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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 27, 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, April 27, 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 Planning Dept. staff on the Comprehensive Plan Annual Review.

**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, APRIL 27, 2005
[All Members Present] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held March 30, 2005. ** APPROVED, 9-0 ** Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held April 13, 2005. ** APPROVED, 9-0 ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Action): CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 County Change of Zone No. 05027(46 K) , to amend Article 4, Section 4.005, of the Lancaster County Zoning Regulations, to add approved amusement licenses as a permitted conditional use. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before the Lancaster County Board is being requested by the Planning Departmnet. PLATS: 1.2 County Final Plat No. 05023(631 K) , Prairie Lake Estates 1st Addition, for one lot, on property generally located at S. 54th Street and Gage 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 April 12, 2005, 9-0. Public hearing before County Board will be scheduled when the necessary conditions of approval have been satisfied. 1.3 County Final Plat No. 05027(375 K) , Whitetail Run Addition, for 9 lots and 3 outlots, on property generally located at SW 14th Street and W Bennet 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 April 14, 2005, 9-0. Public hearing before County Board will be scheduled when necessary conditions of approval have been satisfied. 1.4 County Final Plat No. 05030(341 K) , North Branched Oak Estates, for 3 lots and 1 outlot, on property generally located at NW 84th Street and West Rock Creek Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 13, 2005, 9-0. Public hearing before County Board will be scheduled when the necessary conditions of approval have been satisfied. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.5a Annexation No. 05010(542 K) , to annex approximately 11 acres, generally located at N. 33rd Street and Superior Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval, subject to an Annexation Agreement Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commision recommendation: APPROVAL, subject to an Annexation Agreement, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled upon completion of an Annexation Agreement. 1.5b Change of Zone No. 05029(542 K) , from R-3 Residential District to H-3 Highway Commercial District, on property generally located at N. 33rd Street and Superior Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled at the same time as Annexation No. 05010. 2. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 2.1 __________________________________________ 2.2 __________________________________________ 3. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.1a Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 05013(629 K) , to amend the 2025 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to change the land use designation from Commercial and Industrial to Urban Residential on land generally along Humphrey Avenue between N. 14th and N. 27th Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.1b Annexation No. 05009(337 K) , to annex approximately 22 acres, generally located at Humphrey Avenue and Redstone Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval, subject to an Annexation Agreement 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, May 11, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.1c Change of Zone No. 04081(525 K) , from I-3 Employment Center District to R-3 Residential District and from AG Agricultural District to I-3 Employment Center District, on property generally located at Humphrey Avenue and Redstone Road. 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, May 11, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.1d Special Permit No. 04067(1,417 K) , Stone Bridge Creek - The Villas Community Unit Plan, for approximately 124 dwelling units, with requests to waive minimum lot depth; preliminary plat process; minimum area; front, side and rear yard setbacks; average lot width; private roadway design standards; sidewalk; and curb and gutter; on property generally located at Humphrey Avenue and Redstone Road. *** 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, May 11, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.1e Use Permit No. 139A(1,417 K) , for approximately 478,455 square feet of employment center floor area, on property generally located at Humphrey Avenue and Redstone Road. *** 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, May 11, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.2a Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 05002(611 K) , to review the proposed amendment to the North 27th Street Corridor and Environs Redevelopment Plan on property generally located at N. 27th and Apple Street, as to conformance with the 2025 Lincoln City-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Duncan Ross, 441-7603, dross@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Pearson declaring a conflict of interest). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 23, 2005, 5:30 p.m. 3.2b Change of Zone No. 05028(482 K) , from I-1 Industrial District to B-3 Commercial District, on property generally located at N. 27th and Apple Streets. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Duncan Ross, 441-7603, dross@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Pearson declaring a conflict of interest). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 23, 2005, 5:30 p.m. 3.2c Street & Alley Vacation No. 05004(287 K) , to vacate the north-south alley between N. 27th Street and N. 29th Street on the south side of Apple Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Pearson declaring a conflict of interest). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 23, 2005, 5:30 p.m. 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.1a 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: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Motion to deny failed 4-5 (Carroll, Carlson, Taylor and Larson voting 'yes'; Pearson, