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About The Downtown Overlaned Park Partnership

Advancing the marketing, recruitment, physical enhancement and continued redevelopment of Downtown Overland Park.

Downtown Overland Park, Kansas

Located on either side of Metcalf between 78th and 83rd streets in the heart of Overland Park, Downtown Overland Park is an integral part of our community’s heritage. Situated on the historic Santa Fe Trail, it originally bustled with horse-drawn traffic, the famous Steam Electric Interurban Railroad Line, gravel streets, a dance hall, restaurant, dry goods store, blacksmith shop, an aviation park, and other popular amenities that people enjoyed daily.

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The City of Overland Park traces its roots back to 1905 with the arrival of its founder William B. Strang Jr., who platted subdivisions along a military roadway. Strang envisioned a “park-like” community that was self-sustaining and well planned. He also sought strong commerce, quality education, vibrant neighborhoods, convenient transportation and accommodating recreational facilities. Strang named one of his subdivisions “Overland Park.”

In the early 1990s, city officials began focusing their efforts on renovating the historic downtown area. The Clock Tower Plaza was dedicated, and the Farmers’ Market Pavilion was constructed.

Downtown Today

More than a century later, Downtown Overland Park’s charming past and small-town flavor have grown into a modern and vast array of nearly 300 locally owned and operated businesses. The area is known as a strong community, focused on great food, the arts, and friendly local businesses lining the walkable streets and close-knit buildings.

About the Downtown Overland Park Partnership

The Downtown Overland Park Partnership is a non-profit organization contracted by the City of Overland Park to advance the marketing, recruitment, physical enhancement and continued redevelopment of Downtown Overland Park. The Partnership serves as a liaison between businesses, the City of Overland Park, the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, and the community as a whole.

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Contact The Downtown Overland Park Partnership

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Website
This is an image of angie muttie downtown overland park executive director
Angie Mutti
Executive Director
(913) 642-2222
angie@downtownop.org
downtownop.org
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Ellie Light
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
(913) 642-2222
ellie@downtownop.org
downtownop.org
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Melissa Maxey
Event Activation Coordinator
(913) 642-2222
melissa@downtownop.org
downtownop.org

2021 DOPP Board of Directors

Title
Name
Company
Phone
Past President
Hal Shapiro
REAL Property Group
(816) 918-8517
President
Travis Lindemoen
nexus IT Group
(913) 579-2603
Vice President
Dana Markel
Visit Overland Park
(913) 491-0123
Treasurer
Janiece Vohland
Strang Line Neighborhood
(913) 706-8910
Secretary
Natalie Scott
EPC Real Estate Group
(913) 302-6837

2021 DOPP Board Members

Title
Name
Company
Phone
Board Member
Elaine Johnson
Harper’s Fabric & Quilt
(913) 648-2739
Board Member
April Zobel
The Andersons Inc.
(419) 893-5050
Board Member
Brenda Sharpe
REACH Healthcare Foundation
(913) 432-4196
Board Member
Holly Grummert
Overland Park City Council
(913) 895-6577
Board Member
Kate Gunja
City of Overland Park
(913) 895-6000
Board Member
Tim Holverson
OP Chamber of Commerce
(913)-491-3600
Board Member
Paul Lyons
Overland Park City Council
(913) 895-6000
Board Member
James Shetlar
Law Firm of James Shetlar
(913) 648-3220
Board Member
Terrie VanZandt-Travis
Growing Futures
(913) 649-9714
Board Member
Paula Yoakum
Central Bank of the Midwest
(913) 791-9244
Board Member
Bret Richardson
Hunt Midwest/The Vue
(913) 728-4970
Board Member
Kelsey Sundet
BRR Architecture
(913) 262-9095
Board Member
Kassie Murphy
Ensemble
(913)283-8132