City of Lincoln - Lancaster County
Planning Department
Planning Commission Agenda

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                                AGENDA
               
                    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2000

[Commissioner Steward absent)
 
Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held August 9, 2000. 
**APPROVED, 7-0, Newman abstaining.

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

    PERMITS: 

    1.1  Special Permit No. 1864, requested by Douglas A. Littlejohn, with
	 ADM Milling Co., for an addition exceeding the district height,
	 on property generally located at South Street and Park Boulevard.  
         *** FINAL ACTION ***
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval  
         Planning Commission 'final action':  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 8-0,
	 Resolution No. PC-00622

    PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 

    1.2a Special Permit No. 1857, Finigan Ridge Community Unit Plan, re-
	 quested by Lyle Loth, with ESP, for 8 single family lots, 1 Outlot
	 for a private road, and 1 Outlot reserved for agriculture, on
	 property generally located at N. 84th Street and Waverly Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
	 Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing.
	 Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with
	 amendment to Condition #1.1.2, 8-0

    1.2b Preliminary Plat No. 00020, Finigan Ridge, requested by Lyle Loth,
	 with ESP, for 8 Lots, with requests to waive street lights; side-
	 walk; street trees; landscape screen; storm water detention; and
	 block length; on property generally located at N. 84th Street
	 and Waverly Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
         Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing.
	 Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 8-0

    PLATS: 

    1.3  Final Plat No. 99013, Lincoln Plating Addition, requested by
	 Michael R. Johnson of Olsson Associates, on behalf of Marc LaBaron
         of Lincoln Plating Company, Inc., to final plat one lot and one
	 outlot generally located at S. Folsom and relocated West "E"
         Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** 
         Planning staff recommendation: Approval
         Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 8-0,
	 Resolution No. PC-00623

    1.4  Final Plat No. 99049, Silver Springs 4th Addition, requested 
	 by Brian D. Carstens of Brian D. Carstens and Associates, on
	 behalf of Marlyn Schwartz of United Development, Inc. and Alonzo
	 and Marijane Athey, to final plat 4 residential lots on property
         generally located at Dawn Avenue and Liberty Lane, just west of S.
	 56th Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** 
         Planning staff recommendation: Approval
         Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 8-0,
	 Resolution No. PC-00624

    1.5  County Final Plat No. 00012, Bentzinger's Pleasant Acres, request-
	 ed by Lyle Loth, with ESP, for 8 Lots, on property generally lo-
	 cated at SW 14th Street and Wittstruck Road.
         Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
         Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing.
	 Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 7-1
	 (Newman dissenting).

    1.6  Final Plat No. 00018, Willow Springs Addition, requested by Lyle
	 Loth of E.S.P., on behalf of Hubert H. Hall of Highway 15, Inc.,
	 to final plat 50 residential lots, 3 outlots for storm water de-
	 tention, wetlands and open space, one outlot for open space and
         one outlot for a private roadway on property generally located at
	 S. 78th St. and Pioneers Blvd.  *** FINAL ACTION ***
         Planning staff recommendation: Approval
         Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 8-0, Resolution
	 No. PC-00625

    1.7  County Final Plat No. 00024, Ironhorse Acres Addition, requested
	 by Brian Carstens, for 12 Lots, on property generally located at
         S. 82nd Street and Pella Road.
         Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
         Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 8-0

    MISCELLANEOUS: 

    1.8  Street & Alley Vacation No. 00012, requested by the Director of
	 Planning, to vacate Charleston Street from the I-180/N. 6th
         Street right-of-way westerly to the eastern right-of-way line of
	 Sun Valley Boulevard.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehen-
	 sive Plan and Conditional Approval
         Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE
	 WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 8-0

    1.9  Street & Alley Vacation No. 00014, requested by Scott Kieffe,
	 Pauline Bloch, Jerome and Linda Thraen, and Daniel Casey to vacate
	 the north/south alley running from Seward Avenue north to the
	 east/west alley between N. 62nd Street and N. 63rd Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation:  Conformance with the Compre-
	 hensive Plan and Conditional Approval
         Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE
	 WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 8-0

