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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.


Pending applications

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: July 1, 2019

Final Plat for 88th Long Business Center located south of 87th Street Parkway and Long Drive, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PT19-13F

Final Plat for Canyon Creek Highlands, 4th Plat located at 9725 Belmont Drive, in the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District.  PT19-14F

Final Plat for Lenexa Logistics Centre East, 1st Plat located east of Renner Boulevard at 116th Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PT19-15F

Final Plan for Best Western Plus located at 9501 Westgate Street, within the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District.  PL19-07F

Special Use Permit for Angels in Training Day Care, to allow an in-home daycare located at 13101 W 95th Street, within the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District.  SU19-15

Special Use Permit for Lost Evenings Brewing Company, to allow a drinking establishment located at 16965 City Center Drive, within the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.  SU19-16

STAFF REVIEW ONLY

Final Plan for 88th Long Business Center located south of 87th Street Parkway and Long Drive, in the BP-2 Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL19-04FS

CONTINUED FROM JUNE 3,2019

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

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