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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. in the City-Council Chambers, County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln Nebraska, on the following items. For more information, call the Planning Department, 441-7491.

The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 113 of the County/City Building, 555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, Nebraska, for a briefing by Public Works and Utilities staff on the Stevens Creek Watershed Master Plan and a briefing by Planning Dept. staff on proposed amendments to the lighting standards.

**PLEASE NOTE: The Planning Commission action is final action on any item with a notation of "FINAL ACTION". Any aggrieved person may appeal Final Action of the Planning Commission to the City Council by filing a Notice of Appeal with the City Clerk within 14 days following the action of the Planning Commission. **

The Planning Commission action on all other items is a recommendation to the City Council or County Board.

AGENDA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2005
[Commissioners Bills-Strand and Larson absent.] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held February 2, 2005. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Bills-Strand and Larson absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) PERMITS: 1.1 Special Permit No. 1816A(421 K) , an amendment to extend the special permit for soil extraction, on property generally located at NW 40th Street and West Vine Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated January 28, 2005, 7-0. Resolution No. PC-00902. PLATS: 1.2 County Final Plat No. 05002(140 K) , Mustang Ridge Addition, for 4 single family acreage lots, on property generally located at NW 27th Street and W Agnew 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 January 28, 2005, 7-0. Public hearing before the County Board will be scheduled when the site specific conditions of approval have been satisfied. 2. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 2.1 __________________________________________ 2.2 __________________________________________ 3. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 3.1 Change of Zone No. 05004(259 K) , Pine Garden Planned Unit Development, for a change of zone from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at S. 84th Street and Old Cheney Road; for a Planned Unit Development District designation of said property; and for approval of a development plan which proposes a waiver of the required preliminary plat process and modifications to the Zoning Ordinance and Land Subdivision Ordinance to allow 28 multi-family units and approximately 20,400 square feet of office, retail, and commercial floor area in the underlying R-3 zoned area. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated February 4, 2005, with amendment to Condition #2, as revised by staff on 2/16/05, 7-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the site specific conditions of approval have been satisfied. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.2a Change of Zone No. 05003(259 K) , to amend the additional height and area provisions of Chapter 27.71 of the Lincoln Municipal Code Zoning Ordinance, to address lighting trespass. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL of the staff recommendation, as set forth in the staff report dated February 3, 2005, 7-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 7, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 3.2b Miscellaneous No. 05001(259 K) , to amend Section 3.100 of the City of Lincoln Design Standards to add a chapter on lighting. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL of the staff recommendation, as set forth in the staff report dated February 3, 2005, 7-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 7, 2005, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 3.3 Use Permit No. 145A(238 K) , an amendment to modify the O-3 Office Park District sign requirements to allow additional signage and adjust allowed sign locations on property generally located at S. 84th Street and Pine Lake Road. . *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov\ Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated February 2, 2005, 6-1 (Pearson dissenting). Resolution No. PC-00903. MISCELLANEOUS: 3.4 Street & Alley Vacation No. 04013(13 K) , to vacate all of the east-west alley in Block 65, Original Lincoln, bounded by 13th, 14th, "M", and "N" Streets, generally located at S. 13th Street & M Street. Planning staff recommendation: Two week deferral Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.5 Waiver No. 05001(209 K) , to waive sidewalks and street trees, on property generally located at Progressive Avenue & Superior Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval of request for waiver of sidewalk and Denial of request for waiver of street trees Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL of the waiver of sidewalks and DENIAL of the waiver of street trees, 7-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 7, 2005, 1:30 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.6a Annexation No. 05001(395 K) , to annex approximately 100 acres, more or less, generally located at Highway 34 and Fletcher Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, SUBJECT TO AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT, 7-0. 3.6b Change of Zone No. 05002(395 K) , The Links at Lincoln Planned Unit Development, for a change of zone from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at Highway 34 and Fletcher Avenue; for a Planned Unit Development District designation of said property; and for approval of a development plan which proposes a waiver of the required preliminary plat process, to allow approximately 696 dwelling units, a clubhouse, private golf course and approximately 60,000 square feet of commercial floor area in the underlying R-3 zoned area. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated February 3, 2005, with amendment to Condition #1.2.11 and #2 and the addition of Condition #4.4, as revised by staff, 5-2 (Marvin and Carlson dissenting). Public hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the site specific conditions of approval have been satisfied. 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.1a County Special Permit No. 04055(1,349 K) , Four Stones Community Unit Plan, for 31 lots to develop approximately 31 dwelling units, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, block length, and landscape screening, on property generally located at SW 29th Street and Stagecoach Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4.1b County Preliminary Plat No. 04025(1,349 K) , Four Stones, for 31 lots to develop approximately 31 dwelling units, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, block length, and landscape screening, on property generally located at SW 29th Street and Stagecoach Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, 2005, 1:00 p.m. PERMITS: 4.2 Use Permit No. 148(565 K) , King Crest, for three commercial lots, with requests to waive detention requirements, front yard setbacks, minimum acreage, and the preliminary plat process, on property generally located at N. 27th Street and Folkways Boulevard. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 5. OTHER ACTION: 5.1 Miscellaneous No. 05002(60 K) , amendment to Planning Commission Rules and Procedures: Rule 17: "Ex Parte" Communications. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Approval of Alternative B Staff Contact: Jean Walker, 441-6365, jwalker@lincoln.ne.gov Motion to approval alternative A failed 1-6 (Carlson voting 'yes'; Marvin, Pearson, Carroll, Taylor, Krieser and Sunderman voting 'no').
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6. Briefing by Planning Dept. staff on proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Design Standards for Major Streetscapes. DEFERRED until 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in Room 113. PENDING LIST: 1. 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.) 2. 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.) 3. 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.) 4. 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. (12-8-04: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on June 8, 2005 at the request of the applicant.) 5. Change of Zone No. 04034, from AGR Agricultural Residential District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at S. 66th St. and Highway 2. (2-2-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on March 2, 2005 at the request of the applicant.) 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
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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