City of Lincoln
Planning Department
Planning Commission Agenda

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                             AGENDA

                     WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2000

[Commissioners Bayer and Hopkins absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held January 12, 2000. APPROVED, 
6-0 (Schwinn abstaining; Bayer and Hopkins absent)

1.  CONSENT AGENDA:
    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

    CHANGE OF ZONE:

    1.1  Change of Zone No. 3224, requested by the Director of Planning, 
	 for amendment to Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to create
	 a new Section 27.71.091, to permit light wells in required yards.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval 
	 Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0

    CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS:

    1.2a County Special Permit No. 175, Countryside Estates 1st
         Community Unit Plan requested by Lyle Loth, with ESP, for 7 single
	 family dwelling units, on property generally located at SW 70th
	 Street and W. Denton Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval 
	 Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 7-0

    1.2b County Preliminary Plat No. 99029, Countryside Estates 1st
         Addition, requested by Lyle Loth, with ESP, for 7 single family 
	 lots, with requests to waive ornamental lighting; sidewalks; 
	 street trees; landscape screens; and stormwater detention, on 
	 property generally located at SW 70th Street and W. Denton
 	 Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval 
         Planning Commission recommendation:  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 7 0

    PERMITS:

    1.3  Special Permit No. 1817, requested by Michael Rierden, for a cable
	 television building, with request to waive minimum separation be-
	 tween the driveway into the site and west curb line of proposed 
	 84th Street from 55' to 52' and driveway width from 25'
	 to 18', on property generally located at S. 84th Street and
	 Karl Ridge Road.  
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval 
	 Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 7-0

    PLATS:
               
    1.4  Final Plat No. 99047, Vintage Heights 6th Addition, requested
	 by Robert L. Dean of Engineering Design Consultants, on behalf of
	 Pine Lake Development, L.L.C. to final plat 52 lots for residen-
	 tial development, 3 outlots for future development and one outlot 
	 for open space and wetlands on property generally located north of
	 Pine Lake Road, between S. 91st St. and S. 98th St. 
	 *** FINAL ACTION ***
         Planning staff recommendation: Approval
         Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 7-0, Resolution
	 No. PC-00574

    1.5  County Final Plat No. 99050, Hilltop Estates 1st Addition,
         requested by Brian Carstens, for 8 Lots, on property generally 
	 located at S. 84th Street and Pella Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval 
	 Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 7-0

3.  PUBLIC HEARING
    AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION:

    CHANGE OF ZONE: 

    3.1  Change of Zone No. 3209, requested by the Assistant Planning Dir-
	 ector, from I-1 Industrial District to R-3 Residential District 
	 and from I-1 Industrial District, B-1 Local Business District and 
	 H-4 General Commercial District to P Public District, on property 
	 generally located along West Van Dorn Street in the vicinity of 
	 Highway 77 (Salt Valley Roadway) and South Folsom Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval 
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL,
	 7-0 

    3.2  Change of Zone No. 3210, requested by the Director of Planning, 
	 from R-3 Residential District to AGR Agricultural Residential Dis-
	 trict, AG Agricultural District and P Public District, on property
	 generally located on both sides of Coddington Avenue south of West
	 Van Dorn Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval of revised staff recom-
	 mendation 
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL
	 of revised staff recommendation, 7-0.

    CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 

    3.3a Change of Zone No. 3225, requested by Olsson Associates, on behalf
	 of Ridge Development Company, Southview, Inc. and Large Partner-
	 ship Limited, from R-3 Residential District to O-3 Office Park 
	 District and from O-3 Office Park District to R-3 Residential 
	 District, on property generally located at S. 14th Street and 
         Yankee Hill Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Deferral until a Transportation
	 Improvement Agreement has been reached with the Public Works and
	 Utilities Department.
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL,
	 7-0

