Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Kansas City Tiny House Debate Delayed

Followup coverage that's less interesting than TKC and a glimpse of how every small spot in town could become home to horrific architecture. Take a look:

Westside zoning battle spurs ordinance, debate at City Hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The historic Westside neighborhood was their first choice. They said they were drawn to the economic and cultural diversity, as well as the mix of younger and older residents.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw this on the news this evening. It looks to me like the people complaining live on a 25-foot lot (or at least not a lot that's much wider), and they're trying to make sure their neighbors don't put a house on the same size lot. It also looks like there was a structure on that lot at one time. Maybe if they don't want their neighbors to build on the lot, they should buy the lot from the neighbors instead of trying to make the lot worthless.

I'm really glad I don't live next door to these people. They seem like entitled millennials.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Horrible takeaway. Please stay in your trailer.

Anonymous said...

Um this isn't about building tiny houses. It's about letting builders and speculators get away with anything. Call it the Rubber Stamp Ordinance.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:05 You can't tell if there was a structure there before. If a house is built that close to a neighbor good luck getting insurance, it would be close enough to be a hazard for the neighbors. I own a commercial building all brick with two brick walls in between. Some insurance companies won't even talk to me about coverage and the coverage I have is high risk so the same will go for the homeowners. Good Luck on that.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ DAMN GOOD COMMENT!

Tracy Thomas said...

Like I suggested in a nearby post, put a tiny house there, selling weed, and everyone can just chill.

Anonymous said...

This is NOT about tiny houses. Pay attention dumb shits. The City has a zoning code that requires a 30ft minimum lot and has not been following the code! A homeowner called them on it, so now City Planning and Development wants to change the code.

John Smith said...

^^^^ It looks tiny to me, buddy. Don't worry, it's not the size that matters. I'm sure you've got a great personality.

I'm just glad to see the council punted on the tiny property in sh*thole KCMO. Looks like it was their mistake for not realizing that KC is one the best in the Midwest when it comes to corruption.

Anonymous said...

Tiny houses fall under the KCMO "cottage" ordanance, because of that ordanance is the ONLY reason a tiny home community for Homeless veterans in South KC was able to be built. IN most cities they have a miniman square footage for a dwelling and the reason they do is because property tax on a home is based off of the square footage of a home, so the less the square footage, the less the city can take in on taxes on that property. For those of you with huge homes, you have that right to waste as much as you do, but humans are getting smarter and trying to live a more simple life and dont need a huge house, or a large lot to prove they are a man, just sayin.

Anonymous said...

7:10 Why you trailer hating? why because you have a huge motgage you cant afford and are jealous of people who are humble and live within their means? I dont live in a mobile home but you sir are a dickhead!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^^ DAMN. GOOD. POINT.

Thanks for the new phrase. Adding "trailer hating" to the vocab and sending a note to T to do the same. Good call!

Anonymous said...

These entitled twits want a free vacant lot next to them. It's possible to build a house that will fit on the lot--hell, it's done all the time in real cities. If they want to keep the lot vacant, they can make an offer for it. If they don't want to live next door to a new house (that will probably raise the value of their house), they can always move.

Anonymous said...

If the concern is the distance from one house to another (2.5 feet is really very little distance IMO), then maybe the solution is there? Maybe a code that there must be 5 feet, or whatever is considered safe and appropriate between structures? If there is an issue with the current home's foundation and this new one going in, I get that. Find the solution and then force the builder to build accordingly.

Beyond that, these people live next to a weed patch. I'd almost rather see someone build a nice new home there as long as it doesn't impact my structure. Or, if they were so concerned about this issue, yeah, they should've just bought the lot. I think if I moved into this area and had something like that next to me I'd figure at some point something would be done with it.

Anonymous said...

These lots will probably be grandfathered in. The neighbors bitching about it are the real losers here. Fuck people like that

Anonymous said...

True. I'd hate to build a new house only to wind up living next door to neighbors like those two.