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Now through winter 2019, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County-Kansas City, Kansas (UG) is going through a public process to rewrite the Zoning Code. The UG Urban Planning and Land Use Department is leading the effort and seeking feedback on potential improvements. Use this survey to share your thoughts through July 31, 2018.

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Walkable and Vehicle-oriented Neighborhoods

Walkable and Vehicle-oriented Neighborhoods

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* 1. How important is it for the Zoning Code to encourage walkable neighborhoods where residents have access to shopping and/or other destinations by walking or biking?

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* 2. How important is it for the Zoning Code to encourage vehicle-oriented neighborhood where residents have access to shopping and/or other destinations by vehicle?

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* 3. Which of the following should describe land development in the City?

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* 4. Where would you like to see changes in the City’s development pattern?

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Connectivity

Connectivity

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* 5. Which is most important to you?

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* 6. The Zoning Code can regulate parking for developments.  What parking features are important to you?

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* 7. What types of development standards should the Zoning Code include?

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* 8. Development has the potential to generate tax dollars for the community. What development characteristics should the City target through the Zoning Ordinance?

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* 9. How long should building materials last?

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Rooftoop Screening

Rooftoop Screening

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* 10. Non-residential buildings often have heating and ventilation equipment on their roofs. What types of rooftop screening regulations should the Zoning Code include for them?

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Airbnb

Airbnb

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* 11. Airbnb is an online marketplace that allows homeowners to rent their properties or rooms to guests. Should the Zoning Code regulate Airbnbs?

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* 12. If the Zoning Code were to regulate Airbnbs, what regulations should it include?

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* 13. Hosted Homestays (HHS) involve local residents allowing visitors to lodge at their homes for a period of time. A guest(s) stays free of charge or in exchange for payment and/or services, such as housekeeping. If the City were to regulate HHS, how should they do it?

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* 14. Residential Home Rentals (RHR) involve residents renting their homes to others for a period of time in exchange for payment. If the City were to regulate RHR, how should they do it?

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* 15. Vacation Home Rentals (VHR) involve residents renting furnished homes, apartments, or condominiums to tourists on a temporary basis. If the City were to regulate VHR, how should they do it?

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* 16. Commercial Home Rentals (CHR) involve commercial buildings that are used as residences to generate rental income. If the City were to regulate CHR, how should they do it?

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Tiny Homes

Tiny Homes

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* 17. Tiny homes are residential dwellings that can be as small as 400 square feet. Some are stationary; others have wheels and are mobile. Should the Zoning Code regulate tiny homes?

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* 18. If the Zoning Code were to regulate tiny homes, what regulations should it include?

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Workforce Housing

Workforce Housing

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* 19. Should the Zoning Code support high-quality, workforce housing for teachers, librarians, fire fighters, police, and others?

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Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries

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* 20. Free book exchanges operating with the “take a book, return a book” concept are called “little free libraries”. Should the Zoning Code regulate little free libraries?

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* 21. If the Zoning Code were to regulate little free libraries, what regulations should it include?

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Drinking Establishments

Drinking Establishments

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* 22. Should the Zoning Code require drinking establishments offering live entertainment, such as karaoke and bands, to obtain a special use permit?

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* 23. If the City were to regulate drinking establishments with live entertainment, how should they do it?

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* 24. Where should drinking establishments with live entertainment be located?

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* 25. Horses, pigs, goats, sheep, and others are examples of large animals. What regulations should the Zoning Code include to help regulate them?

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Composting

Composting

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* 26. The natural process that converts organic material into compost or humus that can be added to soil to help plants grow is called composting. Should the Zoning Code regulate composting on residential properties?

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Accessory Structures

Accessory Structures

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* 27. Barns, sheds, gazebos, and other small buildings that are secondary to the main building on a property are accessory structures. What regulations should the Zoning Code include to regulate them?

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* 28. Which social justice issues should the Zoning Code address?

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* 29. If you have used the Zoning Code in the last 10 years, how restrictive was it for land development?

  Very restrictive Somewhat restrictive Not restrictive Unsure I don't use the Zoning Code
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Industrial

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* 30. Which of the following describes development in the City over the past 10 years?

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* 31. What is your home zip code?

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* 32. How would you describe yourself?

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* 33. What is your home street address?

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