Sunday, October 20, 2019

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY HOMEOWNERS FIGHT TINY LOTS!!!



12th & Oak has consistently devised horrible ideas and imposed their will on Kansas City neighborhoods.

But now . . .

CHECK COMMUNITY PUSH BACK AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE CITY HALL TINY LOT LEGISLATION THAT THREATENS EVERY HOMEOWNER IN KANSAS CITY!!!

Only real estate speculators, hipsters and a small cadre of consultants consistently push the idea of "density" on every part of this town in order to gobble up smaller homes and game the local real estate market. Meanwhile, neighborhoods have been powerless to push back.

Until now . . .

First a glimpse at the problem:

KCMO ORDINANCE 190506 -WHAT IS IT?

City Planning and Development has put forth an ordinance to allow development on tiny lots throughout Kansas City. This proposed ordinance would undermine current lot width and zoning standards that many neighborhoods worked hard to get in our current zoning code. The proposed ordinance will affect the entire city, with many residents across the city seeing houses built 2.5ft away from their homes.

A look at the impact . . .

Nashville passed a similar ordinance. Here's how it's going:

- Increased fire risk for residents and firefighters
- Displacement under the guise of 'revitalization'
- Demolition of homes in historic neighborhoods​

And so, check this new site to see how Kansas City neighborhood leaders are standing up to dangerous legislation:

Ordinance190506.com

Developing . . .

21 comments:

Jones J. said...

Tiny lots are just one of many horrible ideas that are left over from the Sly James administration. Hopefully Troy retires there will also be a house cleaning among city planning and development so we can forget about some of these bad ideas for good.

Anonymous said...

Saw Sly talking about his book on TV last night. He never really cared about KC and gave up his house hear in his first term.

But now that he's gone it's not all good news. Quinton Lucas doesn't own a home in Kansas City so how can we expect him to understand what is important for neighborhoods? I hope he realizes where the majority of his votes come from: Home owners who are tired of all this subsidized condo development on our backs.

Anonymous said...

^^^ That would be nice but Quinton is just renting in KC because he doesn't plan to be here for long. He might not even serve out his term if he gets a major appointment. You heard it here first.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks this is about building affordable homes and respecting established neighborhoods needs a psychiatric examination.

Mp said...

^^^^ then enlighten us oh great bike/walk KC scumbag.

What's it all about?

You people think "density" solves everything in KC but I've seen your handiwork on Armour Blvd and Armour Road and it turns out you don't have any idea what you're doing when it comes to planning a street in the real world.

So please, share your wisdom!

Anonymous said...

KC forcing out home owners is what City Hall has been doing for the past 9 years.

Super Dave said...

Tiny homes done right is great housing for those who desire and want it. In many places the world over people live in much smaller sq foot homes or places than we do here. But tearing down perfectly good homes to build smaller homes is stupid in my opinion. There is tons of open ground all around the metro to develop little subdivisions of such. One person or two for that matter livinging in a 200 to 400 square foot home makes more sense to me than 3 people living in a 5000 square foot home.

Anonymous said...

Tiny lots?

You mean like those in the "Old Northeast" that were built on in the 1910s?

Or maybe those in the Westside where some of the houses are under five feet apart?

Or some of those south of Westport Road that are less than sixty feet deep?

KC BIG LOTS said...

^^^^ that's such b.s. 9:46 - You're using zoning laws to push out longtime residentss and lower income people who have lived in these neighborhoods for years. You don't want to build communities, you want to churn and burn junk luxury match boxes. At least be honest because you THINK you're anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Well, I agree with being enable to build on 30ft lots where it makes sense but disagree with being built so close to the neighbor as to become a nuisance and security risk. The zoning code that says only 50ft lots are buildable is inappropriate for Kansas City and more suitable for suburban territories. There should be a happy medium.

Anonymous said...

This is true. Both by their unlawful use of eminent domain and by creating zoning code that is inappropriate for Kansas Citys urban landscape. Suburban sprawl has no place in Kansas City proper but super tiny homes just dont match the integrity of most communities in Kansas City... and there is no need for it. Kansas City sucks for property owners.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Minor correction, @10:03 - what you say about KC "sucking for property owners" may well hold true for the half of KC that lies south of the River, but property values in the northland are growing steadily, and booming in the inner suburban rings.

Anonymous said...

10:32 We rarely include Kansas City north as being part of Kansas City. Those properties are in Clay, Platte Counties which provides insulation from all of the BS that Kansas City proper residents have to deal with. Yeah, its better and growing and also not really part of Kansas City as we know it. Most of those folks cant even vote on certain issues in Kansas City.

Fleece Nichols Fake Estate said...

What this is is a now we can legally rubber stamp over sized and over priced gaudy so called luxury sun blocking four story boxes crammed right up next to neighbors homes ordinance.

Anonymous said...

This is what Democrats do. If they get control in 2020 they will be set to take everything you have. So...bend over! You fools voted them in.

Anonymous said...

Back to the issue of 25foot lots! The City Planning and Development Department has not been following the City Zoning Code which they wrote, updated in 2011. It requires a minimum of 30 feet, yet they have been routinely giving permits to build on 25 foot lots. They screwed up big-time and now want to change the code to cover their error. Accountability issue!!!!

Anonymous said...

Small lots, small minds

Leroyce Bagydatis said...

KCMO's failing infrastructure will not support this hair brained idea. Hopefully others with some clout will push back on city hall about the failed infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

YES CLEAN OUT CITY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT THE MOST DYSFUNCTIONAL CITY DEPARTMENT OTHER THAN THE CITY MANAGERS OFFICE

Anonymous said...

The City Permits Department needs to be investigated. They might actually rat out on the Real Estate and Building Speculators lording over them and pulling their strings.

Nmm said...

Firing Troy is just the first step. Lots more work to do if we want to clean up city hall.