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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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2020 Census results mark growing population in Overland Park

Initial results of the 2020 Census are in, and they offer a glimpse at Overland Park’s growing, diversifying population. According to the United States Census Bureau, Overland Park’s 2020 population was 197,238. That’s nearly a 14 percent increase from the 2010 total of 173,372. The new numbers come from the Census’ redistricting data, which it […]

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Planning the Plan: The Big Impact of Small Scale Development

Residents who want to help plan the future of Overland Park can watch a new session in a speaker series, focused on how different types of transportation may affect the community’s future. The Planning and Development Services Department arranged several speakers to spark thinking about high-interest community topics. Each video features an expert on planning […]

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Planning the Plan: The Future of Transportation and Mobility

Residents who want to help plan the future of Overland Park can watch a new session in a speaker series, focused on how different types of transportation may affect the community’s future. The Planning and Development Services Department arranged several speakers to spark thinking about high-interest community topics. Each video features an expert on planning […]

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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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