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City PlannerJulie Hurley,
City Planner
100 N 5th St
Leavenworth, KS 66048
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Planning & Zoning

City Planning is a function of the City's Planning & Community Development Department. City Planning sets the framework for the growth and development of the City though policy administration and development review.
The City recently adopted its development regulation addressing what land uses, building types and sizes, heights and densities are appropriate on land throughout the city. These Development Regulations also reinforce the City's planning efforts. Great care has been taken to ensure the community-based process of planning our City, including some neighborhoods in need of redevelopment, has been reflected in the design of these development regulations.
The Planning Commission is appointed by the City Commission and oversees the development of City Policy.

City Planning also oversees:
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Zoning Administration 
  • Subdivision of Properties 
  • Signs 
  • Fences
  • Demolition Permits
  • Code Enforcement
    • Vegetation & Grass
    • Nuisances
    • Inoperable Vehicles on private property
    • Property Maintenance
Downtown North Leavenworth Redevelopment Area - The Downtown / North Leavenworth Redevelopment Master Plan is intended to provide a general vision and guidance for the physical design and development associated with future investments by both the private and public sector. The master plan establishes the basic framework for improvements to enhance the appearance of the area, the pursuit of quality redevelopment projects, and strengthen access to, through and within Leavenworth's core area. These improvements are designed to foster a strong sense of pride within the community, and to provide the foundation for future cooperative efforts towards community building among the leadership of Leavenworth, the citizens, and potential investors.
Neighborhood Revitalization Area Plan/Tax Rebate Program
The Neighborhood Revitalization Area Plan is a property rebate plan of 95% of the actual property tax increase associated with property improvements made in the prescribed area. It is offered to encourage new investment into blighted areas. The rebate is paid to the property owner each year for anywhere from five to ten years, depending on the property's valuation increase. The rebate district is the area within Metropolitan Street, 10th Street, Spruce Street and the Missouri River.   
Applications are available at the Community Development Department at City Hall, 100 N 5th Street. Once the application and all accompanying documents are received, the packet is verified and forwarded to the County Appraiser's office for processing. The Neighborhood Revitalization Area application must be turned into City Hall before any work is performed. 
We strongly recommend you contact the City staff if you are considering purchasing a property in the Neighborhood Revitalization Area and/or you are planning improvements on your property.  Staff can assist you in determining the amount of property tax rebate you may receive and can answer any questions you might have about the program.  Please do not hesitate to contact us, we want to answer your questions!