Building & Zoning Department
215 S. Broadway, Louisburg, KS 66053
913-837-5811 · louisburgkansas.gov
rwhitham@louisburgkansas.gov
ARTICLE 18
PLAT APPROVAL
PLAT APPROVAL PROCESS
Any subdivision of land within the jurisdiction of the City of Louisburg or the City of Louisburg Growth Area must,
with certain exceptions, follow the procedures outlined below. The simple division of one lot into two lots may
qualify for a Lot Split, as explained Article 17 of this Procedures Manual and in the applicable subdivision
regulations. The subdivision process involves submittal of a preliminary plat, engineering plans for any public
improvements and a final plat. The following provides a more detailed overview of the subdivision process.
A. Preliminary Plat Process:
1.
city engineer and all other applicable city or county staff members to discuss the following:
A. Procedure for filing plats.
B. Availability of City sewer, water, gas and other applicable public services.
C. Comprehensive Plan requirements for major streets, land use, parks, schools and public
open spaces.
D. Zoning requirements for the property in question and adjacent properties.
E. Special setback requirements for arterial, collector and local streets.
F. Any other issues that may be applicable to the development.
2. The preliminary plat application form shall be completely filled out and returned to the Office of
the Codes Administrator with the appropriate application fee, deposit and required information.
As a part of the application, 15 copies of a preliminary plat conforming to the requirements of the
subdivision regulations and a vicinity map showing the location of the proposed subdivision shall
be submitted.
An application shall not be scheduled for public hearing until the application form has been
fully completed, the fee and deposit paid, and all required information submitted. The
deposit shall be used to cover expenses incurred by the city in the processing and review of
the application. If the city’s processing and review costs exceed the amount of the initial
deposit, the applicant shall be required to pay the additional amount.
3. The Planning Commission, based on the standards set out in the subdivision regulations, may
approve, approve conditionally, or disapprove the preliminary plat within 60 days of receiving the
plat at a regularly scheduled meeting.
B. Engineering Plan Review Process:
1. Upon the approval of the preliminary plat by the planning commission, the subdivider shall have
prepared by a licensed professional engineer, engineering drawings for all proposed and required
improvements containing the data and information specified in the applicable subdivision
regulations. The engineering drawings shall be submitted to the Codes Administrator for review
and approval by the City. If the proposed subdivision is to be developed in phases, engineering
drawings need only be for the applicable phase of the development to which the subsequent final
plat will apply unless otherwise specified by the Codes Administrator, City Engineer or planning
commission.
2. The City Engineer shall review the submitted engineering drawings in order to determine their
compliance with City design standards. After having reviewed the submitted engineering
drawings, the City Engineer shall notify the subdivider and the Codes Administrator, as to their
compliance. In the event that the drawings do not so conform or comply, the City Engineer shall
specify the specific manner in which such drawings do not so comply. The subdivider shall then
have corrections made of the defective drawings and resubmit the corrected drawings.
3. The Planning Commission shall approve a final plat only after consideration of the City Engineer's
opinion that the drawings are consistent with the approved preliminary plat and comply with their
design standards.
C. Final Plat Process
1. The subdivider shall submit the final plat application form, along with the appropriate fee, deposit
and any required supplemental information. Included as part of the application shall be the
original and 15 copies of the final plat prepared in accordance with the subdivision regulations.
A final plat application shall not be scheduled for public hearing until the application form
has been fully completed, the fee and deposit paid, and all required information submitted.
The deposit shall be used to cover expenses incurred by the city in the processing and review
of the application. If the city’s processing and review costs exceed the amount of the initial
deposit, the applicant shall be required to pay the additional amount.
2. The Planning Commission shall review the final plat and, based on the approved preliminary plat
and standards set out in the subdivision and zoning regulations, approve or deny the final plat.
3.. The final plat shall then come before the Governing Body for their consideration of any
dedications from the subdivider of street rights-of-way, drainage easements, park lands, or other
property to be used for public purposes.
CITY OF LOUISBURG, KANSAS
PRELIMINARY PLAT APPLICATION
Return Form To: For Office Use Only
Codes Administrator Subdivision No.:
City of Louisburg Date Filed:
215 S. Broadway Date of Meeting:
Louisburg, KS 66053 Filing Fee:
(913) 387-5811 Deposit:
(913) 387-5374 (fax)
APPLICANT INFORMATION:
Name of Subdivision:
Applicant: Phone:
Address: Zip:
Owner: Phone:
Address: Zip:
Name of Subdivider:
Name of Person who prepared the Plat:
Instructions:
The following checklist is to be completed by the applicant and shall accompany the Preliminary Plat when it is
submitted to the Codes Administrator. If the answer to any of the questions is "No", a written explanation must
accompany this checklist.
1. Does the Preliminary Plat show the following information? Yes No
A. The proposed name of the subdivision. (The name shall not
duplicate or too closely resemble the name or names of an
existing subdivision.) ____ ____
B. The location of the boundary lines of the subdivision and
reference to the section or quarter section lines. ____ ____
C. The names and addresses of the subdivider, developer, owner,
and the engineer or land surveyor who prepared the plat. ____ ____
D. Scale of the plat, 1"-100' or larger. ____ ____
E. Date of preparation and north point. ____ ____
Yes No
F. Existing conditions:
1. Location, width and name of platted streets or other
public ways, railroads and utility rights-of- way, parks
and other public open spaces and permanent buildings
within or adjacent to the proposed subdivision. ____ ____
2. All existing sewers, water mains, gas mains, culverts, or
other underground installations, within or adjacent
to the proposed subdivision, with pipe size and manholes,
grades and location. ____ ____
3. Names of adjacent subdivisions together with arrangement
of streets and lots, and owners of adjacent parcels of
unsubdivided land. ____ ____
4. Topography with contour intervals of not more than two
feet, referred to City or U.S.G.S. datum; where the ground
is too flat for contours, spot elevations shall be provided. ____ ____
5. Location of water courses, bridges, wooded areas, lakes,
ravines and such other features as may be pertinent to
the subdivision. ____ ____
6. Current zoning classification. ____ ____
G. The general arrangements of lots and their approximate size. ____ ____
H. Location and width of proposed streets, alleys, and pedestrian
ways and easements. ____ ____
I. The general plan of sewage disposal, water supply and
drainage, including a map showing the drainage area of each
major drainage way. ____ ____
J. Location and size of proposed parks, playgrounds, churches,
school sites or other special uses of land to be considered for
reservation or dedication for public use. ____ ____
K. General street layout of adjacent property within 200 feet to
show how streets and other public facilities in the proposed
subdivision relate to the adjacent property. ____ ____
L. Approximate gradient of streets. ____ ____
M. Vicinity map showing streets within 500 feet of the boundaries
of the proposed subdivision. ____ ____
Yes No
2. Does the proposed subdivision design conform to the Comprehensive
Plan? ____ ____
3. Will the proposed subdivision make the development of adjacent
property more difficult? ____ ____
4. Are lots sized appropriately for existing zoning district? ____ ____
5. Are all lots free from floodplain encroachment? ____ ____
6. Are drainage ways and other drainage facilities sufficient to
prevent flooding both on-site and off-site? ____ ____
7. Are all lots buildable with respect to topography, drainage ways,
bedrock, and soil conditions? ____ ____
8. Do proposed street grades and alignment meet all requirements? ____ ____
9. Is the proposed subdivision inside the City limits? ____ ____
10. Were fifteen (15) copies of the preliminary plat submitted? ____ ____
11. Was the preliminary plat fee of $ paid? ____ ____
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