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Zoning Regulations

ZONING REGULATIONS

Ellis County, Kansas

Ellis County Joint Planning Commission
Edition of September 1, 2006, and as
amended August & December 2010 & May 2011

Ellis County Board of County Commissioners- 2011
Swede Holmgren, District 1
Glenn Diehl, District 2
Dean Haselhorst, District 3

Ellis County Joint Planning Commission
William Poland, Chairman
Paul Baier, Vice Chairman
Kendall Krug, Member
Galen Huser, Member
Kirk Dickinson, Member
Dick Klaus, Member
Ken Richmeier, Member
Gary Luea, Member
Luanne Kramer, Member

Ellis County Clerk
Alberta Klaus

County Staff- 2011
Dale Wing, R.S.- Zoning Administrator
Carla Meier, Recording Secretary

Planning Consultant- 2006
David L. Yearout, AICP
Baughman Company, P.A.
Wichita, Kansas

Ellis County Zoning Regulations
(May 2011 Revision)

Table of Contents

Ellis County, Kansas
City of Schoenchen, Kansas

ARTICLE 1 TITLE; PURPOSE; DEFINITIONS; DISTRICT AND GENERAL REGULATIONS 1-1

Sections:

1-101 Title 1-1

1-102 Purpose 1-1

1-103 Jurisdiction 1-2

1-104 Definitions 1-3

1-105 Districts 1-21

1-106 General Regulations Governing All Zoning Districts 1-23

1-107 Vesting of Development Rights 1-24

 

ARTICLE 2 "AG" AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS 2-1

Sections:

2-101 Application 2-1

2-102 Use Regulations 2-1

2-103 Performance Standards 2-2

2-104 Parking Regulations 2-2

2-105 Off-Street Loading Regulations 2-2

2-106 Sign Regulations 2-2

2-107 Height, Area, and Bulk Regulations 2-2

2-108 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 2-2

2-109 Supplementary Use Regulations 2-2

 

ARTICLE 3 "RR" RURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS 3-1

Sections

3-101 Application 3-1

3-102 Use Regulations 3-1

3-103 Performance Standards 3-1

3-104 Parking Regulations 3-1

3-105 Off-Street Loading Regulations 3-1

3-106 Sign Regulations 3-1

3-107 Height, Area, and Bulk Regulations 3-2

3-108 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 3-2

3-109 Supplementary Use Regulations 3-2

 

ARTICLE 4 "SR" SUBURBAN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT REGULATION 4-1

Sections

4-101 Application 4-1

4-102 Use Regulations 4-1

4-103 Performance Standards 4-1

4-104 Parking Regulations 4-1

4-105 Off-Street Loading Regulations 4-2

4-106 Sign Regulations 4-2

4-107 Height, Area, and Bulk Regulations 4-2

4-108 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 4-2

4-109 Supplementary Use Regulations 4-2

 

ARTICLE 5 "R-1" SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS 5-1

Sections:

5-101 Application 5-1

5-102 Use Regulations 5-1

5-103 Performance Standards 5-1

5-104 Parking Regulations 5-1

5-105 Off-Street Loading Regulations 5-1

5-106 Sign Regulations 5-1

5-107 Height, Area, and Bulk Regulations 5-2

5-108 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 5-2

5-109 Supplementary Use Regulations 5-2

 

ARTICLE 6 "V-1" VILLAGE DISTRICT REGULATION 6-1

Sections:

6-101 Application 6-1

6-102 Use Regulations 6-1

6-103 Performance Standards 6-1

6-104 Parking Regulations 6-1

6-105 Off-Street Loading Regulations 6-1

6-106 Sign Regulations 6-1

6-107 Height, Area, and Bulk Regulations 6-1

6-108 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 6-2

6-109 Supplementary Use Regulations 6-2

 

ARTICLE 7 "R-1A" SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS 7-1

Sections

7-101 Application 7-1

7-102 Use Regulations 7-1

7-103 Performance Standards 7-1

7-104 Parking Regulations 7-1

7-105 Off-Street Loading Regulations 7-2

7-106 Sign Regulations 7-2

7-107 Height, Area, and Bulk Regulations 7-2

7-108 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 7-2

7-109 Supplementary Use Regulations 7-2

 

