City staff have proposed amending the minor subdivision and lot and building standards ordinance to ensure that any new lot created or development proposed is contextually appropriate for the neighborhood in which it is located. The City collectively refers to these amendments as the “Residential Infill Development Ordinance” as the challenges it attempts to address pertain to established areas of the city where new development is colloquially referred to as “infill”. It will apply only to residential lots and residential development.
Once on the website, click on the date of the town hall, March 24 (in red) in order to register for the Zoom link.
KCMO will provide visual representation of the effect of the current ordinance vs. proposed, share what areas are most affected, and discuss their proposal.
Chapter 88 of the Kansas City Code of Ordinances, also known as the Zoning and Development Codes, regulates land use and development across the City. The code is a “living” document that must be updated in response to changing conditions. Proposed updates are referred to as “amendments” or “text amendments”. Amendments may be identified by city staff or the City Council and require approval from the City Council following a recommendation from the City Plan Commission.
Is My Neighborhood Affected?
KCMO has researched the potential impacts this amendment, and have found that some areas of the city are more affected than others. They will present this data at the Virtual Town Hall.
KCMO will offer four meetings with a small group of neighborhoods to discuss how the proposed amendments affect neighborhoods specifically and to listen to feedback. These meetings will occur as follows. Space will be limited so if you believe your neighborhood is particularly affected, please submit a request to attend. You will be placed on the same meeting date where three or four other neighborhoods in your area of the city can also attend. These meetings will be virtual and will occur on:
Thursday April 14, 6 p.m.
Thursday April 21, 6 p.m.
Thursday April 28, 6 p.m.
Thursday May 5, 6 p.m.