Friday, December 11, 2020

Missouri Town Changes Zoning to Allow Tiny Houses

To meet the need for affordable housing, Lake Ozark, MO Aldermen adopted a Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation to approve a Special Use Permit for LCMC Enterprises, LLC, to build tiny homes within a C-2 (general commercial). 

The SUP was the final development step Matt Wright of LCMC had to meet before he can begin construction on School Road. He also will need to obtain a building permit and site approval from the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District.

Lake Ozark is the first community in the Lake area to tweak its Municipal Code to allow for the construction of tiny homes to address an affordable housing shortage. Typically, zoning regulations don’t allow residential buildings of less than 1,100 square feet. Tiny homes usually range from 300-800 square feet.

The escalating cost of construction and developing infrastructure (water, sewer and streets) can result in homes that are too expensive for service industry employees who often live elsewhere where infrastructure costs are minimal or don’t exist. Wright hopes to help meet those needs.

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