Leawood rejects rules that would allow backyard greenhouses — Here’s why

Leawood greenhouses

Initially, the Leawood City Council voted to deny the allowance of detached structures, including greenhouses, on private properties. However, after receiving pushback from residents over the decision, the council has decided to look further into possibly allowing pool houses within city limits. File photo.

After rejecting proposed rules changes what would have allowed for backyard greenhouses, the Leawood City Council is moving forward with consideration of another type of detached residential structure: pool houses.

In a split decision late last month, the Leawood City Council denied the allowance for greenhouses, and subsequently all detached structures, on private properties within city limits.