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Planning Commission

Planning Commission Advisory Board

Members 

  • 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, 2023)

  • Don Horine (Feb. 28, 2021)

  • Jason Leib (Feb. 28, 2023)

  • John Handley (Feb. 28, 2023)

  • Curt Katterhenry (Feb. 28, 2021)

  • 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.
  • Filing deadlines, staff review and meeting schedules

    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.

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  • Helpful guides

    These guides will help you better understand how planning applications move through the approval process and what you can expect when attending or speaking at a Planning Commission meeting.

    Planning 101

    Presenting to the 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.




    Pending applications

    PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: February 1, 2021

    CONTINUED TO MARCH 1, 2021 - Final Plat for Timbers at Clear Creek, Eighth Plat located at approximately 91st Street and Clare Road, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) District. Application filed by Marc McGill., agent for Timbers, L.L.C., owner of record. PT21-01F

    CONTINUED FROM JANUARY 5, 2021 - Final Plat for Canyon Creek Forest located at approximately 99th and Clare Road, in the RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) District. Application filed by David Rinne, Schlagel and Associates, agent for Canyon Creek Forest, LLC, owner of record. PT21-02F

    CONTINUED TO MARCH 1, 2021 - Final Plan for Mize Hill located at approximately the southwest corner of Prairie Star Parkway and Clare Road, from CP-1, Planned Neighborhood Commercial and CP-2, Planned Community Commercial Zoning Districts to RP-2, Planned Residential (Intermediate-Density) Zoning District. Application filed by David Rinne, Schlagel and Associates, agent for West Lenexa Investors, L.L.C., owner of record. PL21-01F