Truman Medical Center
Lee’s Summit, Missouri
TMC Lakewood occupies a former County Hospital site which, at one time, was quite isolated from the rest of Kansas City. As suburban growth continues to advance toward TMC, however, the greatly expanded and modern public hospital is the center of an abundance of increasingly valuable undeveloped land. Development Strategies evaluated market forces and trends affecting the 400-acre site and recommended a “build-out” land development program that includes land uses both directly related to TMC’s health care mission and to normal suburban-scale demands for housing, shopping, and employment. Several land use scenarios were created by the planning consultants, and the client team decided that a higher density, new urbanism plan would be consistent with a theme of healthy lifestyles and sustainability goals.