Planning Commission and
Board of Zoning Appeals
Planning Commission and
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Haysville Planning Commission's primary function is to make recommendations to the City Council regarding proposed planning and zoning requests. This includes subdivisions, conditional use permits, and rezoning applications. Other responsibilities include review of proposed ordinance changes and updating the Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission consists of seven members. 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 outside the city limits that are within Haysville’s Area of Influence.
Planning Commission meetings are open to the public. Generally, meetings are held at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, except November and December when they only meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
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; and vacation of platted setbacks, easements, and rights-of-way on property located within Haysville.
The Subdivision Regulations are intended to provide for the harmonious development of Haysville and portions of the unincorporated area of Sedgwick County. They contain the procedures and requirements for platting property and other subdividing activities. The regulations also provide for the proper location and width of streets, location of utilities, building lines, open spaces, drainage, safety, and recreational facilities.
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 information detailing existing conditions and issues 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.
The South Broadway Corridor Plan was developed by a partnership between the City of Haysville, Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Kansas Department of Transportation and Sedgwick County and includes areas outside the boundaries of Haysville. This plan provides recommendations to remedy transportation, land use and development issues found along South Broadway from 63rd Street South to 87th Street South.
The South Meridian Corridor Plan provides guidance for future improvements to an approximate 5.4-mile portion of Meridian Avenue within the southern part of Sedgwick County. The plan addresses land use, transportation and potential pedestrian, and aesthetic enhancements of the corridor through the year 2035.
Planning Commission Members
Tim Aziere, Ward I - Chair
Debbie Coleman, Ward III - Vice-Chair
Nicole Franken, Ward I
Fred Plummer, Ward II
Mark Williams, Ward IV
Pat Hatcher, Area of Influence
Jeff Blood, Area of Influence
The Board of Zoning Appeals is the body that considers and makes decisions including appeals of the City's actions in administering the zoning regulations of the City Code, variances from specific requirements of the zoning regulations, and exceptions that are specifically authorized by the zoning regulations.
The Board can authorize a variance from specific terms of the zoning regulations. A common example of a variance request would be the allowance to build into areas normally required as a setback. The Board must consider several factors before being able to grant the variance and decisions are made on factual evidence. The following conditions must be met before being able to grant the variance:
The request arises from a condition that is unique to the property and not normally found to be an issue with similar property in the same zoning classification.
If the variance is granted, it will not adversely affect the adjacent property owner's rights.
The enforcement of the zoning regulations and denial of the variance would result in unnecessary hardship to the property owner / applicant.
The request will not adversely affect the public health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity, or general welfare.
The request does not go against the general spirit and intent of the zoning ordinances.
If you are unable to complete proposed improvements based on the zoning regulations and you feel that you meet all the above criteria, you may be eligible for a variance.