Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board

Background

The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board is a quasi-judicial board that was created in March 1976, through an interlocal agreement between the Manhattan City Commission and the Riley County Commission, to provide for coordinated planning within a jurisdictional area called the Manhattan Urban Area, which includes the Manhattan city limits and the surrounding urbanizing area. The focus of the board is to develop, adopt and update the comprehensive plan and other policy documents for the board's jurisdictional area, and formulation of development codes for the area. These policy and implementation documents address a range of community issues such as growth and development, land use, natural resources and open space, flood plains, housing, neighborhoods, the downtown, highway corridors and transportation. The board also reviews development applications and planning and zoning proposals, and forwards recommendations to the City or County Commission for final action.

The Board contains seven members, with the City and County Commissions each appointing three members, and the seventh member being an alternating appointment.

Meetings

The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The first meeting of the month is a legislative meeting, during which the board conducts public hearings to consider and make recommendations on applications involving the annexation, zoning and subdivision of land, and proposed amendments to regulations and land use plans. The second meeting of the month is a work session, during which the board works with the community and planning division on various studies and planning initiatives, to address both the strategic and long-range planning needs of the community, therefore there are no application deadlines or notice dates listed.

Meeting date

Application deadline

Notice date

Jan 12, 2023

Nov 18, 2022

Dec 22, 2022

Jan 26

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Feb 09

Dec 16

Jan 19

Feb 23

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Mar 09

Jan 20

Feb 16

Mar 23

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Apr 13

Feb 24

Mar 23

Apr 27

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May 11

Mar 24

Apr 20

May 25

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Jun 08

Apr 21

May 18

Jun 22

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Jul 13

May 26

Jun 22

Jul 27

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Aug 10

Jun 23

Jul 20

Aug 24

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Sep 14

Jul 28

Aug 24

Sep 28

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Oct 12

Aug 25

Sep 21

Oct 26

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Nov 09

Sep 22

Oct 19

Nov 30 *

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Dec 14

Oct 27

Nov 23

Dec 28

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Jan 11, 2024

Nov 24

Dec 21

Jan 25, 2024

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Feb 08, 2024

Dec 22

Jan 18

Feb 22, 2024

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Mar 14, 2024

Jan 26

Feb 22

Mar 28, 2024

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Staff Liaisons

John Adam
Assistant Director
Community Development
E-mail John Adam
785-587-2435

Barry Beagle
Senior Planner
Community Development
E-mail Barry Beagle
785-587-2425

Additional Information

Meeting Information

The board meets on the second (legislative) and fourth (work session) Thursdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Room at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

Members

  • Phil Anderson, Chair
    • Term expires: 04/30/25
  • Ben Burton, Vice Chair
    • Term expires: 04/30/24
  • John Ball
    • Term expires: 04/30/24
  • Ken Ebert
    • Term expires: 04/30/25
  • Debbie Nuss
    • Term expires:04/30/23
  • Neil Parikh
    • Term expires: 04/30/23
  • Vacant 
    • Term expires: 04/30/25