The Division provides staff support to the City Plan Commission (CPC) and Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) and makes recommendations to the groups regarding land use issues for current projects. The Division also houses the Development Compliance Branch which ensures public welfare and safety through the enforcement of codes and ordinances. The branch’s responsibility includes land use and development compliance, floodplain violations and processing of Certificate of Legal Non-Conformance applications.
CPD Boards and Commissions– View complete list
Development Management staff are located on the 15th Floor of City Hall. You can also contact staff at 816-513-1500 to make an appointment with a planner. CPC and BZA sign postings are also available for pickup on the 15th floor. The Division is committed to making the development approval process easier for customers by working with individual applicants or their representatives by appointment.
Click on property or add property address to find current and future development info.
Checklists for application approval
The following links display applications that you may print and complete for submittal to the City Planning and Development Department, City Plan Commission or Board of Zoning Adjustment. Please read the directions on each application carefully before completing the application. Incomplete and/or substandard application packages may result in a delay in the preparation of your request for review by the respective board or commission. All affidavits must be signed and notarized as required.
- City Plan Commission Applications – You can now apply using Compass KC
About the CPC
- Board of Zoning Adjustment Applications – You can now apply using Compass KC
About the BZA
- Street Naming Committee Applications – You can now apply using Compass KC
The Subdivision Regulations require that all preliminary plats submitted to the City for approval have a separate Official Street Name Sign Plan attached. A street name sign plan is generally only required when new streets are contemplated with a development. Because preliminary plans for rezoning or community unit projects serve as a project’s preliminary plat, a street name sign plan may be required for these applications.
- Honorary Street Name Application – You can now apply using Compass KC
The City has also established an Honorary Street Name program to recognize significant people, places or events through the placement of special street name signs.
- How to request approval from the City – You can now apply using Compass KC
How to request approval of a rezoning
How to request vacation of a street, alley, plat or easement
- Consent forms for City Plan Commission (CPC) applications
If the applicant is not the legal owner of record of the property being considered by the City Plan Commission, a consent form signed by the owner and witnessed by a Notary Public must be filed with the application. The consent form grants the CPC permission to consider the case and binds the property owner to any conditions of approval that may result.
Individual for property owned by a single person
Partnership for property owned by a limited partnership
Corporate for a property owned by a corporate entity
Limited liability for a company
Municode is a user-friendly, online way to view the City’s zoning and development code.
Traffic impact analysis
In order to adequately review development proposals, the city staff request that developers provide a traffic impact analysis to allow the staff to determine the need for street and highway improvements to serve the proposed use and address the traffic impact on the public street network.