Downtown Projects and Initiatives

Santa Fe Streetscape

As part of the Envision Olathe Downtown Plan, phase one improvements include improving the image of Santa Fe Avenue from Kansas City Road to Kansas Avenue. The improvements are to create a gateway to downtown, lower traffic speeds, improve safety at pedestrian crossings and provide a more pedestrian friendly environment. Enhancements include recommendations from the Envision Olathe Downtown Plan and include pavers at crosswalks, new medians, landscaped areas and new directional signage.

View the Santa Fe Streetscape project updates

Status: Estimated completion is Spring of 2013. View a full-sized map of the project plan.

Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit (DOSE)

Take a walk through Downtown Olathe and see the Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit featuring several works of art.

The exhibit fosters appreciation of the arts and gives artists an opportunity to display their work in public. Exhibits are located on public property in the Original Town area of Olathe are on display for one year. Walking tour brochures are available at the Parks and Recreation Office located on the First Floor of City Hall, 100 East Santa Fe.