Planning Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 P.M.
  • Second Thursday of every month
  • Bel Aire City Hall (Council Chambers)
    7651 E Central Park Ave
    Bel Aire, KS 67226

Members of the Planning Commission

  • James Schmidt - Chairperson
  • John Charleston
  • Phillip Jordan
  • Edgar Salazar
  • Dee Roths
  • Paul Matzek
  • Deryk Faber

Interested in Joining?

The Bel Aire Area Planning Commission consists of five seats occupied by Bel Aire residents, and two seats reserved for individuals residing in the unincorporated area outside of the City (within three miles of city limits). All members must be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by vote of the City Council.  If you are interested in serving, please complete the volunteer application


The primary role of the Planning Commission is to hear applications and petitions related to City planning and zoning. Working closely with the Planning and Community Development Department, the Planning Commission reviews building permits, zoning variances, and other related land use or building issues.

Requests & Agenda Items

All requests to be heard by the Planning Commission must be placed on the agenda. New agenda items must go through a pre-application process before the application can be processed.

2023 Planning Commission meeting schedule

2024 Planning Commission meeting schedule

Site Plan Review

All site plans must be reviewed by the City Engineer. A copy of the required plans must be delivered directly to:

Bel Aire City Hall

Attention: Anne Stephens, City Engineer

7651 East Central Park Ave

Bel Aire, KS 67226

For more information, please call the City Hall at 316-744-2451, ext. 133. Costs associated with engineering will be passed on to the applicant. 

Helpful Contacts for City Planning

Department Contact Phone Email
City Inspector Keith Price 316-744-2451, ext. 120 Email Keith Price
City Engineer
Anne Stephens
316-744-2451, ext. 133
Email Anne Stephens
City Manager
Ty Lasher
316-744-2451, ext. 217
Email Ty Lasher