Lee’s Summit City Council approves Paragon Star project

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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Lee’s Summit City Council announced on Thursday that they have approved the Paragon Star project.

The $200 million project was approved in an 8-0 vote.

“We are most gratified by the action of the Council. This is a major step for the development,” Paragon Star CEO Flip Short said. “We’ve promised a world-class sports facility and adjacent amenities for the people of Lee’s Summit and Eastern Jackson County and I believe that the Council agrees with our vision and development approach.”

The approval of the project will allow for the construction of 10 synthetically turfed fields with lighting including a championship field that will hold seating for 3,500-5,000 spectators, a clubhouse with eight adjacent volleyball courts, a biking/hiking trailhead with trails, a hotel, office building, housing, bars and restaurants and an entertainment complex featuring a theater and bowling alley in eastern Jackson County.

“The Paragon Star project epitomizes the concept of a public private partnership in the development of a unique public amenity,” said project coordinator William H. Brown of Spectrum Strategies LLC. “We have a private developer working with the governments of Lee’s Summit, Jackson County, the State of Missouri and multiple federal entities to bring this project to fruition and I think all understand and appreciate its truly innovative and ground-breaking nature.”



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