ARTICLE 8 "R-1B" SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS 8-1

Sections

8-101 Application 8-1

8-102 Use Regulations 8-1

8-103 Performance Standards 8-1

8-104 Parking Regulations 8-1

8-105 Off-Street Loading Regulations 8-1

8-106 Sign Regulations 8-2

8-107 Height, Area, and Bulk Regulations 8-2

8-108 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 8-2

8-109 Supplementary Use Regulations 8-2

 

ARTICLE 9 "RP-2" PLANNED MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT 9-1

Sections:

9-101 Application 9-1

9-102 Use Regulations 9-1

9-103 Plan Approval Guidelines 9-1

9-104 Performance Standards 9-1

9-105 Parking Regulations 9-1

9-106 Off-Street Loading Regulations 9-1

9-107 Sign Regulations 9-2

9-108 Height, Area, and Bulk Regulations 9-2

9-109 Supplementary Height, Area, and Bulk Regulations 9-2

9-110 Supplementary Use Regulations 9-2

 

ARTICLE 10 "CP-0" PLANNED COMMERCIAL OFFICE DISTRICT REGULATIONS 10-1

Sections:

 

10-101 Application 10-1

10-102 Use Regulations 10-1

10-103 Plan Approval Guidelines 10-2

10-104 Performance Standards 10-2

10-105 Parking Regulations 10-2

10-106 Off-Street Loading Regulations 10-2

10-107 Sign Regulations 10-2

10-108 Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 10-2

10-109 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 10-3

10-110 Supplementary Use Regulations 10-3

 

ARTICLE 11 "CP-1" PLANNED GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS 11-1

Sections:

 

11-101 Application 11-1

11-102 Use Regulations 11-1

11-103 Plan Approval Guidelines 11-2

11-104 Performance Standards 11-2

11-105 Parking Regulations 11-2

11-106 Off-Street Loading Regulations 11-3

11-107 Sign Regulations 11-3

11-108 Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 11-3

11-109 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 11-3

11-110 Supplementary Use Regulations 11-3

 

ARTICLE 12 "CP-2" PLANNED HIGHWAY SERVICE COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

REGULATIONS 12-1

Sections

 

12-101 Application 12-1

12-102 Use Regulations 12-1

12-103 Plan Approval Guidelines 12-1

12-104 Performance Standards 12-1

12-105 Parking Regulations 12-1

12-106 Off-Street Loading Regulations 12-2

12-107 Sign Regulations 12-2

12-108 Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 12-2

12-109 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 12-2

12-110 Supplementary Use Regulations 12-2

 

ARTICLE 13 "CP-3" PLANNED CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT REGULATIONS 13-1

Sections:

 

13-101 Application 13-1

13-102 Use Regulations 13-1

13-103 Plan Approval Guidelines 13-1

13-104 Performance Standards 13-1

13-105 Parking Regulations 13-1

13-106 Off-Street Loading Regulations 13-1

13-107 Sign Regulations 13-2

13-108 Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 13-2

13-109 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 13-2

13-110 Supplementary Use Regulations 13-2

 

ARTICLE 14 "IP-1" PLANNED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS 14-1

Sections:

 

14-101 Application 14-1

14-102 Use Regulations 14-1

14-103 Plan Approval Guidelines 14-2

14-104 Performance Standards 14-2

14-105 Parking Regulations 14-2

14-106 Off-Street Loading Regulations 14-2

14-107 Sign Regulations 14-2

14-108 Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 14-2

14-109 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 14-2

14-110 Supplementary Use Regulations 14-3

 

ARTICLE 15 "IP-2" PLANNED MEDIUM INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS 15-1

Sections:

 

15-101 Application 15-1

15-102 Use Regulations 15-1

15-103 Plan Approval Guidelines 15-2

15-104 Performance Standards 15-2

15-105 Parking Regulations 15-2

15-106 Off-Street Loading Regulations 15-2

15-107 Sign Regulations 15-2

15-108 Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 15-2

15-109 Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 15-2

15-110 Supplementary Use Regulations 15-3

 

