Lee’s Summit City Council to vote on airport grants

rpulley@lsjournal.comJanuary 8, 2014 

  • $2.8 million

    Price of the two agreements scheduled for approval in federal funds for runway extension at the Lee’s Summit Airport.

Airport expansion and economic development are two topics scheduled for Lee’s Summit City Council’s meeting this week.

The Jan. 9 agenda includes agreements for grants between the city and the Missouri Department of Transportation for extension of runway 18-36.

The city already approved the airport expansion by resolution and is purchasing land. The grants are for two parcels valued at about $2.9 million, the price for the third hasn’t been determined.

Federal share of the costs will cover 95-percent of the expense and state is covering 2.5-percent out of the State Airport Aid Fund. The two agreements scheduled for approval are for about $2.8 million in federal funds and $74,357 in state money. Lee’s Summit’s share is also $74,358.

The council also will hear a presentation on two areas proposed for targeted redevelopment:

The Douglas/Ward roads area bounded by Chipman and Ward roads, Unity Village annexation and the Tudor Road Extension.

The Missouri 291 South area bounded by U.S. 50 Highway, Jefferson Street and the south city limit and railroad tracks east of M-291.

The Community and Economic Development Committee developed a matrix for choosing priority areas for redevelopment and those two areas emerged with high scores. The council is to hear concepts for creating a plan for development there.

Other business on the agenda includes:

• A lease agreement for city parking at 216- 218 Douglas Street

• A public hearing and ordinance for a automotive repair and sales shop at 1308 SW Market Street.

• A development agreement with Abundant Life Baptist Church as part of its expansion. The church is building a new sanctuary and the agreement is for off-site road improvements required by the city.

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