LYKINS NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

After the Lykins Strategic Development planning process, residents and stakeholders formed Lykins’ first standing committee, the Housing and Development Committee. To date, this committee has worked with Hoxie Collective and Gregg Lombardi (Neighborhood Legal Support) to determine a refined focus area for development, provide feedback on performance guidelines for renovation and new development, and has attracted like-minded local rehabbers and developers to begin property acquisition and project development. The community development process also employs four Lykins residents as community liaisons to deepen community engagement and attract a more diverse group of participants to the neighborhood association. 

 

The infill and development guidelines provide a framework for developing property in a way that fits the neighborhood character. The audience for the guidelines is developers and contractors who are seeking to provide good quality, affordable housing, particularly for low-to-moderate income families and individuals. The guidelines are designed to:

 

  • Encourage good quality development that is profitable for the developer.

  • Encourage developers and contractors from the neighborhood and developers who employ people from the neighborhood. 

  • Attract developers and contractors who want to work in a vibrant, mixed-income, culturally diverse, welcoming and friendly neighborhood. 

 

The neighborhood recognizes that each new home and multi-unit development is unique and has its unique challenges and opportunities. Accordingly, the guidelines are not hard and fast rules, they inform the construction process as well as regular communication with the neighborhood. The more consistent development is with these guidelines, the more supportive the neighborhood is likely to be of the projects. Establishing a consistent level of quality is also an assurance to all who invest in these projects.

PROJECT DATA

Location

Kansas City, Missouri

Year

2018 - 2019

Client

Gregg Lombardi

Lykins Neighborhood Association

Executive Director

gregg@nls4kc.org

816.401.1951

Phases

Phase 1: January - March 2018

Preliminary Housing Plan and Focus Area Identification

- HUD Section 4 funding managed by Northeast Alliance Together

Phase 2: April - December 2018

Focus Area Refinement and Performance Guidelines

- COMBAT funding through fiscal agent, Catholic Charities of Kansas City

- Managed by Neighborhood Legal Support

Phase 3: February - September 2019

Capacity Support and Park Master Plan

- COMBAT funding through fiscal agent, Catholic Charities of Kansas City

- Managed by Neighborhood Legal Support

Phase 4: October 2019 - current

Capacity Support and Neighborhood Metrics

- Sunderland Foundation funding

- Managed by Neighborhood Legal Support

Document Links

Guideline Documents located HERE

NEIGHBORHOOD SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING TYPOLOGY

Lykins Single Typology 1

Pitched Roof

Covered Porch with Corner Columns

Front Facing Entry Door

Front Elevated Porch

Fiber Cement Board Siding

Stone Base

Single Car Garage at Back of Property

Permeable Driveway Material

Transparent Fencing

Pitched Roof

Covered Porch with Corner Columns

Front Facing Entry Door

Front Elevated Porch

Fiber Cement Board Siding

Stone and Brick Base

Retaining Wall at Sidewalk

Chimney

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