3.  CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
    AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION:

    MISCELLANEOUS:

    3.1  Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 94-58, requested by the Directors
         of Planning, Public Works & Utilities, and the Parks & Recreation
         Department, to amend Chapter 3 (Transportation) of the 1994
	 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to adopt the Boulevard
	 Concept for Public Way Corridors and to incorporate the Lincoln
	 Fringe Area Primary Public Way Corridor Study by reference.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval  
	 Had continued public hearing.   Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC
	 HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION on September 20, 2000.

    PUBLIC HEARING
    AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION:

    CHANGE OF ZONE: 

    3.2a County Change of Zone No. 202, a text amendment to the Lancaster
	 County Zoning Resolution, requested by the Director of Planning,
         to add definitions to Article 2 and to add Permitted Special Uses
	 to Article 9 to allow sexually oriented live entertainment estab-
	 lishments as a permitted special use in the "I" Industrial Dist-
	 rict.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL,
	 8-0

    3.2b Change of Zone No. 3280, a text amendment to Title 27 of the
	 Lincoln Municipal Code, requested by the Director of Planning, to
	 add sections 27.03.545, 27.03.564, 27.03.566 and 27.63.730; and
	 to amend sections 27.39.030, 27.41.040, 27.43.040, 27.45.030,
	 27.47.030, 27.49.040 and 27.51.050, to define and allow sexually
	 oriented live entertainment establishments as a permitted special
	 use in the H-1 Interstate Commercial, H-2 Highway Business, H-3
	 Highway Commercial, H-4 General Commercial, I-1 Industrial, I-2
	 Industrial Park and I-3 Employment Center zoning districts.
	 Planning staff recommendation:  Approval
         Had public hearing.   Planning Commission recommendation:
	 APPROVAL, 7-1 (Hunter dissenting)

    3.3a Change of Zone No. 3275, requested by Mark Fahleson, on behalf of
	 the Nebraska Association of County Officials, to amend Section
	 27.24.040(j) and 27.63.340 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to not
	 limit offices to only professional services provided by physicians,
	 surgeons, chiropractors, osteopaths, physical therapists, dentists,
	 architects, engineers, lawyers, and accountants.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval
         Applicant has requested deferral until September 20, 2000
         Had public hearing.  Applicant's request for DEFERRAL until
	 September 20, 2000, granted.

    3.3b Change of Zone No. 3259, requested by Mark Fahleson, with Rembolt
	 Ludtke & Berger, on behalf of Nebraska Association of County
	 Officials, from R-8 Residential District to O-1 Office District,
	 on property generally located at S. 14th Street and G Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Denial
         Applicant has requested deferral until September 20, 2000
         Had public hearing.  Applicant's request for DEFERRAL until
	 September 20, 2000, granted.

    3.4  Change of Zone No. 3276, requested by the Director of Planning at
	 the request of the Problem Resolution Team, to amend Chapter 27.33
	 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to add screening requirements to
         some uses in the B-3 Commercial District. 
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL,
	 as revised on September 6, 2000, 8-0

    3.5  Change of Zone No. 3277, requested by Richard Wood, of the Univer-
	 sity of Nebraska-Lincoln, from R-2 Residential District to O-2
         Suburban Office District, on property generally located at N. 70th
	 Street and Stoney Ridge Road. 
	 Planning staff recommendation: Deferral, until alternative uses
	 for the site have been discussed
         Had public hearing.  Applicant's request for DEFERRAL granted.
	 Placed on PENDING.

    PERMITS: 

    3.6  Special Permit No. 1861, requested by Sharon Martin, on behalf of
	 Qwest Wireless, L.L.C., for a personal wireless facility, with
         request to waive the fall zone, on property generally located at
	 N. 27th Street and North Hill Road.  *** FINAL ACTION ***
	 Planning staff recommendation: Deferral, to permit the applicant
	 to evaluate the feasibility of a less conspicuous location
         Planning staff recommendation REVISED to conditional approval
	 on 9/06/00.  Had public hearing.  Planning Commission 'final
	 action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 8-0, Resolution No. 00626.

