Planning Commission

Planning Commission Advisory Board


  • 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)
Apply for a position


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.

Sign up for packet & action agenda

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


  • 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


Pending Applications for 1/30/2023:

TierPoint building signage located at 14500 W 105th St – Deviation (DV23-01) 

Blackhoof Reserve I located at SEC K7 and Prairie Star Pkwy - Rezoning & Concept Plan (RZ23-01, PL23-01CP)  

Blackhoof Reserve II located at SEC K7 and Prairie Star Pkwy - Rezoning & Concept Plan (RZ23-02, PL23-01CP) 

StorTropolis located at 96th Ter & Rosehill Rd - Special Use Permit, Preliminary Plan, Vacation (SU23-01, PL23-01P, VA23-02) 

Arbor Lake, 8th Plat located 91st Terrace & 91st Street; just west of 24818 W. 91st Ter – Final Plat (PT23-05F) 

Monticello & 95th Street located near the southeast and southwest corners of 95th Street and Aurora Street (PT23-06F) 

Staff Review Only Applications:
(Do not go before the Planning Commission)

Standard Beverage located at NWC 113th & Renner – Final Plan (PL23-01FS)