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Frequently Asked Questions

General

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expand Q : What are the different roles involved in the planning process? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is the Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD)? ‎(1)

Zoning Actions

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expand Q : How do I apply for a zoning action on my property? ‎(1)
expand Q : How do I know what uses are allowed on my property? ‎(1)
expand Q : How do I obtain a letter that verifies the zoning on my property? ‎(1)
expand Q : How do I obtain copies of a CUP, PUD, or PO? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is a Community Unit Plan (CUP)? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is a Conditional Use? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is a Planned Unit Development (PUD)? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is a plat? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is a Protective Overlay (PO)? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is a Variance? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is an Administrative Adjustment? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is Development Review? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is the life cycle of a zoning action? ‎(1)
expand Q : What zoning actions go to District Advisory Boards or County Advisory Boards? ‎(1)

Current Plans

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expand Q : Can I submit a Protest Petition for a rezoning application where the Planning Commission has recommended denial? ‎(1)
expand Q : How are cases decided? ‎(1)
expand Q : What does the Current Plans Division do? ‎(1)
expand Q : What does the red Development Application sign in my neighborhood mean? ‎(1)
expand Q : What if I object to the Planning Commission recommendation? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is the Historic Preservation Board (HPB)? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC)? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is the purpose of a District Advisory Board recommendation on a zoning case? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is the purpose of a Metropolitan Area Planning Commission recommendation? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is the Subdivision Committee? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is the Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)? ‎(1)
expand Q : When and how would I make public comment on a zoning case? ‎(1)
expand Q : When and where does the Planning Commission meet?  ‎(1)
expand Q : Where are cases advertised for public hearing? ‎(1)
expand Q : Who receives a notification letter about a requested zoning action? ‎(1)
expand Q : Why did I receive a letter from the Planning Department about a requested zoning action and what does it mean? ‎(1)

Advanced Plans

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expand Q : What are neighborhood plans for? ‎(1)
expand Q : What does the Advanced Plans Division do? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is the Advance Plans Committee? ‎(1)
expand Q : What is the comprehensive plan? ‎(1)