Prairie Village seeks public input on revising teardown regulations

Prairie Village officials are holding a series of public meetings to get feedback on plans to limit the size of new homes being built or expanded in established neighborhoods across the city.

A committee of city staff, residents, developers and architects drew up the proposed amendments to Prairie Village’s residential building guidelines affecting houses in residential zones R-1A and R-1B. The changes are in response to residents concerned about property owners tearing down older homes and replacing them with much larger structures that are considered out of character with the surrounding neighborhood. Since 2010, 65 new homes have been built in Prairie Village and 58 homes torn down.

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