Established in 1989, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Inc. (DLSMS) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri. DLSMS follows the Main Street Four-Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization and is an accredited Main Street program through the National Trust Main Street Center. Downtown Lee’s Summit is a recipient of the Great American Main Street Award®, naming it one of the top 5 downtowns in the nation.
The mission of Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street is to promote, enhance, and preserve the heart of our city by cultivating a diverse mix of businesses, cultural and family-friendly events, unique housing options, and inclusive public spaces.
Downtown Lee’s Summit is the past, present, and future heart of our community.
THE MAIN STREET FOUR-POINT APPROACH
DLSMS follows the Main Street Four-Point Approach, which focuses revitalization efforts in four areas: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotions. It is a comprehensive and balanced approach with an underlying goal of promoting and strengthening the downtown core and preserving its historic character. Support from local government, partner organizations, downtown property and business owners, and residents has helped this community-based initiative work in Downtown Lee’s Summit for more than 20 years. For more information about the Main Street Four-Point Approach, please click here.
MISSOURI MAIN STREET CONNECTION
DLSMS is active with its coordinating state program, Missouri Main Street Connection. Quarterly speakers and seminars provide Main Street Staff, Board Members, and volunteers from all Missouri Main Street programs an opportunity to learn more information about the Main Street approach and other current issues in downtown revitalization. For more information about Missouri Main Street connection or other Missouri Main Street programs, please visit their website.