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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, 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)


    Meetings

    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.

  • Filing deadlines, staff review and meeting schedules

    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.

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    Pending applications

    PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: December 02, 2019

    Final Plat for Autism from the Start, located at 9426 Pflumm Road, within the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District. Application filed by Jim Long, with Anderson Engineering, Inc., agent for Pie in the Sky Properties, LLC. PT19-26F

    Final Plat for First Heritage Bank, located at 17220 W. 87th Street Pkwy, within the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District. Application filed by Chris Hafner, with Davidson Architecture & Engineering, agent for KSMC, LLC., owner of record. PT19-27F

    Final Plan for First Heritage Bank, located at 17220 W. 87th Street Pkwy, within the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District. Application filed by Chris Hafner, with Davidson Architecture & Engineering, agent for KSMC, LLC., owner of record. PL19-17F

    Preliminary Plan for 10 Ridge Development, located at the northeast corner of K-10 Highway and Ridgeview Road, within the CP-3, Planned Regional Commercial Zoning District. Application filed by John Davidson, with Davidson Architecture & Engineering, agent for Ten Ridge, LLC., owner of record. PL19-17P

    Revised Preliminary Plan for Rick Ramsey Building, located at 12904 Santa Fe Trail Drive, within the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District. Application filed by Jeff Schroeder, with Herman A. Scharhag Co., Architects, agent for Ramsey Investments, LLC., owner of record. PL19-03PR

    CONTINUED FROM A PREVIOUS AGENDA:

    Final Plan for Reserve Townhome Amenities, located at 8839 Findley Street, within the RP-2, Planning Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District. Application filed by Greg Prieb, with Prieb Homes, agent for Townhomes at the Reserve, LLC. PL19-08FR