After 20 years of fine-tuning, the City Council approved the rezoning of 40 blocks in Kissena Park with a unanimous vote on May 11.According to the rezoning plans, the detached, low-density character of Kissena Park's one- and two-family homes will be saved by keeping future developments in line with existing housing stock."This is something we have needed for a long time," said Joe Amoroso, longtime advocate of the plans and zoning chairman of the Kissena Park Civic Association. "It has been saddening to see some of our houses go down and be replaced by out-of-character construction. With these changes, our neighborhood will be saved."Kissena Park had been zoned R3-2, which allowed for all types of housing structures. The new zoning designations are R2, allowing single-family detached homes with a 40-by-100 foot minimum lot size; R3-A, allowing for single- and two-family detached homes with a 25-by-100 foot minimum lot size; and R3-X: allowing for single- and two-family homes with a minimum lot width of 35 feet.Affected areas lie between 45th Avenue and Kissena Park, and Parsons Boulevard and Kissena Boulevard.
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