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Lee's Summit Planning & Special Projects

Department Highlights

Current Project - Get Involved: Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Citizen participation is strongly encouraged to help the City identify barriers to fair housing choice and develop strategies and plan to address them. Follow us on the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice project page to learn about the project, the process and scheduled events.

Community For All Ages

City of Lee's Summit has been awarded Bronze recognition for its efforts to become a Community for All Ages.

2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)

Census 2020 preparation is well underway. The City is currently working on verifying and updating local addresses. Read more about this project on the Special Projects page.

Department Services and Responsibilities

The Department is involved in both long-range planning and special projects, and administers the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which includes all the City’s zoning and subdivision regulations. The Department provides input into the review of applications for rezoning, special use permits, variances, development plans and subdivision plats. Long range planning efforts include preparing conceptual and future land use master plans, updating the Comprehensive Plan, compiling statistics and preparing population and development projections, and preparing annual development reports.

The long-range planning staff provides input on UDO amendments and support for the Planning Commission, City Council, Board of Zoning Adjustments, Community and Economic Development Committee, as well as ad hoc Committees appointed by the City Council or Planning Commission.

The department administers the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and provides oversight over the First Time Homebuyer Program and Minor Home Repair Program funded with CDBG grants. The department also provides information to the general public, including realtors, appraisers, developers, contractors, citizens and others, regarding general and specific land use issues.