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Governing Body to consider sign code update

Overland Park’s Planning Commission and City Council will consider an update to the City’s sign code later this month. City staff, working with members of the public through a sign code update committee, have been preparing the code update since 2019. This is the first major update to Overland Park’s sign code in more than […]

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September Planning Commission meeting moves to Convention Center

The Overland Park Planning Commission’s regular monthly meeting will be held in Ballroom A at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, on September 14 at 1:30 p.m. The September meeting agenda includes several public hearing items that may be of interest to the public. Due to concerns about COVID-19, and in order to […]

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Three OP planning projects up for MARC funding

Overland Park has submitted three applications for Mid-America Regional Council grant funding for planning projects that would enhance understanding of creating sustainable areas in Overland Park. Mid-America Regional Council’s Planning Sustainable Places program assists local cities with strategic planning efforts for site- and project-specific areas. This year, Overland Park submitted applications for assistance with the […]

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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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OP hosts lecture on the small scale development movement

On August 13, 2019 Overland Park held a public lecture at the Overland Park Convention Center on increasing housing choices through small scale development. This lecture and discussion of small scale development are part of a larger effort by the City of Overland Park to conduct a preliminary review of its policies that support different housing products. […]

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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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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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