The Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2011 by the Planning Commission of the City of Edgerton, and approved by the City Council, consists of a framework of twelve (12) long range goals that guide the development of the City of Edgerton through the year 2040. A key component of the Comprehensive Plan is the Future Land Use Map, which provides guidelines for the development and growth of land use in the City of Edgerton. PLEASE NOTE that the City Council has provided direction to Staff to begin the process of updating both the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map given the unprecedented economic growth within the city and the region. Preliminary efforts are underway. To see the full version of the adopted Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map, please see below:
Property owners requesting rezoning should file all necessary materials at least 35 days prior to a regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting.
The applicant will be responsible for mailing notices of the public hearing for the requested rezoning by certified mail, return receipt requested to all owners of land within the notification area: two hundred (200) feet within the city limits; one thousand (1,000) feet in the unincorporated area of the subject property. These notices must be sent a minimum of twenty (20) days prior to the public hearing. In addition, the City will publish a public hearing notice in the official city newspaper and post a sign at the property. The Planning Commission and Governing Body shall determine whether the amendment is found to be generally compatible with surrounding development and is in the best interest of the City.
Conditional Use Permit
Land uses that are not permitted within a particular zoning district, such as hospitals, airports and quarries, are typically approved through the Conditional Use Permit process. Land uses that are only permitted within a particular zoning district under specified conditions relating to operation, site development and time limits after review and approval by the Planning Commission and City Council, are allowed through the Conditional Use Permit process.
Applicants shall file an application for a proposed conditional use. The applicant shall also mail certified letters to all property owners having property within 200 feet of the proposed conditional use’s location. Letters shall also be mailed to property owners within 1,000 feet of the proposed conditional use’s location in the unincorporated area of the applicable county. These notices must be mailed a minimum of twenty days prior to the scheduled public hearing. The City can assist applicants in determining the property owners that need to be notified.
An affidavit concerning the mailing of property owner notification letters must be returned to the office of the City Clerk by no later than the Monday preceding the public hearing. The Planning Commission meets in the City Hall on the second Tuesday of every month. The agenda and staff reports will be available the Friday preceding the public hearing. The chairperson will open the public hearing for each case to hear presentations by the city staff, the owner or authorized agent, and the audience, respectively. After everyone has had the opportunity to speak, the Planning Commission will close or continue the public hearing to a later date. After the public hearing is closed, discussion will be limited to the Planning Commission and action will be taken in the form of a recommendation for approval or denial to the Governing Body.
After the conclusion of the public hearing, a fourteen day protest period begins. During the protest period, property owners within the notification area of the subject property may file a petition indicating their protest to the requested conditional use permit in the office of the City Clerk. The submission of valid protest petitions from property owners of 20% of the land within the notification area of the subject property within the allotted time will require a three-quarter vote for approval by the Governing Body. Copies of protest petitions may be obtained in the office of the City Clerk.
After the protest period has concluded, the application will be placed on the next agenda for City Council action (typically within thirty days after the conclusion of the public hearing). The Governing Body will review the transcript of the public hearing and the recommendation of the Planning Commission and will take action by concurring with or overriding the Planning Commission recommendation, or by returning the request to the Planning Commission.
Southwest Johnson County Area Plan
The Southwest Johnson County Area Plan, adopted in 2013, is a multi-agency partnership between the Core Team of the City of Edgerton, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDoT), the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), Johnson County, and the City of Gardner. The purpose of the plan is to provide a variety of transportation and land use opportunities centered around the BNSF Railroad Intermodal facility and subsequent economic development in the region around it as a result of its construction and operation. For more information and a copy of the adopted plan, please visit the plan on the MARC website.