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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 Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Vice Chair Jo Ella Hoye (Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Mike Burson (Feb. 28, 2021)

  • Jerry Harper (Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Ben Harber (Feb. 28, 2020)

  • Don Horine (Feb. 28, 2021)

  • Jason Leib (Feb. 28, 2020)

  • Curt Katterhenry (Feb. 28, 2021)

  • Alice Snider (Feb. 28, 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.

  • Filing deadlines, staff review and meeting schedules

    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 applications

    PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: November 4, 2019

    Final Plat for Falcon Valley Commercial, 8th Plat, located at the southeast corner of 102nd Street and Cherry Lane, within the CP-O, Planned General Office Zoning District. Application filed by Jeffrey Skidmore, with Schlagel & Associates, PA, agent for Kaivan Ferzandi, owner of the property. PT19-22F

    Final Plan for Stortropolis Self Storage, located at the southeast corning of 102nd Street and Cherry Lane, within the CP-O, Planned General Office Zoning District. Application filed by Jeffrey Skidmore, of Schlagel & Associates, PA, agent for Kaivan Ferzandi, owner of the property. PL19-14F

    Final Plat for Bristol Highlands, 3rd Plat, located at 21851 West 82nd Terrace, within the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District. Application filed by Marc McGill, with Phelps Engineering, agent for Bristol Highlands, LLC. PT19-23F

    Final Plat for Meritex Lenexa Executive Park, located at 9800 Britton Street, within the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District. Application filed by Mark Roseman, of Meritex, agent for Meritex Lenexa Development I, LLC. PT19-24F

    Final Plan for Sonoma Plaza, Lot 9, located at 8770 Maurer Road, within the PUD, Planned Unit Development Zoning District. Application filed by Henry Klover, with Klover Architects Inc., agent for Sonoma Plaza, Inc. PL19-13F

    Final Plan for Reserve Townhome Amenities, located at 8839 Findley Street, within the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District. Application filed by Greg Prieb, with Prieb Homes, agent for Townhomes at the Reserve, LLC. PL19-08FR

    Final Plan for Provision CARES - Proton Therapy Center - KC, located at 9351 Renner Boulevard, within the CP-O, Planned General Office District. Application filed by Ellen Foster, with Finkle + Williams, agent for Renner Associates, LLC. PL19-16F

    Final Plan for Autism from the Start, located at 9426 Pflumm Road, within the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District. Application filed by Jim Long, with Anderson Engineering Inc., agent for Pie in the Sky Properties, LLC. PL19-15F

    Special Use Permit for Autism from the Start, located at 9426 Pflumm Road, within the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District. Application filed by Jim Long, with Anderson Engineering Inc., agent for Pie in the Sky Properties, LLC. SU19-20

    Preliminary Plan for Mill Creek CTE-ECC, located at the northeast corner of 83rd Street and Mize Boulevard, within the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District. Application filed by Alex Mackay, with HTK Architects, agent for Unified School District #232. PL19-16P

    Special Use Permit for Mill Creek CTE-ECC, located at the northeast corner of 83rd Street and Mize Boulevard, within the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District. Application filed by Alec Mackay, with HTK Architects, agent for Unified School District #232. SU19-19

    Preliminary Plan for Boutique Retirement Club at Canyon Farms, located at 18200 Prairie Star Parkway, within the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District. Application filed by Jon Waynick, with Clockwork Architecture + Design, agent for Lenexa Land Holdings, LLC. PL19-15P

    Rezoning for Boutique Retirement Club at Canyon Farms, located at 18200 Prairie Star Parkway, from NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District to RP-4, Planned Residential (High-Density) Zoning District. Application filed by Jon Waynick, with Clockwork Architecture + Design, agent for Lenexa Land Holdings, LLC. RZ19-14


    STAFF REVIEW ONLY:

    Final Plan for Meritex Lenexa Executive Park, located at 9800 Britton Street, within the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District. Application filed by Paul Miller, with Davidson AE, agent for Meritex Lenexa Development I, LLC. PL19-13FS

    CONTINUED FROM A PREVIOUS AGENDA:

    Preliminary Plan for College West Business Park, located at the northwest corner of College Boulevard and Lackman Road, within the BP-1, Planning Business Park Zoning District. Application filed by Dan Foster, with Schlagel & Associates, agent for TSRP 99101, LLC. PT19-149