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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2005
[All members present] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held March 30, 2005. ** Correction to minutes submitted by the Clerk. Approval held over until April 27, 2005 ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 05023(116 K) , from R-2 Residential District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at N. Cotner Boulevard and Orchard Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2005, 1:30 p.m. PLATS: 1.2 Preliminary Plat No. 05004(294 K) , Mount Olive, for 12 lots, on property generally located at N. 80th Street and Holdrege Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated March 22, 2005, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00919. 2. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 2.1 __________________________________________ 2.2 __________________________________________ 3. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.1a Change of Zone No. 04062(360 K) , to amend Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Zoning by adding a new section numbered 27.03.053 to provide a definition for alternative to imprisonment facility; by adding a new section numbered 27.03.153 to provide a definition for childrens home; by adding a new section numbered 27.03.165 to provide a definition for disability or handicap; amending Section 27.03.300 to revise the definition of "group home"; by amending Section 27.03.310 to revise the definition of health care facility; by amending Sections 27.09.040, 27.11.040, 27.13.040, 27.15.040, 27.17.040, 27.19,040, 27.21.040, 27.23.040, and 27.24.040 to allow alternative to imprisonment facilities and childrens homes as permitted special uses in the AGR and R-1 through R-8 residential districts; by adding a new section numbered 27.63.750 to add alternative to imprisonment facility as a permitted special use; by adding a new section numbered 27.63.760 to add children's homes as a permitted special use; and repealing Sections 27.03.300, 27.03.310, 27.09.040, 27.11.040, 27.13.040, 27.15.040, 27.17.040, 27.19.040, 27.21.040, 27.23.040, and 27.24.040 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before city Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 3.1b Miscellaneous No. 05008(360 K) , to amend Title 1 of the Lincoln Municipal Code to create a new Chapter 1.28, Reasonable Accommodation, relating to persons with disabilities or handicaps seeking equal access to housing under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Nebraska Fair Housing Act. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, with revisions submitted by City Law Department dated April 7, 2005, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 3.2a Change of Zone No. 04066(1,196 K) , to amend Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Zoning Code by adding a new section numbered 27.03.417, by amending Sections 27.31.090, 27.37.060, 27.45.070, 27.51.090. 27.67.030 and 27.71.080 adopting proposed "streetscape amendments". Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Department request to place on indefinite pending granted. 3.2b Miscellaneous No. 04015(1,196 K) , to amend the City of Lincoln Design Standards by amending Chapter 3.45, Section 3.6; Chapter 3.50, Section 3; Chapter 3.50, Section 4; Chapter 3.50, Section 7.1; Chapter 3.50, Section 7.3; Chapter 3.50, Section 7.4; Chapter 3.50, Section 7.7; add a new Section 7.11; and by amending Title 4 to add a new Chapter 4.20, to adopt proposed design standards for "streetscapes". Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Department request to place on indefinite pending granted. 3.2c Miscellaneous No. 05007(1,196 K) , to amend Title 26 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Land Subdivision Ordinance by amending Section 26.23.040, 26.23.095, 26.23.120 and 26.27.090 adopting proposed "streetscape amendments". Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Department request to place on indefinite pending granted. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.3a Annexation No. 05006(312 K) , to annex approximately 90 acres, on property generally located at N. 14th Street and Humphrey Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 3.3b Change of Zone No. 05024(312 K) , from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at N. 14th Street and Humphrey Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 3.3c Special Permit No. 05015(375 K) , Hartland's Garden Valley Community Unit Plan, for approximately 326 dwelling units, with requests to waive the preliminary plat process, block length, average lot width, lot area, double frontage lots, pedestrian easements, and sanitary sewer running opposite of street grade, on property generally located at N. 14th Street and Humphrey Avenue. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 3.3d Street & Alley Vacation No. 05002(158 K) , to vacate N. 11th Street between the south line of Pennsylvania Avenue to the north line of Fletcher Avenue and between the south line of Humphrey Avenue and the north line of Pennsylvania Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 3.4a Annexation No. 05007(296 K) , to annex approximately 26 acres, generally located at S. 93rd Street and Old Cheney Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled at the same time as Annexation No. 05007. 3.4b Change of Zone No. 05025(296 K) , from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at S. 93rd Street and Old Cheney Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled at the same time as Annexation No. 05007. 3.4c Special Permit No. 05017(462 K) , Ravenwood Community Unit Plan, for approximately 44 single family dwelling units and 5 outlots, with requests to waive the preliminary plat process, to allow sanitary sewer to run opposite the street grade, and allow greater than maximum block lengths, on property generally located at S. 93rd Street and Old Cheney Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated March 31, 2005, with amendment to Condition #1.1.1, as requested by the applicant, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00920. 3.5a Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 04010(335 K) , to amend the 2025 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to change the land use designation from residential to commercial on land generally located at approximately S. 60th Street and Highway 2. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 3.5b Change of Zone No. 05026(506 K) , Apple's Way Planned Unit Development, for a change of zone from AG Agricultural District to R-1 Residential District and B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District on property generally located at S. 66th Street and Highway 2; 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 allows approximately 32 dwelling units in the underlying R-1 district and approximately 235,000 square feet of commercial floor area in the underlying B-2 district. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 3.6a Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 05012(309 K) , to amend the 2025 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to change the land use designation from residential to commercial and change the commercial center designation from Neighborhood Center to Community Center on land generally located at North 84th and Adams Street, and a change from commercial to urban residential northeast of 84th Street and Leighton Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 5-4 (Pearson, Marvin, Carlson, Taylor and Larson voting 'yes'; Carroll, Krieser, Sunderman and Bills-Strand voting 'no'). Public hearing before City Council not yet scheduled, at the applicant's request. 3.6b Annexation No. 05005(1,343 K) , to annex approximately 231 acres, generally located northeast of N. 84th Street and Adams Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 5-4 (Pearson, Marvin, Carlson, Taylor and Larson voting 'yes'; Carroll, Krieser, Sunderman and Bills-Strand voting 'no'). Public hearing before City Council not yet scheduled, at the applicant's request. 3.6c Change of Zone No. 05020(1,343 K) , Prairie Village North Planned Unit Development, for a change of zone from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, R-5 Residential District, B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, and O-3 Office Park District, on property generally located at N. 84th Street and Adams Street; 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 develop approximately 800,000 sq. ft. of commercial floor area and approximately 1,090 dwelling units. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 5-4 (Pearson, Marvin, Carlson, Taylor and Larson voting 'yes'; Carroll, Krieser, Sunderman and Bills-Strand voting 'no'). Public hearing before City Council not yet scheduled, at the applicant's request. 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: PERMITS: 4.1 Special Permit No. 05008(1,054 K) , West Van Dorn Heights Community Unit Plan, for approximately 10 single family lots, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, landscape screening, block length, and the preliminary plat process, on property generally located at SW 70th Street and W Van Dorn Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated March 7, 2005, with the revisions submitted by the City Law Department on March 16, 2005, and as revised by the applicant on April 12, 2005, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00921.
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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. 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.) 3. 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.) 4. Street and Alley Vacation No. 04013, 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. (3-16-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending until completion of the Downtown Master Plan 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. (3-31-05: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending indefinitely at the request of the applicant.) 6a. County Special Permit No. 04055, Four Stones Community Unit Plan, for 3 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. (3-31-05: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on April 27, 2005 at the request of the applicant.) 6b. County Preliminary Plat No. 04025, 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. (3-31-05: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on April 27, 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
Sara Hartzell, Planner 441-6372 shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Ed Zimmer, Historic Preservation Planner 441-6360 ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
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