UMKC Center for Neighborhoods releases study on small apartment buildings for the City of Kansas City, Missouri
CFN has released a study of small apartments in the Central City Economic Development (CCED) area, including parts of 18 neighborhoods in KCMO. The study focused on small apartments with 2 to 19 units that are also known as the “missing middle” of affordable housing.
Study finds that small apartment buildings are an important part of the City’s affordable housing stock. Despite this importance, in the CCED area, small apartment buildings are in high demand but also endangered due to a lack of access to capital.
Small apartment buildings have a high rate of local ownership and neighborhood leaders value these buildings despite the challenges. The report recommends prioritizing CCED and Housing Trust Funds to prevent demolition and to preserve these buildings as affordable housing stock. The City should also work to remove barriers, including minimum lot size, zoning and parking requirements that make it more difficult to maintain existing or build new small apartments.
To view the full report, click here.
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