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

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: AUGUST 1, 2022

ITEMS FOR THE 08/01/2022 PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA: 

1. a. Rezoning for Stone Ridge North located approximately north of 83rd and Cedar Niles Road, from the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office, CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial, RP-1, Residential Single-Family (Low-Density), and AG, Agricultural Districts to RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density), and RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Districts. Application filed by Justin Milburn, Milburn Civil Engineering LLC, agent for Alpha Venture LLC, owner of property. RZ22-05  

 b. Preliminary Plan for Stone Ridge North located approximately north of 83rd and Cedar Niles Road, in the proposed RP-1, Residential Single-Family (Low-Density) and RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) District. Application filed by Justin Milburn, Milburn Civil Engineering LLC, agent for Alpha Venture LLC, owner of property. PT22-01P

2. a. Rezoning for Land Pool Restoration located at 12101 W. 88th Street, from the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial District to BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by Steve Moore, Bell Knott & Associates, agent for POD IV LLC., owner of property. RZ22-06  

 b. Final Plan for Land Pool Restoration located at 12101 W. 88th Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by Steve Moore, Bell Knott & Associates, agent for POD IV LLC., owner of property. Pl22-19F

3. a. Preliminary Plan for Vista Village Apartments located approximately at the southeast corner of Prairie Star Parkway and Ridgeview Road, in the PUD, Planned Unit Development District. Application filed by Chad Porter, Payne & Brockway, agent for Prairie Ridge LLC, owner of property. PL22-02PR 

 b. Final Plan for Vista Village Apartments located approximately at the southeast corner of Prairie Star Parkway and Ridgeview Road, in the PUD, Planned Unit Development District. Application filed by Iris Abramof, NSPJ Architects, agent for Jayhawk Ridge LLC, owner of property. PL22-16F 
 
4. Final Plan for Systemair USA located at 10048 Industrial Boulevard, in the BP-2 Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by Steve Moore, Bell Knott, agent for Systemair MFG. Inc., owner of property. PL22-03FR

5. Final Plan for Lenexa Justice Center located approximately at the southwest corner of Prairie Star Parkway and Britton Street, in the AG, Agricultural District. Application filed by Ellen Foster, Finkle Williams Architecture, agent for City of Lenexa, owner of property. PL22-05P 

6. a. Final Plan for Reflections (Apartments) located at 9300 Renner Boulevard, in the CP-O, Planned General Office and CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Districts. Application filed by Brad Sonner, Olsson Associates, agent for VP Lenexa LLC, owner of property. PL22-18F 

  b. Final Plat for Reflections (Apartments) located at 9300 Renner Boulevard, in the CP-O, Planned General Office and CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Districts. Application filed by Brad Sonner, Olsson Associates, agent for VP Lenexa LLC, owner of property. PT22-19F

 7. Final Plat for Arbor Lake located west of Clare Road and 91st Street, in the RP-1, Residential Single-Family (Low-Density) District. Application filed by David Gamber, Phelps Engineering, agent for Arbor Lake LLC., owner of property. PT22-17F

 8. Final Plat for Advent Health Lenexa City Center located at the northwest corner of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard, in the CC, Planned City Center District. Applicant filed by Dustin Burton, RIC Consulting, agent for Shawnee Mission Medical Center, owner of property. PT22-18F  

ITEMS CONTINUED FROM 06/27/2022 AGENDA AND SCHEDULED FOR 08/01/22 PC MEETING:
 
 9. Special Use Permit for a Mining/Quarry Operation located approximately at the southwest corner of K-10 & Renner Boulevard, in the AG, Agricultural and BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Districts. Application filed by Joseph Campbell, owner of property. SU22-07
 
 10. a. Final Plan for Cedar Station Park located at 9555 Canyon Creek Boulevard, in the RP-1, Residential Single-Family (Low-Density) District. Application filed by Brian Sturm, Landworks Studio, agent for City of Lenexa, owner of property.  PL22-11F 

 b. Final Plat for Cedar Station Park located at 9555 Canyon Creek Boulevard, in the RP-1, Residential Single-Family (Low-Density) District. Application filed by Brian Sturm, Landworks Studio, agent for City of Lenexa, owner of property. PT22-15F 

 ITEM FROM 04/04/2022 AGENDA AND SCHEDULE FOR 08/01/2022 PC MEETING: 

11. Deviation for Goldfish Swim School located at 8550 Maurer Drive, in the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial District. Application filed by Sharla Gamino, Egan Sign, agent for HB Building, LLC, owner of property. DV22-02
 
PRE APPLICATION  SUBMITTED FOR REVIEW: 

12. Pre Application for Cedar Canyon West located north of K10 Highway and west of K-7 Highway, rezoning from AG, Agricultural to CP-O, Planned General Office, BP-2 Planned Manufacturing, RP-2 Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) and RP-3 Planned Residential (Medium High-Density) Districts. Application filed by Dan Foster, Schlagel & Associates, agent for Speedway II LLC, owner of property. PA22-06  

STAFF REVIEW ONLY - PENDING APPROVAL:

1. Final Plan for Lenexa Logistics Centre South – Building 8 located approximately at the southwest corner of College and Britton Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by Curtis Holland, Polsinelli PC, agent for Marley Associates, LLC, owner of property. PL22-10F

2. Final Plan for Westbrook III FDA Secured Parking Expansion located at 8050 Marshall Drive, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by John Gaar, Finkle Williams Architecture, agent for Excelsior Westbrook III LLC, owner of property.  PL22-02FSR 

3. Final Plan for Sims Global Solutions – Parking Expansion located at 17449 W 116th Street, in the BP-1, Planned Business Park District. Application filed by Daniel Finn, Phelps Engineering LLC., agent for Kansas Land Group LLC., owner of property. PL22-04FS

4. Final Plan for Tesla Auto Repair Facility located at 15125 W 101st Terrace, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by Caleb Flake, Kimley-Horn, agent for KANCO LLC, owner of property. PL22-05FS