Planning Commission

The Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations about planning and zoning issues in the city. It also reviews Lenexa's Comprehensive Plan to ensure it stays relevant and responsive to changes in our vision, demographic trends and development patterns. The Commission makes recommendations about rezoning, special-use permits and preliminary plan applications, which are then considered by the Lenexa City Council. It also approves final plans, with or without conditions.

Planning Commission Bylaws (PDF)

Planning 101 (PDF)

Development Activities Map


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.  

2024 Meeting Dates and Deadlines (PDF)

Presenting to the Planning Commission (PDF)

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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Pending Planning Commission Applications for March 4, 2024  

  • Residences on Woodsonia Multifamily Development Remanded by the City Council located Near 85th between Woodsonia Dr. and Monticello Rd - Rezoning, Preliminary Plan for New multifamily development; new plan for the south half of the development 

  • City Center Area C Mixed Use Hotel Development located approximately at the southwest corner of Scarborough & 87th St. Pkwy. – Preliminary Plan for new hotel in City Center 

  • Express Oil Change & Tire located at 8610 Pflumm Rd. – Final Plan for new development; auto service, limited 

  • Oak IQ – Copper Creek located near 89th St. & Woodsonia Rd.- Preliminary Plan for New multifamily development 

  • Tarry Chiropractic LLC located at 13000 W. 87th St. – Special Use Permit for new use in existing building; Medical clinic (chiropractic) use in NP-O 

  • Evolution You LLC located at 13626 W. 95th St. - Special Use Permit for new use in existing building; Medical clinic and personal services in NP-O 

  • MAVS located at 16501 116th St - Special Use Permit renewal for personal instruction, general use 

  • Berger Market & Spirits located at 18275 W. 101st St. - Revised Final Plan for new development; convenience store, gas, liquor store 

  • Arise Homes – Sales Center located at 8620 Maurer Rd - Preliminary Plat, Final Plat for new development; office 

  • Cottonwood Canyon Replat located at 9321 & 9325 Cottonwood Canyon Dr. - Revised Final Plat replatting two residential lots to adjust property lines for a golf cart path 

Pending Board of Zoning Appeals Applications for March 4, 2024  

  • Waldron Fence Appeal located at 10019 Gillette St. – Fence Appeal for noncompliant fence on a residential corner lot


Planning Commission members

  • Chris Poss, Chair (term expires Feb. 28, 2025)
  • 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)
  • John Handley (Feb. 28, 2026)
  • Ben Harber (Feb. 28, 2026)
  • Cara Wagner (Feb. 28, 2026)

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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.