    3.3b Use Permit No. 126, requested by Olsson Associates, on behalf of 
	 Ridge Development Company, Southview, Inc. and Large Partnership 
	 Limited, for a 275,000 square foot office park, on property gen-
	 erally located at S. 14th Street and Yankee Hill Road.
	 *** FINAL ACTION ***
	 Planning staff recommendation:  Deferral until a Transportation 
	 Improvement Agreement has been reached with the Public Works and 
	 Utilities Department.
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission 'final action': 
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendments as requested by the 
	 applicant, 7-0, Resolution No. PC-00575

    3.4a Change of Zone No. 3231, requested by Michael Rierden, from R-3
         Residential District to R-4 Residential District, on property 
	 generally located at N. 24th Street and Dodge Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Deferral until a revised site 
	 and grading plan for Special Permit No. 1820 is submitted and 
	 reviewed by staff - staff recommendation revised to approval on
	 01/26/00.
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 APPROVAL, 7-0.

    3.4b Special Permit No. 1820, requested by Michael Rierden, for a 60
	 unit domiciliary care facility in a 2 story building and 128 units
	 of elderly housing in a 3 story building, with request to waive 
	 the height requirement from 35' to 43' and parking, on property 
	 generally located at N. 24th Street and Dodge Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Deferral until a revised site 
	 and grading plan is submitted and reviewed by staff - staff 
	 recommendation revised to conditional approval on 01/26/00.
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, AS REVISED, 7-0.
 
    3.4c Special Permit No. 1821, requested by Michael Rierden, for an 
	 early child care facility for 118 children, with a waiver request
	 to allow a center over 30 children to be located on a street that
	 is not an arterial, on property generally located at N. 24th
	 Street and Dodge Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval 
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 7-0.

    3.5a Change of Zone No. 3233, requested by Engineering Design Consult-
	 ants, on behalf of Robert Hampton, from R-3 Residential District 
	 to R-4 Residential District, on property generally located at
	 Fletcher Avenue & Telluride Drive.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval 
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 APPROVAL, 7-0

    3.5b Special Permit No. 1828, requested by Engineering Design Consult-
	 ants, on behalf of Robert Hampton, for assisted and unassisted 
	 retirement facilities and an early childhood daycare, with re-
	 quests to waive front yard setbacks and the height limit, on 
	 property generally located at Fletcher Avenue & Telluride Drive.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval 
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as revised on 01/26/00, 7-0
	
     PERMITS:

    3.6  Special Permit No. 1649A, requested by Nextel Partners, to add 
	 wireless communication antennas on a rooftop, on property general-
	 ly located at S. 48th Street and Randolph Street. 
	 *** FINAL ACTION ***
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval 
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission 'final
         action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendments, 7-0, Resolution 
	 No. PC-00576

    3.7  Special Permit No. 1826, requested by Michael Rierden, for a dom-
	 iciliary care facility and housing for the elderly, including a
	 density bonus, on property generally located at 4444 S. 56th
	 Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Denial 
         Had public hearing.  Placed on Pending at the request of the 
	 applicant.

    MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 

    3.8a Annexation No. 99018, requested by Gary Bredehoft, with Olsson
         Associates, to annex property generally located at N. 33rd Street
         and Folkways Boulevard.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval (page 181)
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 APPROVAL, 7-0

    3.8b Change of Zone No. 3200, requested by Gary Bredehoft, with Olsson
         Associates, from R-3 Residential District to B-2 Planned Neighbor-
	 hood Business District and I-3 Employment Center District, on 
	 property generally located at N. 33rd Street and Folk-
	 ways Boulevard.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval (page 181)
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 APPROVAL, 7-0

    3.8c Preliminary Plat No. 99021, Landmark Corporate Center, requested 
	 by Gary Bredehoft of Olsson Associates, for 40 lots and 3 outlots,
 	 with requests to waive the requirements of the subdivision ordin-
	 ance and subdivision design standards for storm water detention;
	 street connections to the east; maximum block length; that an out-
	 lot front upon and take access to a street; that all portions of
	 the lot be raised to 1 foot above base flood elevation; to show
	 the size, elevation and location of all structures; sidewalks be
	 shown on both sides of all streets; low flow liners; and maximum
	 cul-de-sac length, on property generally located at N. 33 Street
	 and Folkways Boulevard.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval (page 181)
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendments as requested by the appli-
	 cant, 7-0.

