Form-Based Code and Downtown Regulating Plan Map
The downtown form-based code was one of the first implementation efforts for Vision Metcalf. Adopted in 2011, the code focuses on the physical form of buildings and their relationship to the city street in order to create a mix of uses in a walkable environment.
The boundaries of the form-based code area are generally defined as downtown Overland Park. This area has a special zoning designation - Downtown Form District (DFD). Although uses are regulated in the Downtown Form District, the emphasis is on creating buildings that are adaptable over time. Projects that conform to the requirements of the code are able to receive administrative approval from the staff.
Questions about Vision Metcalf can be directed to the Planning Department at 913-895-6217. Developers are encouraged to contact Overland Park early in the process.