This is a shout out to any builders out there that would like to run some numbers and models on whether or not it would be feasible to build some traditional, infill housing. New Urbanism is something that has intrigued me for years and I would be extremely proud to be a part of such a project. A builder in Minneapolis is actually doing the kind of building that I believe Kansas City would benefit from. Take a look at the two links provided in this paragraph and come back and let me know if you or anyone else you know would have any interest.
As you may have seen in my bio I used to reside in Suburban Maryland/Washington, DC. A community was built within 5 miles of my home that is still outstanding today. Kentlands is the name of the neighborhood and it was built in Georgetown style with all the modern conveniences that spoil us. It is the perfect mix and match of housing for such a large project.
Building a Kentlands here in Kansas City may not be feasible because of the lack of popularity of townhouse living here in the heartland. But smaller, denser housing with eye appeal would fly off the market. I’m convinced of it.