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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, 2019

  • Vice Chair Jo Ella Hoye, Feb., 28, 2019

  • Mike Burson, April 30, 2018

  • Jerry Harper, Feb. 28, 2019

  • Ben Harber, April 30, 2020
  • Don Horine, April 30, 2018

  • Jason Leib, April 30, 2020

  • Curt Katterhenry, April 30, 2018

  • Alice Snider, April 30, 2020


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

Next Planning Commission meeting date:  June 4, 2018

The items below have been submitted for the next Planning Commission meeting. These items have the potential to be rescheduled to a later meeting date due to various circumstances. Please check the Planning Commission agenda.

Special Use Permit for Limitless Brewery and Tap Room, located at 9765 Widmer Place #5, to allow “Basic Industry” in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  SU18-08

Final Plat for Lenexa City Center, Tenth Plat, located at 8950 Renner Boulevard, in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District. PT18-07F

Final Plan for Academy Bank ATM w/Enclosure, located 13218 West 87th Street Parkway, in the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District.  PL18-04F

Preliminary Plan for Lenexa City Center, East Village, located at the southeast corner of 87th Street Parkway and Renner Boulevard, in the CC, Planned City Center Zoning District.  PL18-09P

Preliminary Plan for 9801 Alden, located at 9801 Alden, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL18-09P

Final Plan for Home2 Suites, located at southwest corner of 96th Terrace and Rosehill Road, in the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District.  PL18-13F

Final Plat for Stag’s Pass Lenexa, located at 96th Terrace and Rosehill Road in the CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District. PT18-09F

CONTINUED FROM MARCH 30, 2018

Rezoning for QuikTrip #0295, located at the northeast corner of 95th and Noland Road from the existing R-1, Residential Single Family, NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office and CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning Districts to CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District.  RZ18-03

Special Use Permit for QuikTrip #0295, located at the northeast corner of 95th and Noland Road to allow a convenience store w/gas pumps in the proposed CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District.  SU18-06

Concept Plan for QuikTrip #0295, located at the northwest corner of 95th and Noland Road in the proposed CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning District.  PL18-02CP

Rezoning for Cottonwood Canyon South Office Park, located at the northeast corner of Prairie Star Parkway and Ridgeview Road, request to zone from the existing AG, Agricultural Zoning District to NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District.  RZ18-04

Preliminary Plan for Cottonwood Canyon South Office Park, located at the northeast corner of Prairie Star Parkway and Ridgeview Road, in the NP-O, Planned Neighborhood Office Zoning District.  PL18-01CPR