State of the City

Mayor Gerlach presented his 2019 State of the City address on February 18, 2019 at the Overland Park Convention Center.

The Mayor's speech discussed why Overland Park > Its Past, highlighting

  • the possibility of a more walkable College and Metcalf area with after-work and weekend attractions,
  • consideration of new uses for the Overland Park Convention Center,
  • growing healthcare technology services, with Netsmart, Inc,
  • new construction in Downtown Overland Park, including the Edison District,
  • expanding business at 95th and Metcalf, with Shamrock Corporation,
  • the Santa Fe Commons (Thompson) Park improvement project,
  • expansion of U.S. 69,
  • and Forward OP, the community's vision for the future.

Watch the whole speech to see more of what's to come in Overland Park.