Library leadership, local officials, and members of the community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Lee’s Summit Branch on Friday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m.
The site is located at SE Battery Drive and SE Blue Parkway at 2240 SE Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO across from the Addington Place retirement community.
The new branch is targeted for completion in late spring 2020.
The Library will erect a brand new 18,500-square-foot branch with a wide array of amenities and upgraded technology. The design of the new facility will include:
- Community programming room for classes and forums (seating cap. 150)
- Three enclosed meeting/study rooms
- Designated teen area
- Children’s area—the “Richard and Deborah Link Learning Center” (dedicated to the prior owners who generously donated a portion of the property)
- Outdoor seating area
MCPL currently has two other branches in Lee’s Summit—off Oldham Parkway and Colbern Road—and collectively the two circulated more than one million items during the last fiscal year (putting them at #1 and #3 in terms of circulation out of MCPL’s 31 branches). Additionally, they had more than 330,000 visitors in their buildings last year. The new East Lee’s Summit branch will help the Library better meet the needs of this growing community.
Note: Both the Lee's Summit and Colbern Road Branches will continue to operate following the opening of this new branch.