Board of Zoning Appeals

Board of Zoning Appeals


Public hearing and application schedule for 2020

  • Until further notice, all hearings will be conducted in a virtual setting. If you want to participate in a hearing please sign up on this page. If you only want to view the meeting, that can be done by tuning into cable channel 3 or on this webpage.

   
The Board of Zoning Appeals is a quasi-judicial board, which, through state statute, is granted the authority to consider and approve, or deny, applications requesting relief from the requirements of the Zoning Regulations involving private property within the City of Manhattan. The board's decisions are made following quasi-judicial procedure, to develop findings of fact, based on evidence presented to it during a public hearing. The board was organized for the following specific purposes, as set forth in Article XIV, Administration, Part 3, of the Manhattan Zoning Regulations:

  • To hear and decide on appeals subject to the procedures and standards set out in the Zoning Regulations with respect to the interpretation or application to decisions made by the Zoning Administrator under the Zoning Regulations. 
  • To hear and rule upon applications for variances from the provisions imposed by the Zoning Ordinance in the manner and subject to the procedure and standards set out in the Zoning Regulations. 
  • To hear and rule upon applications for conditional use permits subject in the manner and subject to the procedures and standards set out in the Zoning Regulations.
  • To hear and rule upon applications for exceptions from the provisions imposed by these regulations in the manner and subject to the procedures and standards set out in the Zoning Regulations.
  • To hear and decide all manners referred to it upon which it is required or authorized to rule by these regulations or applicable state law.
The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five residents appointed by the City Commission.

Staff Liaison


Contact Community Development for more information.
 785-587-2412
 
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Meetings

The board meets once a month on the second Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

Members


  • Harry Hardy, Chair
    • Term expires: 12/31/22
  • La Barbara James Wigfall, Vice-Chair
    • Term expires: 12/31/21
  • Ansley Chua
    • Term expires: 12/31/22
  • Sara Fisher
    • Term expires: 12/31/21
  • Connie Hamilton
    • Term expires: 12/31/20