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Zoning Regulations

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.
Proposed Amendments:
The Planning Commission has scheduled a Public Hearing for Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:30 in the City Commission Room at City Hall to consider the advisability of amending the following Zoning Regulations: Article 2 Rules, Interpretations and Definitions regarding the definition of a fence, and Article 20 Supplemental District Regulations regarding fence regulations.

Zoning Regulations:
The zoning districts can also be viewed in an interactive webmap by visiting: Arkansas City Public Webmap  (expand Overlays and click the checkbox next to Zoning Districts)