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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2004
[Commissioner Taylor absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held August 18, 2004. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Larson abstained; Taylor absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 04054(483 K) , from R-5 Residential District to I-1 Industrial District, on property generally located at N. 66th Street and Vine Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Derek Miller, 441-6372, dlmiller@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 20, 2004, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.2 Special Permit No. 1654B(673 K) , an amendment to the Pine Lake Heights Community Unit Plan, to reduce the rear yard setback, on property located at 3500 Pela Verde Circle. Planning staff recommendation:Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 17, 2004, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Site specific conditions of approval required to be satisfied prior to scheduling on City Council agenda. PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.3a County Special Permit No. 04039(514 K) , Prairie View Estates Community Unit Plan, for 5 dwelling units, with requests to waive streets and roads to continue into adjoining property, sidewalks, streets running predominantly straight north and south to be numbered consecutively in sequence with adjacent streets, block length, street trees, street lighting, and curb and gutter on property generally located at the NE corner of Highway 77 and Hickman Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 17, 2004, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Site specific conditions of approval required to be satisfied prior to scheduling on County Board agenda. 1.3b County Preliminary Plat No. 04018(514 K) , Prairie View Estates, for 5 acreage lots and 1 outlot, with requests to waive streets and roads to continue into areas adjoining the property, sidewalks, streets running predominantly straight north and south to be numbered consecutively in sequence with adjacent streets, block length, street trees, street lighting, and curb and gutter, on property generally located at the NE corner of Highway 77 and Hickman Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 17, 2004, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Site specific conditions of approval required to be satisfied prior to scheduling on County Board agenda. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.4 Street & Alley Vacation No. 04010(338 K) , to vacate the east/west alley between Garfield Street and Sumner Street from the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks to the east edge of Lots 4 and 10, Block 6, Woods Brothers Country Club Addition, generally located at S. 6th Street and Garfield Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Derek Miller, 441-6372, dlmiller@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Provisions of Chapter 14.20 must be satisfied prior to scheduling on City Council agenda. 1.5 Waiver No. 04009(442 K) , to waive the minimum lot depth requirement, on property located at 3959 S. 40th Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Motion for approval failed 4-4 (Sunderman, Krieser, Larson and Bills-Strand voting 'yes'; Carlson, Pearson, Marvin and Carroll voting 'no'; Taylor absent). Motion to deny failed 4-4 (Carlson, Pearson, Marvin and Carroll voting 'yes'; Sunderman, Krieser, Larson and Bills-Strand voting 'no'; Taylor absent). HELD OVER with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, 2004, 1:00 p.m. 2. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 2.1 __________________________________________ 2.2 __________________________________________ 3. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 3.1 County Change of Zone No. 04053(319 K) , from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on property generally located at SW 40th Street and Rokeby Road. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Request for public hearing before County Board being submitted. PERMITS: 3.2 County Special Permit No. 04043(758 K) , for an educational philanthropic institution to be used as a nature center, on property generally located at SW 100th Street and W Saltillo Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 15, 2004, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Request for public hearing before County Board being submitted. PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.3a County Special Permit No. 04041(732 K) , Masek's 1st Addition Community Unit Plan, for approximately 9 single family acreage lots and 4 outlots, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, landscape screening, street lights, block length and connection to existing street, on property generally located at NW 27th Street and West Mill Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 16, 2004, with amendments, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Site specific conditions of approval required to be satisfied prior to scheduling on County Board agenda. 3.3b County Preliminary Plat No. 04019(732 K) , Masek's 1st Addition, for 9 lots and 4 outlots, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, landscape screening, street lights, block length and connection to existing street, on property generally located at NW 27th Street and West Mill Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 16, 2004, with amendments, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Site specific conditions of approval required to be satisfied prior to scheduling on County Board agenda. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.4a Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 04004(674 K) , to review proposed amendments to the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan as to conformance with the 2025 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, for an area generally bounded on the north by R Street, on the east by N. 8th Street, on the south by O Street, and on the west by N. 7th Street, to establish the "Haymarket 7th/8th Street Core Redevelopment Project." Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 27, 2004, 5:30 p.m. 3.4b Street & Alley Vacation No. 04011(432 K) , to vacate a portion of P Street on the south side of the right-of-way, adjacent to Lots 1, 2, and 3 of Block 45, Original Plat, generally located at the SW corner of N. 8th and P Streets. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Request by Jon Camp for two-week delay granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, 2004, 1:00 p.m. 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 4.1 Change of Zone No. 04034(438 K) , from AGR Agricultural Residential District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at S. 66th Street and Highway 2. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. No testimony. Applicant's request for additional four-week delay granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, 2004, 1:00 p.m.
