Upcoming Public Hearings

RZ-14-011:  Proposed rezoning from C-2 to C-3 district, and preliminary development plan for Menards and future commercial lots located at the southeast corner of 135th Street and Greenwood Street.  A public hearing is scheduled for the Planning Commission meeting on November 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe.  At that meeting, residents will be invited to speak in favor or in opposition to the request.  At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council.  The City Council will make a final decision on the rezoning at a future Council meeting, date to be determined.  The following is a link to the preliminary site development plan and building elevations


City HallThe City Planning Division resides on the third floor of City Hall at 100 East Santa Fe. Contact the City Planning Division at 913-971-8750.

The City Planning Division helps Olathe identify and achieve its desired future. The Division focuses on:

  • Growth and its impacts on the physical character of the community
  • Achieving the community's vision through implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, PlanOlathe
  • Enforcement of codes for the health, safety, and welfare of Olathe’s citizens

 This work includes both a future-oriented, long-range planning component and a current planning component that reviews specific proposals for development.

Current Planning
Planners review development projects and make recommendations to the Planning Commission. Staff also provides information to the public about land use issues.

Long Range Planning
Planners implement the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan, process annexation requests and create and maintain development, demographic and community profile information.

The responsibilities of Neighborhood Planning include fostering neighborhood alliances, preserving and enhancing developed neighborhoods, empowering neighbors and partnering with residents for the improvement of their area.