The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) has served as the City’s urban renewal agency since 1951. Authorized by Missouri state statutes, the LCRA encourages redevelopment through the removal of blight and blighting conditions within designated Urban Renewal Areas (URA) and has leveraged millions of dollars of investment in Kansas City, Missouri.

Click here to view map of Urban Renewal Areas in Kansas City, Missouri.

Choose the “Layers” drop-down menu in the upper right corner, scroll down to Urban Renewal and click on that box (click on “Layers” again to close menu.)

Project assistance may include:

  • Up to 100 percent real property tax abatement on property improvements for up to 10 years
  • Land assembly
  • Power of eminent domain

For information on other tax incentives that may be available or to learn if your project qualifies for LCRA assistance, please contact Susan Tumey, administrative assistant, or a development services specialist.

Board Members

The powers of LCRA are exercised by its board of commissioners who are citizens of Kansas City, Missouri and are appointed by the mayor.

  • Michael Duffy, chairman
  • James M. White, vice-chairman
  • Daniel Edwards, commissioner
  • Steven Hamilton, commissioner
  • Gabriel Okafor, commissioner

EDC Staff
Joe Egan

Executive Director
(816) 691-2113

Susan Tumey

Administrative Assistant
(816) 691-2106

LCRA Forms: