Planning Commission

Planning Commission Advisory Board


  • Chris Poss, Chair (term expires Feb. 28, 2025)
  • Don Horine (Feb. 29, 2024)
  • Mike Burson, Vice Chair (Feb. 29, 2024)
  • Curt Katterhenry (Feb. 29, 2024)
  • David Woolf (Feb. 28, 2025)
  • Brenda Macke (Feb. 28, 2025)
  • Jason Leib (Feb. 28, 2026)
  • John Handley (Feb. 28, 2026)
  • Ben Harber (Feb. 28, 2026)
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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. 

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Planning Commission Bylaws

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


  • 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


Pending Applications for 06/05/2023:

Sarah’s Busy Bees LLC located at 8909 Park St – Special Use Permit (SU23-04)  

KC Power Facility located at 15600 W 99th St. – Special Use Permit (SU23-05)

The Mint located at 12345 W 95th St. – Rezoning (RZ23-04), Final Plan (PL23-10F) & Special Use Permit (SU23-06)  

Canyon Creek – Commercial
located approximately at the southwest corner of Prairie Star Parkway & Shady Bend Road  – Preliminary Plan (PL23-04P)
Raman 101st Str. Single-Family located approximately at the northwest corner of 101st Street & Sunset Drive- Preliminary Plat (PT23-03P)  

Heartland Coca-Cola Parking Lot Expansion located at 10001 Industrial Blvd. – Final Plan (PL23-12F)