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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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Infrastructure Advisory Group applications open

The City of Overland Park is now taking applications for a new Infrastructure Advisory Group. The group is tasked with considering street, stormwater and traffic infrastructure in Overland Park, and will make recommendations to the City Council to strengthen and expand practices and policies that address the community’s infrastructure needs. The group will evaluate installation […]

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Your guide to getting around OP without a car

If you’re thinking about ditching your car or truck, even if it’s just for a dinner out or to run an errand, there are options to traveling Overland Park without a vehicle. Skip the gas station and read below to plan your next car-less trip: Public Transportation Eight RideKC routes serve Overland Park. The 403, […]

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Overview Fall 2021

Overview is the City’s quarterly newsletter for residents. It includes news, things to see and do in Overland Park, valuable information for neighborhoods, recreational and environmental news. The Overview Fall 2021 features articles about The Overland Park Police Department’s midnight shift An improvement project for the Farmers’ Market pavilion space in Downtown Overland Park Final action on […]

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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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City Manager recognized for regional leadership

The Overland Park City Council celebrated City Manager Bill Ebel‘s contributions to the Kansas City region during last night’s City Council meeting. The Mid-America Regional Council presented Ebel with its Regional Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contributions to the region. Ebel, along with Lee’s Summit, Mo. City Manager Steve […]

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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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New stop signs for 91st Street intersection

The City of Overland Park will install four new high-profile stop signs at 91st and Glenwood, where a traffic signal was removed late last year. Traffic signals that were nearing the end of their expected lifespan at 91st and Glenwood and 91st and Lamar were deactivated in 2020 because traffic volumes at those intersections no […]

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