Wichita passed a landscape ordinance (Title 28-Zoning: Chapter 28.06 of the Wichita City Code) in order to enhance the attractiveness of the city and improve the quality of life for its citizens and visitors. The ordinance seeks to protect residential developments from surrounding uses, soften harsh expanses of pavement, and screen undesirable views. The ordinance does not apply to existing developments which are not being expanded or remodeled.
The City of Wichita Landscape Ordinance Guidebook is intended as an easy-to-use reference for anyone needing to submit a landscape plan to the City of Wichita in compliance with the ordinance. It is not intended for this book to be a strict design manual, but used as a guide in understanding the landscape ordinance. This guidebook is not a substitute for the landscape ordinance.