The City of Overland Park, Kansas, in partnership with the Mid-America Regional Council, has retained Kimley-Horn and Associates, in partnership with Toole Design Group and Venice Communications, to conduct a corridor study for 79th Street as part of the Planning Sustainable Places Program. The purpose of this corridor plan is to analyze the relationship between land use and transportation along 79th Street and make recommendations regarding internal mobility enhancements and multi-modal opportunities along the corridor. The study area includes 79th Street, with a buffer of approximately ¼-mile on either side, from the Frontage Road at I-35 to Lamar Avenue, a distance of approximately 2.5 miles.
Analysis of existing conditions is underway and, in the coming weeks, a public meeting, held online and in person, will be conducted to seek input from the community on the corridor. The first public meeting will be November 8, 2023, at Matt Ross Community Center to gather information, with recommendations presented in the spring of 2024 for the public to weigh in on. This project is anticipated to be completed by the summer of 2024.