Planning Commission

Planning Commission Advisory Board


  • Chris Poss, Chair (term expires Feb. 28, 2025)
  • Don Horine (Feb. 29, 2024)
  • Mike Burson, Vice Chair (Feb. 29, 2024)
  • Curt Katterhenry (Feb. 29, 2024)
  • David Woolf (Feb. 28, 2025)
  • Brenda Macke (Feb. 28, 2025)
  • Jason Leib (Feb. 28, 2026)
  • John Handley (Feb. 28, 2026)
  • Ben Harber (Feb. 28, 2026)
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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. 

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Planning Commission Bylaws

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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Helpful guides

These guides will help you better understand how planning applications move through the approval process and what you can expect when attending or speaking at a Planning Commission meeting.

Planning 101

Presenting to the Planning Commission


  • 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.

Pending applications


Pending Applications for 4/03/2023:

Prairie Chase (Blackhoof Reserve) I located at SEC K7 and Prairie Star Pkwy - Rezoning & Concept Plan (RZ23-01, PL23-01CP) 

Prairie Chase (Blackhoof Reserve) II located at SEC K7 and Prairie Star Pkwy - Rezoning & Concept Plan (RZ23-02, PL23-01CP) 

Kids Empire located at 12124 95th Street – Final Plan (PL23-05F) 

Good Spirits Lenexa located at 9730 Alden – Special Use Permit (SU23-03)

Trailridge Middle School located at the southwest corner of 75th and Quivira – Revised Final Plan (PL23-03FR)

Berger Convenience Store located at the northeast corner of Ridgeview Rd & K10 Hwy – Final Plan (PL23-06F)

95th & Renner Boulevard, Mixed Use Project (aka The Residences at Renner 95) located at 9401 Renner Blvd – Final Plan (PL23-07F)

Kiewit K3 Building located at the southwest corner of 89th and Hampton – Final Plan (PL23-08)

Sar Ko Skate Park (Rolling Magic) located at 14915 W 87th St Pkwy – Final Plan (PL23-08F) 

College Crossings Business Park, Fourth Plat located at the northeast corner of College Blvd. and Strang Line Rd. – Final Plat (PT23-11F)