Panel Discussion with Emporia’s Code Team which facilitates new, infill, or redevelopment

APA Kansas Chapter


Friday, April 13, 2018
9 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. CDT

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Panel Discussion with Emporia’s Code Team which facilitates new, infill, or redevelopment—Emporia Arts Center, 815 Commercial Street

Topic/Learning Outcome: Emporia recently underwent a Community Initiated Development Process and a City/County Land Use Plan. Panel members will discuss the internal planning processes and how they facilitate development. The Code Team in Emporia takes a unique approach to development review, including members on the team, like the Main Street Director, that provide a different prospective from the City or County.


Total session time: 1 hour 10 minutes




Cory Haag

Cory Haag, Director of Operations, Haag Management, Inc. Cory works for Haag Management, Inc., a family-owned business specializing in the development of college, residential, and senior housing. He has worked to develop quality properties throughout the Emporia area. Notable examples include the 2008 development of Granada Plaza and Lofts in ... Read More

Jeff Lynch


Casey Woods

Casey Woods, Executive Director, Emporia Main Street Casey Woods is the Executive Director of Emporia Main Street in Emporia, Kansas. Before accepting the director position in March of 2009, Casey worked in both retail and agricultural jobs with his family. A lifelong resident of the Emporia Area, Casey was a ... Read More

Joe Foster

Joe Foster, Planning and Zoning Specialist, City of Emporia Joe Foster is the Planning and Zoning Specialist for the City of Emporia. Joe is a Kansas native who graduated from Emporia State University in 2007 and later received his Master of Regional and Community Planning from Kansas State University in ... Read More

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