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UDO

Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

What is the UDO?

The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is an Ordinance regulating and controlling the development of land and matters relating thereto within the City to promote the public safety, health, and general welfare of the community.  Includes zoning and subdivision platting regulations.  Commonly referred to as the UDO.

The UDO was adopted in 2001 and went into effect on November 1, 2001.  It has been amended numerous times since then, in an effort to keep up with local and national trends, as well as to make corrections and make the regulations more clear.  The articles (or chapters) that make up the UDO are shown below, along with the date of the latest amendment to each article. Since the UDO is a very lengthy document, each article is a separate document, so you can view or print only the ones needed.   If you have any questions, please contact the Planning and Development Department at 816-969-1600.

M-150 Corridor Overlay

The M-150 Corridor Development Overlay text amendment has now been incorporated into the articles below (Articles 2, 5, and 6), or you can click here to see the stand-alone document, titled "Targeted Revisions to the Unified Development Ordinance for Plan Implementation, M-150 Corridor Development Overlay, Adopted August 16, 2012, Amended February 7, 2013, Menu of Sustainability Options."

TITLE LATEST AMEND. EFFECTIVE DATE         SIZE
Title Page Amend. #56 3/10/16 25 KB
Table of Contents Amend. #32 7/23/09 7 KB
Article 1 - General Provisions Amend. #48 7/03/14 166 KB
Article 2 - Rules of Interpretation and Definitions Amend. #42 8/16/12 506 KB
Article 3 - Permits and Certificates of Occupancy Amend. #48 7/03/14 235 KB
Article 4 - Applications and Procedures Amend. #48 7/04/14 355 KB
Article 5 - Zoning Districts Amend. #55/56 3/10/16 1,548 KB
Article 6 - Overlay Districts Amend. #48 7/03/14 2,621 KB
Article 7 - Design Standards Amend. #48 7/03/14 3,856 KB
Article 8 - Accessory Uses and Structures Amend. #56 3/10/16 351 KB
Article 9 - Uses Permitted With Conditions Amend. #51 3/05/15 194 KB
Article 10 - Special Use Permits Amend. #54 10/15/15 327 KB
Article 11 - Special Events and Mobile Food Vending Amend. #43 2/22/12 227 KB
Article 12 - Parking Amend. #55 3/10/16 382 KB
Article 13 - Signs Amend. #57 8/10/16 1.68 MB
Article 14 - Landscaping, Buffers and Tree Protection Amend. #34 9/03/09 373 KB
Article 15 - Nonconforming Situations and Vested Rights Amend. #44 12/20/12 68 KB
Article 16 - Subdivisions Amend. #37 5/06/10 217 KB
Article 17 - Renewable Energy & Green Development Stds. Amend. #32 7/23/09 408 KB
Article 18 - Administration Amend. #32 7/23/09 123 KB
Appendix A - Chronological List of Amendments Amend. #54 11/11/15 91 KB