Grandview Housing Assessment and Strategy
Grandview is a first-tier suburb in the Kansas City region, having developed between 1950 and 1980. After a period of decline in the 1990’s and 2000’s, Grandview made significant investments in its infrastructure and parks and partnered with developers to revitalize Truman Marketplace into a modern shopping center. As a result, Grandview’s population is growing again. Yet, the city has not yet attracted it share of new housing development, particularly of for-sale homes, that is occurring in most of its peer cities in the Kansas City region.
As a result, Grandview has limited new housing options—rental or for-sale—while new development is prevalent in many of the communities that border it.
Development Strategies completed a Housing Needs Assessment and Strategy that identified barriers to new development and presented strategies aimed at overcoming those barriers. The condition of the existing housing stock was also evaluated and demand for various housing products at different price points was quantified. The result was a package of data that they city could use to market itself to the development community and a set of tools to address other housing-related issues.