Urban Core Residential District

As a major component of the 2015 Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan, the Urban Core Residential (UCR) land use designation was created to allow high-density housing, up to eight stories tall, with mixed-use neighborhood-scale commercial opportunity close to KSU and Aggieville. The Comprehensive Plan identified a five-block area east of North Manhattan Avenue as the location for this district.

The City Commission adopted the UCR district and sign regulations on June 6, 2017 via Ordinance no. 7290 and rezoned the area on May 15, 2018 via Ordinance no. 7353, effective May 20, 2018.

You may view the documents below for specific information on district development regulations. A meeting with city administration before submitting a building permit application is highly recommended. 

For questions or to schedule a meeting to discuss a project, please contact Long-Range Planner, Ben Chmiel at 785-587-2438.

Development User Guide

UCR Title Page

Zoning Regulations


Sign Regulations