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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2002
Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held December 12, 2001.** APPROVED, 7-0 (Taylor and Bills absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 3348, (195 K) requested by the Director of Planning, to amend Section 27.65.070 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to change references from "community sewage system" and "individual sewage disposal system" to "community wastewater works" and "on-site wastewater treatment system". Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362 Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for 2/4/02. PLATS: 1.2 Final Plat No. 01023, (677 K) Hartland's Cardinal Heights Addition, requested by Hartland Homes, to final plat 37 lots and 3 outlots on property generally located at NW. 56th St. and W. Thatcher Lane. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373 Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 9-0, Resolution No. PC-00730. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.3 Annexation No. 01009, (490 K) requested by the Director of Planning, to annex property generally located at S. 80th Street and Old Cheney Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362 Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for 2/4/02. 1.4 Street & Alley Vacation No. 01018, (671 K) requested by Thomas C. Huston, on behalf of Journal Star Printing, to vacate the east 18' of North 8th Street, abutting Lot 6, Block 30, Original Plat of Lincoln; and the south 6' of R Street, abutting Lots 5 and 6, Block 30, Original Plat of Lincoln and the south 6' of R Street abutting the east 18' of North 8th Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Jason Reynolds, 441-7620 Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for 2/4/02. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.5a Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 01004, (783 K) requested by the Director of Planning on behalf of the People's City Mission, to find the acquisition of a permanent conservation easement over approximately 0.12 acres of floodplain, to be in conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, on property generally located at N. 1st Street and R Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373 Planning Commission 'final action': A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0, Resolution No. PC-00731. 1.5b Street & Alley Vacation No. 01021, (604 K) requested by the People's City Mission, to vacate the east-west alley from N. 1st Street to N. 2nd Street, from R Street to S Street, Block 264, Original Plat of Lincoln, generally located at N. 1st Street and R Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373 Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, with conditions of approval prior to scheduling on Council agenda, 9-0. 2. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 2.1 __________________________________ 2.2 __________________________________ 3. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 3.1 Change of Zone No. 3349, (421 K) from P Public Use District to R-4 Residential District, requested by the Director of Planning, on property generally located at Arlington Avenue and Jefferson Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Jason Reynolds, 441-7620 Had public hearing. Public hearing was closed. Planning Commission voted 6-3 to defer action for two weeks, with ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for 1/23/02 (Duvall, Schwinn and Steward dissenting). Note: Public hearing was closed. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.2a Change of Zone No. 3297 - Part 1, (1,443 K) Part 2, (1,846 K) from B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, O-3 Office Park District, and R-4 Residential District to R-3 Residential District, requested by Mark Palmer, with Olsson Associates, on behalf of Ridge Development Co., on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Yankee Hill Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362 Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. 3.2b Change of Zone No. 3298 - Part 1, (1,443 K) Part 2, (1,846 K) from B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, O-3 Office Business District, O-3 Office Park District, and R-4 Residential District, requested by Mark Palmer, with Olsson Associates, on behalf of Ridge Development Co., on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Yankee Hill Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval as amended Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362 Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL OF APPLICANT'S REQUEST, 9-0. 3.2c Preliminary Plat No. 00029 - Part 1, (1,443 K) Part 2, (1,846 K) from B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, O-3 Office Palmer, with Olsson Associates, on behalf of Ridge Development Co., for approximately 204 Lots, with requests to waive curb and gutter, depth of sanitary sewer, transfer of sewage from one district to another, double frontage lots, and pedestrian easement, on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Yankee Hill Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362 Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated 12/13/01, with amendments as requested by the applicant and by the staff, 9-0. 