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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.


Members

The Planning Commission has nine members who are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Lenexa City Council. Each planning commissioner serves a three-year term and can be reappointed to serve additional terms.

  • Chairman Chris Poss, term expires February 28, 2019

  • Vice Chair Jo Ella Hoye, term expires February 28, 2019

  • Mike Burson, term expires February 28, 2021

  • Jerry Harper, term expires February 28, 2019

  • Ben Harber, term expires April 30, 2020
  • Don Horine, term expires February 28, 2021

  • Jason Leib, term expires April 30, 2020

  • Curt Katterhenry, term expires February 28, 2021

  • Alice Snider, term expires April 30, 2020


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.


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.


Pending applications

Next Planning Commission meeting date:  January 7, 2019

The items below have been submitted for the next Planning Commission meeting. These items have the potential to be rescheduled to a later meeting date due to various circumstances. Please check the Planning Commission agenda.

Rezoning for Canyon Creek North Commercial, located on the south side of Prairie Star Parkway between Clare Road and Canyon Creek Boulevard, from CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial to CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning Districts. RZ19-02

Concept Plan for Canyon Creek North Commercial. PL19-01CP

Rezoning for Friends of Lenexa Sports Complex, located on the south side of Prairie Star Parkway between Clare Road and Canyon Creek Boulevard, in the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) and CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial to CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning Districts. RZ19-03

Special Use Permit for Friends of Lenexa Sports Complex, to allow for “Entertainment, Outdoor”. SU19-01

Preliminary Plan for Friends of Lenexa Sports Complex.  PL19-02CP

Rezoning for Lenexa Logistics Centre East, located on the east side of Renner Boulevard at 116th Street, from BP-1, Planned Business Park and BP-2, Planned Manufacturing to BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning Districts. RZ19-01 

Preliminary Plan for Lenexa Logistics Centre East. PL19-01P

Preliminary Plan for Surface Buildings 1 & 2, Meritex Lenexa Executive Park, located west of Britton Street and north of 99th Street in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL19-02P

Final Plan for Villas at Waterside, located at the southwest corner of 81st Street and Flint Street in the proposed RP-5, Planned Residential (High-Density) Zoning District. PL19-01F

Final Plat for Villas at Waterside.  PT19-06F 

Final Plat for Timbers at Clear Creek, Sixth Plat replat, located at approximately the northwest corner of 89th Street and Clare Road, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.  PT19-02F 

Final Plat for Timbers at Clear Creek, Seventh Plat, located at approximately the northwest corner of 91st Street and Clare Road, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.  Application filed by Marc McGill of Phelps Engineering, Inc., agent for The Timbers, L.L.C., owner of record.  PT19-01F

Final Plat for Bristol Highlands, Second Plat, located at approximately the northeast corner of Monticello Road and 83rd Street, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density), RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) and CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning Districts. PT19-03F

Final Plat for Arrow Manufacturing, located on the north side of 108th Street, west of Lakeview Avenue, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District. PT19-04F

Final Plat for Cottonwood Canyon, Twelfth Plat, located at the southwest corner of Cottonwood Canyon Drive and Cottonwood Canyon Place, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District. PT19-05F

Items that were continued from the December meeting include:

Final Plat for Lackman 105 Business Park, located at Lackman Road and 105th Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  Application filed by Dave Rinne of Schlagel & Associates, PA, agent for Oddo Development Company, Inc., owner of record.  PT18-21F

Preliminary Plan for The Foundation Sports Training Facility, located at 8630 Maurer Road, in the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District.  Application filed by Buck Driggs of Driggs Design, agent for Penn Properties Holdings, owner of record.  PL18-23P

Special Use Permit renewal for Bright Futures Daycare, located at 8123 Lichtenauer, in the R-1, Single Family Residential Zoning District.  Application filed by Linda Babbitt, agent and owner of record.  SU18-16