Planning Commission

The Planning Commission considers all applications for final development plans and plats, and holds public hearings and makes recommendations for final action to the Governing Body for rezoning, special use permits and preliminary development plans. It also prepares the Comprehensive Plan and reviews the Capital Improvements Program.

Planning Commission Members

Members of the 11-member commission are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Governing Body.

Thomas Robinett, Chair
Rob Krewson, Vice Chair
Mike Flanagan
David M. Hill
George Lund
Edward “Ned” Reitzes
Kim Sorensen
Kip Strauss
Holly Streeter-Schaefer
Janie Thacker
Steve Troester

Meeting Schedule

1:30 p.m.
Second Monday of the month

Location

City Hall
Council Chamber
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212

Contact

planningcommission@opkansas.org

Staff Liaison

Leslie Karr
913-895-6196
leslie.karr@opkansas.org

Planning Commission Schedule

The Planning Commission meets monthly. Meetings are open to the public and posted on the city’s calendar.

A full schedule with application deadlines is also available:

Upcoming Meetings

Agendas

Planning Commission agendas are typically available one to two weeks in advance of each meeting.

Staff comments for each agenda item are available the Friday before the Planning Commission meeting.

Some agenda items may be continued after the agenda is published.

See Agendas

Meeting Recaps

Meeting recaps are a quick summary of actions taken at the Planning Commission meetings, meant to give general resolutions to agenda items. They available shortly after the Planning Commission meeting.

Official, legal minutes are available approximately one month after the meeting.

Meeting Livestreams + Recordings

You can watch Planning Commission meetings live or on-demand.

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Committees

The Planning Commission has four standing committees that represent major areas of responsibility of the Planning Commission.

Each standing committee has its own meeting times and agendas.

Comprehensive Plan Committee

The comprehensive plan committee provides oversight to staff in the development of the comprehensive plan work program and the completion of the work program tasks, especially the annual amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The Committee then makes recommendations to the Planning Commission regarding the annual amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.

Meeting Schedule

Annually or as-needed

Location

City Hall
Conference Room D
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212

See Agendas

Executive Committee

The executive committee consists of the current chair, vice-chair and most recent past chair of the Planning Commission. The committee is responsible for reviewing the by-laws and standing rules of the commission for approval by the full commission and coordinates with the planning commission secretary on issues of strategic importance to the functioning of the Planning Commission.

Meeting Schedule

As-needed

Location

City Hall
Conference Room D
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212

See Agendas

Ordinance Review Committee

The ordinance review Committee reviews ordinance amendment proposals with staff prior to consideration by the full commission. Ordinance amendments may be proposed by the City Council, the Planning Commission or city staff.

Meeting Schedule

As-needed

Location

City Hall
Conference Room D
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212

See Agendas

Site Plan Review Committee

The site plan review committee makes recommendations to the Planning Commission on matters relating to site planning and architectural details of development proposals. Items may be recommended for committee review by the City Council, the Planning Commission or city staff.

Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.
As-needed

Location

City Hall
Conference Room D
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66212

See Agendas