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 Jason Leib, April 30, 2017
Mike Burson, April 30, 2018
Jerry Harper, Feb, 28, 2019
Rod Hoffman, April 30, 2017
Don Horine, April 30, 2018
Jo Ella Hoye, Feb. 28, 2019
Curt Katterhenry, April 30, 2018
Alice Snider, April 30, 2017
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.
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.
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: APRIL 3, 2017
Special Use Permit for Alterations by Heidi, located at 9431
Pflumm Road, to allow personal services, in an NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office
Zoning District. SU17-03
Rezoning for Timber Rock Subdivision, located east 1,320
feet of Monticello Road approximately 665 feet north of the terminus of Lone Elm
Road, from the existing AG, Agricultural Zoning District to RP-1, Planned
Residential (Low-Density) and RP-5, Planned Residential (High-Rise,
High-Density) Zoning Districts. RZ17-02
Concept and Preliminary Plans for Timber Rock Subdivision,
located east 1,320 feet of Monticello Road approximately 665 feet north of the
terminus of Lone Elm Road, in the proposed RP-1, Planned Residential
(Low-Density) and RP-5, Planned Residential (High-Rise, High-Density) Zoning
Rezoning for Emerald Crest, located at 9545 Woodland Road,
from the existing RE, Residential Estate Zoning District to R-1, Residential
Single-Family Zoning District. RZ17-04
Companion Preliminary Plat for Emerald Crest, located at
9545 Woodland Road, in the proposed R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning
Rezoning for WaterSide Residences on Quivira- Phase II,
located at the southeast corner of 81st Street and Quivira Road from
BP-1, Planned Business Park Zoning District to RP-5, Planned Residential
(High-Rise, High-Density) Zoning District. RZ17-05
Preliminary Plan for WaterSide Residences on Quivira- Phase
II, located at the southeast corner of 81st Street and
Quivira Road from BP-1, Planned Business Park Zoning District to RP-5, Planned
Residential (High-Rise, High-Density) Zoning District.
Preliminary Plan for Grundfos Headquarters Campus, located
at 95th Street between I-435 and Loiret Boulevard, in the CP-O,
Planned General Office Zoning District. PL17-02P
Preliminary Plat for Enclave at Highland Crest, located
south of 101st Street between Sunset Drive and Theden Circle, in the
R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District. PT17-03P
Revised Final Plan for Westchester Square - Starbucks,
located at 13120 West 87th Street Parkway, in the CP-2, Planned
Community Commercial Zoning District. PL17-09F
Final Plan for Lenexa Pointe, located at 12000 West
77th Terrace, in the RP-3, Planned Residential (Medium-High) Zoning
Final Plan for Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center and
Garage, located at 17251 West 87th Street Parkway, in the
CC, Planned City Center Zoning District. PL17-08F
Revised Final Plat for Cottage of Cross Point Creek, Twentieth
Plat, located at 8554 Barstow Street, in the CC, Planned City Center
Zoning District. PT17-06F
Final Plan for AutoZone Store #4495, located at 12800 W.
87th Street Parkway in the CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial
Zoning District. PL17-06F