DOP Donuts’ special use permit and future in downtown Overland Park remain up in air

The city and outdoor donut shop DOP Donuts have another month to reach an agreement after the Overland Park Planning Commission opted for a continuance on whether the shop's special use permit should be approved. Image from DOP Donuts Instagram page

The long-term future of DOP Donuts in downtown Overland Park remains up in the air, though the city says the shop can still sell donuts for now out of its Airstream trailer as it continues to seek renewal of a special use permit that allows it to do so.

What’s going on? At its meeting Monday, the Overland Park Planning Commission didn’t take any action on DOP’s special use permit renewal and instead opted to revisit the matter next month as the city and shop’s owners continue to work out a solution to the permit impasse.