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Overland Park approves farmers’ market and gathering space plan

The City of Overland Park Governing Body approved a plan to move forward with an improvement project for the Overland Park Farmers’ Market. The updated plan: Creates an indoor market space  Improves the existing outdoor market space with shade structures and a gentler, more accessible ground slope Adds access to utilities like power and water […]

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City Council to discuss 2025 Budget

Overland Park’s proposed 2025 Budget continues to work toward improving City infrastructure and implementing Overland Park’s strategic goals while balancing the possibility of a cooling economy. City Manager Lori Curtis Luther presented the proposed budget to Mayor Curt Skoog and the Overland Park City Council at the June 3 Committee of the Whole meeting. The […]

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Overland Park adopts new community-driven plan

The Overland Park City Council adopted FrameworkOP, the City’s new comprehensive plan, at its meeting May 6. The process to update FrameworkOP started in 2022 with a community kickoff event.  Throughout the planning process, more than 2,000 Overland Park residents, business owners, visitors and others were involved, sharing their hopes for the community’s future. “Not […]

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OP again named a best place to live

Overland Park is again near the top of a list of “Best Places to Live in the U.S.” Research organization Livability.com named Overland Park the seventh best place to live in the country. Livability has created a list of the best places to live in America for more than a decade. The organization considers a […]

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City unveils draft updated Comprehensive Plan

A draft update to the City of Overland Park’s comprehensive plan, Framework OP, is now available. The City will soon be looking for feedback on the draft plan from residents. The process to update Framework OP started in 2022. This major update to the City’s comprehensive plan will guide land use and policy decisions for […]

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Overland Park updates weed enforcement ordinance

The Overland Park City Council approved an update to the City’s weed and vegetation enforcement act that encourages growing native plants. The City’s ordinance was last updated in 2011, and included an outdated definition of weeds that were not allowed to be grown in Overland Park yards. “The ordinance was also out of sync with […]

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Overland Park to require concrete streets for new construction

The City of Overland Park will require new residential and collector streets to be built with concrete pavement starting next month. On September 11, the City Council approved a recommendation to update the City’s design and construction standards. Changes to street standards include: Requiring single-family and multifamily residential streets, collector streets, and “super collector” streets […]

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City names new director of Planning and Development Services

A longtime City staff member will become the City of Overland Park’s new director of Planning and Development Services. Leslie Karr, former Manager of Current Planning, begins in the director role immediately. Karr began serving the Overland Park community in 1995. In addition to overseeing the work of the Current Planning Division, which coordinates the […]

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City to host public hearings for 2024 budget

The community has two final opportunities next week to get involved in the City’s budgeting process. There will be two public hearings, and the budget is scheduled for City Council adoption, at the Monday, August 21 City Council meeting. One public hearing is the City’s standard for its budget process, providing residents an opportunity to […]

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Farmers’ Market competes in national competition

The Overland Park Farmers’ Market is in the running for the top prize at the 2022 America’s Farmers Market Celebration (AFMC). Hosted by American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition, the AFMC aims to help farmers markets across the country earn national recognition and local prestige. The annual competition, now in its 14th year, […]

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