At the Feb 16th Longview Alliance meeting members reviewed the Planning Commission discussion and vote. The Commission asked a lot of questions about our original master plan, and expressed serious concerns about deviating from the plan. We took their message to heart. The Longview Alliance decided that we need assurances that Mariner will submit a comprehensive master plan (which addresses the historic structures, commercial development and home construction south of Longview) AND will agree to work with the City of Lee’s Summit on a design overlay. A design overlay would provide needed aesthetic and quality guidelines on future construction (similar to what was recently adopted in Downtown Lees Summit).
This week members from the Alliance are meeting with Corey Walker of Mariner Real Estate and City staff to share our requests and concerns and work toward solutions. Once those meetings are complete we plan to call another Alliance meeting and finalize our position for the March 5th City Council meeting. Attendance at that City Hall meeting is important, as we demonstrate the strength of our coalition.