Thoughts on Zoning

Here’s a thought on zoning: zoning is racist. For those of you who get zoning confused with building codes, those are two different things: building codes generally follow a nationally-accepted consensus model, and have mainly to do with life safety, fire protection, structural durability, and extreme weather resistance of buildings. Zoning, which is shorthand for …

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Doesn’t Pencil

As I drive around Kansas City, I often, as I’m sure you do, see vacant sites and imagine wonderfully dense mixed-use developments springing up on them like mushrooms. If I had unlimited financial resources, I would plant these mixed-use mushrooms all over town, but especially in vacant lots in Kansas City, some parts of which …

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