3.2d Use Permit No. 134 - Part 1, (1,443 K) Part 2, (1,846 K) from B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, O-3 Office Ridge Development Co., to develop approximately 316,450 sq. ft. of commercial/office floor area, with request to waive setback between O-3 Office Park District and B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Yankee Hill Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362 Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated 12/13/01, 9-0. PERMITS: 3.3 Special Permit No. 1629D, (953 K) requested by Brian Carstens and Associates, on behalf of Whitehead Oil/U-Stop Convenience Shop, for an amendment to allow an additional ground sign within the required front yard, on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Porter Ridge Road. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Jason Reynolds, 441-7620 Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, with the conditions as set forth in the staff report dated 12/19/01, 7-2 (Hunter and Newman dissenting). 3.4 Special Permit No. 1948 - Part 1, (1,612 K) Part 2, (1,392 K) requested by Harvey B. Cooper, on behalf of Cricket Nebraska Property Company, for a wireless facility on property generally located at Pine Lake Road and Hazel Scott Drive. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Deferral Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362 Had public hearing. Planning Commission voted to DEFER for four weeks, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for 2/6/02, 9-0. PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.5a County Special Permit No. 190, (783 K) Deer Field Community Unit Plan, requested by Brian Carstens and Associates, on behalf of Robert D. Doolittle, for 5 Lots, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, street lights, landscape screening, maximum block length, and centerline curve radius, on property generally located at Highway 77 and Martell Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370 Had public hearing. Motion to deny failed 4-5 (Hunter, Carlson, Newman and Steward voting 'yes'; Duvall, Bills, Taylor, Krieser and Schwinn voting 'no'). Planning Commission recommendation to the County Board: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated 12/19/01, with amendments as requested by the applicant, 5-4 (Duvall, Bills, Taylor, Krieser and Schwinn voting 'yes'; Hunter, Carlson, Newman and Steward voting 'no'). 3.5b County Preliminary Plat No. 01018, (783 K) Deer Field, requested by Brian Carstens and Associates, on behalf of Robert D. Doolittle, for 5 Lots and 1 Outlot, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, street lights, landscape screening, block length, cul-de-sac length, and road radius, on property generally located at Highway 77 and Martell Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370 Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation to the County Board: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated 12/19/01, with amendments as requested by the applicant, 6-3 (Duvall, Bills, Hunter, Taylor, Krieser and Schwinn voting 'yes'; Carlson, Newman, and Steward voting 'no'). 3.6a Special Permit No. 692L, (1,223 K) an amendment to the Tabitha New Community Community Unit Plan, requested by Brian Carstens and Associates, on behalf of Southview, Inc., for 36 units of elderly or retirement housing, with requests to waive turn around radius; sidewalks; and side, front and rear yard setbacks; and allow sanitary sewer and water main on the same side of Enterprise Drive; on property generally located at N. 27th Street and Enterprise Drive. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Jason Reynolds, 441-7620 Had public hearing. Planning Commission granted applicant's request for two week deferral to work with the Autumn Wood Homeowners Association. Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION on 1/23/02. 3.6b Preliminary Plat No. 01016, (1,223 K) Tabitha New Community 3rd Addition, requested by Brian Carstens and Associates, on behalf of Southview, Inc., for approximately 36 Lots, with requests to waive turn around radius; sidewalks; and side, front and rear yard setbacks; and to allow sanitary sewer and water main on the same side of Enterprise Drive; on property generally located at N. 27th Street and Enterprise Drive. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Jason Reynolds, 441-7620 Had public hearing. Planning Commission granted applicant's request for two week deferral to work with the Autumn Wood Homeowners Association. Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION on 1/23/02. MISCELLANEOUS: 3.7 County Miscellaneous No. 01014, (9 K) requested by the Director of Planning, to amend Section 8.02 of the Lancaster County Subdivision Resolution to require the size of each sheet of a final plat to be 16 x 22 inches to be consistent with the City of Lincoln Land Subdivision Ordinance. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370 Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation to County Board: APPROVAL, 9-0. 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: (See 12-12-01 agenda for staff reports on the following items.) PERMITS: 4.1 Special Permit No. 1941, requested by Mike Kebraei, of Best Buy Auto, to allow storage vehicles for sale in the front yard, on property generally located at N. 29th Street and Cornhusker Highway. