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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 February 28, 2019

  • Vice Chair Jo Ella Hoye, February, 28, 2019

  • Mike Burson, April 30, 2018

  • Jerry Harper, February 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 6, 2017

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 Angel Competition Bikinis, to allow “Personal Services” in an NP-O zoning, located at 15555 West 87th Street Parkway, in the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District. SU17-15

Rezoning for QuikTrip #29, located at the northwest corner of 95th and Noland Road from R-1, Residential Single-Family and NP-O, Planed Neighborhood Office Zoning Districts to CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District. RZ17-16

Concept Plan for QuikTrip #29, located at the northwest corner of 95th and Noland Road in the proposed CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District.

Final Plat for Timbers at Clear Creek, Sixth Plat, located at 83rd and Clare Road in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.
PT17-20F

Final Plat for Meadowbrook Addition, Fifth Plat, located at 9013 Hauser Street in the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District. PT17-21F

CONTINUED FROM AUGUST 28, 2017 - Rezoning for Bristol Highlands, located north 83rd Street and east of Monticello Road, from the existing RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density), NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office, CP-O, Planned General Office and CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial Zoning Districts to 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. RZ17-07

Concept Plan for Bristol Highlands. PL17-01CP

Preliminary Plat for Bristol Highlands. PT17-04P

CONTINUED FROM OCTOBER 2, 2017 - Special Use Permit renewal for Sprint, to allow the continued use of a telecommunication facility with compound, located at 11030 Lackman Road, in the BP-1, Planned Business Park Zoning District. SU17-08

CONTINUED FROM OCTOBER 2, 2017 - Special Use Permit for The Knockout All Stars, to allow personal instruction, located at 11447 Strang Line Road, in the BP-1, Planned Business Park Zoning District. Application filed by Shannon Summers of the Knockout All Stars, agent for Prieb Properties, LLC, owner of record. SU17-11

CONTINUED FROM OCTOBER 2, 2017 - Special Use Permit renewal for Sprint, to allow the continued use of a telecommunication facility with compound, located at 11030 Lackman Road. SU17-08

Board of Zoning Appeals – November 6, 2017

Request for relief from Section 4-1-B-6-F – Zoning District Regulations pertaining to Minimum Lot Width on property located north of old 95th Street east of Woodland Road, in the R-1, Residential Single Family Zoning District. BZ 17-01