This article shall be known and cited as the “Eudora Zoning Ordinance" and the Official Zoning District Map for the City of Eudora, Kansas.

The zoning regulations set forth in this Article are enacted to implement the land use element of the Comprehensive Plan for the city and to promote the health, safety, morals, and the general welfare of the city and its citizens and to lessen congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, panic, and other dangers; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; and to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks and other public requirements.

The jurisdiction of this Article shall apply to all land located within the corporate limits of the City of Eudora, Kansas.

(1)   Residential

(a)   RA – Residential Agriculture District.

(b)   RS – Residential Single-Family District.

(c)   RT – Residential Two-Family or Duplex District.

(d)   RM – Residential Multifamily District.

(e)   RE – Residential Elderly Housing District.

(2)   Commercial

(a)   C – Commercial District.

(b)   DC – Downtown Commercial District.

(3)   Industrial District

(a)   I – Industrial District.

(4)   Flood Plain Overlay Districts

(a)   FW – Floodway Overlay District.

(b)   FF – Floodway Fringe Overlay District.

(5)   Overlay Districts

(a)   POD – Planned Overlay District.

(b)   K-10 – Kansas Highway Overlay District

There is hereby created a city of Eudora Zoning Table of Equivalent Districts, which table shall establish equivalency between the new zoning district classifications of these regulations and the prior district classifications in effect at the time the adoption of these amended regulations, as to the zoning text and the application of the districts to the City of Eudora official zoning map.





New Districts



Equivalent Prior Districts

RA Residential Agriculture

RA Agriculture Residential

RS Residential Single-Family

RS Low-Density Residential

RT Residential Two-Family or Duplex

RT Two-Family or Duplex Residential

RM Residential Multifamily

RM Multifamily Residential

RC Condominium Dwelling

RG Garden Apartment

RE Residential Elderly Housing

RE Elderly Housing Residential

C Commercial

C-1 Convenience Shopping

C-3 General Business

CO Office Commercial

CN Neighborhood Commercial

CH Highway Commercial

CG General Commercial

DC  Downtown Commercial

C-2 Central Business District

I Industrial

I-1 Industrial District

P.I.P. Planned Industrial Park

FW Floodway


FF Floodway Fringe

Flood Plain Overlay Districts

POD Planned Overlay

P Planned Overlay Districts

P.U.D. Planned Unit Development

K-10 Overlay District

K-10 Overlay District

(1)   Planning Commission Created. There is hereby created a city Planning Commission consisting of seven members, of which two members shall reside outside of, but within-three miles of this city, with the remaining members’ residents of the city. All of the members shall be appointed by the mayor with consent of the council. The members shall be appointed for terms of three years each. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term only. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation for their service.

(K.S.A.12-744; Code 1977, 13-101)

(2)   Officers; Chairperson; Record; Powers. The members of the city Planning Commission shall meet at least once a month at such time and place as they may fix by resolution. They shall select one of their number as chairperson and one as vice chairperson who shall serve one year and until their successor has been selected. A secretary shall also be elected who may or may not be a member of the commission. Special meetings may be called at any time by the chairperson or in his or her absence by the vice chairperson. A majority of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. No action by the commission shall be taken except by a majority vote of the membership thereof. The commission shall cause a proper record to be kept of its proceedings. The commission may employ such persons deemed necessary and may contract for such services as the commission requires. The commission, from time to time, may establish subcommittees, advisory committees or technical committees to advise or assist in the activities of the commission.

(3)   Powers, Duties of Planning Commission; Comprehensive Plan; Review.  The Planning Commission is hereby authorized to make or cause to be made a comprehensive plan for the development of such city and any unincorporated territory lying outside of the city but within Douglas County, which in the opinion of the commission forms the total community of which the city is a part.  The comprehensive plan and any amendments thereto shall become effective upon publication of the adopting ordinance.

An attested copy of the comprehensive plan and any amendments thereto shall be sent to all other taxing subdivisions in the planning area which request a copy of such plan.  Such plan or part thereof shall constitute the basis or guide for public action to insure a coordinated and harmonious development or redevelopment which will best promote the health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity and general welfare as well as a wise and efficient expenditure of public funds.

The Planning Commission may at any time review or reconsider the plan or any part thereof and may propose amendments, extensions or additions to the same. The procedure for the adoption of any such amendment, extension or addition to any plan or part thereof shall be the same as that required for the adoption of the original plan or part thereof.

The Planning Commission shall annually review or reconsider such plan or any part thereof, and may propose amendments, extensions or additions to the same. The procedure for the adoption of any such amendment, extension or addition to any plan or part thereof shall be the same as that required for the adoption of the original plan or part thereof. The Planning Commission shall make a report to the governing body regarding the same on or before the first day of July of each year.

The commission shall have such further powers and duties, including but not limited to construction of public facilities, subdivision regulations, and plat approval, as are authorized by the Kansas Statutes Annotated and all amendments thereto.

(4)   Budget; Submit Annually. On or before the first Monday in August of each year the Planning Commission shall submit to the city governing body a budget of expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year, as provided by the statutes of the State of Kansas. The governing body shall approve a Planning Commission budget and make such allowances to the Planning Commission as it deems proper, including funds for the employment of such employees or consultants as the governing body may authorize and provide and shall add the same to the general budget.

(5)   Administration. For administrative procedures, including zoning map amendments and enforcement, see Section 10 of this Article.