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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:  November 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 Green Prairie Office, to allow “Personal Services”, located at 13830 Santa Fe Trail Drive, in the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District.  SU18-12

Special Use Permit for Premier Baseball, to allow “Personal Instruction”, located at 9900 Pflumm Road, Suites 51-53, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District. 
SU18-13

Special Use Permit for Good Spirits Distilling, to allow “Basic Industry”, located at 10700 Pflumm Road, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  SU18-14.

Rezoning for Lenexa Renner (TBD), located south of the K-10 Exit west of Renner Boulevard from the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing and AG, Agricultural Zoning Districts, to BP-2 Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  RZ18-07

Concept Plan for Lenexa Renner (TBD), located south of the K-10 Exit west of Renner Boulevard in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing and AG, Agricultural Zoning Districts.  PL18-06CP

Rezoning for Villas at WaterSide, located at the southwest corner of 81st Street and Flint Street in the proposed RP-5, Planned Residential (High-Density) Zoning District.  RZ18-08

Preliminary Plan for Villas at WaterSide, located at the southwest corner of 81st Street and Flint Street from the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District, to RP-5, Planned Residential (High-Density) Zoning District. PL18-22P

Revised Final Plan for Aldi, Inc., located at 15751 West 87th Street Parkway, in the
CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District.  PL18-03FR

Revised Final Plat for Canyon Creek at the Lake, Lot 83, located at 9759 Shady Bend Circle, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.  PT18-07FR

Final Plat for Sonoma Plaza, Third Plat, located south of 87th Street Parkway and west of Maurer Road, in the PUD, Planned Mixed Use Zoning District.  PT18-17F

CONTINUED FROM OCTOBER 1, 2018

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

Preliminary Plan for Oddo Lackman Office/Warehouse, located at the 15431 west 100th Terrace, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL18-21P