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662 ** APPLICATION WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT ** CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.2a Change of Zone No. 3195, (1,660 K) from R-3 Residential District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, requested by Lyle Loth of ESP on behalf of R.C. Krueger Development Company, on property generally located at So. Coddington Avenue and West Van Dorn Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Jason Reynolds, 441-7620 Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for additional four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for 2/6/02. 4.2b Change of Zone No. 3253, (1,660 K) from R-3 Residential District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, requested by DaNay Kalkowski on behalf of Stockwell Properties, L.L.C., on property generally located at the southeast corner of So. Coddington Avenue and West Van Dorn Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Jason Reynolds, 441-7620 Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for additional four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for 2/6/02. 4.2c Use Permit No. 133, (1,660 K) requested by J.D. Burt of Design Associates on behalf of Stockwell Properties, L.L.C., and by Brian D. Carstens and Associates on behalf of R.C. Krueger Development Company, for commercial retail and office uses, with requests to modify the rear, side, and front yard setbacks; to waive street trees; to adjust the minimum frontage requirements for signs; and to waive lot frontage and access to public street or private roadway; on property generally located at S. Coddington Avenue and West Van Dorn Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Jason Reynolds, 441-7620 Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for additional four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for 2/6/02. * * * * * * * * 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. Change of Zone No. 3299, requested by the Director of Planning, to amend Sections 27.69.044, 27.69.047, and 27.69.049 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to adjust permitted signage in the O-3 Office Park District and adjacent to the Interstate in the H-1 Interstate Commercial, H-3 Highway Commercial, and H-4 General Commercial Districts. (1-24-01: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending.) 3a. Change of Zone No. 3292, a text amendment to Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, requested by the Director of Planning, to add Chapter 27.53, to create an overlay district, the Entryway Corridors District, concerning permitted uses, parking regulations, sign regulations, grading and land disturbance regulations, area regulations, and design standards, for corridors in the vicinity of Interstate 80 and Interstate 180. (2-7-01: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 3b. Miscellaneous No. 00011, requested by the Director of Planning, to adopt design standards for the Entryway Corridors District, an overlay district in the vicinity of Interstate 80 and Interstate 180. (2-7-01: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 4. Change of Zone No. 3321, requested by Michael T. Johnson, on behalf of West Gate, Inc., from R-7 Residential District to B-4 Lincoln Center Business District, on property generally located at 1729 M Street (6-13-01: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to place on pending at the request of the applicant..) 5a. Change of Zone No. 3279, requested by Lyle Loth, with ESP, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on property generally located at S. 70th Street and Countryview Road. (6-13-01: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to place on pending until January, 2002 at the request of the applicant.) 5b. Special Permit No. 1868, Windmill Ridge Estates Community Unit Plan, requested by Lyle Loth, with ESP, for 23 single family lots, on property generally located at S. 70th Street and Countryview Road. (6-13-01: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to place on pending until January, 2002 at the request of the applicant.) 5c. Preliminary Plat No. 00023, Windmill Ridge Estates, requested by Lyle Loth, with ESP, for 23 Lots, with requests to waive ornamental street lights; sidewalks; street trees; landscape screens; and block length; on property generally located at S. 70th Street and Countryview Road. (6-13-01: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to place on pending until January, 2002 at the request of the applicant.) 6. Change of Zone No. 3335, requested by Kent Seacrest, on behalf of the Lincoln Plating Company, from R-2 Residential District to B-1 Local Business District, on property generally located at 600 West E Street. (8-22-01: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending at the request of the applicant.) 7. Street & Alley Vacation No. 01011, requested by Steven M. Nelson and Aileen Eliker, to vacate the east 20' of S. 12th Street, from A to B Streets. (10-3-01: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending at the request of the applicant.) 8. Street & Alley Vacation No. 01014, requested by Thomas Tiedgen, with Midwest Steel Works, to vacate the east 20' of South 7th Street, generally located at S. 7th Street and N Street. (10-3-01: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending indefinitely at the request of the applicant.) 9. Miscellaneous No. 01011, requested by Brian Carstens and Associates, on behalf of Hartland Homes, Inc., to vacate Hawthorne Addition subdivision, on property generally located at SW 27th & Maple Streets. (11-14-01: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending until the applicant submits applications for a preliminary plat and community unit plan.)
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