Planning & Urban Design

Improving lives through the power of design.



About Planning & Urban Design

VISION: A Department that advocates for the greater good with empathy, professionalism, and expertise.

MISSION: To enhance the long-term value and livability of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas through the creation of a regenerative community that is socially just, economically accessible, culturally diverse and environmentally sustainable. We consistently improve the built, natural, social and cultural environments through strategic planning, urban design, local development reviews, and zoning enforcement efforts. In collaboration with our many partners, we support public officials and empower citizens to realize their shared vision of the future. 

Upcoming Board and Commission Hearings

Attention: Planning & Zoning/Full Commission for April 25, 2024

Attention: City Landmarks Commission Public Hearing Procedures for May 6, 2024

Attention: Board of Zoning Appeals & City Planning Commission Public Hearing Procedures for May 13, 2024 

Note: All Board of Zoning Appeals, City Planning Commission, and Landmarks Commission hearings are back to in-person meetings (Board of Commissioners Chambers: 701 North 7th Street, Kansas City, Kansas 66101) with a hybrid option. 

Department Head

Director Gunnar Hand, AICP