Lee’s Summit EDC Hosts 2017 Developer Showcase

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Event offers project updates on New Longview, The Grove and Paragon Star projects

Lee’s Summit, MO—September 15, 2017—Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council investors received insight and updated information on three of the city’s premier economic development projects at LSEDC’s second annual Developer Showcase luncheon on September 13, 2017 at Emaline Ballroom, 616 SW Third St., Lee’s Summit.

  • Corey Walker, senior vice president of Platform Ventures, provided master plan updates for the New Longview development area, including the Fascination Corridor. As B&B Theatres takes shape on the south side of Fascination Drive, Walker said Platform’s team is speaking with several potential tenants for office and retail buildings planned for “Fascination North.”
  • Mark Long, executive managing director of Newmark Grubb Zimmer, offered an update on the first 200,000 square foot speculative industrial building at The Grove of Lee’s Summit. Site preparation is underway in the building divisible to 40,000 square feet. Newmark Grubb Zimmer is marketing the property to prospective tenants and plans to pursue potential prospects in the aerospace, light manufacturing and e-commerce industries.
  • Paragon Star developer Phillip “Flip” Short shared updated and expanded plans for the $220 million sports-themed destination attraction and mixed-use project north of I-470 at View High Drive. Paragon Star has added 98 acres to the north side of its project site, with the addition of a fieldhouse with fitness facilities, volleyball and basketball courts, as well as additional sports fields and amenities. In addition, Paragon Star has retained Clearwater, Florida-based Sports Facilities Advisory-Sports Facilities Management to assist with the project as it grows in size and scope.

The LSEDC launched the Developer Showcase series in 2016 to give investors updated insight, networking opportunities and timetables associated with the broad range of economic development activity taking place in the city, according to Rick McDowell, president of the Lee’s Summit EDC. “The project pipeline and deal flow in Lee’s Summit is the strongest I have encountered in three decades of economic development,” McDowell said. “LSEDC’s Developer Showcase offers our friends and investors insight into project timelines and activity.”

The 2017 Developer Showcase was sponsored by MC Power. For more information about the LSEDC, follow us on Twitter @LSECONDEV or like us on Facebook.

About Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council | The LSEDC is a public-private sector partnership devoted to improving the economic well-being of residents and businesses in Lee’s Summit through its vision: To promote and enhance the City of Lee’s Summit as a model community for economic innovation and growth, fueled by a pro-business environment, diverse economic base with a commitment to strong relationships and work ethic.

For More Information:

Tina Bell Chace, LSEDC | 816-525-6617 tchace@leessummit.org 

Krista Klaus | 913-284-5752 kristamartinklaus@gmail.com