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Planning & Zoning Information

Contact Information:
Director of Community Development  
Address: 101 S Hickory-2nd Floor, PO Box 60
Ottawa, KS 66067
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8-5
(Wednesday office closed from 8:30 to 10 for Staff Meeting)
Phone: (785) 229-3620
Department Email: communitydevelopment@ottawaks.gov
Director Email: wlee@ottawaks.gov


Processes of planning and zoning assist the city by providing orderly growth, planning, appropriate land use, the preservation of resources for the future, and enforcement of codes. In addition to planning activities in the city limits, planning activity is also the city's responsibility in the Urban Growth Area (UGA), see UGA Map for the area.


Services Provided

  • Permits

  • Zoning Ordinances

  • Coordinates and manages the Comprehensive Plan

  • Subdivision of land


Planning Commissioners

The Planning Commission is a seven-member group that is appointed by the City Commission and responsible for making recommendations on the regulations: zoning, comprehensive plan, and subdivision. Two of the members reside outside of the city limits to enable planning efforts in growth areas. The Planning Commission reviews all site plans for development and plats for subdivisions as needed. Meetings are held once a month, on the second Wednesday at 7p.m. Study sessions are held on the last Wednesday of the month at noon. In addition, they may hold special study sessions as scheduled for review of draft codes.

The members are: John Boyd, Chairperson, Jack Maxwell, Vice-Chairperson, Rick Oglesby, Bill Crowley, Betty Birzer, Kimber Corn and Rich Powers.


Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals is a five member group that is appointed by the City Commission and to make decisions on appeals, exceptions, and variances. More...


Community Involvement

Planning Activities are not only done by staff, but also by volunteers on our planning commission. These are citizens who serve on the board to help make decisions about development in Ottawa.

Community members are welcome to attend Planning Commission meetings, make commentary to share public testimony, or simply view presentations. Public comments are not offered at Planning Commission study sessions that take place the last Wednesday of every month.


  • Relative Links

Planning 

Comprehensive Plan 

Zoning Ordinance 

Zoning Map 

Subdivision Regulation 

Flood Management

Floodplain Map 

Storm Water Presentation 

Storm Water Management Policy

Adopted Codes 

Contractor Licensing Info/App 

Building Permit Applications 

Meeting Date Schedule 

Plan Submittal Numbers 

Planning Fees

Applications 

Concept Plat Application (For more information review Subdivision Regulations Article 6) 

Preliminary Plat Application (For more information review Subdivision Regulations Article 6) 

Final Plat Application (For more information review Subdivision Regulations Article 6) 

Lot Split Application (For more information review Subdivision Regulations Article 11) 

Site Plan Procedures and Application (For more information review Zoning Ordinance Article 28) 

Vacating of Street, Alley, or Easements Application (For more information review Subdivision Regulations) 

Rezone Procedures and Application (For more information review Zoning Ordinance Article 26) 

Development Procedures Policy Manual 

Protest Petition Application (For more information review Zoning Ordinance Article 26) 

Conditional Use Procedure and Application (For more information review Zoning Ordinance Article 26) 

Nonconforming Use Procedures and Application (For more information review Zoning Ordinance Article 21) 

Exception Procedures & Application (For more information review Subdivision Regulations Article 10) 

Variance Procedures and Application (For more information review Subdivision Regulations Article 10) 

Appeal Procedures and Application (For more information review Zoning Ordinance Article 26)

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