Kansas City Planning Department announces nonconforming lots- Proposed Code Changes

Public testimony for or against the ordinance will be heard by the Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee on September 18th at 1:30 p.m.

The city is considering an ordinance to encourage infill development in support of citywide housing policy improvements. Join us to learn more about proposed changes to how the city approves nonconforming lots. The purpose of the changes are to enable infill development within the city, particularly on vacant lots within the urban core where transportation and utility services are available.

What are nonconforming lots?

A nonconforming lot is a lawfully created lot, shown on a plat or survey map recorded in the appropriate recorder of deeds office, that does not comply with the most restrictive minimum lot area or lot width standards of the zoning district in which the lot is now located.  

Not sure what this means? We'll explain and get your feedback at an upcoming meeting detailed below. We will also post our meeting presentation materials here soon.

Public Meetings

Join us at one of the following:

  • Monday, Sept. 9 at Kansas City Neighborhood Advisory Committee's meeting from 6pm to 7:30pm at Southeast Community Center, 4201 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64130

  • Thursday, Sept. 12 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center at 4801 Rockhill Road (we will try to get video of the presentation)

  • Last chance to publicly weigh in with the Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee on September 18th at 1:30 p.m. The ordinance will then need full council approval before adoption. 

Public comments are being accepted at https://www.kcmo.gov/city-hall/departments/non-conforming-lots-ordinance/-fsiteid-1


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