Planning

Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Update

Unified Development Ordinance Amendment News. Comment on the latest draft of the UDO.

Unified Development Ordinance Amendment Public Hearing - February 24, 2014

A public hearing on amending the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) will be held during the Planning Commission meeting on February 24, 2014.  The hearing will take place in the City Council Chambers at City Hall (100 E. Santa Fe) at 7:00 p.m.  This is an opportunity for residents to ask questions and comment on the proposed updates.  Click the above link to view the third draft of the UDO.  Please contact the City Planning Division at 913-971-8750 for more information.


City Hall

The City Planning Division resides on the 3rd 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.