Unified Development Ordinance Public Workshops - February 29th

The City of Olathe has initiated an update to its Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).  The UDO combines Olathe's major land development regulations (zoning and subdivision controls) into a single document.  The principal reason the City is updating the UDO is its new Comprehensive Plan - PlanOlathe.  Adopted in 2010, PlanOlathe is the City's official statement of land development policy.  As a policy statement, PlanOlathe is not self implementing.  It requires land development regulations, public investments and related actions to ensure that the policy statements are implemented.  PlanOlathe is the blueprint for updating the UDO. 

While the existing UDO was comprehensive and adequate for its time, the new planning policies and potential demographic and market change the City anticipates will require a broader approach than a series of targeted changes.  Instead, the City is completing a wholesale revision of the UDO that is comprehensive, internally consistent and up to date.  In addition the UDO revision will occur in tandem with the new design guidelines that carry the new plan from policy to implementation. 

Public meetings about the UDO and design guidelines update will be held on Wednesday, February 29th in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 100 East Santa Fe. 

Workshop for the Development Community
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Workshop for the General Public
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

An agenda will be released soon!  Please save the date.