Invitation to the May 27, 2009 Development Forum

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City of Olathe 10th Development Forum Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa FeCity Council Chambers This Development Forum will focus on one topic:  Attendees will have an opportunity to review and comment on four draft alternative land use maps for Olathe’s future.  This is part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan update process--preparing a new guide for Olathe’s future.  For more information about the Comprehensive Plan update process, go to:  www.planolathe.com.  The website includes information about the two “Think Big” public workshops on May 20 and 21 where all members of the public are invited to comment on these growth alternatives.  At the Forum, attendees will also hear brief announcements about other key initiatives:(1)  Update on “Citizen Access”--the City’s new online permitting tool, which our customers can use to apply for certain permits, research and pay fees for permits via credit card, and schedule inspections.   (2)  The City’s new stormwater management ordinance. (3)  The City’s ongoing process to update its UDO development regulations, such as proposed amendments to the following Chapters:  Parking and Loading, Height and Area Regulations and Exceptions, and Special Uses.   Also, recently adopted Chapter amendments such as Landscaping and Screening, and Permits and Certificates of Occupancy. Who is invited to attend?All those involved in development in Olathe—developers, contactors, architects, engineers, and others—are welcome and encouraged to attend. What are Development Forums?The City of Olathe’s Development Forums are designed to provide updates on key City development-related initiatives, discover topics for future Development Forums, and provide an opportunity for our customers and staff to meet informally.  They are held 3-4 times per year, and are a joint initiative of the following City departments:  Development Services, Public Works, Municipal Services, Fire, Parks and Recreation, Information Technology Services, and Resource Management. To help us estimate the number of people who will attend, please contact Sharyn Mueller at 913-971-8956 if you plan to attend.  Please include your request for an interpreter, if needed, in your response. City Hall – 100 E. Santa Fe, Olathe KS 66061 (913) 971-8750www.olatheks.org/developmentwww.planolathe.com