City of Lincoln - Lancaster County
Planning Department
Planning Commission Agenda

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                          AGENDA

                  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2000

[All Members Present]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held October 4, 2000.
**APPROVED, 7-0, Krieser abstaining, Taylor absent at time of vote**

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

    CHANGE OF ZONE:

    1.1  Change of Zone No. 3286, requested by Gary Bredehoft, with Olsson
	 Associates, from R-3 Residential District to B-2 Planned Neighbor-
	 hood Business District, on property generally located at N. 27th
	 Street and Folkways Drive. 
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval 
         Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0

    PERMITS:

    1.2  Special Permit No. 1860, requested by Jill Bazzell, with Qwest
	 Wireless L.L.C., for a personal wireless facility camouflaged in
	 a flag pole, on property generally located at N. 68th Street and
	 P Street. *** FINAL ACTION ***
         Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval 
         Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 9-0,
	 Resolution No. PC-00638

    PLATS:

    1.3  Final Plat No. 00027, requested by Tom Cajka of Ross Engineering,
	 on behalf of Gary and Carolyn J. Christensen, to final plat 2 lots
	 for industrial development and one outlot for a detention cell on
	 property generally located at S. 8th St. and Pioneers Blvd.
	 *** FINAL ACTION*** 
         Planning staff recommendation: Approval 
         Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 9-0, Resolution
	 No. PC-00639

3.  CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
    AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION:

    (See 10-4-00 agenda for staff report on the following item.)

    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 4 (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.  Planning Commission recommend-
	 ation, upon reconsideration: APPROVAL, with amendment changing the
	 140' corridor to a 130'/120' corridor alternative, 9-0.

4.  PUBLIC HEARING
    AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION:

    CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS:

    4.1a Change of Zone No. 3258, requested by Tom Cajka, with Ross Engin-
	 eering, Inc., from AGR Agricultural Residential District to R-3
         Residential District, on property generally located at SW 24th
	 Street and West A Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval 
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 APPROVAL, 9-0.

    4.1b Preliminary Plat No. 00013, Aspen Ridge, requested by Tom Cajka,
	 with Ross Engineering, on behalf of Aspen Builders, Inc., for
         55 single family lots, 4 attached single family lots, and 1 Outlot,
	 with requests to waive the block lengths, pedestrian easement,
         and lot depth, on property generally located at SW 24th Street
	 and West A Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval including
	 the waiver requests. 
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendments as requested by the appli-
	 cant, 9-0.

    4.2a Change of Zone No. 3263, requested by Gary Bredehoft, with Olsson
	 Associates, on behalf of Pioneer Woods, L.L.C., from B-1 Local
	 Business District and R-3 Residential District, to B-2 Planned
         Neighborhood Business District, on property generally located at
	 S. 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 APPROVAL, 9-0

    4.2b Use Permit No. 130, requested by Gary Bredehoft, with Olsson
	 Associates, on behalf of Pioneer Woods, L.L.C., for 134,500 square
	 foot of commercial, retail, and restaurant uses, with a request
	 to reduce the front yard setback, on property generally located
	 at S. 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval, except
	 denial to the request to reduce the front yards along 70th
	 Street and Pioneers Boulevard  
	 Applicant withdrew request to reduce the front yards
	 along 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard. 
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendments as requested by the appli-
	 cant, 9-0.

    4.2c Preliminary Plat No. 00016, Pioneer Woods, requested by Gary
	 Bredehoft, with Olsson Associates, on behalf of Pioneer Woods,
         L.L.C., for 6 Lots, with requests to waive storm water detention
	 requirements; reduce front yard; increase depth of sanitary sewer
	 to exceed 15'; the standard cross section grade within the right-
	 of-way; and 3% street approach platforms, on property generally
	 located at S. 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval of the
	 preliminary plat; Approval of 3% approach platforms, sanitary
	 sewers deeper than 15' and to waive storm water detention; Denial
	 of the request to waive the standard cross section grade 
         Applicant withdrew request to waive the standard cross-section
	 grade.
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
         CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendments as requested by the
         applicant, 9-0.

