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Planning & Development

Phone: 913-715-2200

111 S. Cherry STE 2000, Olathe, KS 66061

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The Planning and Codes department is responsible for ensuring the coordinated, efficient and safe development of the County for all current and future residents by providing professional contractor monitoring, building codes enforcement, development and land use reviews and recommendations, long-range planning, and geographic and socioeconomic analyses.

Our mission is to ensure coordinated, efficient, and safe development for current and future County residents and businesses by providing professional long-range planning; policy and demographic analysis; development plan reviews; zoning and building code enforcement; and construction contractor licensing, education, and monitoring.

Department News

January Meeting Cancellations
January 6, 2020

The Following Meetings have been Cancelled:

January 15, 2020  – Board of Zoning Appeals

January 22, 2020 – Southwest Consolidated Zoning Board

Planning Commission Workshop
December 23, 2019

Planning Commission Workshop

The Johnson County Planning Commission is hosting a workshop for board members and commissioners involved in the County’s planning process.

The meeting will include an overview of Planning staff priorities for the upcoming year and a summary of accomplishments in 2019 and will be followed by two presentations regarding:

  • The 21st Century Staff Report:  Bonnie Johnson, PhD, AICP will discuss her time spent researching and rethinking planning staff reports.  Dr. Johnson is Director and Associate Professor of the University of Kansas’ Urban Planning Program and former Johnson County planner; and
  • The Golden Factors:  Richard Lind, Assistant County Counselor, will discuss utilizing the Golden Factors when considering zoning and conditional use permit applications.

Meeting Schedule

Location: Johnson County Administration Building, 111 South Cherry Street, Olathe, KS 66061 (Clock Tower Building, Downtown Olathe)

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Time/Rooms: 5:15 p.m. Dinner - Lower Level Cafeteria 
6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. - Presentations - (Room LL 200, Lower Level)          

Note:  Dinner provided for commissioners and board members.  The public may attend and observe the Planning Workshop.  However, this is not a public hearing.  Time for public comment is set aside at each regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting.  Please contact Jay Leipzig (715-2220) or Karen Miller (715-2224) with questions or comments.

Upcoming Events

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Mon, 01/27/2020 - 7:00pm

Northwest Consolidated Zoning Board

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 5:45pm

Planning Commission Meeting

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 6:30pm

Southeast Consolidated Zoning Board

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 7:00pm

Northwest Consolidated Zoning Board

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 5:30pm

Board of Zoning Appeals