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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:  December 3, 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 Urban Air, to allow an indoor entertainment facility, located at 8540 Maurer, in the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District.  SU18-15

Special Use Permit renewal for Bright Futures Daycare, located at 8123 Lichtenauer, in the R-1, Single Family Residential Zoning District.  SU18-16

Preliminary Plan for The Foundation Sports Training Facility, located at 8630 Maurer Road, in the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District.  PL18-23P

Final Plan for The Lofts at City Center, located at 9777 Renner Boulevard, in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.  PL18-22F

Final Plan for Canyon Farms Golf Club, pool and amenities, located at 17501 West 87th Street Parkway, in the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office, RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) and AG, Agricultural Zoning Districts.  PL18-20F

Final Plat for Canyon Farms Golf Club, Second Plat, located at 17501 West 87th Street Parkway, in the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office, RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) and AG, Agricultural Zoning Districts.  PT18-19F

Final Plan for Sonoma Plaza, Lots 3, 6 and 7, located at Loiret Boulevard and 87th Street Parkway, in the PUD, Planned Unit Development Zoning District.  PL18-21F

Final Plat for Sonoma Plaza, Fourth Plat, located at Loiret Boulevard and 87th Street Parkway, in the PUD, Planned Unit Development Zoning District.  PT18-20F

Final Plat for Lackman 105 Business Park, located at Lackman Road and 105th Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PT18-21F

Final Plat for Haskins Estate, located at 9140 Haskins Street, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.  PT18-22F

STAFF REVIEW ONLY

Final Plan for 16000 West 108th Street, expansion, located at 16000 West 108th Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL18-03FS

CONTINUED FROM NOVEMBER 5, 2018

Final Plat for Arbor Lake, Fifth Plat, located south of 91st Street west of Shady Bend Road, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.  PT18-18F

Preliminary Plan for Timber Apartments, located at 11700 West 77th Street, in the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District.  PL18-20P