ARTICLE 16 "PUD” PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT REGULATIONS 16-1

Sections:

 

16-101 Application 16-1

16-102 Use Regulations 16-1

16-103 Plan Approval Guidelines 16-1

16-104 Performance Standards 16-1

16-105 Parking Regulations 16-1

16-106 Off-Street Loading Regulations 16-1

16-107 Sign Regulations 16-1

16-108 Height, Area and Bulk Regulations 16-2

 

ARTICLE 17 "FP" FLOODPLAIN OVERLAY DISTRICT REGULATIONS 17-1

Sections:

 

17-101 Purpose 17-1

17-102 Findings of Fact 17-1

17-103 General Provisions 17-2

17-104 Administration 17-3

17-105 Provisions for Flood Hazard Reduction 17-4

17-106 Floodplain Management Variance Procedures 17-8

17-107 Amendments 17-10

17-108 Penalties 17-10

17-109 Definitions 17-10

 

ARTICLE 18 "FRD" FLOODWATER RETARDING DAM BREACH IMPACT DISTRICT 18.1

Sections:

 

18-101 Purpose 18-1

18-102 Findings of Fact 18-1

18-103 General Provisions 18-2

18-104 Establishment of Zoning District 18-3

18-105 Permitted Uses 18-3

18-106 Permit Required 18-3

 

ARTICLE 19 "AO" AIRPORT OVERLAY DISTRICT REGULATIONS 19-1

Sections:

 

19-101 Application 19-1

19-102 Definitions 19-1

19-103 Establishment of Airport Zones 19-3

19-104 Airport Zone Height Limitations 19-4

19-105 Use Restrictions 19-4

19-106 Plan Approval Guidelines 19-4

19-107 Nonconforming Uses 19-5

19-108 Permits 19-5

19-109 Enforcement 19-6

19-110 Conflicting Regulations 19-7

 

ARTICLE 20 PLAN APPROVAL GUIDELINES 20-1

Sections:

 

20-101 Purpose 20-1

20-102 Application, Review, Approval Procedure 20-1

20-103 Development Plan 20-2

20-104 Development Plan - Planning Commission Review 20-3

20-105 Development Plan - Phasing, Time Restrictions 20-3

20-106 Appeals of Planning Commission Action on Development Plans 20-4

20-107 Remedies for Noncompliance 20-4

 

ARTICLE 21 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS 21-1

Sections:

 

21-101 Purpose 21-1

21-102 Performance Standards - Districts "AG", "RR", "SR", “V-1” and “R-1” 21-1

21-103 Performance Standards - Districts "R-1A" and "R-1B" 21-2

21-104 Performance Standards - Districts "RP-2” 21-3

21-105 Performance Standards - Districts "CP-0" 21-3

21-106 Performance Standards - Districts "CP-1" and "CP-2” 21-3

21-107 Performance Standards - District "CP-3" 21-4

21-108 Performance Standards - District "IP-1" and “IP-2” 21-4

21-109 Performance Standards - Conditional Uses 21-4

21-110 Performance Standards - District “PUD” Planned Unit Development 21-5

21-111 Performance Standards - District “AO” 21-5

 

ARTICLE 22 PARKING REGULATIONS 22-1

Sections:

 

22-101 Parking Requirements 22-1

22-102 Interpretation of the Chart 22-3

22-103 Joint Use and Off-Site Facilities 22-4

22-104 Design Standards 22-4

22-105 Performance Standards 22-4

 

ARTICLE 23 OFF-STREET LOADING REGULATIONS 23-1

Sections:

 

23-101 Requirements 23-1

23-102 Interpretation of the Chart 23-1

23-103 Mixed Uses of One Building 23-1

23-104 Design Standards 23-2

 

ARTICLE 24 DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS 24-1

Sections:

 

24-101 Purpose and Scope 24-1

24-102 Objectives 24-1

24-103 Definitions 24-1

24-104 General Sign Requirements 24-6

24-105 Procedural Requirements 24-9

24-106 Design and Construction Standards 24-12

24-107 District Regulations 24-13

24-108 Nonconforming Signs 24-24

 

