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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:  April 30, 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 Perception Dance Studio, located at 10610 Summit Street, to allow “Personal Instruction” in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  SU18-07

Rezoning and Preliminary Plan 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 / PL18-06P

Preliminary Plan for Broderson Manufacturing, located at 14741 West 106th Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL18-05P

Revised Final Plan for Bradshaw Place, 2nd Plat, located at 12706 & 12806 West 93rd Street in the RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate Density) Zoning District.  PL18-02FR

Final Plat for Falcon Ridge Estates Replat of Lots 16 & 17, located at 9723 & 9725 Sunset Circle in the R-1, Residential Single-Family Zoning District.  PT18-08F

STAFF REVIEW ONLY

Revised Final Plan for Power Sales, located at 9909 Lakeview Avenue, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing Zoning District.  PL18-03FS

Revised Final Plan for FDA Lenexa, located at 10749 West 84th Terrace, in the BP-1, Planned Business Park Zoning District.  PL18-04FS