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Community Development

The Community Development Department plays a pivotal role in shaping and regulating various aspects of the city's growth and community well-being. 


The Community Development Department oversees a range of development functions including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Planning: Developing and updating comprehensive plans for the city's growth, land use, and infrastructure.
  • Zoning: Regulations to ensure that land use is in compliance with the city's zoning codes.
  • Building Codes: Regulations ensuring buildings are designed, constructed, and maintained safely and in compliance with standards.
  • Permitting and Inspections: Processing and issuing permits for construction and development projects, as well as conducting inspections to ensure compliance with building codes.
  • Code Enforcement: Enforcing local codes and regulations related to property maintenance, aesthetics, and quality of life.
  • Development Review: Evaluation process for proposed projects to ensure compliance with zoning regulations, land use plans, and community impact. 
  • Historic preservation: Safeguarding and promoting the cultural and architectural heritage of the community by preserving historically significant structures and areas.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization: Initiatives aimed at improving and rejuvenating specific community areas, often involving economic development and infrastructure improvements.

Visit Online Forms for all zoning and permit applications.  

Contact the Community Development Department at 785-263-2355. 

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  1. City of Abilene

  2. 419 N. Broadway

  3. Abilene, KS 67410

  4. Phone: 785-263-2550

  5. Fax: 785-263-2552

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