Kansas City's Overlooked Housing Stock
Between single-family homes and large apartment complexes is the "missing middle" — buildings with 19 units or less.
Concerns about the future of small apartment buildings in Kansas City prompted a survey of the availability, quality, and status of this segment of the housing stock.
Many of these buildings are aging and could end up vacant and on the demolition list, but experts see value in rescuing and keeping these properties available. The owners tend to be local and rent more affordable units.
Jacob Wagner was involved in the survey and spells the impact of losing this housing resource.