Cedar Falls may ban landlords from converting houses to apts
CEDAR FALLS (AP) -
Cedar Falls officials are considering banning property owners from converting single-family houses into multi-unit apartment buildings.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the city's Planning and Zoning Commission may draft an ordinance to stop such conversions in an effort to beautify neighborhoods and meet residents' concerns.
City Planner Marty Ryan says when large homes are converted into apartments, neighbors aren't happy about it. They complain about conversions hurting their neighborhood's appearance and problems with parking.
Some landlords are objecting to the proposal. They say that some houses up for sale are too big for most families and that if splitting them into apartments isn't allowed, the houses will be allowed to deteriorate.
Ryan said planners will begin working on an ordinance that would need City Council approval before becoming law.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:37 GMT
More than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government to run their health insurance markets under President Barack Obama's health care law must decide if they want to take a crack at it themselves. Time...More >>
For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.More >>
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.