Creating community – affordable housing in Johnson County


Sunflower Development Group

Sunflower Development Group engages Kansas City neighborhoods to increase acceptance of quality affordable housing communities including leveraging partnerships with nonprofit organizations and municipalities to combat NIMBYism and ensure its properties enrich the lives of its tenants.

There are plans to deliver four housing developments in 2023, one of which is an affordable housing community called Hedge Lane Apartments located in Shawnee, Kansas. The new construction, garden-style community will have 144 units and serve families earning up to 60 percent AMI. The community will be one of the only workforce housing properties to be built in Johnson County – the most affluent county in the state – in the last 20 years.

“Every community wants the hotels, the restaurants and the latest and greatest retail options. While that is great, at Sunflower Development Group, we believe projects like Hedge Lane provide a necessary housing option for people to continue to work and live in their community,” says Jason Swords, Founding Principal of Sunflower Development Group. “We think that mixed-income developments make the best communities.”

Full article in the winter 2022 Affordable Housing News publication (both in print and online).

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