Community Development Director:

Under the supervision of the City Administrator, the Community Development Director is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Community Development Department, including the Land Development, Comprehensive Planning, Zoning, Building, Code divisions, and Economic Development activities and programs of the City. Coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies, and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Administrator, including conducting special projects directly assigned by the City Administrator.

Economic Development Incentives provided by the City:

  • Building Permit Fee Reduction (one-half of total building permit fee for residential)
  • No charge for Electrical Labor – materials and equipment paid by proponent
  • Building Facade and Mural Grant Program – The goal of this Program is to promote and encourage the rehabilitation of commercial building facades within the downtown area of the community.  Through the facade program, Baldwin City will provide financial assistance, in the form of a 50/50 matching grant, to businesses and property owners for commercial building facade improvement projects. The maximum grant award available is $5,000.00.  The mural program is slightly different and can provide a maximum grant of $5,000.  (To obtain an application, please contact Ed Courton, Community Development Director at 785.594.6427.  He can assist you on filling out the application and explaining the approval process)
  • Neighborhood Revitalizaton Program (adopted in 2017)

The City recently adopted a Neighborhood Revitalization Program (“Program”) consist with the State of Kansas Neighborhood Revitalization Act.  See Program details below:

Neighborhood Revitalization Program

Ordinance 1365 – NRP

NRP Informational Sheet

If you have questions about the Program, contact the Community Development Director, Ed Courton by phone at 785.594.6427 or via email: ecourton@baldwincity.org.