The Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, September 11 at 5:30pm in the City Commission Room at City Hall to discuss amendments to the zoning and subdivision regulations.
Proposed Changes to Zoning & Suddivision Regulations Overview
Article 2 Proposed Amendments
Article 6 Proposed Amendments
Article 9 Proposed Amendments
Article 22 Proposed Amendments
What is zoning and why do we need zoning regulations?
Simply put, zoning is the language of the physical city. It aims to promote an orderly pattern of development and to separate incompatible land uses, such as industrial uses and homes, to ensure a pleasant environment. The zoning regulations, adopted May 20, 2014 pursuant to Kansas law are enacted for the purpose and intent of:
- Promoting and serving the public health, safety, morals, comfort, and general welfare of the citizens of the City of Arkansas City.
- Obtaining the objectives of the comprehensive plan, including the objectives of future land use maps.
- Preserving and protecting property values.
- Regulating and restricting location and use of buildings and land. To create zoning districts sensitive to the peculiarities of the allowed uses and designed to protect and enhance the values inherent in each zone.
- Regulating and restricting the height, number of stories, and size of buildings; the percentage of lots that may be occupied by buildings and other structures; and the size of yards, and other open spaces.
- Avoiding the undue concentration of populations and to prevent overcrowding in the use of land and community facilities.
- Providing adequate notice of amendments to these regulations and an opportunity for interested parties to be heard.
- Facilitating the adequate provisions of transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks, and other public improvements and services, and to carry out the goals and objectives as set forth in applicable laws of the State of Kansas and the adopted comprehensive plan for the City of Arkansas City.
- Informing the public regarding future development in the City of Arkansas City thereby providing a basis for wise decisions with respect to such development.
Arkansas City Public Webmap (expand Overlays and click the checkbox next to Zoning Districts)
- Title Page
- Summary of Amendments
- Table of Contents
- Article 1-Title and Purpose
- Article 2-Rules, Interpretations and Definitions
- Article 3-Districts and Boundaries
- Article 4-Intent of Districts
- Article 5-Agricultural District (A)
- Article 6-Residential Zoned Districts (R-1:R-3)
- Article 7-Countryside District (CS) (Amended 1-19-16)
- Article 8-Public Use District (P) (Amended 1-19-16)
- Article 9-Commercial Zoned Districts (C-1:C-4)
- Article 10-Central Business District (C-4) (Amended 1-19-16)
- Article 11-Manufactured Home Subdivision District (MHS)
- Article 12-Elderly Housing Overlay District (EH-O)
- Article 13-Manufactured Home Park District (MP)
- Article 14-Housing Opportunity Overlay District (HO-O)
- Article 15-Industrial Districts (I-1 and I-2)
- Article 16-Planned Unit Development Overlay District (PUD-O)
- Article 17-College Overlay District (C-O)
- Article 18-Mixed Use District (MU) (Amended 1-19-16)
- Article 19-Wind Energy Conversion Systems
- Article 20-Supplemental District Regulations (Amended 1-19-16)
- Article 21-Nonconformities
- Article 22-Off Street Parking, Loading and Unloading Regulations
- Article 23-Telecommunications Towers (amended 12-6-16)
- Article 24-Historic Conservation Overlay District (HC-O)
- Article 25-Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Zoning Administrator and Administrative Variances (Amended 1-3-17)
- Article 26-Amendment Procedures
- Article 27-Signs (Amended 1-19-16)
- Article 28-Floodplain Management
- Floodplain Management Ordinance
- Flood maps can be viewed in Appendix I of the Comprehensive Plan
- Article 29-RESERVED
- Article 30-Enforcement, Violation and Penalty
- Previous Zoning Regulations
- Previous Zoning Districts Map