Neighborhoods & Building Types

The City has chosen to focus on three key neighborhoods of Overland Park to implement the Vision Metcalf Plan. They include downtown, 95th and Nall, and 95th and Antioch. Priority implementation and the first form-based code zoning requirements are being sought for downtown Overland Park. You may access an enlarged map of the neighborhood boundaries and the draft plans by clicking on the neighborhood map below.

Vision Metcalf Map Diagram

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Building Types at a Glance

Refer to the Regulating Plan Map to determine the locations where each building type is proposed.

General Urban

General Urban Image

Townhouse / Small Apartment

Townhouse / Small Apartment Image

This is the basic urban street frontage, once common across the United States. The uses are not specific, ranging from commercial to residential, retail to municipal - and combinations of all of the above. The primary form is that of a multi-story building placed directly at the sidewalk, with windows across the fa‡ade.

The townhouse / small apartment building envelope is of moderate intensity, often created by a series of smaller attached structures; most commonly condominiums or townhomes. The character and intensity of this frontage varies and will often have stoops or balconies. Small apartments can also be used to transition the urban form and intensity to abutting single-family neighborhoods.

Detached Residential

Detached Residential Image


Workshop Image

The small lot single-family detached frontage standard is represented by the traditional single family house with small front, side and rear yards along a tree-lined street. Structures are typically 2 to 3 stories in height with pitched roofs and front porches.

The Workshop form standard accommodates small scale manufacturing and repair - including artisans - within the city. These structures are of limited height and are built to the fronting sidewalk. Exterior work areas are confined to work courts and/or the center of the block.