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Subdivision Regulations

Overview

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Subdivision Regulations provide uniform rules and procedures for the division and improvement of real property. This process works to ensure that new subdivisions are properly planned. In accordance with K.S.A. 12-741, et seq., and amendments thereto, it is the intent and purpose of these Regulations to provide for:

  • Efficient and orderly location of streets;
  • Reservation and/or dedication of land for open spaces;
  • Necessary off-site and on-site public improvements;
  • The provision of recreational facilities that may include, but not be limited to, the dedication of land area for park purposes;
  • Flood protection and stormwater pollution prevention;
  • Designation of building lines where necessary;
  • Assurances of compatibility of design;
  • Other services, facilities, and improvements deemed appropriate;
  • prevention and/or mitigation of potential environmental hazards;
  • coordination of private and public resources to achieve planned and orderly development;
  • establishment of standards by which streets, utilities and other physical improvements shall be erected, constructed and/or installed.

This is important because the division and improvement of land for urban and/or non-agricultural development has a significant and lasting impact upon the physical environment of the City of Wichita and the unincorporated portion of Sedgwick County, Kansas. It places increasing demands upon the public to extend and provide facilities and services thereto. It can also add wealth to the community, and increase the tax base of assessed valuation of real property. The creation of new streets, building lots, and utility systems requires significant public and private capital investments. Failure to properly size and construct adequate sewers and streets, ensure available water supplies, manage storm water runoff and erosion, and plan for public services results in physical and environmental problems to both the public and private sectors that are difficult and costly to resolve.

Regulations

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Attachment 1. Exemption and Subdivision Jurisdiction Map.pdfAttachment 1. Exemption and Subdivision Jurisdiction Map
Attachment 2. Turnaround Alternatives for Cul de Sac Streets in Residential Areas.pdfAttachment 2. Turnaround Alternatives for Cul de Sac Streets in Residential Areas
Attachment 3. Turnaround Alternatives for Cul-de-sac Streets that are 150 Feet or Less in Length.pdfAttachment 3. Turnaround Alternatives for Cul-de-sac Streets that are 150 Feet or Less in Length
Attachment 4. Major Entrance with Free Flow Right and Major Entrance with Right Right Turn Lane.pdfAttachment 4. Major Entrance with Free Flow Right and Major Entrance with Right Right Turn Lane
Attachment 5. Major Entrance to Apartment Complex and Standard Secondary Approach.pdfAttachment 5. Major Entrance to Apartment Complex and Standard Secondary Approach
Attachment 6. City-County Ordinance 30-122- Vacation of Plats, Streets, Easements, Setbacks, Access and Other Public Rights.pdfAttachment 6. City-County Ordinance 30-122- Vacation of Plats, Streets, Easements, Setbacks, Access and Other Public Rights
Attachment 7. City of Wichita's Sidewalk Ordinance - Ordinance No. 36-327.pdfAttachment 7. City of Wichita's Sidewalk Ordinance - Ordinance No. 36-327
Attachment 8. City of Wichita's Street Numbering and Naming of Private Streets - Ordinance 36-995.pdfAttachment 8. City of Wichita's Street Numbering and Naming of Private Streets - Ordinance 36-995
Attachment 9. City of Wichita's Flood Hazard Reduction - Ordinance No. 40-973.pdfAttachment 9. City of Wichita's Flood Hazard Reduction - Ordinance No. 40-973
Attachment 10. Cul-de-sac Street Naming Suffixes.pdfAttachment 10. Cul-de-sac Street Naming Suffixes
Attachment 11. Restrictive Covenant for Property Exemption.pdfAttachment 11. Restrictive Covenant for Property Exemption
Attachment 12. Policy Statement No. 5 - Extension of Time for Replatting (As a Condition of a Zone Change Approval).pdfAttachment 12. Policy Statement No. 5 - Extension of Time for Replatting (As a Condition of a Zone Change Approval)
Attachment 13. City of Wichita Ordinance 48-180 - Adoption of Subdivision Regulations - 2008 Edition.pdfAttachment 13. City of Wichita Ordinance 48-180 - Adoption of Subdivision Regulations - 2008 Edition
Attachment 14. Sedgwick County Resolution 4-09 - Adoption of Subdivision Regulations- 2008 Edition.pdfAttachment 14. Sedgwick County Resolution 4-09 - Adoption of Subdivision Regulations- 2008 Edition