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PENDING LIST:
1. 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.) 2a. 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.) 2b. 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.) 3. 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.) 4a. 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.) 4b. 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.) 4c. 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.) 5. 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.) 6a. Change of Zone No. 3364, text amendments to Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code (the Zoning Ordinance) requested by the Directors of the Public Works & Utilities, Parks & Recreation and Planning Departments, to generally adopt "Standards for Arterial Streets 120' or More in Width" and to make other minor amendments to the Zoning Ordinance by adding Section 27.03.082, Arterial Streets; and by amending Section 27.31.090, Height and Area Regulations for B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District; Section 27.37.060, Height and Area Regulations for B-5 Planned Regional Business District; Section 27.45.070, Height and Area Regulations for H-4 General Commercial District; Section 27.51.090, Height and Area Regulations for I-3 Employment Center District; Section 27.67.030, General Conditions for Parking; Section 27.71.080, Fences; and Section 27.77.010, Requirements for Changed or New Occupancy. (5-15-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 6b. Miscellaneous No. 02002, text amendments to Title 26 of the Lincoln Municipal Code (the Land Subdivision Ordinance), requested by the Directors of the Public Works & Utilities, Parks & Recreation and Planning Departments, to generally adopt "Standards for Arterial Streets 120' or More in Width", to revise the provisions for sureties and timing of sidewalk improvements along local and collector streets, and to make other minor amendments to the Land Subdivision Ordinance by amending Section 26.07.190, Major Street; Section 26.11.039, Requisites for Final Plat Approval; Section 26.11.040, Installation of Improvements; Section 26.23.040, Street and Other Public Way Widths; Section 26.23.120, Easements; Section 26.23.140, Lot; and Section 26.27.090, Trees. (5-15-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 6c. Miscellaneous No. 02003, text amendments to the City of Lincoln Design Standards, requested by the Directors of the Public Works & Utilities, Parks & Recreation and Planning Departments, to generally adopt "Standards for Arterial Streets 120' or More in Width" and to make other minor amendments to the Design Standards by amending Chapter 2.15, Urban Public Street Design Standards; Chapter 2.35, Design Standards for Street Trees; and Chapter 3.50, Design Standards for Screening and Landscaping; and by adding Chapter 5.00, Design Standards for Landscaping Streetscapes, Medians, Boulevards, Roundabouts and Arterial Streets. (5-15-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending.) 7. Change of Zone No. 3367, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, requested by Mark Hunzeker, on property generally located NE of SW 70th Street and West Van Dorn Street. (6-12-02: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending until an associated Comprehensive Plan Land Use proposal comes before Planning Commission.) 8. Special Permit No. 1961, requested by Chris Hansen, for material and equipment storage, on property generally located at Yankee Hill Road and Coral Drive. (7-24-02: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending.) 9a. County Special Permit No. 195, Beaver Creek Community Unit Plan, requested by J. D. Burt, with Design Associates, for 7 residential acreage dwelling units, on property generally located at the southeast corner of 134th and "O" Streets. (8-7-02: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending.) 9b. County Preliminary Plat No. 02011, Beaver Creek, requested by J. D. Burt, with Design Associates, for approximately 7 lots, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, and block length, on property generally located at the southeast corner of 134th and "O" Streets. (8-7-02: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending.) 10. County Change of Zone No. 209, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, requested by Bruce Pester, on behalf of Yankee, L.L.C., on property generally located at S. 12th Street (Highway 77) and West Sprague Road. (9-18-02: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending.) 