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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.


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: September 30, 2019

Rezoning for Bristol Highlands, located at the northeast corner of 83rd Street and Monticello Road from RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density), RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density), RP-4, Planned Residential (High-Density), and CP-O, Planned General Office Zoning Districts to RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) and RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning Districts. Application filed by Tim Tucker, with Phelps Engineering, agent for Bristol Highlands, LLC. RZ19-12

Revised Preliminary Plat for Bristol Highlands, located at the northeast corner of 83rd Street and Monticello Road proposed to be zoned RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) and RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning Districts. Application filed by Tim Tucker, with Phelps Engineering, agent for Bristol Highlands, LLC. PT19-01PR

Rezoning for Lenexa Logistics Centre North - Phase 2, located at the north side of College Boulevard between Mill Creek Road and Renner Boulevard, from AG, Agricultural to BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District. Application filed by Curtis Holland, with Polsinelli PC, agent for Busch Voights Farms, LP. RZ19-13

Preliminary Plan for Lenexa Logistics Centre North - Phase 2, located at the north side of College Boulevard between Mill Creek Road and Renner Boulevard. Application filed by Curtis Holland, with Polsinelli PC, agent for Busch Voights Farms, LP. PL19-13P

Preliminary Plan for QuikTrip 0296, located at 95th Street and Lenexa Drive, within the CP-3, Planned Regional Commercial Zoning District. Application filed by Erik Eckhart, with QuikTrip, agent for Lenexa 95 Partners, LLC. PL19-11P

Preliminary Plan for Viracor Eurofins, located east of Ridgeview Road between 98th and 99th Streets, within BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District. Application filed by Michael MacAdam, with AMAI Architecture, agent for Meritex Lenexa, LLC. PL19-12P

Preliminary Plan for College West Business Park, located at the northwest corner of College Boulevard and Lackman Road, within the BP-1, Planned Business Park Zoning District. Application filed by Dan Foster, with Schlagel & Associates, agent for TSRP 99101, LLC. PL19-14P

Preliminary Plat for Emerald Crest, located on the southeast corner of 95th Street and Woodland Road, within the RE, Residential Estate Zoning District. Application filed by Ben Ellis, with MHS, agent for Pauli Homes Inc. PT19-02P

Final Plat for Emerald Crest, located on the southeast corner of 95th Street and Woodland Road, within the RE, Residential Estate Zoning District. Application filed by Ben Ellis, with MHS, agent for Pauli Homes Inc. PT19-20F

Final Plat for Meadowbrook Addition, 6th Plat, located at the northwest corner of 90th Terrace and Hauser Street, within the RP-3, Residential Planned (Medium-Density) Zoning District. Application filed by Todd Allenbrand, with Payne & Brockway, agent for MKH, LLC. PT19-21F

Revised Final Plat for 95th & Loiret, located at the southeast corner of 95th Street and Loiret Boulevard, within the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District. Application filed by Jared Kenyon, with Kimley Horn, agent for MEPT Kansas Commerce. 
PT19-02FR

​Final Plan for The Peak At Sonoma, located at 8900 Loiret Boulevard, within the RP-4, Planned Residential (High-Density) Zoning District. Application filed by Jeff Skidmore, with Schlagel & Associates, agent for RMO Apartments West, LLC. PL19-11F

Final Plan for Barrington Park Amenity Center, located at 10963 Richards Court, within the RP-3, Planned Residential (Medium High-Density) Zoning District. Application filed by Tim Homburg, with NSPJ Architects, agent for BPI SPE, LLC. PL19-12F

Revised Final Plan for Cottonwood Canyon Pool & Clubhouse located on the south side of Cottonwood Canyon Drive west of Cottonwood Canyon Place, within the RP-1, Planned Residential Single-Family (Low-Density) Zoning District. Application filed by David Rinne, with Schlagel & Associates, agent for Lenexa Land Holdings, LLC. PL19-05FR

Special Use Permit for Smiley's Golf Course, located at 10195 Monticello Terrace, within the AG, Agricultural Zoning District. Application filed by Rod Richardson, with Wallace Saunders Law Firm, agent for Smiley's, LLC. SU19-18

Sign Deviation for a Post and Panel Sign, to be located at 9230 Pflumm Road, within the HBD, Planned Historic Business Zoning District. Application filed by Brad Miller of Fast Signs, agent for Trajectory Investments LLC. DV19-01

STAFF REVIEW ONLY:


Final Plan for UPS Trailer Storage, located at 14760 Santa Fe Trail Drive, within the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District, Application filed by Paul Miller, with Davidson AE, agent for BT-OH, LLC. PL19-11FS

CONTINUED FROM A PREVIOUS AGENDA:

Final Plan for The Timbers Apartments located at 11700 W. 77th Street, within the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District. Applications filed by Dana Blay, with DBL Architects. PL19-08F

Final Plat for The Timbers Apartments located at 11700 W. 77th Street, within the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District. Applications filed by Dana Blay, with DBL Architects. PT19-16F