The City’s Historic Preservation program plays an important economic, environmental, and cultural role in the ongoing development of Olathe.
The Historic Preservation Ordinance was enacted by the Olathe City Council to:
- Protect and encourage the preservation of Olathe's historic and architectural resources
- Establish the Olathe Historic Preservation Board (OHPB)
Active Historic Landmark Applications
- HL-17-004 for the Olathe Memorial Cemetery
- HL18-0001 for 213 S Pine St.
- HL18-0002 for 233 S Chestnut St.
Historic Preservation Board
The Olathe Historic Preservation Board (OHPB) is a volunteer advisory board that has been designated to recommend and promote projects pertaining to Historic Preservation in the City of Olathe. The Mayor of Olathe appoints board members subject to confirmation by the Olathe City Council.
The purpose of the Olathe Historic Preservation Board (OHPB) is to advise the City Council on historic resources, help safeguard Olathe's architectural and cultural heritage, and make recommendations concerning a City-wide historic preservation plan.
The board is composed of seven members and serve three-year terms.
Current members include:
- Bob Courtney
- Michael Foubert
- Lynn Gentry
- Melissa Landis
- Dan Nenonen
- Beth Panther
- Jennifer Winchester
As a Certified Local Government, 40% of the total board members shall be drawn from preservation-related professionals as defined by the National Parks Service. Remaining members are selected from diverse professions or lay persons with demonstrated interest, knowledge and training in fields closely related to historic preservation.
Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe St., at 3 p.m.
Local Landmark Designation
Interested in applying for a local landmark designation? Submit a completed application to:
Olathe City Hall, 100 E Santa Fe St.
Olathe, KS, 66061
Please contact the Planning Division at (913) 971-8956 with questions about historic preservation or the local landmark designation process.