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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, February, 28, 2019

  • Mike Burson, April 30, 2018

  • Jerry Harper, February 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


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:  December 4, 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

  • Permanent Special Use Permit for West College Business Office, Building 1, to allow “Medical Offices”, in an NP-O zoned district, located at the northeast corner of College and Hauser, in the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District.  SU17-16

  • Final Plan for West College Business Office, Building 1, located at the northeast corner of College and Hauser, in the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District.  PL17-23F 

  • Special Use Permit for Limitless Brewing, to allow “Basic Industry”, in a BP zoned district, located at 8251 Melrose Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  SU17-17

  • Final Plan for Olathe Elementary School, located at the 97th Terrace and McCormack Drive in the R-1, Residential Single Family Zoning District.  PL17-22F

  • Final Plat for Olathe Elementary School, located at the 97th Terrace and McCormack Drive in the R-1, Residential Single Family Zoning District.  PT17-25F

  • Final Plan for Gomer’s of Lenexa located at the north of 87th Street Parkway between Elmridge and Winchester Streets in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.  PL17-21F

  • Final Plat for Falcon Valley, Tenth Plat, a replat of Lot 233, located at 18730 West 98th Terrace, in the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District.  PT17-22F

  • Final Plat for Cottonwood Canyon, Eleventh Plat, located at Cottonwood Canyon Drive and Prairie Star Parkway, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.  PT17-23F

  • Final Plat for Bristol Highlands, located north of 83rd Street and east of Monticello Road, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density); RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) and RP-4, Planned Residential (High-Density) Zoning District.  PT17-24F

  • CONTINUED FROM NOV. 6, 2017 - Special Use Permit renewal for Sprint, to allow the continued use of a telecommunication facility with compound, located at 11030 Lackman Road, in the BP-1, Planned Business Park Zoning District.  SU17-08

  • CONTINUED FROM NOV. 6, 2017 - Special Use Permit for The Knockout All Stars, to allow personal instruction, located at 11447 Strang Line Road, in the BP-1, Planned Business Park Zoning District.  SU17-11

  • CONTINUED FROM NOV. 6, 2017 - Special Use Permit for Angel Competition Bikinis, to allow “Personal Services” in an NP-O zoning, located at 15555 West 87th Street Parkway, in the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District.  SU17-15

  • CONTINUED FROM NOV. 6, 2017 - Final Plat for Timbers at Clear Creek, Sixth Plat, located at 83rd and Clare Road in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) Zoning District.  PT17-20F