Planning

Planning is a division of Planning, Housing and Community Development. Planning promotes safe and coordinated growth by providing sustainable long-range land use planning. 

Community land use plans represent the preferences of the local populace and express “how” and “where” development should occur. Good planning recognizes the need to balance the demands of growth with the need to maintain existing development and, at the same time, protect the environment and overall quality of life.

Good planning facilitates orderly development patterns that maximize opportunities for choice and also reflects the wise expenditure of limited public funds and resources. Towards these ends, community plans establish general guidelines for development.

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Contact Planning

Department Director

Jay C. Leipzig, AICP
Director
Phone: 913-715-2220
Cell: 816-564-7744

Location

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 2000, Olathe, KS 66061

Phone: 913-715-2209
Fax: 913-715-2222

Planner of the Day

Staff

Sean Pendley, AICP
Deputy Director
Phone: 913-715-2205
Cell: 913-707-8756

Diane Wicklund, AICP
Principal Planner
913-715-2212

Michelle Leininger, AICP
Planner
913-715-2230

Karen Miller 
Planner
913-715-2224

Staff

Michelle Kriks, AICP
Planner
913-715-2216

Bob Mason
Code Enforcement Officer
913-715-2226

Leslie Davis
Administrative Assistant
913-715-2206

Sherry Cross
Zoning Assistant
913-715-2210