Kirksville council gives OK to plan for 'mini-houses'

4 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, August 05 2015 Aug 5, 2015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:29:19 AM CDT August 05, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KIRKSVILLE (AP) - Kirksville's city council gave the go-ahead for residents looking to downsize to a smaller - much smaller - home.

The Kirksville Daily Express reported that on Monday, the council approved construction and placement of "mini-houses," though they must be limited to mobile home parks in the northeast Missouri town.

Kirksville developer Doyle Dover requested the variance for the small, one-room structures built on skids and anchored to the ground. The city's Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval.

The ordinance change required "habitable space" to be no less than 400 square feet. The previous ordinance required single-family homes to be at least 750 square feet.

 

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