The Haysville Planning Commission is the body that reviews land development and property use proposals for compliance with the City Code and makes recommendations to the Governing Body. The Planning Commission consists of eleven members; two representatives for each of the four Wards, two representatives for the Area of Influence, and one At-Large representative. Members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Governing Body. The Commission is structured in a way to provide representation to all citizens in the City, as well as areas outlying the city limits (Area of Influence).
Regular meetings are held at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursday nights. The Commission meets only on the 2nd Thursday of the month in November and December.
Through their recommendations to the Governing Body, the Planning Commission enforces, maintains and updates portions of the City Code.
The Zoning Regulations of Haysville serve many purposes and contain a great deal of regulatory information. The regulations establish a variety of zoning district classifications for the purpose of regulating the use of land, location of trades, industries, and commercial enterprises. Location, appearance, height of buildings, building setbacks, yard and open space size requirements, landscaping, and parking requirements are all defined in the zoning regulations.
Other things addressed by the Zoning Regulations include: conditional use permitting; zoning and rezoning of property within Haysville; vacation of platted setbacks, easements, and rights-of-way on property located within Haysville; recommendation on zoning, rezoning, and vacation requests located in Haysville's area of influence (located outside of the city limits).
The Subdivision Regulations are intended to provide for the harmonious development of Haysville and portions of the unincorporated area of Sedgwick County; containing the procedures and requirements for platting property and other subdividing activities. The regulations also provide for the proper location and width of streets, building lines, open spaces, drainage, safety, and recreational facilities. It also deals with the installation of water, sewer, and other utility mains.
Plans & Studies
The Planning Commission is responsible for the development, implementation, and updating of various long range plans and maps; ensuring smart and efficient growth for the City of Haysville. The Commission can also initiate certain studies to be performed.
The Comprehensive Plan provides existing conditions and issues information on topics such as population, land use, transportation, water, fire, and law enforcement. The plan goes on to list goals and objects to assure the plan will accomplish the development desired by the people in the Haysville Community. This reflection of local attitudes will assist future development in conforming to local desires.
The City of Haysville has prepared this Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan to develop sound strategies for improving bicycle and pedestrian transportation and safety throughout the Haysville area. The goal of this plan is to make bicycling and walking a more convenient mode of transportation for all ages and skill levels.
The purpose of the Haysville Comprehensive Park Plan is to establish the current situation of Haysville's existing park and recreation facilities and to protect future needs and improvements that will satisfy both short range and long range recreation needs of the City.
The Historic District Master Plan was created to accommodate development and redevelopment within the area recognized as the original town of Haysville, striving to recreate the historical significance and unique qualities of the area. The Haysville Historic Committee, a sub-committee of the Planning Commission, has prioritized improvements and are working to put together cost estimates and timelines for the completion of the plan.