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Paragon Star Development

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Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Paragon Star, a 300-acre, mixed-use development, is a case of what can happen when stakeholders envision work, play and living spaces together in one community. Located in Lee’s Summit, the development will include recreational, office, retail, hotel, entertainment, convention and residential uses.

GBA provided civil, traffic, environmental and survey services for Paragon Star’s preliminary and final plans, as well as construction documents.

Civil engineering services included:

  • Existing conditions plan
  • General layout
  • Primary grading plan
  • Dimension plan
  • Utility plan
  • Lighting plan
  • Preliminary street alignments

Traffic services included:

  • Base traffic study
  • Additional analysis of a soccer complex
  • Phased development analysis
  • Simulation of interchange area

Environmental services included:

  • Stormwater report development
  • Stormwater detention study
  • Flood study

Survey services included:

  • Aerial mapping
  • Utilities and stream cross-sections survey
  • Property work

While providing these services, communication with the project team was key. Balancing the needs and permitting requirements of multiple jurisdictions made communication critical to project success. The Army Corp of Engineers, Missouri Department of Transportation, city of Lee’s Summit, city of Kansas City, Jackson County, Jackson County Rail Authority, Blue Valley Sewer District, Community Improvement District and Transportation Development District all played a role in this development.

This teamwork will lead to many unique features that the surrounding community will enjoy upon completion. Its location off I-470 and View High Drive provides a prime location in the region. The development’s overall design also keeps users connected to nature by maintaining the Little Blue River that flows through the area, as well as a connection to the trail along Rock Island Rail Corridor.


Paragon Star LLC

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Completion Date

2020 (Phase I)