – Stakeholder meeting to discuss proposed changes - 3pm at Lee's Summit City Hall in the Howard A Conference Room

If you can’t make the March 12th meeting contact Josh Johnson at Josh.johnson@cityofLS.net or 816-969-1208 for any questions.

May 13, 2020- Community and Economic Development Committee - 4pm on Zoom contact the City Clerk for meeting ID and password

May 28, 2020 – Planning Commission-5pm at Lee's Summit City Hall in Council Chambers

June 9, 2020- City Council - 6pm at Lee's Summit City Hall in Council Chambers

Code Sections with proposed changes are linked below and include underlined sections of new text and struck out sections for deletions.  The process and procedures being moved in the UDO are contained in the document titled Article 3 UDO and summarized in the document DCM to UDO change log.  If a section isn't listed than no changes are being proposed at this time.