    4.3a Change of Zone No. 3272, requested by Lyle Loth, with ESP, from
	 AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, on property
	 generally located at S. 84th Street and Old Cheney Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval 
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 APPROVAL, 9-0.

    4.3b Preliminary Plat No. 00021, Hartland Homes East 1st Addition,
	 requested by Lyle Loth, for 136 Lots and 3 Outlots, with requests
	 to waive block lengths; lot depth; curb and gutter in adjacent
	 street; and street approach platforms; on property generally
	 located at S. 84th Street and Old Cheney Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval  
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 9-0.

    4.3c Special Permit No. 1313A, requested by Brian Carstens, on behalf
	 of Hampton Enterprises, Inc., to amend the boundary and legal
	 description, on property generally located at S. 84th Street
	 and Old Cheney Road. 
	 Planning staff recommendation: Deferral to November 1, 2000 
         Had public hearing.  DEFERRED, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
	 AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for 11/01/00.

    4.3d Special Permit No. 1876, requested by Brian Carstens, on behalf of
	 Hartland Homes, Inc., for an early childhood care facility, with
         request for waiver to allow access to a local street and to show
	 elevation of the building at the time of building permit, on
	 property generally located west of S. 84th Street and approximately
	 850' north of Old Cheney Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval  
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 9-0.

    PERMITS:

    4.4  Use Permit No. 99B, requested by Brian Carstens, on behalf of Union
	 Bank, to amend the use permit to enlarge the ground sign from 32
	 square feet to 70 square feet, on property generally located at S.
	 27th Street and Pine Lake Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Denial 
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendment, 7-2 (Steward and Newman
	 dissenting).

    4.5  Special Permit No. 1877, requested by Steven Cook, on behalf of
	 Linda Reed, to increase lot coverage for a church from 15% to
         20%, on property generally located at S. 40th Street and Mohawk
	 Street.  *** FINAL ACTION ***
         Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval 
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission 'final action':
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 9-0, Resolution No. PC-00640

    4.6  Special Permit No. 1880, requested by Jill Bazzell, with Qwest
	 Wireless, for a wireless facility, on property generally located
	 at S. 84th Street and A Street. *** FINAL ACTION ***
         Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval of a tower
	 constructed at, or extendable to 85' to facilitate co-location of
	 an additional wireless service provider  
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission 'final action':
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendment to allow the pole to be 69'
	 in height as opposed to 85' in height, 9-0, Resolution No.
	 PC-00641.

    PLATS:

    4.7  Preliminary Plat No. 00010, Pine Lake Heights South 3rd Addition,
	 requested by Gary Bredehoft, with Olsson Associates, on behalf of
	 Ridge Development Company and Southview, Inc., for 124 Lots, with
	 requests to waive the design standards for street approach grades,
         curb and gutter along S. 27th Street, detention facilities,
	 and block lengths, on property generally located east of S. 27th
	 Street, 1/4 mile north of Yankee Hill Road.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval  
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendment deleting Condition #1.1.12
	 as submitted by staff on 10/18/00, 9-0.

    MISCELLANEOUS:

    4.8  Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 00008, requested by the Director
	 of Planning, on behalf of TMCO Investments, Business Properties of
	 Nebraska and Business Properties Ltd., to acquire a permanent
         conservation easement over approximately 0.16 acres of floodplain,
	 on property generally located at S. 6th and 'H' Streets.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Defer until November 1, 2000 
	 Had public hearing.  DEFERRED with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
	 AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for 11/01/00.

    4.9  Street and Alley Vacation No. 00017, requested by Gus and Margaret
	 Hitz, Carol Kendle, Todd Rivers, and James Springer, to vacate
         N. 40th Street, from the John Dietrich Trail, north to the
	 terminus of N. 40th St., generally located at N. 40th Street and
	 Adams Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive
	 Plan and Conditional Approval 
	 Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING
	 OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND CONDITIONAL
	 APPROVAL, 9-0.

    4.10 Street and Alley Vacation No. 00018, requested by Dennis and Mary
	 Bade, to vacate West N Street from the west line of S. Coddington
	 Avenue, west approximately 300'.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive
	 Plan and Conditional Approval   
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 DENIAL, 9-0.

    MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS:

   4.11a Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 94-52, requested by the Director
	 of Planning, to amend the 1994 Lincoln City - Lancaster County
	 Comprehensive Plan by changing the designation on Figure 16
	 "Lincoln's Land Use Plan" from Industrial to Commercial and from
	 Industrial to Residential, on property generally located at NW
	 48th Street and W Adams Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval  
         Had public hearing.   Planning Commission recommendation:
	 DENIAL, 6-3 (Krieser, Schwinn and Bayer dissenting).

   4.11b Annexation No. 00001, requested by Gary Bredehoft, with Olsson
         Associates, to annex property generally located at NW 48th Street
	 and W Adams Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval 
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission
	 recommendation: DENIAL, 7-2 (Krieser and Bayer dissenting).

   4.11c Change of Zone No. 3248, requested by Gary Bredehoft, with Olsson
         Associates, from I-2 Industrial Park District to B-2 Planned
	 Neighborhood Business District, H-4 General Commercial District,
	 and R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at
	 NW 48th Street and W Adams Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Approval  
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 DENIAL, 7-2 (Krieser and Bayer dissenting).

   4.11d Special Permit No. 1833, Ashley Heights Community Unit Plan, re-
	 quested by Gary Bredehoft, with Olsson Associates, for 289 dwelling
	 units and 5 Outlots, on property generally located at NW 48th
	 Street and W Adams Street. 
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
         Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 DENIAL, 7-2 (Krieser and Bayer dissenting).

   4.11e Preliminary Plat No. 00005, Ashley Heights, requested by Gary
	 Bredehoft, with Olsson Associates, for 219 single family lots, 70
	 attached single family lots, 2 commercial lots and 5 outlots,
	 with requests to waive the subdivision requirements for block
	 length, pedestrian easements, and submittal of a use permit at
	 the time of subdivision; and request to waive the design standard
	 for roadway approach grades, on property generally located at NW
	 48th Street & W Adams Street.
	 Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval and approval
	 of waiver requests 
	 Had public hearing.  Planning Commission recommendation:
	 DENIAL, 7-2 (Krieser and Bayer dissenting).

5.  CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
    AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION:

    PERMITS:

    5.1  Special Permit No. 1865, requested by Sharon Martin, on behalf of
	 Qwest Wireless, L.L.C., for a wireless facility consisting of a
	 68' tower and associated ground equipment, on property generally
         located at N. 25th Street and Y Street.  
	 Planning staff recommendation: Deferral until the waiver of the
	 fall zone has been advertised, sufficient copies of the revised
	 site plan have been provided and reviewed by other City Depart-
	 ments, and a statement from the landowner regarding collocation
	 has been provided.
         Had public hearing.  DEFERRED with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING
	 AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for 11/01/00.

    5.2  Special Permit No. 1872, requested by Ronald W. Moore, for a dwell-
	 ing for a domestic employee, on property generally located at S.
         98th Street and Yankee Hill Road. *** FINAL ACTION ***
         Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval    
         Had continued public hearing.  Applicant's request for two-week
	 DEFERRAL granted. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE
	 ACTION scheduled for 11/01/00

    (See 10-4-00 agenda for staff reports on the following items.)

    CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS:
     
    5.3a 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 continued public hearing.  DEFERRED at the applicant's request,
	 with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING and ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled
	 for 11/29/00.

    5.3b 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 continued public hearing.  DEFERRED at the applicant's request,
	 with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING and ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled
	 for 11/29/00.

    5.4a 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 continued public hearing.  Placed on PENDING at the applicant's
	 request.

    5.4b 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
         ***APPLICATION WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT on 10/13/00***

    5.4c 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 deten-
	 tion; 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 gener-
	 ally located southwest of S. 70th Street and Old Cheney Road.
         Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
         Had continued public hearing.  Placed on PENDING at the applicant's
	 request.

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

PENDING LIST:

1.  Change of Zone No. 3277, requested by Richard Wood, of the University
    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.
    (9-6-00 - Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending at
    the request of the applicant.)

2.  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.
    (9-6-00 - Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing
    on November 1, 2000.)