11. Use Permit No. 89B, an amendment requested by Stephen Clymer, with Olsson Associates, and DaNay Kalkowski, on behalf of Northern Lights, L.L.C., to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises within 100' of a residential district, on property generally located at S. 14th Street and Pine Lake Road. (10-2-02: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending.) 12. Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 02002.3, S. 82nd St. and Roca Rd.; Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 02002.5, Hidden Valley Golf Course; Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 02002.6, SW. 78th St. and W. Van Dorn; Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 02002.7, N. 84th St. and Waverly Rd. (10-16-02: Planning Commission voted to defer until completion of studies called for in the 2025 Comprehensive Plan.) 13. County Change of Zone No. 213, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, requested by Lloyd and Terri Jakoubek, on property generally located at NW 70th Street and Mill Road. (3-19-03: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to defer until completion of studies called for in the 2025 Comprehensive Plan.) 14. Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 03009, by the Director of Planning, at the request of Jim Hrouda, Mayor for the City of Hickman, to amend the 2025 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, to adopt the Hickman Horizon Plan as an approved subarea plan and amend the Land Use Plan to reflect commercial and low density residential uses in the vicinity of Hickman. (5-21-03: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to defer until completion of the rural acreage studies called for in the Comprehensive Plan.) 15. Miscellaneous No. 03012, adopting Criteria for the City of Lincoln for the reimbursement of Impact Fees for Economic Development. The criteria provides for reimbursement of arterial street impact fees of qualifying businesses who meet specific thresholds in job creation and investment in Lincoln. (11-12-03: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending for 6 months.) 16. Change of Zone No. 3413, from R-4 Residential District to R-2 Residential District, requested by Landon's Neighborhood Association and Regalton Neighborhood Association, on property generally located at N. 24th Street and Superior Street. (5-26-04: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending until December 8, 2004 at the request of the applicant.) 17. Change of Zone No. 04042, amendment to Sections 27.69.049(d) and 27.69.270 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to allow larger message center/electronic changeable signs in the H-3 Highway Commercial District within 660 feet of the interstate. (8-18-04: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on September 15, 2004.) 18a. Change of Zone No. 04049, from I-1 Industrial District to R-5 Residential District, on property generally located at N. 25th Street and Fairfield Street. (8-18-04: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on September 15, 2004.) 18b. Special Permit No. 04040, The Legends Community Unit Plan, for approximately 168 dwelling units, with requests to waive front yard setback, rear yard setback, reduction in separation between 3 story buildings, storm water detention, perimeter landscape screening, and increase in building height, on property generally located at N. 25th Street and Fairfield Street. (8-18-04: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on September 15, 2004.) 19. Miscellaneous No. 04003, text amendments to the City of Lincoln Design Standards, to amend Chapter 2.30, Section 4.2, "Standard Street Lighting". (8-18-04: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on September 29, 2004.) Planning Dept. staff contacts:
Ray Hill, Development Review Manager 441-6371 rhill@lincoln.ne.gov
Steve Henrichsen, Special Projects Manager 441-6374 shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov
Tom Cajka, Planner 441-5662 tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
David Cary, Transportation Planner 441-6364 dcary@lincoln.ne.gov
Greg Czaplewski, Planner 441-7620 gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov
Mike DeKalb, Planner 441-6370 mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov
Becky Horner, Planner 441-6373 rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov
Derek Miller, Planner 441-6372 dlmiller@lincoln.ne.gov
Duncan Ross, Planner 441-7603 dross@lincoln.ne.gov
Brian Will, Planner 441-6362 bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Ed Zimmer, Historic Preservation Planner 441-6360 ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
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