Planning Commission

Planning Commission Advisory Board

Members 

  • Chris Poss, Chair (term expires Feb. 28, 2025)
  • Jason Leib (Feb. 28, 2023)
  • John Handley (Feb. 28, 2023)
  • Ben Harber (Feb. 28, 2023)
  • 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)
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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. 

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


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.

Pending applications

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: DECEMBER 5, 2022

New Applications for the 12/5/2022 PC Agenda:

1. Lenexa Smart Storage located approximately at 87th & Maurer Road – Special Use Permit & Preliminary Plan (SU22-11 &              (PL22-21P) 

2. Prairie Star Medical Office Building located at 9471 Meadow View Dr. – Preliminary Plan (PL22-07PR) 

3. Mize Hill, Second Plat located approximately on the southwest corner of Prairie Star Pkwy & Clare Rd.- Final Plat (PT22-
        24F)

 
4. Cubesmart Lenexa located approximately at Greenwood Str. & College Blvd. – Final Plat (PT22-25F) 

5. Watercrest Landing, Sixth Plat located approximately at 90th Str. & Monticello Rd. – Final Plat (PT22-26F) 

Applications Submitted Previously and Tentatively Scheduled for the 12/5/2022 PC Agenda:

6. Stone Ridge North located approximately north of 83rd and Cedar Niles Road - Rezoning & Preliminary Plat (RZ22-05 &       
        PT22-01P) 

7. Creekside Park located approximately at the southeast corner of 91st and Clare Road – 2 Rezoning’s & Preliminary Plat   
        (RZ22-10, RZ22-11 & PT22-02P)

8. Quivira Square Shopping Centre – located at 7820 Quivira Road – Final Plan (PL22-24F) 

9. Silverleaf, Second Plat located at northeast corner of 95th & Monticello Rd – Final Plat (PT22-21F) 

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