Planning Commission


  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • Baldwin City Public Library
    800 7th Street
    Baldwin City, KS 66006

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Manufactured/Mobile Home Ordinance


The City of Baldwin City Planning Commission consists of five members, who shall be appointed by the mayor upon approval of the city council.  Three members of such planning commission shall be residents of Baldwin City, Kansas and two members shall reside outside of, but within three miles of, the corporate limits of the city.

  • Richard Dechant - Chairperson
  • Matt Kirby - Vice-Chairperson
  • Dustin Baker
  • Ted Madl
  • Joe Salb


The Planning Commission is primarily an advisory body.  Under the Zoning Code, a primary duty of the Planning Commission is to hold public hearings where public opinion can be expressed with respect to proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code, final plats, conditional use permits and rezoning of land.  

The Planning Commission also has the responsibility to approve or deny preliminary plats and development plans.  It is important for the Planning Commission to establish the facts surrounding each development issue as clearly as possible, so that decisions are not based on misinformation or conjecture.