ARTICLE 25 DISTRICT HEIGHT, AREA AND BULK REGULATIONS 25-1

 

ARTICLE 26 SUPPLEMENTARY HEIGHT, AREA AND BULK REGULATIONS 26-1

Sections:

 

26-101 Application 26-1

26-102 Modification of Height Regulations 26-1

26-103 Modification of Area Regulations 26-1

 

ARTICLE 27 SUPPLEMENTARY USE REGULATIONS; CONDITIONAL USES;

ACCESSORY USES; PROHIBITED USES 27-1
 

Sections:

 

27-101 Conditional Uses - Purpose and Intent 27-1

27-102 Application of Conditional Uses 27-1

27-103 Additions and Changes to Conditional Uses 27-2

27-104 Conditional Uses Enumerated 27-2

27-105 Continuance of a Conditional Use 27-11

27-106 Accessory Uses 27-11

27-107 Eligibility for Accessory Use 27-12

27-108 Accessory Uses Allowed 27-12

27-109 Specialty Accessory Uses 27-17

27-110 Accessory Building or Structure Use 27-19

27-111 Prohibited Uses 27-20

 

ARTICLE 28 NONCONFORMING USES 28-1

Sections:

 

28-101 Nonconforming Lots of Record 28-1

28-102 Nonconforming Use of Land 28-2

28-103 Nonconforming Use of Structures 8-2

28-104 Discontinuance of Nonconforming Uses 28-2

28-105 Destruction of a Nonconforming Use 28-2

28-106 Intermittent Use 28-2

28-107 Existence of a Nonconforming Use 28-2

 

ARTICLE 29 THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS 29-1

Sections:

 

29-101 Organization and Procedure 29-1

29-102 Powers 29-1

29-103 Variances 29-1

29-104 Special Exceptions 29-2

29-105 Special Yard and Height Exceptions 29-4

29-106 Guidelines for Conditions 29-4

29-107 Application 29-5

29-108 Stay of Proceedings 29-5

29-109 Public Hearing 29-5

29-110 Findings and Records of Proceedings 29-5

29-111 Lapse of Special Exception 29-6

29-112 Decisions of the Board 29-6

 

ARTICLE 30 ADMINISTRATION 30-1

Sections:

 

30-101 Enforcement 30-1

30-102 Zoning Certificate 30-1

30-103 Application for Zoning Certificate 30-1

30-104 Fees 30-2

30-105 Issuance of Zoning Certificate 30-2

30-106 Revocation of Zoning Certificate 30-2

30-107 Stop Order 30-2

30-108 Period of Validity 30-2

30-109 Certificate of Occupancy 30-2

30-110 Reports 30-3

30-111 Administrative Permit 30-3

30-112 Vesting of Development Rights 30-3

 

ARTICLE 31 SPECIAL EVENTS 31-1

Sections:

 

31-101 Purpose and Intent 31-1

31-102 Special Events Defined 31-1

31-103 Special Events Not Requiring a Permit 31-1

31-104 Special Events Subject to an Administrative Permit 31-2

31-105 Special Events Subject to Governing Body Approval 31-3

31-106 Application and Fee 31-3

 

ARTICLE 32 AMENDMENTS 32-1

Sections:

 

32-101 Who May Petition or Apply 32-1

32-102 Procedures for Consideration of Request for Amendments, Revisions or Changes 32-1

32-103 Referral of Amendments to Cities 32-3

32-104 Posting of Sign 32-4

32-105 Factors to be Considered 32-4

32-106 Traffic Studies 32-6

32-107 Limitations on Reapplication for Amendments 32-7

 

ARTICLE 33 INTERPRETATION, CONFLICT, REMEDIES AND PENALTY 33-1

Sections:

 

33-101 Interpretation and Conflict 33-1

33-102 Remedies Available 33-1

33-103 Penalty 33-1

 

ARTICLE 34 MISCELLANEOUS 34-1

Sections:

 

34-101 Validity 34-1

34-102 Accrued Rights and Liabilities Saved 34-1

34-103 Severability 34-1

34-104 Effective Date 34-1

34-105 Repealing Clause 34-1


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