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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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Small business recovery assistance available

Nov. 10 Update: Applications for this program have now closed. Overland Park small businesses that need support during the COVID-19 pandemic can now find it with the City’s CDBG Small Business Economic Recovery Program. Beginning tomorrow, businesses can apply for the relief through the Community Capital Fund. The program will award grants of up to […]

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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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Chalk the Walk winners create works of chalk art

Overland Park is proud to announce the winning submissions for this year’s Chalk the Walk program. Chalk the Walk encourages members of the community to use chalk to brighten up their neighborhoods with drawings that anyone can see. Residents were able to pick up a free bundle of chalk in August to draw their designs. […]

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