Group wants to build tiny house village in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A nonprofit group says it wants to build a village of tiny houses somewhere in Kansas City.

And city planning officials say they are interested in hearing more from the Tiny Houses Collective of Kansas City about the proposal.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1VBubdK ) the group is considering building houses between 240- and 350-square feet in a 12-unit village. The development would include a common building for use as a kitchen or laundry room.

Group president Joshua Farmer says city planning officials told him current city codes likely would allow the development.

City Planner Patty Noll called the idea an interesting concept.

The collective is looking for three lots that could be rezoned into one. It next needs to submit plans and potential locations to the city.