There are many reasons to consider Olathe, Kansas as a place to live or invest. Quality housing. A school district that is second to none. Ample dining opportunities as well as shopping. Good road network. Safe communities.
Wishful thinking? Not by City Planner Bryan Dyer’s numbers.
“We might be off by a person or two,” he joked when discussing the numbers with members of the Olathe Planning Commission recently. “We know there is a strong interest out here, and as long as we keep roads and city services growing the population will continue to follow that trend.”
Dyer, who leads the city’s Long Range Planning Division, said he also expects the city to grow from its current 60 square miles to more than 90 square miles in the next 50 years.