Project Overview + Goals
Our goal is to ensure Leavenworth County can continue to grow in a sustainable way that fulfills the needs of its residents and preserves the integrity of its rural areas. To do this, Leavenworth County undertook a countywide comprehensive planning process. Comprehensive planning is a way to engage all members of the county to create a consensus-built vision for the future.
The final draft of the comprehensive plan addresses issues that have emerged in our county, such as discussions regarding future land use, zoning, infrastructure, urban growth, economic development, and agriculture. This plan must reflect the needs of the whole county; therefore, we relied on community members living and working countywide to provide their input.
Explore this website to learn more about the project and where we're at in the planning process. Thank you for your thoughtful participation!
Join the Advisory Committee
Join the team and make a difference in our county. We need volunteers to join our Stakeholder and Citizen Advisory Committee (SCAC). The SCAC is integral to this process and will help the planning team better understand the unique issues our residents care about, such as:
There are no qualifications required to be a member of the SCAC except for a commitment to attend as many of the events listed below as possible - and a desire to help Leavenworth County plan for its future!
What's the time commitment?
May 23 | 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet with the planning team to discuss high-level priorities for the county's future.
Convene multiple times during a three-day workshop and provide feedback to the planning team on various concepts and plans for the county. Each day will require a 3-5 hour time commitment.
Attend SCAC meetings(s) after the charrette to review the draft plan and provide feedback.
Events + Ways to Engage
Thank you for getting involved in the planning process.
Your input is valued and welcomed.
As a resident of Leavenworth County, you're invited to share your priorities for the county's future by taking the survey on this website.
The survey closed on September 1, 2019. Results from the survey summarized in the "Existing Conditions, Public Survey, and Focus Group Findings Summary" download in the next section below.
The planning team met with persons interested in various topics to gather focused feedback related to the Comprehensive Plan. Each focus group topic (infrastructure, economic development, agriculture, land use / zoning, and urban growth) was offered twice - once in the north part of the county and once in the south part of the county.
North location - Pleasant Ridge Elementary School (20753 Easton Rd., Easton, KS 66020)
South location - VFW Tonganoxie (910 E. 1st St., Tonganoxie, KS 66086)
The planning team generated land use, development, and transportation concepts for Leavenworth County alongside the Stakeholder and Citizen Advisory Committee. Based on on-the-fly feedback, the planning team explored a variety of alternatives.
October 1-3, 2019
Leavenworth Heritage Center
(109 Delaware St., Leavenworth, KS 66048)
The public was invited to attend two public open houses to provide feedback on the planning recommendations.
Public Open House #1
October 2, 2019
Leavenworth Heritage Center (109 Delaware St., Leavenworth, KS 66048)
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Public Open House #2
February 18, 2020
Lansing Community Center (800 1st Ter., Lansing, KS 66043)
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Visioning Workshop Recap
The planning team met with the Stakeholder and Citizen Advisory Committee on May 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Basehor Community Library to begin discussing high-level priorities for the county. Read more about the event and findings by downloading the summary below.
Planning Charrette Agenda
The planning team hosted a planning charrette for the Stakeholder and Citizen Advisory Committee on October 1-3. The public was invited to attend the Public Open House #1 on October 2 to provide feedback on priorities and concepts. Open house details are provided above.
Existing Conditions, Public Survey, and Focus Group Findings Summary
The planning team presented the county's existing physical, demographic, and economic conditions, as well as a summary of the public survey and focus group results at the planning charrette on October 1, 2019. Click the link below to learn about these topics.