History of Lee's Summit

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This is the history presentation presented to the Citizens Leadership Academy

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  • 1. LEE’S SUMMIT THEN and NOW
  • 2. 1850-1865 William B. Howard
  • 3. William B. Howard’s house - Woods Chapel - date unknown
  • 4. Dr. Pleasant Lea
  • 5. IMPORTANT DATES1865 Downtown area platted as “Strother” by Mr. William B. Howard.1868 Name of town changed from “Strother” to “Lees Summit” (no apostrophe)1877 “Lees Summit” Incorporated as a Fourth Class city.1885 Fire swept the downtown area, destroying all buildings. Council passed a law saying all buildings in the fire district must be brick or sheet iron.1939 Officially changed by the Federal government to “Lee’s Summit”.1996 Citizens adopted Charter.2007 Citizens adopt revised Charter.
  • 6. REDISTRICTING THE GOVERNOR KNEW HE’D BE ACCUSED OF GERRYMANDERING BUT HE REALLYJUST WANTED TO COMPLETE THE TURTLE.
  • 7. POPULATION 1960 TO 2010• Staff estimates based on housing units• 10-year census• 1960 and 1961 – mass annexation• 1997-1998, increased 5.72 citizens PER DAY• Drastic reduction 2008-2010• At peak, 800-1100 permits per year• Projecting 300-350 next 10 years• Redevelopment rather than development
  • 8. COMMUNITY PROFILE SUMMARY65.39 square miles,Jackson & Cass counties2010 census: 91,364 population 4 Council districts 5 School districts
  • 9. 1950’s - 3rd Street facing west