Why the Plan Changes

The Planning Commission and City Council use 15 factors, including conformance with the city's Comprehensive Plan, when reviewing the appropriateness of a development proposal for rezoning or a special use permit. Other factors may weigh equally in the decision and result in approval of a proposal that conflicts with the Comprehensive Plan.

Kansas state statutes recognize that changes in anticipated development will take place and provide for an annual review of the Comprehensive Plan by the Planning Commission and City Council to ensure it does not become obsolete.

The annual review of the Comprehensive Plan involves updating all changes in land use, goal statements, and city policies that have occurred during the previous year as a result of rezoning, special use permits, other plan approvals or special studies.