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The Advance Plans Committee is a sub-committee of the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. The Advance Plans Committee reviews and makes recommendations on long-range planning initiatives.
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Neighborhood and Area Plans are amendments to the comprehensive plan and offer guidance and vision for specific neighborhoods or areas. See existing plans.
Neighborhood or area plans are best addressed by contacting the City Council District Representative(s) for your neighborhood. They in turn will discuss with the City Manager and determine if, and when the Planning Department (MAPD) can assign the necessary staff and/or budget for consulting services to work on a neighborhood plan.
The Advance Plans Division is responsible for long-range planning initiatives including neighborhood planning and comprehensive planning.
The State of Kansas requires cities and counties to have a comprehensive plan in order to authorize subdivision regulation and to guide public spending decisions on capital infrastructure and facility projects. The comprehensive plan is intended to provide long-term community vision and policy direction related to public investments that support future community growth, development, economic vitality and quality of life. See the Community Investments Plan 2015 to 2035, the Wichita-Sedgwick County comprehensive plan.