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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: August 5, 2019

Final Plat for Parmalee Business Park, 2nd Plat (Beyond Self Storage/expansion to JoCo Self Storage parking lot) located at 8101 Lenexa Drive, in the BP-2 Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  Application filed by Nick Hanaway of RIC Consulting, agent for NPI Lenexa Drive, LLC.  PT19-17F

Preliminary Plan for Jayhawk Ridge located at the southeast corner of Prairie Star Parkway and Ridgeview Road, within the PUD, Planned Unit Development Zoning District.  Application filed by Chad Porter of Payne and Brockway, agent for Prairie Ridge, LLC.  PL19-01PR

Final Plat for Jayhawk Ridge, 1st Plat located at the southeast corner of Prairie Star Parkway and Ridgeview Road, within the PUD, Planned Unit Development Zoning District.  Application filed by Chad Porter of Payne and Brockway, agent for Prairie Ridge, LLC.  PT19-18F

Special Use Permit for Stortropolis, to allow self-service storage located at the southeast corner of 102nd Street and Cherry Lane, within the proposed CP-O, Planned General Office Zoning District.  Application filed by Jeff Skidmore of Schlagel and Associates, PA, agent for Kaivan Ferzandi, owner of the property.  SU19-15

Rezoning for Stortropolis, to allow self-service storage located at the southeast corner of 102nd Street and Cherry Lane.  Request for rezoning from the CP-O, Planned General Office and CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning Districts to CP-O Planned General Office.  Application filed by Jeff Skidmore of Schlagel and Associates, PA, agent for kaivan Ferzandi, owner of the property.  RZ19-10

Preliminary Plan for Stortropolis, to allow self-service storage located at the southeast corner of 102nd Street and Cherry Lane, within the proposed CP-O, Planned General Office Zoning District.  Application filed by Jeff Skidmore of Schlagel and Associates, PA, agent for Kaivan Ferzandi, owner of the property.  PL19-10P

STAFF REVIEW ONLY

Final Plan for 95th and Loiret Development, located at the southeast corner of 95th Street and Loiret Boulevard, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL19-09FS

CONTINUED ITEMS FROM THE JULY 3RD MEETING

Final Plan for Best Western Plus, located at 9501 Westgate Street.  PL19-07F