In the past the City of Olathe has adopted area and corridor plans to supplement information contained in the City's Comprehensive Plan. While the Comprehensive Plan takes a global view of future land use patterns in Olathe, area and corridor plans take a more detailed look into future growth patterns of a specific area.
As part of the update of the City's Comprehensive Plan completed in October 2010, the future land use recommendations of Olathe's area and corridor plans were integrated into the updated Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map. As a result, the future land use recommendations of past area and corridor plans no longer apply. Design guidelines and overlay districts associated with existing area and corridor plans remain in effect until they can be reviewed and adapted to function within the framework of the Comprehensive Plan. This task of updating area and corridor plan design guidelines has been identified as one of the most urgent implementation tasks for the Comprehensive Plan. Until that process is complete, the area and corridor plans are available below for reference purposes:
Coffee Creek Master Plan (July 2005)
The Coffee Creek Master Plan is the City’s newest area plan and provides guidance for the development of an area south of the City. The area is generally bounded by existing development to the north, Black Bob Road, the half-section line south of 175th Street, and the half-section line west of Ridgeview Road. The Coffee Creek Master plan details the future road and greenway network that will serve this area in addition to the recommending future land uses.
Downtown Master Plan
The Downtown Plan is maintained and implemented by the Neighborhood and Human Services Department.
K-150 Corridor Study (December 1986)
The K-150 (Santa Fe) Corridor Study was a joint study done by Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park, and Johnson County. The study corridor includes an area that is within one (1) mile of Santa Fe from Mur-Len Road to State Line Road. The majority of the corridor is fully built out, but there are a few remaining pockets of undeveloped property within the study area. One of the largest undeveloped areas is in Olathe from Black Bob Road to Pflumm Road.
K-7 Corridor (February 2002)
The K-7 Corridor Plan covers an approximate area bounded by K-10, Lone Elm Road, 127th Street, and Clare Road. Key elements of the plan included recommended future land uses and design guidelines for the corridor. Please note that the Land Use Map in this document has not been revised. The K-7 Corridor Design Guidelines contains the current Land Use Map.
Lone Elm Vicinity Plan(August 2007)
The Lone Elm Vicinity Plan examines an area south of the Olathe. The area can generally described as being bounded by 159th Street, the half-section line east of US 169 Hwy, the half-section line south of 175th Street, Clare Road, and I-35. The Lone Elm Vicinity Plan discusses the infrastructure needs for the area and provides recommended land uses. The Plan was recently updated and adopted on August 21, 2007.
Woodland Road Corridor Plan (November 2004)
The Woodland Road Corridor Plan was implemented to guide new and in-fill development occurring in the Woodland Road Corridor. The Corridor is generally bounded by K-10, the BNSF railroad tracks, Harold Street, and Lone Elm Road.