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Planning Commission

Planning Commission Advisory Board

Members 

  • Chairman Chris Poss (term expires Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Vice Chair Jo Ella Hoye (Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Mike Burson (Feb. 29, 2024)

  • Jerry Harper (Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Ben Harber (Feb. 28, 2023)

  • Don Horine (Feb. 29, 2024)

  • Jason Leib (Feb. 28, 2023)

  • John Handley (Feb. 28, 2023)

  • Curt Katterhenry (Feb. 29, 2024)

  • 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. FILING DEADLINES, STAFF REVIEW AND MEETING SCHEDULES PLANNING COMMISSION BY-LAWS

    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: May 24, 2021

    Rezoning for Arbor Lake South located approximately at the northwest corner of Shady Bend Road and Prairie Star Parkway, from the CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial District and RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) District to RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) District. Application filed by David Gamber, Phelps Engineering, Inc., agent for Arbor Lake L.L.C., owner of record. RZ21-10  

    Concept Plan for Arbor Lake South located approximately at the northwest corner of Shady Bend Road and Prairie Star Parkway, in the CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial District, and RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) District.  Application filed by David Gamber, Phelps Engineering, Inc., agent for Arbor Lake L.L.C., owner of record. PL21-08CP 

    Preliminary Plat for Arbor Lake South located at 9251 Mize Boulevard, in the CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial District and RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) District. Application filed by David Gamber, Phelps Engineering, Inc., agent for Arbor Lake L.L.C., owner of record. PT21-05P 

    Preliminary Plan for Ceva 8940 Long Street located at 8940 Long Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Applicant filed by Kevin Collette, McCown Gordon Construction, agent for Ceva Biomune Company, owner of record. PL21-05P 

    Final Plat for Watercrest Landing, Third Plat located approximately at 90th Street and Monticello Road, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low Density) District. Application filed by Judd Clausen, Phelps Engineering, Inc., agent for Watercrest South, L.L.C., owner of record. PT21-13F 

    ITEM(S) CONTINUED FROM May 3rd MEETING AND TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR THE May 24th MEETING:  

    Preliminary Plan for 85th St. Shops located at 11650 West 85th Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by Patrick Cassity, RIC Consultants, agent for Robert Youness, owner of record. PL21-04P 

    Final Plan for Widmer Outbuilding located at 9802 Widmer Road, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by Martin Ismert, Quality Steel and Wire L.L.C., agent for 98 Widmer L.C., owner of record. PL21-02F  

    STAFF REVIEW ONLY:

    Final Plan for Mike Hammer Moving located at 12620 West 92nd Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by Johan Ramirez, Rose Design Build, agent for Hammer Enterprises L.L.C., owner of record. PL21-03FSR