About Us

The Lee’s Summit Historic Preservation Commission implements the City’s historic preservation ordinance. It consists of 7 voting members, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. One City Council member is appointed as a Council Liaison and one Planning Commission member is appointed as a Planning Commission Liaison to the Commission. A City staff liaison provides support to the Commission. For membership information, follow Membership Link.

Mission Statement:  The Historic Preservation Commission shall proactively identify, evaluate, and protect historic properties and cultural resources within the boundaries of Lee’s Summit, MO and encourage planning, public education, and economic vitality as they relate to historic preservation.

Historic Preservation Commission Bylaws establish rules and procedures for the transaction of the business of the Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Lee’s Summit. (Revised January 23, 2012).

The City’s historic preservation program is guided by the Historic Preservation Plan, an element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  The HPC recognizes the assets that contribute to the City’s unique physical and cultural character and serve to identify, interpret, evaluate, and protect Lee’s Summit’s remaining cultural resources.  The Commission identifies and nominates properties and districts eligible for listing in the National Register as well as designates those properties and districts eligible for listing in the Lee’s Summit Local Historic District Register.  The Commission also works to provide protection to those properties through review and approval of exterior alterations of historically designated buildings, as well as, new additions, new construction and demolition requests.

To learn more about the Historic Preservation Commission’s programs, please follow this link.