This meeting is comprised of 2 parts: Board of Zoning Appeals meeting first, at 6 pm, and then the City Planning Commission immediately following.
Board of Appeals: This Board hears and reviews requests for variances, appeals, and exceptions from the city zoning ordinances: Variance: Request to make some type of change to the property that deviates from the normal requirements of the city’s zoning regulations such as side yard setback, building height, number of parking spaces, etc. Appeal: Request to have the Board modify an interpretation of zoning requirements made by the Director of Planning. Zoning is the basic means of land use control utilized by local governments in the United States. It divides the community into districts or zones and establishes different regulations governing the use, placement, spacing, and size of land and building.
Members: Jeff Carson: Chairman Brandie Armstrong Dr. Evelyn Hill James Connelly Jim Ernst Joanne Huey Karen Jones Jake Miller Mark Mohler Susannah Pauley
City Planning Commission: This role is different from the planning department, for it oversees and reviews the planning process. It is made up of professionally trained staff dealing with technical and administrative aspects, and represents the public's viewpoint on planning proposals and provides guidance for the future development of the UG. It consists of (11) members (same as above) who are residents of Wyandotte County that are appointed by the UG Board of Commissioners.
The Board’s responsibilities are to: -Administer the zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations including recommending changes to the ordinances and the zoning district boundaries. -Develop and approve the Comprehensive Plan. –Review the Capital Improvements Program
When the Board of Commissioners reviews an application previously approved by the Planning Commission, it may approve, disapprove, or modify an approval by the Planning Commission.
Planning and Urban Design’s mission is to enhance the long-term value and livability of Wyandotte County through the design of a regenerative community that is socially just, economically accessible, culturally diverse and environmentally sustainable. We do this by improving the built, social and cultural environments through planning, development, and enforcement efforts, as well as facilitating government agencies, supporting public officials and empowering constituents to achieve a high quality of life for all.