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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

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: March 4, 2019

Preliminary Plan for Timber Apartments, located at 11700 West 77th Street, in the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District.  PL19-03P

Final Plat for Lenexa Logistics Centre, Seventh Plat, Lot 6, located west of Britton Street at 113th Street, in BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PT19-07F

Final Plan for Lenexa Point Site Improvements, located west of Maurer Road and north of W 87th Street Parkway, in CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District. PL19-03F

Revised Final Plan for Super 8 – pool addition, located at 9601 Westgate Street, in CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District. PL19-01FR

CONTINUED FROM FEBRUARY

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, located on the south side of Prairie Star Parkway between Clare Road and Canyon Creek Boulevard, in the proposed CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District. 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, located on the south side of Prairie Star Parkway between Clare Road and Canyon Creek Boulevard, in the proposed CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District. Application filed by Dan Foster of Schlagel and Associates, PA, agent for West Lenexa Investors, LLC, owner of record.   SU19-01

Concept Plan for Friends of Lenexa Sports Complex, located on the south side of Prairie Star Parkway between Clare Road and Canyon Creek Boulevard, in the proposed CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District. 
Special Use Permit for Ray Ray’s Stay N Play, to allow in-home daycare, general, for up to 12 children, located at 24917 West 86th Terrace, in the RP-1, Planned Residential, (Low-Density) Zoning District.  SU19-02