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 Feb. 28, 2019

  • Vice Chair Jason Leib, April 30, 2020

  • Mike Burson, April 30, 2018

  • Jerry Harper, Feb, 28, 2019

  • Ben Harber, April 30, 2020
  • Don Horine, April 30, 2018

  • Jo Ella Hoye, Feb. 28, 2019

  • Curt Katterhenry, April 30, 2018

  • Alice Snider, April 30, 2020


Meetings

The Planning Commission typically meets at 7 p.m., on the first Monday of the month in the Council Chambers 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:  June 5, 2017

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

  • Special Use Permit for Laura Jones Daycare, to allow daycare, general, for up to 12 children, located at 15731 West 81st Street, in the R-1, Residential Single Family Zoning District.  SU17-05

  • Special Use Permit for Brazil Academy, to allow personal instruction within a BP zoning district, located at 11439-11445 Strang Line Road in the BP-1, Planned Business Park Zoning District.  SU17-06

  • Plan for Central Green MXD Lenexa, located in the vicinity north of 87th Street Parkway at the northeast corner of Elmridge Street and Penrose Lane, in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.   PL17-15F

  • Final Plan for Prairie Creek Townhomes, located north of Prairie Star Parkway and west of Renner Boulevard, in the proposed RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District.  PL17-16F

  • Final Plat for Prairie Creek Townhomes, Seventh Plat, located north of Prairie Star Parkway and west of Renner Boulevard, in the proposed RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District.  PT17-13F

  • Revised Final Plan for Monticello Villas, located at the southwest corner of Prairie Star Parkway and Monticello Road, in the RP-4, Planned Residential (High-Density) Zoning District.  PL17-02FR

  • Final Plan for Timber Rock Subdivision, located east 1,320 feet of Monticello Road approximately 665 feet north of the terminus of Lone Elm RP-5, Planned Residential (High-Rise, High-Density) Zoning District.  PL17-18F

  • Final Plan for Zhongcheng Packaging USA, Inc./Kansas Commerce Center, to allow deferred parking, located at 9830 Commerce Parkway, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL17-03FS

  • Final Plat for Zhongcheng Packaging USA, Inc./Kansas Commerce Center, located at 9830 Commerce Parkway, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PT17-11F

  • Final Plat for The Enclave at Highland Crest, located in the vicinity south of 101st Street between Theden Circle and Sunset Drive, in the R-1, Residential Single Family Zoning District.  PT17-12F

  • Plat for Pine Ridge West Business, Seventh Plat, located at 8250 Flint Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PT17-14F