The City of Hutchinson has seen many generations of economic growth which has created unique development patterns that are typically not found in Kansas. Our unique downtown and surrounding commercial and industrial properties were typical of the time in which they were built but don't match current development standards. The City of Hutchinson is committed to protecting these unique and valuable spaces through review and adoption of regulations that fit the needs of these spaces.
The proposed Overlay District was designed to allow similar development to what currently exists while mitigating any negative impacts on surrounding properties. Below are the proposed recommendations to create a responsive, yet progressive ordinance that will promote redevelopment to our older commercial corridors.