We're on the MOVE to connect our corridor through smart land use and well-integrated transportation infrastructure that will complement and support the health of our surrounding environment.

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Merriam Connected Corridor Plan is a planning study that will assess all transportation modes along and around Merriam Drive/Lane, including vehicular traffic, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and public transit. The study will also assess the development and growth patterns within the corridor study area.

The corridor study area includes Merriam Drive/Lane and a buffer of approximately one-quarter mile, running from W. 55th Street to S. 10th Street and includes portions of the cities of Merriam, Overland Park, Mission, and Kansas City, Kansas. The portion of Merriam Drive/Lane to be studied is approximately four miles long.

Study of the Turkey Creek Trail is another important aspect of this project. Missing linkages will be addressed to enhance the recreational and commuting potential of the trail, and flood management mechanisms will be explored to make the trail more resilient in the event of severe weather.  

WHAT IS THE PROJECT AREA?

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The map below shows the project area, which includes Merriam Drive/Lane (shown in yellow) and its surrounding corridor (shown in gray). Four cities are included in the project area: Kansas City, Kansas; Mission, Kansas; Overland Park, Kansas; and Merriam, Kansas. 

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WHAT ARE THE PROJECT GOALS?

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Provide measurable action steps for both public and private property owners to further PROMOTE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION options and ENCOURAGE REDEVELOPMENT of the corridor.

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Equitably ENGAGE PROPERTY OWNERS AND NEIGHBORS in meaningful and descriptive conversation about the future uses along the corridor.

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Develop an implementation strategy to close existing gaps in the TURKEY CREEK TRAIL across all jurisdictions. 

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Conceptualize a multimodal and COMPLETE STREETS PLAN for Merriam Drive/Lane and its integration into adjacent multimodal transportation networks. 

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Identify and develop complimentary GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE projects in the corridor study area that supports stormwater management and stormwater quality, placemaking, urban heat island reduction, and buffers for multimodal connectivity.

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Create a framework that best positions the corridor and surrounding neighborhoods to become a THRIVING AND DESIRABLE PLACE to live and conduct business. 

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WHAT DOES THE PLANNING PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

The planning process will take approximately one year and consist of six primary phases: from DISCOVER, where a baseline understanding of the corridor is developed, to ENGAGE where the community shares their voice, to PLAN & REFINE when the actual road map for the future of topics like development and connectivity are recorded, to IMPLEMENT and SUSTAIN when the new plan is put to work.

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DISCOVER

April 2021 - July 2021

2

ENGAGE

June 2021 - September 2021

3

PLAN & REFINE

August 2021 - April 2022

4

ADOPT

April 2022

5

IMPLEMENT / SUSTAIN

May 2022 and on

 
 

Get involved in the process...  here's how! 

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SIGN UP FOR PROJECT EMAILS

Do you want to receive updates about the corridor plan? Sign up by clicking the button below!

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PUBLIC SURVEY

The survey was available from June 14 to July 18, 2021. View the results below. 

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ATTEND THE NEXT
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE #2
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Merriam Community Center (6040 Slater Street, Merriam, KS 66202)

 

PROJECT DOWNLOADS

As the planning process continues, project work, including relevant graphics, mapping, and documents, will be available for download and review below. Check back often!

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COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS?

Erin Ollig, AICP

Manager, Strategic Planning Division

City of Overland Park

erin.ollig@opkansas.org

913.895.6242

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