Established in 2014, the Downtown Lee's Summit Community Improvement District was designed to create a self-sustaining mechanism by which Downtown Lee’s Summit can remain a viable and vibrant part of the Lee’s Summit community, taking the downtown core into its next generation of economic and cultural development. 

What is a CID?


A CID is a special taxing district established to provide funds for services and public improvements within a district. Overall, the goal is to maintain the district and provide enhancements that may not otherwise be possible without the additional funding. Examples of items that can be funded with a CID include trash pick-up, beautification, marketing of the district, public art, economic development initiatives and much more. 


What can a CID fund?

A CID can provide funding for supplemental services, such as:

  • Maintenance of sidewalks and public parking lots.
  • Landscaping of public areas and gateways.
  • Marketing and promotion of the District.  
  • Public enhancements (public art, benches, banners, trash receptacles, etc.)
  • Community development, including economic development initiatives.
  • Management and operations.
  • Other services identified by the petition and approved by the CID Board.


Board of Directors


Brad Culbertson

Culbertson Properties

Amy Tominia Robertson

Cameron's Home Furnishings

Jennifer Swearngin

Parker Swearngin LLP


Board Members

Justin Bliefnick
Stuey McBrew's Tavern and Tables


Bryan King
The Stanley Historic Event Space

Debbie Stoddard
Budget Blinds




The Downtown Lee's Summit CID Boundaries are roughly Second Street to Fourth Street, Jefferson Street to Grand Avenue. If you wish to inquire if your property is within the CID Boundaries, please call 816-246-6598 or email