Development Management

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The Division provides staff support to the City Plan Commission (CPC) and Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) and makes recommendations to the groups regarding land use issues for current projects. The Division also houses the Development Compliance Branch which ensures public welfare and safety through the enforcement of codes and ordinances. The branch’s responsibility includes land use and development compliance, floodplain violations and processing of Certificate of Legal Non-Conformance applications.

CPD Boards and Commissions – View complete list.

Contact Staff

Development Management staff are located on the 15th Floor of City Hall. You can also contact staff at (816) 513-1500 to make an appointment with a planner. CPC and BZA sign postings are also available for pickup on the 15th floor. The Division is committed to making the development approval process easier for customers by working with individual applicants or their representatives by appointment.

Online Options

Compass KC
Plan submittals are now accepted online through Compass KC. You can view a Compass KC FAQ and Guide here: Development Plan Submittal Compass KC Guide.

Development Tracker
Click on property or add property address to find current and future development info.

Checklists for Application Approval

Download Applications

The following links display applications that you may print and complete for submittal to the City Planning and Development Department, City Plan Commission or Board of Zoning Adjustment. Please read the directions on each application carefully before completing the application. Incomplete and/or substandard application packages may result in a delay in the preparation of your request for review by the respective board or commission. All affidavits must be signed and notarized as required.

Helpful Links

Municode is a user-friendly, online way to view the City’s zoning and development code.

Traffic Impact Analysis
In order to adequately review development proposals, the city staff request that developers provide a traffic impact analysis to allow the staff to determine the need for street and highway improvements to serve the proposed use and address the traffic impact on the public street network.