Relaxing suburban rules in the Golden Ghetto is one more sign of an American cultural shift.
Longtime locals will remember that this enclave once denounced neighbors who refused to obey a palate of beige picked up by civic leaders.
Now, amid very practical urban farming demands, check this indication of changing times and lower expectations from residents . . .
Currently an Overland Park resident living on more than three acres of residential property can have chickens without a permit.
Anyone living on fewer acreage needs to apply for a special use permit in order to have chickens. Over the years, the city has denied more permits than it approved.
City staff explained interest in chickens is growing so it is asking leaders to review its rules and consider making it easier for residents to own chickens.
Up for discussion Wednesday (7 p.m. at city hall) will be the possibility of changing the minimum property size to have chickens without a permit.
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A committee of leaders in Overland Park, Kansas, will begin a formal review of possible changes to the city's ordinances on keeping chickens. The Community Development Committee meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at city hall. Currently an Overland Park resident living on more than three acres of residential property can have chickens without a permit.