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Welcome to the new opkansas.org!

The City of Overland Park has a new website that will better serve residents, businesses, and visitors in our community. The primary goal of the website project was to give www.opkansas.org an updated look and feel. The City’s website was last fully redesigned in 2008. The updated site includes more images and video, is easier […]

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City Council approves ordinance extending protection to LGBTQ people in Overland Park

Monday night, the City of Overland Park City Council passed an ordinance extending protection against discrimination for people who live, work, and play in Overland Park. HRC-3266 prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation on the basis of sexual identity or gender orientation. Race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, military status, genetic […]

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Save lives by replacing smoke detectors every ten years

A new public service announcement from the Overland Park Fire Department highlights the importance of replacing not just your smoke detector’s batteries, but the device itself. Smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years. In the new announcement, released in conjunction with fire prevention week in Overland Park, Fire Department officials asked Overland Park residents […]

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Planning organization recognizes Forward OP

The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association has awarded Forward OP, Overland Park’s community vision and strategic plan, with its 2019 Pioneer award. The award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated creativity and innovation by using planning to meet a community need or solve a public problem. Forward OP was developed in 2018 with a […]

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College Boulevard going on a diet in 2020

The City Council Committee of the Whole gave its endorsement to a plan to add on-street parking and reduce through traffic lanes along College Boulevard between Metcalf and Nall last night. Starting with a study City Council began considering a “road diet” for College Boulevard after adopting the OP Central College and Metcalf Study, a […]

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Warrants cancelled, fees waived at amnesty event

Overland Park’s Municipal Court is participating in a county-wide warrant amnesty event. Individuals with a warrant may appear in court to have their warrant canceled and warrant fee waived during the event, which runs from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. the following dates: September 9-13 September 16-20 September 23-25 Those who appear in court during […]

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New chief information officer to start September 25

Tony Sage is set to become the City of Overland Park’s new chief information officer on Sept. 25, following a national search. “I’m excited to bring my experience to Overland Park. Overland Park has an excellent reputation as one of the top public agencies in Kansas City,” said Sage. “Through strategic technology innovation, I hope […]

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Downtown Overland Park streets closing

A portion of 80th Street will be closed beginning Monday until early August. From Marty west to about the crosswalk, 80th Street will be closed to allow a crane to move into place for continued construction of an office building and parking structure as part of the Edison District. Businesses along 80th St. will remain […]

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Safety, neighborhoods focus of 2020 budget

Overland Park’s proposed 2020 budget focuses on public safety and neighborhood stabilization operations, continues commitments to public infrastructure maintenance, programs and services, and keeps a cautious eye toward the future. “Overland Park’s current stable financial position enables the City to meet demands, especially in the areas of public safety and neighborhood stabilization for the upcoming fiscal year,” […]

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Panel to consider Convention Center parking lot uses

A local land use council will review possibilities for future uses of the Overland Park Convention Center parking lot in a detailed review next week. The Urban Land Institute – KC District Council will lead a technical assistance panel to create a vision for redevelopment of the parking lot north of the Overland Park Convention […]

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Drop-off site available for winter storm debris

Overland Park residents can drop off storm debris beginning tomorrow, January 15, at two drop-off sites in the city. Locations The Young’s Pool parking lot, 8421 W. 77th Street, and the St. Andrews Golf Club parking lot, 11099 W. 135th Street, will serve as drop-off sites. Hours Drop-off sites will be open 8 a.m. – 5:30 […]

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