The following resources for construction reflect the latest revision of the city ordinances.
It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy of all details, including standard details. If any discrepancy or errors are found, contact the city before using these details.
The City of Overland Park is considering updates to the Design and Construction Standards Manual. This manual governs design and construction requirements for public and private infrastructure in the City and was last updated in July 2017.
See the full drafted update in PDF format.
Significant proposed changes to the design standards include:
The City has reformatted all of its existing construction specifications. Major changes include:
The City has also developed new traffic impact study guidelines associated with land development projects. During the meeting, staff will outline the new requirements which will be implemented for projects that are submitting development plan and plat applications beginning on Feb. 1, 2021.
City staff held a virtual public meeting on the design standards update in December of 2020. If you were unable to join us or would like to review the presentation, slides are available online.
Please provide any comments on the proposed updates to the Design Standards and Construction Specifications by 5 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2021. Written comments or questions should be submitted using this Google Form.
The following details are used in the preparation and submission of all publicly or privately funded construction projects.
See standard details for individual projects, or a full booklet of all standard details.
The following details are intended for privately-funded residential or commercial projects. Do not use these details without prior approval of the plan reviewer.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these details, please contact the Engineering Services Division of the Planning & Development Department at 913-895-6223.
The city follows design criteria, codes and guidelines to ensure new construction is cost effective, meets current safety requirements and is an asset to the community.
The criteria and codes include general notes, checklists and policies for roadways, stormwater, erosion and sediment control and traffic sign criteria, as well as private site improvements.
The 2017 Design Standards are effective for any new construction plans submitted after August 1, 2017.
Only products identified on the approved materials list will be approved for installation on city projects. This list is provided to contractors and suppliers who are constructing public improvement projects in the city, including
Prior to bidding a project, contractors and suppliers should call 913-895-6027 to make sure that they have the most current list.