ULI Kansas City On Site: Olathe Public Library


2023-04-05T15:30:00 - 2023-04-05T17:30:00

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    Olathe Public Library 260 E. Santa Fe Street Olathe, KS 66061 United States
    Join us for a sneak peek tour of the new Olathe Public Library and a discussion about suburban downtown development. SCROLL DOWN FOR EVENT DETAILS.


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private $35.00 $50.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $30.00 $40.00
    Retired $25.00 N/A
    Student $25.00 $35.00
    Under Age 35 $25.00 $35.00

    Join us for a tour of the new Olathe Downtown Library ahead of the ribbon cutting! The program includes a discussion of suburban downtown development with project partners from LANE4 Property Group, McCownGordon Construction, Multistudio, and the Olathe Chamber of Commerce. Followed by a networking happy hour on the rooftop terrace.

    Event Program
    3:30-3:45 pm: Check-in & Welcome
    3:45-4:15 pm: Guided Tour
    4:15-4:45 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
    4:45-5:30 pm: Networking & Happy Hour   
    Thank You to Our Event Sponsors - LANE 4 Property Group and McCownGordon Construction!
    This 21st-century destination library is designed to be an anchor in the community and to play a vital role in downtown Olathe’s civic, cultural, educational, and economic life. Serving the library’s vision in a modern and significant way, the space will be a vibrant community gathering place that encourages active learning, civic engagement, and a strong sense of Olathe as a place. The four-story building totals 46,600 square feet and includes a café, a large multiuse room, a creative space, numerous meeting and study rooms, and a local history area in addition to core library services. The library will also reach beyond its walls with several inviting outdoor spaces, including a park, story steps, an amphitheater, and an outdoor terrace.  
    While the Olathe Public Library is the catalyst for the project and will be the main tenant, occupying 41,800 square feet of the building, the vision for this project is far greater than just a new library building. In accordance with the Olathe 2040 Strategic Plan, the project exemplifies the City’s commitment to advancing the quality of life for residents through connectivity, improving opportunities for education and access to resources, and increasing the unique places that Olathe has to offer. This project embraces all of those principles while also breathing new life and activity into the downtown area and creating a community-focused space that can grow and transform with the evolution of the city.