Prairie Village torn apart by affordable housing fight
A plan to change zoning laws to allow for more multi-family housing in Prairie Village is dawning sharp opposition from some residents who fear the changes threaten the suburb's "Perfect Village" image.
A plan to change zoning laws to allow for more multi-family housing in Prairie Village has drawn sharp opposition from some residents, who worry diversifying housing threatens the suburb's identity as an exclusive community affordable mostly to middle- and upper-class families. A group called PV United has circulated a series of petitions aimed at stopping any zoning changes and even reshaping the look of city government.
KCUR's Steve Kraske spoke about the issue with Josh Merchant of The Kansas City Beacon who says the debate is pitting neighbors against one another.
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