    3.7  Special Permit No. 1862, requested by Sharon Martin, on behalf of
	 Qwest Wireless, L.L.C., for a wireless facility, with request
         to waive the fall zone, on property generally located at S. 56th
	 Street and Highway 2.  *** FINAL ACTION ***
	 Planning staff recommendation: Deferral 
         Had public hearing.  Motion to defer failed 3-5.  Planning
	 Commission 'final action':  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 5-3 (Krieser,
         Duvall, Taylor, Schwinn and Bayer voting 'yes'; Newman, Hunter
	 and Carlson voting 'no', Resolution No. PC-00628

    3.8  Special Permit No. 1866, requested by Sharon Martin, on behalf of
	 Qwest Wireless, L.L.C., for a wireless facility, with requests
         to waive the fall zone and required landscaping, on property gen-
	 erally located at Leighton Avenue and N. 48th Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation:  Deferral until information
	 regarding the floodplain, the additional height that would be
	 provided to accommodate future carriers, and the willingness of
	 the underlying property owner to provide ground space for future
	 carriers is provided.
         Had public hearing.  Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
	 AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION on 9/20/00.

    3.9  Special Permit No. 1867, requested by J.L. McMaster, with McMaster
         Enterprise, Inc., to build a parking lot, on property generally
	 located at 1228/1230 H Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Denial
         Had public hearing.  Motion to deny failed 4-4 (Newman, Hunter,
	 Taylor and Carlson voting 'yes'; Krieser, Duvall, Schwinn and
	 Bayer voting 'no').  HELD OVER FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION on
	 9/20/00.  Public hearing was closed.

    PLATS:

    3.10 Final Plat No. 00023, The Ridge 27th Addition, requested by Gary
	 and Barbara Zlab, to final plat 2 residential lots on property
	 generally located at Switchback Road and Ridge Road.  
	 *** FINAL ACTION ***
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL,
	 8-0, Resolution No. PC-00627

    MISCELLANEOUS:

    3.11 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 94-45, requested by the Director
	 of Planning, to amend the 1994 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehen-
	 sive Plan to include the "Greater Arnold Heights Area Neighbor-
	 hood Plan" as an approved subarea plan, with corresponding
         amendments to the Lincoln Land Use Plan.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL
	 of Revised Staff Alternative, 7-1 (Duvall dissenting).

    3.12 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 94-59, requested by the Director
	 of Planning, to amend Chapter 4, Transportation, of the 1994
         Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, to update various
	 maps, charts and text elements, and to adopt said chapter as the
	 "Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)" for the Lincoln (Nebraska)
	 Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) area.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL,
	 with amendment deleting references to the Public Way Corridor
	 Concept, 8-0

    3.13 Street & Alley Vacation No. 00013, requested by Frank Sidles, of
	 Capital Contractors, Inc., to vacate X Street from the east line
         of N. 8th Street to the west line of N. 9th Street, adjacent
	 to Lots 5 and 6, Block 3 and Lots 1 and 12, Block 6, North Lincoln
	 Addition, generally located at N. 8th Street and X Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Not in conformance with the
	 Comprehensive Plan and Denial
         Had public hearing.  Applicant's request for DEFERRAL until
	 11/01/00 granted.

    MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS:
         
   3.14a Annexation No. 00004, requested by the Director of Planning, to
	 annex property generally located at SW 6th Street and West South
	 Street.
         Planning staff recommendation: Approval
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation: 
	 APPROVAL, 8-0

   3.14b Change of Zone No. 3278, requested by Gary Bredehoft, with Olsson
         Associates, to amend the Building Line District Map, referred to
	 in Section 27.71.190, from 50' to 40' along both sides of South
         Street, between Folsom Street and 1st Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 APPROVAL, 8-0

   3.14c Preliminary Plat No. 00019, South Street Business Park, requested
	 by Todd Lorenz, with Olsson Associates, on behalf of Hendricks
         Investments, L.L.C., for 28 Lots, with requests to waive curb and
	 gutter along South Street and Folsom Street; detention require-
	 ments; and sidewalks; on property generally located at Folsom
	 Street and South Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval  
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendment to Condition #1.1.1 and de-
	 leting Condition #3, 7-1 (Newman dissenting)

4.  RE-OPENED PUBLIC HEARING
    AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION:

    CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS:

    4.1a County Change of Zone No. 201, requested by Lyle Loth, with ESP,
	 from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential
         District, on property generally located at S. 68th Street and
         Roca Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval  
	 Had cont'd public hearing.  Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC
	 HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION on 10/04/00 at the applicant's
	 request.

    4.1b County Preliminary Plat No. 00018, Roca Ridge, requested by Lyle
	 Loth, with ESP, for 34 lots, with requests to waive ornamental
         street lighting, street trees, sidewalks, landscape screens, and
	 block length along S. 68th Street, on property generally located
	 at S. 68th Street and Roca Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval  
	 Had cont'd public hearing.  Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC
	 HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION on 10/04/00, at the applicant's
	 request.

5.  CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
    AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION:

    CHANGE OF ZONE:

    5.1  Change of Zone No. 3274, requested by Keith Dubas, on behalf of
         George and Jan Brockley, from R-2 Residential District to R-5
	 Residential District, on property generally located at S. 46th
	 Street and Pioneers Boulevard. 
	 Planning staff recommendation: Denial 
	 Had cont'd public hearing.  Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC
	 HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION on 9/20/00, at the applicant's
	 request.

    CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS:

    5.2a Change of Zone No. 3238, requested by Jack Lynch, with Olsson
         Associates, from AGR Agricultural Residential to R-3 Residential
	 District, on property generally located at S. 70th Street and
         Old Cheney Road. 
         Planning staff recommendation: Approval
         Had cont'd public hearing.  Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC
	 HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION on 10/04/00, at the applicant's
	 request.

    5.2b Change of Zone No. 3239, requested by Jack Lynch, with Olsson
         Associates, from R-1 Residential District to R-3 Residential
	 District, on property generally located at S. 70th Street and
         Old Cheney Road. 
         Planning staff recommendation: Approval
	 Had cont'd public hearing.  Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC
	 HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION on 10/04/00, at the applicant's
	 request.

    5.2c Preliminary Plat No. 00001, Hawkswood Estates, requested by Jack
	 Lynch, with Olsson Associates, for 26 lots with requests to waive
	 block length; lot line perpendicular to the right-of-way; street
	 light spacing; roadway approach grades; eliminate sidewalks along
	 the internal streets; allow rural roadway section; location of
	 water main and sanitary sewer; storm sewer; storm water detention;
	 transfer sewage across ridge; length of dead-end streets; use
	 name rather than number for north/south street; and separation of
	 roadways intersecting with arterial streets; on property
	 generally located southwest of S. 70th Street and Old Cheney Road. 
         Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval  
         Had cont'd public hearing.  Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC
	 HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION on 10/04/00, at the applicant's
	 request.

    MISCELLANEOUS: 

    5.3  Miscellaneous No. 00006, requested by the Director of Planning at
	 the request of the City Law Department and the Public Works and
	 Utilities Department, to adopt the proposed "City of Lincoln
	 Design Standards", including revised design standards for land
         subdivision and zoning regulations, and parking lot design stand-
	 ards. 
         Planning staff recommendation: Approval 
	 Had cont'd public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 APPROVAL, with amendments, 8-0.

                AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN 
		     ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO.

PENDING LIST:

1.  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 indefin-
    itely at the request of the applicant.)  Scheduled for public hearing
    on 9-20-00