Lay it On Me: Citizen Driven Design Regulations

APA Missouri Chapter


Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CDT

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Kansas City and Topeka have created Overlay Districts to protect and enhance their communities. Learn about the creation of the design standards as well as the trials and tribulations of implementing them.

The implementation of overlay districts and design standards has been anything but a ho-hum design review experience. There have been project approvals/disapprovals, administrative amendments to the standards, and two lawsuits. The learning objectives/takeaways are: 1) Balance implementation flexibility with strict design standards, 2) Keep the lines of communication open with the neighborhood, and 3) Be prepared to be challenged.


Diane Binckley

Invited Speaker

Diane Binckley, AICP currently serves as the Deputy Director for the City of Kansas City, Missouri Planning and Development Department. Diane oversees the Planning Services functions of the department, coordination with other departments and special projects. Diane's over 25 year career has focused on traditional planning in the public ... Read More

Bill Fiander

Invited Speaker

Bill Fiander, AICP Served as Planning Director for City of Topeka from 2012 to 2018. Served as Deputy Planning Director for City of Topeka from 2003 to 2012. Expertise in planning management, land use planning, growth management, and neighborhood planning. Also previously worked as a planner for the City of ... Read More

Dan Warner

Invited Speaker

Dan Warner, AICP, Comprehensive Planning Manager, City of Topeka, KS Read More

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