City Portal April 14, 2021

Welcome to the City Portal, the City's biweekly round up of all the latest City news you could ever want and more! This newsletter will be chock full of information about events, development and City services. We will still be covering COVID-19 in the COVID-19 Briefing section at the end of this newsletter.

Happening Now! Mass Vaccination Event

The City, in collaboration with the state of Missouri, will hold a Pfizer drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic April 14 and 15 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Legacy Park Soccer Venue located at 1501 NE Legacy Park Dr.

Don’t miss your chance Lee’s Summit! There are still quite a few appointments available!

Third Street Corridor Improvements

The City is designing infrastructure improvements for the Third Street Corridor from Blue Parkway to Jefferson Street, a project that was approved by voters with the passage of the 2017 sales tax initiative. The goal of the project is to enhance safety and improve connectivity to create an inviting gateway corridor into historic Downtown Lee's Summit.

Project conceptual plans and exhibits will be available for public inspection at a public meeting on April 29, 2021, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers in City Hall. Oral and written public input will be taken during the meeting. Public comments will also be accepted online through June 1, 2021.

Get the Scoop in Two Minutes!

Your weekly flash briefing is here. Get a snapshot of what's happening this week in Lee's Summit. Take a listen!

Help Save a Life on May 3

City Hosting a Blood Drive at Gamber Community Center

Nearly 600 donations a day. That's how much blood the Community Blood Center says is required to supply hospitals in the Kansas City metro. Right now, there's just a four-day supply, critically low for what's needed. On May 3, you can do your part to help save lives.

The City is partnering with the Community Blood Center to host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Gamber Community Center. Extra precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Register today and help those in need.

We Want to Hear From You

The City is asking for public comment on the 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Some of the new projects in the plan include:

  • improvements to the Lee's Summit Airport
  • replacement of Fire Station No. 5
  • other reconstruction and improvement projects

Public comments close at midnight on May 17 and can be submitted online.

Summit Waves season passes are ON SALE now through May 1! Become a season pass holder and receive early entry into the park. 👉 SummitWaves.net

City's Ignite! Comprehensive Plan

After months of surveys, community workshops and online discussions, the City’s Comprehensive Plan is coming together! The City is posting draft elements of the plan online over the next few weeks. Citizens are asked to review these draft elements and provide their thoughts online. The Quality of Life element plans are available on the website and ready for review.

There are two upcoming public meetings for community engagement:

Community Workshop | Wed., April 14 at 6 p.m.

Public Hearing for Adoption by the Planning Commission | Thurs., May 20 at 6 p.m.

Spring Is Here

Fourth Fridays Art Walk | Friday, April 23 from 5 - 8 p.m.

The Fourth Fridays Art Walks in Downtown Lee’s Summit showcase local artists and live music performances inside participating shops and restaurants! The 2021 season will run through August.

Fountain City Foosball

Did you happen to see the foosball figure Downtown Lee's Summit? Sporting Kansas City is celebrating the start of the 2021 season and 25 years of Major League Soccer in Kansas City with Fountain City Foosball! Come on down to Third and Douglas Streets to see this life-size foosball figure.

Snap a pic and scan the QR code on the foosball figure to be entered to win a $500 Sporting Style gift card. Tag your pics with #OneSportingWay and #downtownLS!

Spring Bingo

Downtown Main Street has put together an awesome bingo sheet for families looking to get outside and enjoy hours of free entertainment around town. Download the free printable spring bingo card, filled with 24 activities to do downtown.

Lee's Summit Water Utilities is hiring utility workers! Receive a high level of on-the-job training, opportunities for career advancement and great benefits! What are you waiting for?

Downtown Lee's Summit Sculpture Walk


Have you noticed some new sculptures around Downtown? Spring is here and that means the next series of sculptures will be installed over the next several weeks.

Campana is an interactive "sound sculpture" located off of Third Street in front of Third Street Social. When gently rung it gives a soothing ring similar to a church bell.

“Even a small amount of movement will cause it to ring,” says artist Joe Allred.

All of the sculptures in the Downtown Sculpture Walk are on loan to the City and are on exhibit for one year. Each are available for purchase.


Traveling plans? The CDC says people who are fully vaccinated can travel safely within the United States. Wear a mask while traveling to slow the spread of COVID-19. The CDC reminds us that masks are required on planes, buses, trains, rideshares and other forms of public transportation, including while you are in airports and stations.

Fri., April 9 | Jackson County amends capacity restrictions for businesses, bars, restaurants, gyms and recreation centers, allowing operation at full capacity.

Mon., April 12 | The CDC reported almost 121 million people across the United States had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, more than 74 million are fully vaccinated.

Tues., April 13 | U.S. calls for pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine after clotting cases.

Wed., April 14 & Thurs., April 15 | Mass Vaccination Event at Legacy Park Soccer Venue.

COVID-19 Resources

* The Jackson County Health Department testing sites in Lee's Summit have moved to a new location. They will now be conducted at Legacy Football Venue, 1300 NE Legacy Park Drive.