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

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MEETING DATE: OCTOBER 3, 2022

  1. Pippert Garage located at 13414 W. 91st Street – Variance (BZ22-03)

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: OCTOBER 3, 2022

New Applications for the 10/03/2022 PC Agenda:

  1. WaterOne Campus Improvement located at the southeast corner of K-10 and Renner - Preliminary Plan (PL22-03PR) 
  2. Primus – Prairie Creek located at 16971 94th St - Final Plan (PL22-20F)
  3. Cottonwood Canyon, 13th Plat located at the northeast corner of 95th & Monticello Rd – Final Plat (PT22-22F)
  4. Cell Tower Expansion located at 11937 Santa Fe Drive – Special Use Permit (SU22-09)
  5. 95th & Renner Boulevard – Mixed Use Project located at the northeast corner of 95th & Renner Blvd – Rezoning & Preliminary Plan (RZ22-08 & PL22-17P)
  6. Cedar Canyon West located at the northwest corner of K-7 & K-10 highway- Concept Plan & Rezoning (PL22-04CP & RZ22- 09)
  7. City Center Lenexa Area A Restaurant Row located at 16711 W 87th St. Pkwy – Preliminary Plan (PL22-04PR) 
  8. KC School of Music located at 12904 Santa Fe Trail Drive – Final Plan (PL22-04FR) 
  9. Indian Trails Aquatics located at 8801 Greenway Lane - Final Plan (PL22-21F)
  10. Sunflower MOB Parking Deviation located at 10900 W 86th St – Deviation (DV22-08) 

Applications Continued from the 8/29/2022 PC Agenda:

11. Clear Creek Landing located at the southwest corner of 83rd & Clare Road – Rezoning and Preliminary Plan (RZ22-07 & PL22-13P)
12. Stone Ridge North located approximately north of 83rd and Cedar Niles Road - Rezoning & Preliminary Plat (RZ22-05 & PT22-01P) 
13. CubeSmart Self-Storage located at the northwest corner of College Boulevard & Greenwood Street – Preliminary Plan (PL22-10P) 
14. Silverleaf, Second Plat located at northeast corner of 95th & Monticello Rd – Final Plat (PT22-21F)

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