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, 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


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

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 Districts. PT17-01P

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 District. PT17-02P

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. PL17-03P

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 District. PL17-07F

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