Tiny house community discussed for McPherson

By Chris Swick
February 24, 2016

A tiny home community is being discussed by the McPherson Housing Coalition for a property at Skancke and Oak Streets in McPherson.

According to Community Development Director Pam Cherry, the homes would be aimed at the elderly and the handicapped.

“[The coalition] is talking about 600 square feet per unit,” Cherry said, who added sketches were being done to determine the amount of space they had to work with. “They'd do it in a circular concept with a community building or something like that.”

Cherry said the discussed 12 units would all be permanent on the half-acre of land and would be connected to city utilities. These types of communities are becoming more popular in other parts of the country.

“It's a way to try to find affordable housing opportunities for seasonal-type workers,” Cherry said. “They've done it in Wallsenberg and Salida in Colorado, where they've approved areas for these homes.”

Nothing is set in stone as to the project as yet, as the housing coalition is still in the preliminary discussion phase.