Prepared By:  
Jim Kaup
Logan Riley Carson & Kaup, L.C.
700 Jackson Street
Jayhawk Tower Building
Roof Garden Suite A
Topeka, Kansas  66603

For:

 
 
Planning and Zoning Department
City of Emporia, Kansas
 
City Adoption:

City of Emporia
City Commission
522 Mechanic Street
Emporia, Kansas  66801
Official copy as incorporated
by Ordinance No. 00-08, dated
February 2, 2000 and published
on  February 16, 2000 in
the official city newspaper.
 
County Adoption:

Lyon County
Board of Commissioners
430 Commercial Street
Emporia, Kansas  66801
 
Official copy as incorporated by Resolution No. 12-00, dated February 10, 2000 and published
on February 16, 2000 in the official county newspaper
 
 
A REVISION OF ZONING REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE 86-37 OF THE CITY OF EMPORIA AND RESOLUTION 67-86 OF LYON COUNTY
 

 

PRINTED DECEMBER 2000


Article 1: Title and Purpose
Section 1-1:Title
Section 1-2: Purpose and Intent
Section 1-3: Consistency with Comprehension Plan
Section 1-4: Jurisdiction

Article 2: Rules Interpretations and Definitions
Section 2-1: Rules and Interpretations
Section 2-2: Separability
Section 2-3: Definitions

Article 3: Districts and Boundaries
Section 3-1: District Classifications
Section 3-2: Zoning District Maps
Section 3-3: Annexation
Section 3-4: Rules Where Uncertainty May Arise
Section 3-5: Variance and Exceptions Required

Article 4: Intent on Districts
Section 4-1: Agricultural District
Section 4-2: Low Density Residential District
Section 4-3: Medium Density Residential District
Section 4-4: High Density Residential District
Section 4-5: Elderly Housing Overlay District
Section 4-6: Housing Opportunity Overlay District
Section 4-7: Office and Service Business DIstrict
Section 4-8: Restricted Commercial District
Section 4-9: General Commercial District
Section 4-10: Central Business District
Section 4-11: Adult Entertainment Overlay District
Section 4-12: Mobile Home Park District
Section 4-13: Manufactured Home Subdivision District
Section 4-14: Light Industrial District
Section 4-15: Heavy Industrial District
Section 4-16: "PUD" Planned Unit Development Overlay District
Section 4-17: "P" Public Use District

Article 5: Agricultural District
Section 5-1: Intent
Section 5-2: Permitted Uses
Section 5-3: Conditional Uses
Section 5-4: Home Occupations
Section 5-5: Accessory Uses
Section 5-6: Height and Yard Regulations
Section 5-7: Sign Regulations
Section 5-8: Parking Regulations

Article 6: Residential Zoned District
Section 6-1: Intent
Section 6-2: Residential Zoning Districts
Section 6-3: Permitted Uses
Section 6-4: Conditional Uses
Section 6-5: Home Occupations
Section 6-6: Intensity of Use
Section 6-7: Height and Yard Regulations
Section 6-8: Acessory Uses
Section 6-9: Sign Regulations
Section 6-10: Parking Regulations
Section 6-11: Supplemental Regulations

Article 7: Elderly Housing Overlay District
Section 7-1: Intent
Section 7-2: Eligibility
Section 7-3: Permitted Uses
Section 7-4: Minimum Safety Regulations
Section 7-5: Parking Regulations
Section 7-6: Height, Area and Yard Regulations
Section 7-7: Other Regulations

Article 8: Housing Opportunity Overlay District
Section 8-1: Intent
Section 8-2: Use Regulations
Section 8-3: Parking Regulations
Section 8-4: Height Area and Yard Regulations
Section 8-5: Sign Regulations

Article 9: Commercial Zoned Districts

Section 9-1: Intent
Section 9-2: Commercial Zoning District
Section 9-3: Permitted Uses
Section 9-4: Conditional Uses
Section 9-5: Intensity of Use
Section 9-6: Heigh and Yard Regulations
Section 9-7: Development Standards
Section 9-8: Sign Regulations
Section 9-9: Parking Regulations
Section 9-10: Off-Street Loading and Unloading Regulations
Section 9-11: Supplemental Regulations
Section 9-12: Travel Trailer Parks
Section 9-13: Site Plans

Article 10: Central Business District
Section 10-1: Intent
Section 10-2: Use Regulations
Section 10-3: Parking Regulations
Section 10-4: Heigh, Area and Yard Regulations
Section 10-5: Sign Regulations

Article 11: Adult Entertainment Overlay District
Section 11-1: Intent
Section 11-2: Use Regulations
Section 11-3: Performance Standards
Section 11-4: Parking Regulations
Section 11-5: Heigh, Area and Yard Regulations
Section 11-6: Definitions

Article 12: [Reserved for Future Use]

Article 13: Mobile Home Park District

Section 13-1: Intent
Section 13-2: Permitted Uses
Section 13-3: Conditional Uses
Section 13-4: Home Occupations
Section 13-5: Accessory Uses
Section 13-6: General Requirements
Section 13-7: Specific Requirements
Section 13-8: Applications for Preliminary Approval
Section 13-9: Final Plan
Section 13-10: Deviation from Final Plan
Section 13-11: Discontinuance of Use as a Mobile Home Park
Section 13-12: Sign Regulations
Section 13-13: Parking Regulations
Section 13-14: Visible Lot Numbers

Article 14: Manufactured Home Subdivision District
Sectiont 14-1: Intent
Section 14-2: Permitted Uses
Section 14-3: Conditional Uses
Section 14-4: Intensity of Use
Section 14-5: Heigh Regulations
Section 14-6: Yard Regulations
Section 14-7: Sign Regulations
Section 14-8: Parking Regulations
Section 14-9: Performance Standards

