downtown olathe sunset
city hall fountain
downtown olathe
old settlers merry go round
downtown park cherry corner

Olathe’s downtown is growing ever more vibrant and diverse. It’s a center of government and professional services, unique small businesses, restaurants, historical neighborhoods and cultural opportunities. It’s the focus of civic life in our community, and the many recent investments made in the heart of our city demonstrate a strong commitment to our downtown core. Learn more about the history of Downtown Olathe.

Fourth Fridays

Discover the best of downtown Olathe and celebrate the end of your work week at Fourth Fridays in the Johnson County Square (100 W. Park St.) next to the Johnson County Courthouse.

  • Enjoy live music, giveaways, tasty food, activities for all ages, and opportunities to discover local shops and restaurants.
  • Check out more details on social media at Downtown Olathe Business Association.

Fourth Fridays is sponsored by the Central Core Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to community efforts that help develop the Central Core neighborhood and downtown area of Olathe.

Rotating Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Sculptures are selected and displayed throughout the downtown area of Olathe for a period of one year. The sculptures are on loan for a stipend amount from artists throughout the country. Learn more about the Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.

General Information

Unified Development Ordnance — Ch.18.20.210 Downtown, Zoning Districts

Envision Olathe Downtown Plan

Streetscape Master Plan & Downtown Design Guidelines

Downtown Community Gardens

Incentives

Downtown Storefront Improvement Grant

Neighborhood Revitalization (Tax Rebate) Program

Historic Tax Credits & Grant Funding (where eligible)

Projects

Johnson County Courthouse