What does the 2021 JoCo Housing Study say about Prairie Village?

Posted by Bonnie Limbird

I’ve heard several times now that the JoCo Housing Study does not recommend more density in Prairie Village. I’m not sure where that erroneous information is coming from. Here is what the very first page where PV is mentioned says about housing in Prairie Village:

“Prairie Village has an average annual construction need of 434 units through 2030, with 224 units being net new units likely in the form of denser mixed-use redevelopment in commercial corridors. The average gross annual construction rate from 2010 to 2019 was 66 units, with a high of 312 in 2016 and a low of 3 in 2012. However, an average of 31 units were demolished per year in this time frame, most having rebuilds on the same lot. The net annual construction rate was 36 units when subtracting units demolished.

  • “Approximately 144 owner-occupied units should be priced below $250,000.
  • About 67 rental units will need to be produced with rents below $1,000 per month, through a variety of programs.”

More, in reference to how Johnson County will continue to see population growth:

“Fully built-out cities may experience slight growth through empty-nesters moving and the in-migration of families. Cities like Prairie Village, Mission, Merriam, Leawood, Roeland Park, Westwood, and Fairway would likely experience growth through redevelopment and mixed-use sites.”

The more you know.

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