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Downtown Overland Park wins urban planning award

The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association has recognized Downtown Overland Park as a Great Place in Kansas. ​​Great Places awards recognize gold standards in planning and highlight neighborhoods, streets and public spaces that make communities stronger and bring people together. Downtown Overland Park, through several decades of successful urban planning and support from […]

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City’s research, work continues on short term rentals

The City of Overland Park continues its work to analyze the effects of short term rentals in Overland Park, while beginning a few steps to reduce issues with short term rentals. Short term rentals, sometimes known as Airbnbs or VRBOs, are furnished living spaces or homes available for rent for short periods of time. In […]

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Overland Park kicks off Comprehensive Plan update

The City of Overland Park is looking to the community for input as it begins its Comprehensive Plan update. Starting today, Overland Park residents, visitors, business owners and others can apply for a position on the Comprehensive Plan update steering committee. The committee will be a diverse group of community members that will meet regularly […]

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Share your thoughts on short term rentals

The City of Overland Park is studying the effects of short-term rentals in the community. Short-term rentals, sometimes known as Airbnbs or VRBOs, are furnished living spaces or homes available for rent for short periods of time. In April, the City Council directed City staff to research and analyze options to address issues surrounding short […]

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New American Rescue Plan Act grants available to OP businesses

The City of Overland Park will soon open three new grant programs for the Overland Park business community. Community Capital Fund of Kansas City, Mo. will administer the grants. Community Capital Fund helped design the grant programs, using information gathered during a community engagement process, to ensure the grants are tailored to current business needs […]

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Project team debuts Merriam Connected Corridor Plan recommendations

The cities of Overland Park, Merriam, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, and the Mid-America Regional Council will hold an in-person open house for the public to view project concepts for the Merriam Corridor next week. The Merriam Connected Corridor Plan is a joint effort between these organizations to envision the […]

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Learn to plan your community with Planning 101

Plug in to community planning and the City’s upcoming Comprehensive Plan update with a new educational tool, Planning 101. Planning 101 is a story map that presents interactive opportunities to learn more about how city planning works. Scroll through the map and read to learn more about urban and suburban planning’s historical role in making […]

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New pilot program allows many residents to raise chickens

City Council has approved a new pilot program allowing many Overland Park residents to raise chickens. Under the program, residents will be able to apply for a permit to raise chickens at single and two-family residences. The pilot program launches March 1 and will run for two years. Previously, a resident would need a special […]

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Work begins on new small business grant

The City of Overland Park will begin an engagement phase of a new small business rescue program scheduled to launch in Spring 2022. The Overland Park Small Business Rescue Program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The City intends to spend $3 million in ARPA funds to assist qualified small businesses […]

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Residents will get annual bulky item pickup under new ordinance

Overland Park residents now have an opportunity to receive bulky item service once a year under an updated ordinance governing trash collection. The new ordinance, approved by the City Council at tonight’s meeting, will require that trash haulers provide a curbside bulky item pickup service for Overland Park residents at least once a year. Previously, […]

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