Olathe Historic Preservation Board

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The Olathe Historic Preservation Board (OHPB) generally meets on the third Thursday of every month at City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe.  Meetings begin at 3:00 p.m.  See schedule for dates and times.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying distinctive architectural characteristics and historic resources of the city which are representative of the city and which are representative of elements of the city's cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history;
  • Fostering civic pride in the past accomplishments of the City; conserving & improving the value of property in & around designated Historic Landmarks, and Historic Districts;
  •  Fostering & encouraging preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of structures, areas, and neighborhoods; and, educating the general public in what is historic in the community and how these resources can benefit the individual property owners and the community at large.

The OHPB  is a 7-member, city-appointed advisory board to the City Council established by Chapter 2.84 of the Olathe Municipal Code. Three (3) of the members on the board are required to come from preservation-related backgrounds:

  • architecture
  • architectural historian
  • historian
  • landscape architect
  • planning
  • education

Four (4) members are required to come from diverse professions or be lay persons with demonstrated interest, knowledge and training in fields closely related to historic preservation:

  • history
  • architecture
  • landscape architecture,
  • architectural history
  • archeology
  • planning
  • real estate
  • law
  • finance
  • building trades
  • urban design
  • geography