Santa Fe Commons Park Improvement Project

Project Overview

As part of the regular maintenance and improvement of city facilities, features and amenities at Santa Fe Commons Park in downtown Overland Park are scheduled to be updated in 2019.

The city hired RDG Planning & Design in May 2018 for design services including renovation and redevelopment of the park.

The project is currently in the community engagement phase. Share your thoughts about the final two concepts.

Proposed Concepts

Two final concepts developed for the park are included below. Click on the image of each proposed concept to see an illustration of the plan in full.

Learn more about each plan by reviewing the consultant's final concept presentation.

The Strang Carriage House is preserved in both plans. It is an important icon and historical centerpiece of downtown Overland Park, and will remain in the park.

Public Input

There are many opportunities to share your opinion about the future of Santa Fe Commons Park. Submit your comments via our online form.

Project Schedule

The city and RDG Planning & Design have developed transparent project schedules to show progress and anticipated timelines of both the master planning and design and construction of the project.

 Meeting/Event Details Date and Time Location
Public Input Meeting Open house and input gathering June 14, 2018, 6-8 p.m. Matt Ross Community Center
Public Input Meeting Preliminary concepts review and feedback gathering July 16, 2018, 6-8 p.m. Matt Ross Community Center  
Public Input Meeting Final concepts review and feedback gathering

August 16, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

Matt Ross Community Center  

Community Development Committee Committee to receive recommendations and feedback, make concept recommendation to City Council Committee of the Whole

September 5, 2018, 7 p.m.

City Hall

Committee of the Whole Committee to receive recommendations and make concept recommendation to City Council.

October 1, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

 City Hall

City Council City Council to approve recommended concept and contract for design work.

October 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

 

 City Hall

Planning Commission Commission to consider preliminary plan for park construction.

December 10, 2018, 1 p.m.

City Hall

Construction Bidding and Negotiation - December 2018-February 2019 City Hall
Groundbreaking and Construction Park improvements begin.

Spring 2019

Santa Fe Commons Park