The original Woodland Road Corridor Study was prepared in 1996, when almost the entire corridor was part of the unincorporated County. The corridor was annexed in 1999 and the latest Woodland Road Corridor Plan adopted in 2004.
The Plan builds on the previous plan’s intent of providing mixed residential densities, safe streets for vehicles and pedestrians, and prohibiting commercial development west of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail lines, while addresses issues related to new development in and adjoining the corridor.
- Provide a mixture of residential densities within the corridor;
- Create a safe environment for vehicular and pedestrian traffic;
- Prohibit commercial development west of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail lines;
- Expand sanitary sewers throughout the area;
- Improve Woodland Road through a phased improvement process;
- Integrate new residential development with existing development;
- Develop a community park;
- Preserve tree groves on all undeveloped land;
- Allow R-3 use on the east side of Woodland Road and the 80 acre parcel north of Olathe Northwest High School;
- Strengthen landscaping adjoining the BNSF railroad and apply a minimum setback of 50-100 feet.