Kilmarnock Lot Size Reductions Approved

More housing growth could be on the horizon in Kilmarnock following the town council’s approval of a reduction in lot size requirements and an increase in density. That was the gist of what was discussed regarding a planned unit development ordinance during a meeting held earlier this week, on Monday. Town manager Susan Cockrell says the changes would act as an area solution to the universal housing crisis and are consistent with the county’s “Lancaster 2035” project. The ordinance would allow seven single-family dwellings per acre, instead of five, and 20 multifamily dwellings per acre, instead of 10. The minimum lot size for single family dwellings would be decreased from 8,000 to 6,000 square feet, and for multifamily dwellings, it would be decreased from 4,300 to 1,500 square feet.