Summit Orchards aims to connect with business & development community

As dirt turns and buildings go vertical at Summit Orchards, Townsend Capital has rolled out its one-stop-shop website,, to further meet the needs of local brokers and investors. will connect the commercial real estate community with one of the largest projects going up in Lee’s Summit. Through mapping, land and development opportunity links, will be the connector for those looking for available commercial, retail, office and other available properties. As with the project, showcases the best of office, retail and residential living.

As a place for business, living and learning, the 47-acre Summit Orchard project is located north of Chipman Road and east of Ward Road. Other phases included: Summit Place (approve in 2011); the Summit Innovation Center (a 35-acre site, approved in July 2015), which includes the Missouri Innovation Campus and Holiday Inn Express, which will open in spring of 2017; a fourth and final phase will be approximately 25-30-acres on a project west of Ward Road.

Summit Orchards’ location puts it in the middle of a burgeoning hotbed of development activity that includes the Missouri Innovation Campus, Summit Place (with key anchors Sam’s Club and Cabela’s), Summit Woods, Summit Fair, the Summit Technology Campus and the under-construction 90-room Holiday Inn Express – all literally in the epicenter of innovation in Lee’s Summit. Summit Orchards will feature apartments, retail/restaurant, office and more than 2,000 parking spaces.

Phase 1 of Summit Orchards comprises 300-plus luxury apartments; Phase 2, 40,900-square-feet of retail, a convenience store, shopping center and restaurant; Phase 3, 66,500-square-feet of retail; Phase 4, 50,000-square-feet of office, educational, retail, elder care, residential; and Phase 5, over 100,000-square-feet of office, possible educational, institutional, retail or residential usage.

Among the major development partners are NorthPoint Development, the multi-family partner who is bringing Summit Square luxury apartments to the footprint, a $36 million construction project featuring Class A apartments that will rent from $900 to $1,750/month; and RED Development, the commercial partner.

“I believe we have developed a website centric to the needs of the broker and real estate community while also accurately telling the story of the market area and of the surrounding development, which has been booming in many sectors,” Townsend Capital partner Steve Rich said. “Lee’s Summit is at the pinnacle of major growth in the Kansas City area. Our new website allows easy navigation for anyone interested in this incredible opportunity.”

For more information on the project, contact Townsend Capital’s Steve Rich, or call 303-947-2044.