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Planning Commission

Responsibilities

  • 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.


Members

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, 2019

  • Vice Chair Jo Ella Hoye, Feb., 28, 2019

  • Mike Burson, April 30, 2018

  • Jerry Harper, Feb. 28, 2019

  • Ben Harber, April 30, 2020
  • Don Horine, April 30, 2018

  • Jason Leib, April 30, 2020

  • Curt Katterhenry, April 30, 2018

  • Alice Snider, April 30, 2020


Meetings

The Planning Commission typically meets at 7 p.m., on the first Monday of the month in the Council Chambers 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

Next Planning Commission meeting date:  March 5, 2018

The items below have been submitted for the next Planning Commission meeting. These items have the potential to be rescheduled to a later meeting date due to various circumstances. Please check the Planning Commission agenda.

Special Use Permit for Sarah’s Little Explorers, to allow in home day care, general, for up to twelve (12) children, located at 9136 Kenton Street, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.  SU18-01

Special Use Permit for Apollo Hair Systems, Inc., to allow personal services in an NP-O district, located at 11041 Hauser Street, in the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District.  SU18-02

Rezoning for McKeever Grocery - Sonoma Plaza, from the existing RP-4, Planned Residential (High-Density) Zoning District (0.811 ac) to PUD, Planned Unit Development Zoning District, located at 16301 West 87th Street Parkway.  RZ18-02

Final Plan for McKeever Grocery - Sonoma Plaza, in the proposed PUD, Planned Unit Development Zoning District, located at 16301 West 87th Street Parkway.  PL18-05F

Rezoning for Southern Star Central Gas, located 19600 West 87th Lane, from the existing AG, Agricultural Zoning District to NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning DistrictRZ18-01  

Concept Plan for Southern Star Central Gas, located 19600 West 87th Lane, in the proposed NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District.  PL18-01CP  

Final Plan for City Center Lenexa, Areas A1, A4 and E1, in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District, located at the southwest corner of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard.  PL18-06F

Final Plat for City Center Lenexa, Areas A1, A4 and E1, in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District, located at the southwest corner of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard.  PT18-04F

Final Plan for St. James West Practice Field, in the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District, located immediately west of St. James School.  PL18-07F

Final Plan for Culver’s Restaurant, in the PUD, Planned Unit Development Zoning District, located at the southwest corner of 87th Street Parkway and Loiret Boulevard.  PL18-08F

Sign Deviation for Spaces, Inc., to allow a monument sign for a commercial property with less than 200 feet of street frontage, located at 14950 West 86th Street, in the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District.  DV18-01