Steve Hamilton has been tapped as the new Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) chairman for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City (EDCKC). Hamilton is an attorney with Stinson Leonard Street LLP who has practiced real estate development law for more than 40 years.
The LCRA is the city’s urban renewal agency. Established in 1951, it enables property tax abatement, issues bonds and assists with land assembly to remove blight and encourage redevelopment within designated urban renewal areas.
LCRA is governed by a board of commissioners comprised of Kansas City citizens who are appointed by the mayor. Hamilton was an LCRA commissioner prior to being elected by his fellow commissioners to the chairman role. He also currently serves as a commissioner of EDCKC’s Enhanced Enterprise Zone.
“Steve has been an invaluable asset to the LCRA board, and we are pleased that he will continue to put his vast real estate development law experience to work in the chairman position,” said Bob Langenkamp, EDCKC’s president and CEO.
In addition to Hamilton’s appointment, Greg Flisram was named executive director of LCRA to take the place of the Joe Egan, who has retired. Flisram was the EDCKC senior vice president of business and real estate development.