Employment Districts.

Policy Description: 

Distinct employment districts will help maintain Olathe’s economic sustainability. These focused districts will include primary employment and industrial uses, and build upon existing economic strengths. Tailored housing options in each district will put workers within walking distance of their jobs, reducing travel times and impacts to the road system.

Action Items:

Action 1:

Consider adoption of design guidelines or overlay zoning for each district, as identified in the Future Land Use Plan of the Comprehensive Plan.

Action 2:

Explore location- and industry-specific economic development incentives in identified districts to build upon existing economic strengths, encourage spin-off and start-up businesses, and attract desirable new businesses.