FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2017
The City of Kansas City, Missouri, is studying the best ways to balance the rights of property owners to rent their homes and the rights of neighbors to preserve the character of their neighborhoods. To gather more input, a public meeting is set for July 19 in the community room at KCPD Headquarters, 1125 Locust St.
The City is drafting an ordinance that would legalize short-term rentals, while incorporating appropriate regulations.
The open house will run from 5-6:30 p.m. There is street parking on blocks to the north and east and the two public garages available are: Wolf Garage, 1120 Oak St., and JE Dunn, 1001 Locust St.
The next step in the process is to review the proposed ordinance at the City Planning Commission on Aug. 15. The proposal then goes to the City Council, where it is expected to be assigned to the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee. Additional public comment will be accepted as council members debate the ordinance in committee. Once it receives committee approval, the ordinance goes to the full council for final approval and would likely take effect 90 days later.
Media questions can be directed to City Communications Director Chris Hernandez by email or 816-513-3474.