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Downtown Lee’s Summit Development Nears Construction

A new development project in Lee’s Summit is about to commence construction, with the aim of repurposing a block across from City Hall as a community space. The preliminary development plan and rezoning for the Downtown Market Plaza project, a joint effort by the city and Lane4 Property Group Inc., are awaiting the City Council’s second reading after a unanimous first approval in late November.

Project Details and Features

The Downtown Market Plaza project comes after a groundbreaking ceremony held in October for new infrastructure at the 4-acre site northeast of Green and Third streets. The first phase of the development includes a 17,271-square-foot four-season farmer’s market and event space, an outdoor performance area covered by an overhead canopy, and a streetscaped pavilion.

The pavilion area integrates the existing Civic Plaza outside City Hall while adding a synthetic turf lawn, wickets garden, an art walk, gathering areas with portable furniture, and an adventure playground. The farmer’s market will be the permanent home for the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market and will also serve as a community event space when the market is not in session.

The structure will house about 50 interior vendor stalls, a number that could be expanded under the building’s canopy due to its indoor-outdoor connectivity, according to project representatives with GLMV Architecture and Olsson.

Implications for the Community

The Downtown Market Plaza project in Lee’s Summit will not only provide a new space for the local farmer’s market but also create a versatile community space for various events and gatherings. This development aims to enhance the city’s downtown area, attracting more visitors and fostering a sense of community among residents.

For more information on the project, read the full article in the Kansas City Business Journal.

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