Riley County Land Development Regulations

The Planning & Development Department is updating the County’s zoning and subdivision regulations to implement VISION 2025 in order to accomplish the following:

  • Make the regulations more user-friendly.
  • Raise local standards for use and development quality.
  • Incorporate regulatory techniques to protect the environment and natural resources.
  • Consolidate the existing zoning and subdivision regulations into a single set of land development regulations for ease of use and administration.

Riley County Land Development Regulations (DRAFT)

The process:

Work Sessions

The Riley County Planning Board will hold a work session during their regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 pm on September 13, 2021. This meeting will take place in the BOCC Chambers and is open to the public.

The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board will hold a work session during their regularly scheduled meeting at 7:00 pm on September 20, 2021. This meeting will take place in the City Commission Room and is open to the public.

The Board of Riley County Commissioners will hold a work sessions during a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 10:30 am. This meeting will take place in the Commission Chambers and is open to the public.

Public hearings

The Riley County Planning Board will hold a public hearing during their regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 pm on October 18, 2021. This meeting will take place in the BOCC Chambers and is open to the public.

The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board will hold a public hearing during their regularly scheduled meeting at 7:00 pm on November 1, 2021. This meeting will take place in the City Commission Chambers and is open to the public.

Tentative Adoption

Following the conclusion of the planning board public hearings, and barring any needed modifications, staff will bring the document back to the Board of County Commissioners for final review and adoption. The target date for this is November 2021.

For any questions on the process or the document, please contact Bob Isaac at risaac@rileycountyks.gov or Amanda Smeller at asmeller@rileycountyks.gov. You can also call our office at (785) 537-6332.