Residents want trailer moved out of neighbor's driveway - KCTV5

Residents want Airstream trailer moved out of neighbor's driveway

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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (KCTV) -

Airstream trailers are one of the most recognizable recreation vehicles around.

But, while they might be great on the road and in a campground, some Prairie Village residents say they're not so great in a driveway. At least, not a driveway in their neighborhood.

Prairie Village resident Don Goldenbaum represented a group of about a dozen residents on Monday that spoke out on the matter. Goldenbaum said he and his neighbors around 67th Street and Nall Avenue have had several conversations with the homeowner who has the trailer stored in his driveway, but the owner isn't budging.

"He's made it clear to us that no matter how nicely we might ask, that it's none of our business," Goldenbaum said.

Goldenbaum said the man has indicated he even moved to Prairie Village, in large part, because of the city's more permissive recreational vehicle storage rules.

We spoke with owner, who said he understands the neighbors concerns, but that he's not breaking any laws.

The Prairie Village City Council says the Airstream is perfectly legal, parked in front of the home at least 15 feet from the street and not within 5 feet of the property line.

City administrator Quinn Bennion said many homeowners associations across the city wouldn't allow a parked R.V., but the Airstream isn't subject to any HOA rules prohibiting it. 

The objecting neighbors asked council members about changing zoning regulations.

Any zoning change could take months, and would first have to be approved by the planning commission before going before the City Council.

The Airstream trailer has been parked in the driveway for about a month.

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