About Plan Olathe

What is the Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is a document that is the community’s vision for how we want to see Olathe grow and develop today and in the future.

Why does the Comprehensive Plan matter?

The Comprehensive Plan influences policies that have a direct bearing on the quality of life in Olathe. City leaders look to the Comprehensive Plan for direction on land use, transportation, housing, parks, trails, and open space, and community economic issues.

Who uses the Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is designed to be used by anyone interested in the future of Olathe, and can be useful in different ways to different groups.  Residents may be interested in the location of parks, schools, or community facilities.  Business and property owners may be interested in land use recommendations or development policies for their property.  Topics such as the fiscal health of the City are a priority for policy makers.

How is the Comprehensive Plan used?

The Comprehensive Plan provides basic guidance for land use decisions, promoting community development in ways that foster prosperity of existing and future residents.  As an adopted City document, decision-makers will refer to the Comprehensive Plan as an advisory guide when evaluating future development proposals.

What does the Comprehensive Plan recommend?

The recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan begin with the Vision.  The Vision sets forth broad principles to guide the future of the City's development and serves as the foundation for more specific recommendations.  Based on these principles, detailed policies and action items outline how the vision can be realized.