Prairie Village asking residents to weigh in on proposed zoning ordinances

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prairie Village just released the results from its 2018 citizen satisfaction survey. Residents love the community, but they have one glaring concern — teardowns.

Developers, desperate to meet home buyer demands, are tearing down old homes and building new homes on the lots.

Nathan Franck, owner of Juniper Property Development, said, “Our company is a little bit different because we will definitely look at it for a remodel/addition. We're not here to just build a monstrosity that doesn't fit in with the neighborhood."

The city is also taking steps to address the concerns, starting with looking at changing its zoning regulations. 

Jamie Robichaud, an assistant city administrator in Prairie Village, added the proposed regulations would, “Require 60 percent green space on the front of the lot. There's also a recommendation that the entire lot would need to be 60 percent green space on lots that are 10-thousand square feet or less."

The Prairie Village city council voted to get public feedback on the proposed ordinances. It will host listening sessions in July. The dates are not set yet.

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