HyVee proposes drive-through coffee shop on Langsford

rpulley@lsjournal.comFebruary 5, 2014 

A Lee’s Summit City Council vote is scheduled for expansion to a proposed Hy-Vee convenience store on Langsford Road, a store which was hotly debated because of its possible impact on traffic.

The council at its meeting Feb. 6 will consider a preliminary development plan for the store at 920 Langsford Road, on the site of a former nursery. A Hy-Vee grocery is nearby.

The council approved a plan for the store with 16 gasoline pumps in 2012, with certain stipulations for improving Langsford, but Hy-Vee now is asking to add more square footage and a drive-through coffee shop.

A city staff report says “improvements previously recommended and approved by the council would be sufficient for the plan,” according to the earlier traffic study and a supplemental analysis of the plan.

Also on the agenda is a public hearing for the Lakewood Business Park Urban Renewal Area. That area, proposed by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, would allow the authority to give redevelopment projects tax incentives.

Businesses in that area had asked the LCRA to create the district.

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