Planning and Zoning Department
Justin Givens
Planning and Zoning Specialist
Floodplain Manager 
City of Emporia
521 Market Ave
Fax: 620.341.4337

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The City of Emporia has established and maintained public improvements that support a full-service community. Successful industrial recruitment, the passage of local sales tax elections for business development, and the maintenance of urban infrastructure--these and many more efforts have helped build Emporia as a regional urban center. The city faces the opportunity to build on those strengths as it plans for future growth.

The city must update and utilize land use regulations to ensure compatible and appropriate infill development within longstanding commercial corridors, such as the Downtown and the Sixth Avenue districts. Ensuring that appropriate development design and intensities are provided along the commercial corridors is a critical aspect of public partnership with the private sector.

Emporia's Planning and Zoning department upholds these transitions and regulations. With a growing population, need for commercial and industrial projects, the department is right at the core of enforcing usage regulations that ultimately allows for Emporia to maintain its strong position for being a regional urban center for the state of Kansas


City Zoning Map




  • Address/Legal description/Survey provided (as needed)
    • Plat, (if applicable)
  • Is the project in the City limits, or Metro Planning Area
  • Zoning district - Allowable use/ variance
  • Development Review Team: Pre-Development Meeting Required
  • Utility Advisor Board review required - new mains, easements
  • Historical property or Historical District, SHPO Review
  • In Floodplain, 1%, .2%, Floodway
  • Easements/ Utility services across another property

Parcel Requirements:

  • Lot area – the minimum required
  • Building size - intensity
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Exterior storage, Fences, Screening, Plantings


  • Front yard setback - Platted, Street Class, Exception, Sight triangle
  • Side yard setback - Corner Lot
  • Rear yard setback
  • Height - district requirement, variance


  • Off-street parking analysis, occupancy number, use ratio, stall number, flow
  • Parking- surfacing, number of stalls, stall size, detail, aisle width
    • ADA stalls - 1 HC stall/ 25, curb stops, 5' landing area, 9' stall w/5' aisle


  • Signs - number, size, location, permit
  • Landscaping - analysis, interior trees, plans
  • Sight triangle- Corner Lots

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