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Planning the Plan: The Economics of Land Use

Residents who want to help plan future of Overland Park can watch a new session in a speaker series, focused on how land use affect funding for city services and infrastructure. The Planning and Development Services Department arranged several speakers to spark thinking about high-interest community topics. Each video features an expert on planning topics, […]

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Speaker series prepares you to help plan City’s future

Residents looking to learn more about planning for the future of Overland Park can now mark their schedules for several upcoming speaker sessions. The Planning and Development Services Department arranged several speakers to introduce planning topics, spark thinking about high-interest community topics, and receive feedback from you. The “Planning the Plan” sessions will provide an […]

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Save money on your building permit when incorporating renewable energy options

Soon, you may see more renewable energy options in homes and apartments across Overland Park thanks to a new City program that encourages solar energy and electric vehicle readiness construction.  “Solar-ready zones” are spaces on the roof of a building that are reserved for solar panels. “Electric-vehicle ready” projects are wired circuits that can be […]

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Tips for properly constructing your home improvement project

Decks. Fences. Basement finishes. These are some of the most popular home improvement projects homeowners undertake to upgrade their homes. They’re popular this time of year, with the sun shining and homeowners looking to add that finishing touch to their investment. Whether you want to do it yourself or hire a contractor, home improvement projects […]

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Small business economic recovery funds available

Small businesses in Overland Park can receive up to $10,000 in pandemic recovery funding to make rent and mortgage payments. The Community Development Block Grant Small Business Economic Recovery Program provides up to $10,000 to small businesses that are struggling with capital and payroll expenses, low demand and other challenges associated with the pandemic and […]

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New plaques in The Library District enhance neighborhood identity

New plaques bring new identity to a neighborhood near 91st and Farley. Residents in The Library District neighborhood worked with the City to make the plaques a reality. The 10 plaques are located on the sidewalk along a mile-plus stretch of Farley Street and 91st Street, running west on 91st past Pawnee Elementary School and […]

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No changes to recycling requirements in Overland Park

There will be no major changes in weekly curbside recycling requirements for solid waste haulers in Overland Park any time soon. Last night, Overland Park’s Community Development committee heard a request from Waste Management, which, along with many other private businesses, provides curbside trash and recycling services to Overland Park residents. Waste Management requested the […]

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Study to consider future parking options for OP

The City of Overland Park is beginning to develop a community parking strategy, including an update to city parking standards. Time for an update The City’s current parking standards were adopted as part of the Unified Development Ordinance in 1990. Included parking standards govern the amount, size, accessibility, lighting, screening and landscaping for parking at […]

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