City of Lincoln
Planning Department
Planning Commission Agenda

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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2000 [Commissioner Bayer absent]
Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held February 23, 2000. **APPROVED, 7-0 (Bayer and Hunter absent) 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.1a Change of Zone No. 3240, requested by Michael Johnson, with Olsson Associates, on behalf of Virgil Eihusen, from R-3 Residential District to H-3 Highway Commercial District, on property generally located at N. 27th Street and Interstate 80. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 1.1b Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 00001, requested by the Director of Planning, to acquire a permanent conservation easement over approximately 6.26 acres of wetlands on property generally located at N. 27th Street and Interstate 80. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Planning Commission 'final action": A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0, Resolution No. PC-00586. PLATS: 1.2 Final Plat No. 99008, Edenton North 4th Addition, requested by J.D.Burt of Design Associates, on behalf of Lincoln Land and Mortgage, to final plat 48 residential lots and two outlots for future development on property generally located north of Glynoaks Drive, west of S. 75th Street and east of Bradock Drive. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Approval Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 8-0, Resolution No. PC-00587. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.3 Waiver of Design Standards No. 00001, requested by Tom J. Cajka, with Ross Engineering, Inc., to waive the paving of Cornhusker Highway to urban standards and the installation of sidewalks on the southeastern side of Cornhusker Highway, on property generally located at Russell Circle and Cornhusker Highway. Planning staff recommendation: Approval of the requested waiver of the improvement to Cornhusker Hwy. to Urban Standards with curb and guttering abutting the administrative final plat of Sapp Brothers 2nd Addition; Approval of the requested waiver of the sidewalk requirements along the southeastern side of Cornhusker Hwy. abutting Sapp Brothers 2nd Addition administrative final plat so long as the developers/property owners agree not to object to the installation of sidewalks when ordered by the City Council Planning Commission recommendation: Approval of the staff recommendation, 8-0. 3. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 3.1 Change of Zone No. 3237, requested by Jon Carlson, on behalf of 14 neighborhood associations, to revise portions of Chapters 27.17; 27.19; 27.21; 27.23; and 27.24 of the Lincoln Municipal Code to adjust the height and area requirements for multi-family dwellings and to adjust the open space requirements; to remove Chapter 27.18 R-C Residential Conservation District; to revise a portion of Chapter 27.71 relating to modifications of the front yard setback; to require new construction to conform with Neighborhood Design Standards; and to make associated modifications to the design standards. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Had public hearing. DEFERRED with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for April 5, 2000. 3.2 Change of Zone No. 3241, requested by Lyle Loth, of ESP, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on property generally located at N. 84th Street and Waverly Road. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Had public hearing. DEFERRED with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for April 5, 2000. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.3a Change of Zone No. 3232, requested by Michael Rierden, for a text amendment to Sections 27.63.700; 27.33.040(m); 27.41.040(m); 27.43.040(q); and 27.49.040(j) of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to allow by Special Permit the storage of vehicles for sale in the front and side yard in the B-3 Commercial District, H-2 Highway Business District, and I-2 Industrial Park District. Planning staff recommendation: Denial ***WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT AT PUBLIC HEARING ON 3/8/00*** 3.3b Special Permit No. 1818, requested by Michael Rierden, to park and display vehicles in the side yard and front yard, on property generally located at 702 West "O" Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Denial Had public hearing on revised application. Planning Commission "final action": DENIAL, 6-2 (Duvall and Schwinn dissenting), Resolution No. PC-00588 MISCELLANEOUS: 3.4 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 94-48, requested by the Director of Planning, at the request of the Country Meadows Homeowners Association and the Southeast Coalition of Homeowners, for a change in the Lincoln Land Use Plan from Commercial to Low Density Residential on land generally east of 70th Street, between Pine Lake Road and Highway 2. Planning staff recommendation: Approval of an alternative plan Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 7-1 (Steward dissenting) 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 of the revised language Had cont'd public hearing. Placed on PENDING at the applicant's request. (See 2-23-00 agenda for staff reports on the following items.) PERMITS: 4.2 Special Permit No. 1823A, requested by Kent Seacrest, on behalf of NEBCO, Inc., to exceed the maximum height permitted in Section 27.47.030(j) of the Lincoln Municipal Code, for 126' light poles, on property generally located at N. 6th Street and Charleston Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Had cont'd public hearing. Planning Commission "Final Action": CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 8-0, Resolution No. PC-00589 MISCELLANEOUS: 4.3 Comprehensive Plan Amendment 94-40, requested by the Director of Planning, to amend the future land use plan, transportation, utility, park and trails plan, and other necessary amendments to reflect commercial, industrial, urban residential, parks and open space and natural/environmentally sensitive land uses in the general vicinity of N. 14th to N. 27th Streets, north of Interstate 80 to Arbor Road. The amendment includes the proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment 94-40 Study Area Plan. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Had cont'd public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, AS REVISED by staff on March 8, 2000, WITH AMENDMENT as requested by the applicant, 8-0. 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. 1826, requested by Michael Rierden, for a domicil- iary care facility and housing for the elderly, including a density bonus, on property generally located at 4444 S. 56th Street. (1-26-00 - Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending indef- initely at the request of the applicant.) 3. Change of Zone No. 3206, requested by Mike Marsh and Robert Weigel, with Realty Trust Group, from AGR Agricultural Residential District to B-1 Local Business District, on property generally located at S. 70th Street and Pine Lake Road. (2-9-00 - Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 4. Change of Zone No. 3207, requested by Mike Marsh and Robert Weigel, with Realty Trust Group, from AG Agricultural District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, on property generally located north of S. 84th Street and Old Cheney Road. (2-9-00 - Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 5. Special Permit No. 1794, requested by John S. Hertzler, of The Everest Group, on behalf of Sprint PCS, for a wireless communications tower and associated equipment, with a request to waive the landscaping, on property generally located at 445 A Street. (2-9-00 - Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 6. Special Permit No. 1827, requested by John Hertzler, of The Everest Group, on behalf of Sprint PCS for a 100' wireless communications tower and associated base equipment, with request to waive the required landscaping, on property generally located at N. 14th Street and Saunders Avenue. (2-9-00 - Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.)