Roeland Park ordinance limits thrift, small discount stores

Roeland Park will limit the operation of thrift stores and so-called “small-box discount retailers” within the city by requiring a 5,000-foot separation from any similar retailer.


The ordinance was designed to address “dollar-type” stores, according toe City Administrator Keith Moody. “We’re not saying we don’t want them, we just don’t want a concentration,” Moody said. Fast had asked questions about which businesses would be affected by the definitions.

“The Governing Body hereby finds that small-box discount retailers and thrift stores have a deleterious impact on neighboring properties by lowering property values and adversely affecting rental rates of nearby commercial properties,” the ordinance states.

(Read more: Prairie Village Post)

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