    3.8d Use Permit No. 123, Landmark Corporate Center, requested by Gary
         Bredehoft, with Olsson Associates, for 136,000 square feet of re-
	 tail space, 204,000 square feet of office space, and 751,000 
	 square feet of warehouse/industrial space, with waiver requests to
	 reduce front yard setbacks at major intersections and to waive the
	 requirement to show building envelopes and parking envelopes, on
	 property generally located at N. 33 Street and Folkways Boulevard.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval (page 186)
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendments as requested by the appli-
	 cant, 7-0

4.  CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
    AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION:

    CHANGE OF ZONE:

    4.1  Change of Zone No. 3220, requested by Brian Carstens, on behalf of
	 Bill Krein and Aspen Partnership, to amend Section 27.69.044 of
	 the Lincoln Municipal Code regarding permitted signs in the O-1
	 Office District, O-2 Suburban Office District, and O-3 Office Park
	 District, to allow individual users to have separate wall signs.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval with staff amendments 
         Had continued public hearing.  Deferred with continued
	 public hearing and administrative action scheduled for March 8, 
	 2000, at the request of the applicant.

    PERMITS:

    4.2  Special Permit No. 228H, an amendment to the Capitol Beach West
         Community Unit Plan, requested by Rodger Hempel, to reduce the
	 front yard setback from 19.5' to 14', on property located at 252
	 W. Lakeshore Drive.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Denial  
	 Had continued public hearing.  Planning Commission 
	 recommendation: Denial, 7-0

    4.3  Special Permit No. 1423C, amendment to the HiMark Estates Commun-
	 ity Unit Plan, requested by Mark Hunzeker, to increase the number
	 of dwelling units from 240 to 300, with request to waive the 40'
	 setback between the multiple family buildings and Lot 48 I.T., 
	 generally located at S. 84th Street and Old Cheney Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Denial  
         Had continued public hearing.  Planning Commission
	 recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendments as requested
	 by the applicant, except Condition #1.1.19, which was 
	 amended by the Planning Commission, 5-2 (Duvall, Hunter, Krieser,
	 Taylor and Schwinn voting 'yes'; Steward and Newman voting 'no';
	 Bayer and Hopkins absent).

    MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS:

    4.4a Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 94-47, requested by the Director
         of Planning, to change the land use plan to show "Commercial" 
	 generally at Highway 2 and Highway 43.
	 Deferred until February 9, 2000 

    4.4b County Change of Zone No. 194, requested by Gary Butts, on behalf
	 of Nebraska Retail Ventures, from AG Agricultural District and I
	 Industrial District to B Business District, on property generally
	 located at Highway 2 and Highway 43.
	 Deferred until February 9, 2000

    4.4c County Change of Zone No. 195, requested by Gary Butts, on behalf
	 of Nebraska Retail Ventures, for text amendment to Section 16.005
	 of the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution, to modify signs in the
	 B Business District.
	 Deferred until February 9, 2000

PENDING LIST:

1.  County Change of Zone No. 186, requested by Sherrie Gregory, from AG
    Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on 
    property generally located at NW 120th and West Fletcher.
    (5/5/99 - Planning Commission voted 5-0 to place on pending until
    applicant submits a preliminary plat application.)

2.  Special Permit No. 1794, requested by Brian M. Barrett, with The Ever-
    est Group, on behalf of Sprint PCS, for an 85' wireless communications
    tower and associated ground equipment, with a request to waive the
    landscape screening requirements, on property generally located at 445
    A Street. 
    (11/17/99 - Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending indefin- 
    itely).
    (01/26/00 - Scheduled for Public Hearing on 2/09/00)