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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:  July 2, 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 Southern Star Gas Company, located at 18399 West 87th Street Parkway, to allow the continued use of a “Utility” in the AG, Agricultural Zoning District.  SU18-09

Rezoning for The Reserve at Canyon Creek Apartments, located at the northwest corner of K-10 Highway and Canyon Creek Boulevard, in the AG, Agricultural, and CP-O, General Office, and CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning Districts to RP-4, Planned Residential (High-Density) Zoning District.   RZ18-04

Preliminary Plan for The Reserve at Canyon Creek Apartments, located at the northwest corner of K-10 Highway and Canyon Creek Boulevard, in the AG, Agricultural, and CP-O, General Office Zoning Districts in the proposed RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate Density) Zoning District. PL18-11P

Concept Plan for The Reserve at Canyon Creek-Convenience Store, located at the northwest corner of K-10 Highway and Canyon Creek Boulevard, in the AG, Agricultural, CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District.  PL18-04CP

Preliminary Plan for Timber Rock Amenity Center, located at the northwest corner of Lone Elm Road and 95th Street, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.   PL18-10P

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