Governing Body to consider sign code update

Overland Park’s Planning Commission and City Council will consider an update to the City’s sign code later this month.

City staff, working with members of the public through a sign code update committee, have been preparing the code update since 2019. This is the first major update to Overland Park’s sign code in more than 30 years.

The updated sign code applies to all types of signs, including building and construction signs, monument signs for businesses and neighborhoods, billboards and digital displays, signs in residential areas, and more.

The drafted update consolidates and simplifies the sign code. The new code updates rules to reflect recent legal decisions and changes in technology. It also provides more flexibility for users, allowing for commonly-approved deviations from the current code.

City staff will present the updated code to the Planning Commission and City Council at a joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. on September 28 at the Overland Park Convention Center.

The meeting is open to the public. Social distancing and masks will be required in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Presentations from the joint meeting will be available online after the meeting.

The Planning Commission and City Council will provide feedback to staff, and then review the updated code for approval at their November 9 and December 7 meetings, respectively.

If approved, the updated sign code would go into effect on January 1, 2021.