Site Plan

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Site plan approvals are required to ensure that regulation standards are met. The City aims to have redevelopment and new development designed in a manner which reasonably protects visual environmental qualities and property values in the City of Prairie Village and assures adequate management of stormwater and safe vehicular access.

Applications must be submitted to the City and signed by the owner along with fourteen copies of the site plan and the appropriate filing fee.  Applicants are required to hold a neighborhood meeting according the City's Citizen Participation Policy [PDF].

Applications for site plans are required for all sites except for single-family dwellings and two-family dwellings. Group homes and residential designed manufactured homes and Commercial/Office properties including proposed expansions or enlargements of more than ten percent of the existing floor area of the existing building must submit a site plan.

All site plans must be prepared by a registered architect, registered landscape architect or licensed professional engineer.

Items required for submission include:

  • Name of the project, address, boundaries, date, north arrow and scale of the plan;
  • Name and address of the owner of record, developer, and name, address and phone number of preparers;
  • All existing lot lines, easements, rights-of-way including area in acres or square feet;
  • The location and use of all existing and proposed buildings and structures within the development. All dimensions of height and floor area, all exterior entrances and all anticipated future additions and alterations. Typical elevations, showing building materials and colors;
  • The location of all present and proposed public and private ways, driveways, sidewalks, ramps, curbs and fences;
  • Location of required parking areas including parking stalls, setbacks and loading and service areas and the type of pavement proposed;
  • The location, height, intensity and bulb type (e.g., fluorescent, sodium incandescent) of all external lighting fixtures. The direction of illumination and methods to eliminate glare onto adjoining properties;
  • The location, height, size, materials and design of all proposed signage;
  • Location, type and screening details for all waste disposal containers;
  • A landscape plan showing all existing open space and trees to be retained, all proposed changes to these features including the location, size and type of proposed plant material, and any proposed screening for adjacent properties which may include solid or semisolid, fencing, walls or hedges or a combination thereof;
  • The location of all existing and proposed utility systems including:
    • sewer lines and manholes.
    • water lines and fire hydrants.
    • telephone, cable and electrical systems.
    • storm drainage system including drain fines, culverts, catch basins, headwalls, endwalls, manholes, and drainage scales.
  • Plans to prevent: (a) the pollution of surface or groundwater; (b) the erosion of soil both
    during and after construction; (c) excessive run-off-, (d) and flooding of other properties,
    as applicable. Said plans shall include stormwater run-off calculations and shall provide
    for on-site stormwater management in accordance with Chapter 14, Article 2 Stormwater
    Management of the City Code;
  • Existing and proposed topography shown at not more than two-foot contour intervals and
    the location of flood plains. All elevations shall refer to U. S. G. S. datum;
  • Zoning districts adjacent to the site;
  • Traffic flow patterns within the site, entrances and exits, loading and unloading areas,
    curb cuts on the site and within 100 feet of the site.

Click here to download a site plan application. 

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