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  • 2011 Kansas APA Award – Overland Park Downtown Form-Based Code

    September 29, 2011

    The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) selected the Overland Park Downtown Form-Based Code to receive the 2011 Pioneer (Urban) Award for demonstrating creativity and innovation in planning. Confluence collaborated with Farrell Madden Lewis in the creation of this code for the City of Overland Park.

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    • This new code builds on the City’s previous planning efforts to establish a new vision for the entire Metcalf Corridor. The code is envisioned to ultimately change the overall development pattern along the corridor from a suburban character to more of an urban, pedestrian-friendly environment where dense multi-story mixed-use development is strongly encouraged. Opportunities for future public transit to serve this entire corridor are also incorporated into the planning recommendations.

      This award will be presented to the City of Overland Park during the 2011 Kansas APA Planning Conference at a luncheon on Thursday, October 13th from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Ramada Convention Center in Topeka, Kansas.