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                        AGENDA
               
                 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2000

[Commissioner Steward absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held March 8, 2000. APPROVED, 8-0

1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 3243, requested by Bob Norris, with Nebraska Neon Sign Company, to amend Section 27.69.044 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to amend the sign ordinance in the O-3 Zoning District. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, with amendments, 8-0 1.2 Change of Zone No. 3244, requested by Brian Carstens, from H-3 Highway Commercial District to I-1 Industrial District, on property generally located at NW 27th Street and Interstate 80. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 1.3 Change of Zone No. 3247, requested by the Director of Planning, from AGR Agricultural Residential District and R-3 Residential District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, on property generally located at Coddington Avenue and West Van Dorn Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 PERMITS: 1.4 Special Permit No. 1691B, an amendment to the Shadow Pines Community Unit Plan, requested by Hoegemeyer-Palmer Construction, Inc., to allow for covered patios or decks to extend into rear yard by reducing the rear yard setback from 22' to 17', on property generally located at S.57th Street and Shadow Pines. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 8-0 1.5 Special Permit No. 1713A, an amendment to the Aspen 3rd Addition Community Unit Plan, requested by Brian Carstens, on behalf of Bill Krein and Aspen Partnership, to reduce the front yard setback from 25' to 20', on property generally located at Eagle Ridge & Sugar Creek. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 8-0 PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.6a Special Permit No. 1825, Prairie View Estates Community Unit Plan, requested by Ross Engineering, on behalf of KK & G, Inc., for 16 single family dwelling units, 6 duplex dwelling units, and 2 triplex dwellings units, on property generally located at West A Street and SW 10th Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval (pg. 60) Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Deferred with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for April 5, 2000 1.6b Preliminary Plat No. 99030, Prairie View Estates, requested by Ross Engineering, on behalf of KK&G, Inc., for 34 lots, with request to waive sidewalks, on property generally located at West A Street and SW 10th Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval (pg. 57) Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Deferred with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for April 5, 2000 PLATS: 1.7 Final Plat No. 99055, Autumn Ridge West 1st Addition, requested by Robert Lewis of Hampton Development Services, Inc., on behalf of Lincoln North Creek, L.L.C., to final plat 55 residential lots on property generally located at N.21st Street and Atwood Lane. **** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Approval Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 8-0, Resolution No. PC-00590 3. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 3.1 Change of Zone No. 3242, requested by Jacqueline Berniklau, for text amendment to Chapter 27.07. of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to include schools with a curriculum equivalent to a public elementary or public high school as a permitted use. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 3.2 Change of Zone No. 3245, requested by Brian Carstens, on behalf of Manette M. Kidney, from AG Agricultural District to O-2 Suburban Office District, on property generally located at S. 84th Street and Old Cheney Road. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 6-2 (Schwinn and Duvall dissenting) CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.3a Change of Zone No. 3246, requested by Mark Huettner, on behalf of the Catholic Bishop of Lincoln, Inc., to amend Sections 27.11.040; 27.13.040; 27.15.040; 27.17.040; 27.19.040; 27.21.040; 27.23.040; 27.24.040; and amend Section 27.63.580; of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to allow administrative office buildings in the R-1 through R-8 Residential Zoning Districts. Planning staff recommendation: Approval of the alternative proposed by the Director of Planning Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 6-2 (Bayer and Taylor dissenting). 3.3b Special Permit No. 1164A, requested by the Clark Enersen Partners,on behalf of the Catholic Bishop of Lincoln, Inc., for additional residential units and an office building, on property generally located at S.33rd Street and Sheridan Boulevard. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL of the additional residential units, deleting the office building 7-1 (Hunter dissenting), Resolution No. PC-00591. PERMITS: 3.4 Special Permit No. 879D, requested by Allan LaDuke, with Gardens Complex, L.L.C., to add a parking lot, on property generally located at 131 S. 45th Street. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Had public hearing. Applicant requested deferral. Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending. 3.5 Special Permit No. 1773, requested by D & R Development, Inc., for a limited landfill, located on property generally located at SW 56th Street and West "O" Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two week deferral granted. Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION ON April 5, 2000. PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.6a County Special Permit No. 178, Little Nemaha Lake Estates Community Unit Plan, requested by Brian Carstens, on behalf of De L.Halbert, for 9 dwelling units, on property generally located at 148th Street and East Shiloh Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval (pg.159) Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 6-2 (Newman and Hunter dissenting) 3.6b County Preliminary Plat No. 00003, Little Nemaha Lake Estates, requested by Brian Carstens, on behalf of De L. Halbert, for 9 lots, with request to waive block length; street trees; street lights; sidewalks; and landscape screens, on property generally located at 148th Street and East Shiloh Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval (pg.163) Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 6-2 (Newman and Hunter dissenting) 3.7a County Special Permit No. 179, Willow Creek Heights Community Unit Plan, requested by Brian Carstens & Associates, for 4 three acre lots, one existing 25 acre residence, one outlot for open space, and one outlot for a private roadway, on property generally located at Gage Road and S. 162nd Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval (pg. 189) ***APPLICATION WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT*** 3.7b County Preliminary Plat No. 00004, Willow Creek Heights, requested by Brian Carstens & Associates, for 5 lots, with request to waive block length; storm water detention; street lighting; street trees; sidewalks; and landscape screening, on property generally located at Gage Road and S. 162nd Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval (pg. 192) ***APPLICATION WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT*** MISCELLANEOUS: 3.8 Waiver of Design Standards No. 00002, requested by Julie McManaman, to waive the requirement to pave Franklin Street to City Standards and the sidewalk along the north side of Franklin abutting property generally located on Franklin Street, between S. 51st and S. 52nd Streets. Planning staff recommendation: Approval of the requested waiver for the improvement to Franklin Street to Urban Standards with curb and gutter abutting Lot 2 of the Administrative Final Plat of McManaman's Addition so long as the subdivider and current property owners agree not to object to the installation of sidewalks when ordered by the City Council and Denial of the requested waiver of the sidewalk requirements along the north side of Franklin Street abutting Lot 2, McManaman's Addition Administrative Final Plat Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL of the Planning staff recommendation as set forth above, 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 domiciliary 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 indefin- itely 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 Neigh- borhood 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 prop- erty 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 land- scaping, on property generally located at N. 14th Street and Saunders Avenue. (2-9-00 - Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 7. 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. (3-8-00 - Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing until 4-5-00.) 8. Change of Zone No. 3241, requested by Lyle Loth, of ESP, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on prop- erty generally located at N. 84th Street and Waverly Road. (3-8-00 - Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing until 4-5-00.) 9. 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. (3-8-00 - Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.)