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Planning Commission


  • Review and make recommendations about planning and zoning issues in the city.

  • Review our Comprehensive Plan to ensure it continues to be relevant and responsive to changes in our vision, demographic trends and development patterns.

  • Make recommendations about rezoning, special-use permits and preliminary plan applications, which are then considered by the Lenexa City Council.

  • Approves final plans, with or without conditions.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Planning Commission also serves as the Board of Zoning Appeals. They have the authority to grant variances and exceptions from the requirements of the Unified Development Code, which would allow a property to be developed in a way normally not permitted by development regulations.

This process is intended to provide relief in unique situations where strict compliance with the code would cause undue hardship for the property owner. Most often, the Board receives variance requests about setbacks, fences, accessory buildings, height of buildings and other improvements.

Lenexa City Code Section 4-1-K

Board of Zoning Appeals meetings, if scheduled, take place on the same night as regularly scheduled Planning Commission meetings.


The Planning Commission has nine members who are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Lenexa City Council. Each planning commissioner serves a three-year term and can be reappointed to serve additional terms.

  • Chairman Chris Poss (term expires Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Vice Chair Jo Ella Hoye (Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Mike Burson (Feb. 28, 2021)

  • Jerry Harper (Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Ben Harber (Feb. 28, 2020)
  • Don Horine (Feb. 28, 2021)

  • Jason Leib (Feb. 28, 2020)

  • Curt Katterhenry (Feb. 28, 2021)

  • Alice Snider (Feb. 28, 2020)


The Planning Commission typically meets at 7 p.m., on the first Monday of the month in the Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall. Please check the schedule below to confirm dates.

Agendas, staff reports and minutes

Copies of upcoming meeting agendas and staff reports are typically available on the Thursday before the meeting date. Minutes of previous meetings are available after they are approved at the following meeting.

Pending applications


Special Use Permit for Collision Works located at 9104 and 9116 Marshall Dr, to allow “vehicle and equipment repair”, in the CP-3, Planned Regional Commercial Zoning District. SU19-12

Special Use Permit for Shooting Stars Montessori School located at 9430 Gillette Street, to allow a “commercial daycare” in the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District. SU19-13

Special Use Permit for Verizon Wireless (KCYC Craig), to allow the continued use of a “wireless communications tower” located at 18300 West 87th Street Parkway within the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District.  SU19-14

a. Rezoning for 95th and Loiret Development, located in the vicinity of the southeast corner of 95th Street and Loiret Boulevard, from the BP-1, Planned Business Park and BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning Districts to BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  RZ19-05

b. Preliminary Plan for 95th and Loiret Development. PL19-07P

Preliminary Plan for Friends of Lenexa Sports Complex, located at 9400 Canyon Creek Boulevard, in the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District.  PL19-08P

Preliminary Plan for UPS Trailer Storage, located at 14760 Santa Fe Trail Drive, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL19-09P

a. Final Plan for 101st Street, LLC, Church/Place of Worship, located in the vicinity south of 101st Street between Sunset Drive and Theden Circle, within the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District.  PL19-06F

b. Final Plat for 101st Street, LLC, Church/Place of Worship.  PT19-12F

Final Plan for The Yard - Lenexa City Center, East Village, located at the southeast corner of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard, in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.  PL19-03FR

Revised Final Plat for Creekside Woods, Lot 33, located at 24339 W 91st Place, located in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.  PT19-01FR


Final Plan for JOCO Self Storage, for additional parking, located at 8101 Lenexa Drive, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL19-03FS


Special Use Permit for Play N Learn Daycare by Joy Scarlett, located at 8021 Park Street, to allow the continued use of an in home day care for up to 12 individuals. SU19-07

a. Special Use Permit for Advent Health + Wellness Campus, to allow a hospital and helipad, located in the vicinity of the northwest corner of Renner Boulevard and 87th Street Parkway.  SU19-11

b. Preliminary Plan for Advent Health + Wellness Campus.  PL19-06P