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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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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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