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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:  August 6, 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 renewal for Elite Sports, located at 15546 West 108th Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  SU18-10

Rezoning for Vantage Point Lenexa Office Park, located at 9300 Renner Boulevard, from AG, Agricultural and CP-O, Planned General Office Zoning Districts to CP-O, Planned General Office and CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning Districts.  RZ18-06

Preliminary Plan for Vantage Point Lenexa Office Park, located at 9300 Renner Boulevard, in the AG, Agricultural and NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning Districts.  PL18-14P

Preliminary Plan for Lenexa Fleet Maintenance Building, located at 7700 Cottonwood, in the R-1, Residential Single Family Zoning District.  PL18-13P

Preliminary Plan for Widmer Industrial Building, located at 96th Terrace and Widmer Road, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL18-15P

Preliminary Plan for City Center Residences, located at west of Renner Boulevard and north of Elmridge Street, in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.  PL18-16P

Preliminary Plan for The Lofts @ City Center East, located at the southeast corner of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard, in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.  PL18-17P

Final Plan for The Yard - Lenexa City Center, East Village, located at the southeast corner of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard, in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.  PL18-15F

Final Plat for Bradshaw Place, Second Plat, located at the northwest corner of 93rd Street and Rosehill Road, in the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District.  PT18-11F

Sign deviation for MISH Hospital & Clinic, located at 10951 Lakeview Ave, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  DV18-03

CONTINUED FROM JULY 2, 2018 - Preliminary Plan for Timber Apartments, located at the 11700 West 77th Street, in the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District.  PL18-12P