Collins-Webb Architecture Celebrates 5 Years

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Two close friends who have known each other and worked together for about 20 years decided to start an architect business. In July 2017, Sammey Collins and Roger Webb started their company, Collins-Webb Architecture. When they told their wives about their plans, it came as no surprise to them as they said, “It’s about time!”   After spending three months in … Read More

Smetana praises UCM

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Rick Smetana praises University of Central Missouri for its valuable degree programs, quality instructors and opportunities for involvement More than 20 years ago, Rick Smetana made the decision to check out the University of Central Missouri after a teacher in his Chicago suburb high school spoke highly of the school. Since then, Smetana has received four degrees from UCM, including … Read More

Summit Technology Academy to host January and February Open Houses

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From University of Central Missouri-Lee’s SummitRelease date: Jan. 4, 2022 For more information, contact Janice Phelan, Students and families interested in learning about Summit Technology Academy and the school’s nationally recognized, career-focused programs are invited to two upcoming open house events. In addition to showcasing Summit Technology Academy, the events will include information about the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) … Read More

UCM Offers Freedom of Information Act Course – Online

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From University of Central Missouri-Lee’s Summit Release date: Oct. 20, 2021          For more information, contact Janice Phelan, University of Central Missouri to offer new online Freedom of Information Act course beginning Jan. 10                 The University of Central Missouri will offer a new course focusing on the Freedom of Information Act and how to respond to FOIA requests. The … Read More

USDA Selects KC Region for Relocation Site

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The Kansas City region will be home to two new USDA sites, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Thursday. The Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will relocate to the Kansas City region. Combined, the relocations will bring nearly 600 jobs to the Kansas City region. Perdue noted cost-savings, easy commutes, quality of … Read More

Lee’s Summit Approves Cityscape Multifamily Plan for Former LSUMC Site

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Cityscape Rendering

The Lee’s Summit City Council in April gave initial approval to Cityscape Residential’s $52 million plan to redevelop the former Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church structure into a 276-unit multifamily complex. The proposed project at the corner of 2nd and Douglas streets would preserve a portion of the old church and incorporate it into the new design plan. The project … Read More

It’s Go Time for Streets of West Pryor

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Streets of West Pryor, $178 million mixed-use development planned along NW Pryor Road at Lowenstein Drive, has gained final approval from the Lee’s Summit City Council. Developed by Drake Development, the 200,000-square foot project is slated to include a 4-story apartment-over-retail complex, 4-story senior living facility, 105-room hotel, grocery store, sit-down and drive-thru restaurants, and medical office building. Streets of … Read More

Mid-States Distributing expands to Lee’s Summit

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Leading farm and ranch retail store cooperative opens regional distribution hub in former Toys R Us facility LEE’S SUMMIT, MO—November 13, 2018– Mid-States Distributing, LLC has purchased the 725,769-square foot former Toys R Us Kansas City distribution center located at 420 SE Thompson Dr. in Lee’s Summit, MO. The leading U.S. and Canadian farm and ranch retail store cooperative will … Read More