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Olathe News

Comprehensive Plan. The City’s Comprehensive Plan Update process is complete and recently adopted by City Council in 2010. The Plan documents the community’s vision for how Olathe will grow and develop today and in the future, and influences policies that have a direct bearing on the quality of life that citizens enjoy in Olathe. Original Town is identified as one of the key elements in the Plan outlining principles, detailed policies and action items as to how the community’s vision can be realized.  The adopted Plan is available online at

Preserve Olathe. In 2009, City Council adopted the Olathe’s Preservation Ordinance, establishing the Olathe Historic Preservation Commission. The purpose of the Commission is to advise the Governing Body regarding its historic resources, help safeguard Olathe’s architectural and cultural heritage and make recommendations concerning the City-wide Preservation Plan as outlined in the City’s Comprehensive plan.

Olathe Adult Detention Center. The Olathe Planning Commission recently approved a plan review application for the Johnson County Olathe Adult Detention Center located at 101 N Kansas Ave. This project includes façade improvements and a first floor expansion of the existing detention facility, currently underway.

Salvation Army Chapel. The Salvation Army has been located in the former Safeway building located at 420 E. Santa Fe for nearly 25 years. Having outgrown their facility, they recently made plans to better accommodate those that they serve in our community.  The project consists of a 7,840 square foot (approximate) chapel constructed at the front of their current facility, including parking modifications.  It’s no accident that the shelters over the entry doors mimic the lines of the old Safeway beams. The non-for-profit community group is currently working to raise funds for future plans which include the expansion of their family housing ministry.

Quiet Zone. The Quiet Zone for the BNSF west tracks is now complete. Please check out the following links for more details.


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Key Successes

  • Calamity Line Park
  • Westview Trail (in design stage)
  • Annual Neighborhood Cleanups
  • Railroad Quiet Zone Project
  • Santa Fe Streetscape (in planning stage)
  • Historic Signage (underway)
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