Olathe tree, neighborhood on the chopping block

Johnson County officials have taken a residential block north of downtown so the new courthouse can have a parking lot nearby. One property owner, Joe Vader, wants to save trees on the lot. One of them may have been planted during the Civil War.
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Johnson County officials have taken a residential block north of downtown so the new courthouse can have a parking lot nearby. One property owner, Joe Vader, wants to save trees on the lot. One of them may have been planted during the Civil War.

This Olathe neighborhood isn’t paradise, but Johnson County is paving it to put up a parking lot

August 12, 2017 02:30 PM