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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.


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: May 6, 2019

Special Use Permit for Amy Pedersen Home Daycare located at 9116 Twilight Lane, to allow the continued use of an in home day care for up to 12 individuals, in an R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District. SU19-06

Special Use Permit for Play N Learn Daycare by Joy Scarlett, located at 8021 Park Street, to allow the continued use of an in home day care for up to 12 individuals, in an R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District. SU19-07

Special Use Permit for Vlatko’s Skills Center, located at 8253 Melrose Drive, to allow the continued use of personal instruction, in a BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District. SU19-08

Special Use Permit for Charter Communications, located in the vicinity west of Renner Boulevard and south of 91st Street, in the CP-O, Planned General Office and CP-2 Planned Community Commercial Zoning Districts. SU19-09

Special Use Permit for 12760 West 87th Street Parkway, to allow a medical office located at 12760 West 87th Street Parkway, within the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District.  SU19-10

Rezoning for 88th Long Business Center, located in the vicinity south of West 87th Street Parkway and west of Long Street, from the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial and BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning Districts to BP-2, Planned Manufacturing.  RZ19-04

Preliminary Plan for 88th Long Business Center.  PL19-04P

Special Use Permit for Advent Health-Health + Wellness Campus, to allow a hospital and helipad, located in the vicinity of the northwest corner of Renner Boulevard and 87th Street Parkway, within the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.  SU19-11

Preliminary Plan for Advent Health-Health + Wellness Campus.  PL19-06P

Preliminary Plan for 101st Street, LLC, Church/Place of Worship, located in the vicinity of south of 101st Street between Sunset Drive and Theden Circle, within the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District.  PL19-05P

Final Plan for Chic-fil-A, located in the vicinity south of West 87th Street Parkway and west of Loiret Blvd, within the PUD, Planned Unit Development Zoning District.  PL19-04F

Final Plan for Red Door Grill, located in the vicinity south of West 87th Street Parkway and west of Loiret Blvd, within the PUD, Planned Unit Development Zoning District.  PL19-05F

Final Plat for Performance Contracting Group located at 15405 College Boulevard, in the BP-1, Planned Business Park Zoning District.  PT19-10F 

Final Plat for Lenexa Business Plaza, Second Plat located at 12214 W. 95th Street, in the CP-3, Planned Regional Commercial Zoning District.  PT19-11F