The pre-application process provides an opportunity for you and City staff to exchange information and discuss issues that impact the design of your project. In order to provide future applicants with the best customer service and ensure complete applications, the City provides two types of pre-application meetings; a discovery meeting and a project evaluation meeting.
- Discovery meetings are scheduled to discuss a concept plan for a property in Olathe prior to drawing up formal plans. These meetings are designed to provide a preliminary discussion of the use, application procedure and timelines. Discovery meetings are held on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. for the applicant to discuss a project with a Planner. To schedule this type of meeting please complete and submit the discovery meeting application form and attach an aerial view of the property. Planning staff will contact you to schedule a specific meeting date and time.
- Project evaluation meetings are scheduled to provide an in-depth review of project plans. These meetings are held on Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and typically last 50 minutes. The applicant meets with the Development Review team to discuss the plans as they relate to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and the Unified Development Ordinance. To schedule this type of meeting please complete and submit the project evaluation meeting application form and attach the required location map, site plan and building elevations. Planning staff will contact you to schedule a specific meeting date and time. Meeting request shall be submitted by noon on Friday.
Please note, pre-application meetings are intended to provide you with as much information as possible, but they do not constitute full or formal reviews of a proposal. Once information is provided with your formal application submission, comments may change and additional information may be provided.
If you have any questions about the pre-application process please contact Jana Hartnett, Development Coordinator or call 913-971-8972.