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Planning Commission


  • 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.


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 Jo Ella Hoye, Feb., 28, 2019

  • Mike Burson, April 30, 2018

  • Jerry Harper, Feb. 28, 2019

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

  • Jason Leib, April 30, 2020

  • Curt Katterhenry, April 30, 2018

  • Alice Snider, April 30, 2020


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:  August 27, 2018

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.

Final Plan for Creekside Woods Pool, located at the intersection of 92nd Street and 92nd Terrace, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.  PL18-16F

Final Plat for Prairie View at Creekside Woods, Fourth Plat, located at the southwest corner of 92rd Terrace and Gleason Road, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.  PT18-13F

Final Plan for Midwest Sikh Gurudwara located at the northeast corner of 101st Street and Lone Elm Drive, in the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District.  PL18-17F

Final Plat for Midwest Sikh Gurudwara located at the northeast corner of 101st Street and Lone Elm Drive, in the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District.  PT18-14F

Preliminary Plan for Renner 87 Flats at City Center, located at the northeast corner of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.   PL18-19P

REMAND FROM CITY COUNCIL - Rezoning for The Vistas at Canyon Creek Apartments, located at the northwest corner of K-10 Highway and Canyon Creek Boulevard, from the existing AG, Agricultural, and CP-O, General Office, and CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning Districts to RP-4, Planned Residential (High-Density) Zoning District.  RZ18-04

Concept Plan for The Vistas at Canyon Creek-Convenience Store.  PL18-04CP

Preliminary Plan for The Vistas at Canyon Creek Apartments.  PL18-11P

CONTINUED TO OCTOBER 1, 2018 - Preliminary Plan for Timber Apartments, located at the 11700 West 77th Street, in the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District.  PL18-12P