Article 15: Industrial Districts
Section 15-1: Intent
Section 15-2: Permitted Uses
Section 15-3: Conditional Uses
Section 15-4 Development Standards
Section 15-5: Heigh and Yard Regulations
Section 15-6: Sign Regulations
Section 15-7: Parking Regulations
Section 15-8: Loading and Unloading Regulations
Section 15-9: Screening Requirements
Section 15-10: Site Plans

Article 16: Planned Unit Development (PUD)
Section 16-1: Intent
Section 16-2: General Provisions
Section 16-3: Standards and Conditions
Section 16-4: Application Process
Section 16-5: Preliminary Plan
Section 16-6: Final Plan
Section 16-7: Recording

Article 17: Public Use District
Section 17-1: Intent
Section 17-2: Permitted Uses
Section 17-3: Parking Regulations
Section 17-4: Sign Regulations
Section 17-5: Height, Area and Yard Regulations

Article 18: [Reserved for Future Use]

Article 19: Outdoor Lighting Regulations

Section 19-1: Purpose
Section 19-2: General Provisions
Section 19-3: Layout and Design Requirements
Section 19-4: Plan Submission
Section 19-5: Nonconforming Lighting

Article 20: Supplemental District Regulations

Section 20-1: General
Section 20-2: Height and Yard Regulations
Section 20-3: Number of Structures on Lot
Section 20-4: Sight Triangle
Section 20-5: Access to Commercial or Industrial-Zoned Property
Section 20-6: Temporary Uses
Section 20-7: Screening for Commercial and Industrial-Zoned Property
Section 20-8: Telecommunications Towers
Section 20-9: Fences
Section 20-10: Home Occupations
Section 20-11: Accessory Uses
Section 20-12: Residential - Design Manufcatured Housing Standards
Section 20-13: Landscaping
Section 20-14: Inoperable Motor Vehicles
Section 20-15: Emergency Access Roads

Article 21: Nonconformities
Section 21-1: General Provisions
Section 21-2: Nonconforming Lots of Record
Section 21-3: Nonconforming Structures
Section 21-4: Nonconforming Uses
Section 21-5: Exceptions as Conforming Uses

Article 22: Off-Street Parking Regulations
Section 22-1: Purpose
Section 22-2: General Provisions
Section 22-3: Layout and Design Requirements
Section 22-4: Permit Required
Section 22-5: Required Parking Spaces
Section 22-6: Exceptions by Board of Zoning Appeals
Section 22-7: Waivers By Zoning Administrator

Article 23: Loading and Unloading Regulations
Section 23-1: Requirements
Section 23-2: Districts Requiring Space

Article 24: Building Setbacks
Section 24-1: General Provisions
Section 24-2: Arterial and Collector Streets
Section 24-3: Exceptions
Section 24-4: Sight Triangle
Section 24-5: Gas Pump Canopies
Section 24-6: Order of Precedence

Article 25: Board of Zoning Appeals
Section 25-1: Board of Organization and Procedure
Section 25-2: Appeals
Section 25-3: Variances
Section 25-4: Exceptions
Section 25-5: Determinations of Board
Section 25-6: Application for Board Hearings
Section 25-7: Public Hearing Required
Section 25-8: Performance Upon Grant of Variance or Exceptions
Section 25-9: Appeals from Board Decisions

Article 26: Amendment Procedures
Section 26-1: General Authority and Procedure
Section 26-2: Conditional Zoning
Section 26-3: Table of Lesser Change
Section 26-4: Time of Performance in Rezoning
Section 26-5: Conditional Use Permits
Section 26-6: Fees for Rezonings and Conditional Use Permits

Article 27: Sign Regulations
Section 27-1: Purpose
Section 27-2: Licenses, Bonds, Permits, and Inspections

Section 27-3: General Regulations
Section 27-4: Exemptions
Section 27-5: Removal
Section 27-6: Obstruction to Doors, Windows or Fire Escapes
Section 27-7: Traffice Hazards
Section 27-8: Obscene Matter
Section 27-9: Spotlights or Floodlights on Signs Over Public Property
Section 27-10: Wind Pressure Requirements
Section 27-11: Light Reflection
Section 27-12: Illuminated Signs
Section 27-13: Prohibited Signs
Section 27-14: Use of Plastics
Section 27-15: Method of Measurement
Section 27-16: Pole Signs
Section 27-18: Project Signs
Section 27-19: Walls Signs
Section 27-20: Billboards
Section 27-21: Temporary Signs
Section 27-22: Politcal Signs
Section 27-23: Changeable Copy Signs
Section 27-24: Construction and Location
Section 27-25: Signs Permitted
Section 27-26: Signs Permitted in C-1 Districts
Section 27-27: Signs Permitted in C-2 and C-3 Districts
Section 27-28: Signs Permitted in C-4 District
Section 27-29: Signs Permitted in the I-1 and I-1 Districts
Section 27-30: Signs Permitted in the MP and MHS Districts
Section 27-31: Nonconforming Signs
Section 27-32: Discontinuance of Signs on Public Property
Section 27-33: Appeals
Section 27-34: Definitions

Article 28: Site Plans
Section 28-1: Intent
Section 28-2: Site Plan Review Committee
Section 28-3: When Site Plan Required
Section 28-4: Site Plan Review Procedure
Section 28-5: Occupancy or Use
Section 28-6: Change of Use

Article 29: Enforcement, Violation and Penalty
Section 29-1: Enforcement

Section 29-2: Interpretation and Conflict
Section 29-3: Validity
Section 29-4: Repeal of Existing Regulations; Accrued Rights and Liabilities
Section 29-5: Penalties
Section 29-6: Effective Date

Appendix:

Landscaping Guidelines

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