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. 

In 2018, the City Commission rezoned a five block area east of the K-State campus and north of Aggieville (see zoning map) to permit this kind of development. The Manhattan Development Code houses design standards and density/bulk standards for development in this zoning district.

The area was designated as a Federal Opportunity Zone in 2017, which offers special tax incentives to developers.

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