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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: April 1, 2019

Final Plat for Watercrest Landing, 2nd plat, located on the north side of 87th Terrace west of Monticello Road, in the RP-1, Planned Residential Single-Family (Low-Density) Zoning District. PT19-08F

Final Plat for Southlake, 19th plat, located between Thompson Avenue and Santa Fe Trail Drive north of 113th Street in the BP-1, Planned Business Park Zoning District. PT19-09F

Special Use Permit for Healing Hands located at 11360 Strang Line Road, to allow a place of worship in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District. SU19-04

Special Use Permit for a landscape maintenance company to locate at 27145 83rd Street in the AG, Agricultural Zoning District. SU19-05

VACATION 

Vacation of right-of-way, utility easements, and landscape easements Watercrest Landing Replat, located on the north side of 87th Terrace west of Monticello Road. VA19-01

STAFF REVIEW ONLY  

Final Plan for Lackman 105 Business Park, located at 15200 W 105th Street, in BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District. PL19-01FS