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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:  October 1, 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.

Permanent Special Use Permit for City of Olathe, Water Purification Plant # 2, located south of 83rd Street west of Cedar Niles Road, in the AG, Agricultural Zoning District.  SU18-11

Final Plan for City of Olathe, Water Purification Plant # 2, located south of 83rd Street west of Cedar Niles Road, in the AG, Agricultural Zoning District.   PL18-18F

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

Preliminary Plan for Renner 87 Flats at City Center, located at the northeast corner of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.  PL18-19P

Final Plan for Lenexa Fleet Maintenance Building, located at 7700 Cottonwood, in the R-1, Residential Single Family Zoning District.  PL18-19F

Final Plat for Widmer Industrial Building, located at 96th Terrace and Widmer Road, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.   PT18-15F

Final Plat for Arthur’s Alden Addition, located at 9801 Alden, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PT18-16F

Final Plat for PROUDFIT, located at 9909 Lakeview Avenue, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.    PT18-16F

STAFF REVIEW ONLY
Final Plan for 9801 Alden, located at 9801 Alden, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District. PL18-07FS

Final Plan for Widmer Industrial 140 Building, located at 96th Terrace and Widmer Road, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL18-08FS