Lee’s Summit Airport Business Plan Update
R.A. Wiedemann & Associates, Inc. was selected to perform an update of a previous business plan they conducted for the City of Lee’s Summit in 2008. As a member of the CMT Team, the update served to continue the momentum generated by the first business plan.
As a part of the greater Kansas City metro area, Lee’s Summit Airport had the potential to serve the larger community. For that reason, the 2008 plan recommended a runway extension from the existing 4,000-foot length to 5,500-feet. The implied impact would be a surge in corporate aviation usage.
In 2017, the runway was extended and the resulting increase in business jet traffic more than tripled jet fuel sales.
The Airport has received a significant number of unsolicited offers to build new hangars and other amenities. The City reached out to R.A. Wiedemann & Associates to follow up on previous recommendations in order to determine the best course to take in lease terms, facility layouts, changing of the Airport brand, and many other financial issues.
The community of Lee's Summit is supportive of the new growth and there is an overall understanding that economic development is being served.