Code Amendments

City staff is proposing to bring forward Unified Development Code (UDC) text amendments that would replace the current land use table, land use definitions, special use standards, and standards for conditional uses, most of which have been in effect since 2011. Since 2011, the City has adopted two overlay districts (North Scott and Old Town) and experienced significant commercial and industrial growth. There have also been changes in technology and the economy that has led to the creation or evolution of numerous land uses that need to be reevaluated to ensure that Belton has a competitive advantage in the region.

The following are documents that have been shared with the Planning Commission and City Council that provides additional details on the intent, rationale, and proposed code language for the land use code amendments:

March 7, 2023 - (PDF, 246KB)Planning Commission work session memo(PDF, 246KB)

March 28, 2023 - City Council work session presentation(PDF, 361KB)

April 4, 2023 - Planning Commission text amendments(PDF, 1MB)  (included in agenda packet) - public hearing cancelled and review and consideration of amendments postponed 

April 18, 2023 - Planning Commission work session presentation(PDF, 400KB)

May 2, 2023 - the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the 1st round of code amendments to expand certain land uses to be permitted in additional zoning districts and recommended unanimous approval to the City Council. 

Updates on future code amendments will be provided once a timeline has been determined.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to email or call 816-892-1266 if they have any questions or concerns regarding the proposed land use code amendments.