Morse Study Area Task Force

A future land use study will be done over the next year for the Morse Neighborhood, a 3-square mile area in the southwest portion of the city in the vicinity of 151st Street and Quivira Road (see map). The Morse Neighborhood, along with the Stanley Neighborhood to the east, was annexed into the city of Overland Park in August 1985. As it has now been 25 years since the Stanley and Morse Neighborhoods were annexed into the city, city leaders felt that a new study of the Morse Neighborhood was needed to determine if the existing future land use plan for the neighborhood was still appropriate.

Unlike the Stanley Neighborhood, the Morse Neighborhood has not seen significant development since annexation. Also, many things have changed since the original future land use plan for Morse Neighborhood was completed in 1986 following the annexation. The most notable of these changes is the way in which sanitary sewers can now be financed and developed. Furthermore, the recent collapse of the housing market has left several partially developed or vacant large land tracts scattered throughout the neighborhood in limbo.

Task Force

During 2011, a 13-member citizen advisory task force will work together on developing a future land use plan and set of land use goals for the Morse Neighborhood. The current adopted Future Land Use Plan as shown on the 2010 Future Development Plan will be used as a starting point to see if and where changes would be appropriate. Once a new plan is agreed upon, a set of land use goals will be developed.

The Morse Study Area Task Force, is composed of resident landowners, non-resident landowners, and special representatives (Blue Valley School District; Johnson County Planning, Development, and Codes; the Overland Park Planning Commission; and the Overland Park City Council).

If you are interested in knowing more about the Morse Study Area and the work of the task force, contact John Rod by phone at 913-895-6214, fax at 913-890-1214, email at

Presentation Documents

Meeting DatePresentation Documents
Sept. 13, 2011
Aug. 23, 2011
Aug. 9, 2011
(Open House)
May, June & July
  • Work Sessions (see agendas and minutes)
Apr. 5, 2011
Mar. 1, 2011
Feb. 8, 2011
Jan. 4, 2011