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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. 29, 2024)

  • Jerry Harper (Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Ben Harber (Feb. 28, 2023)

  • Don Horine (Feb. 29, 2024)

  • Jason Leib (Feb. 28, 2023)

  • John Handley (Feb. 28, 2023)

  • Curt Katterhenry (Feb. 29, 2024)

  • 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 PLANNING COMMISSION BY-LAWS

    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: May 3, 2021

    Special Use Permit for Dealer License located at 13910 West 96th Terrace, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by Michael Tarwater, agent for M & L Real Estate Investors L.L.C., owner of record. SU21-03 

    Preliminary Plan for Renner 87 Flats located west of Renner and 87th Street Parkway, in the CC, Planned City Center District. Application filed by Seth Reece, Olsson Associates, agent for 87 Renner L.L.C., owner of record. PL21-02PR 

    Preliminary Plan for 85th St. Shops located at 11650 West 85th Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by Patrick Cassity, RIC Consultants, agent for Robert Youness, owner of record. PL21-04P 

    Final Plan for The Ridge at Cottonwood Canyon located at 18200 Prairie Star Parkway, in the RP-4, Planned Residential (High-Density) District. Application filed by Jon Waynick, agent for BRC Land Development L.L.C., owner of record. PL21-06F  

    Final Plat for The Ridge at Cottonwood Canyon located at 18200 Prairie Star Parkway, in the RP-4, Planned Residential (High-Density) District. Application filed by Jon Waynick, agent for BRC Land Development L.L.C., owner of record. PT21-11F 

    Preliminary Plat for Ridgeview Parks generally located at Ridgeview Road from Prairie Start Parkway to K10, in the AG (Agricultural), BP-2 (Planned Manufacturing), CP-3 (Planned Regional Commercial) Districts. Application filed by Josh Woolard, agent for City of Lenexa, owner of record. PT21-04P  

    Final Plat for Ridgeview Parks generally located at Ridgeview Road from Prairie Start Parkway to K10, in the AG (Agricultural), BP-2 (Planned Manufacturing), CP-3 (Planned Regional Commercial) Districts. Application filed by Josh Woolard, agent for City of Lenexa, owner of record. PT21-12F 

    (these last two applications are being reviewed as a minor subdivision, no new right-of-way is being dedicated,) 

    Final Plat for Monticello Ranch located on the west side of Monticello Road across from West 98th Street, proposed to be zoned RP-1, Planned Residential (Low-Density) District. Application filed by Matt Cox, Allenbrand-Drews Inc., agent for Desoto Oasis, L.L.C., owner of record. PT21-08F 

    STAFF REVIEW ONLY:

    Final Plan for Mike Hammer Moving located at 12620 West 92nd Street, in the BP-2, Planned Manufacturing District. Application filed by Johan Ramirez, Rose Design Build, agent for Hammer Enterprises L.L.C., owner of record. PL21-03FSR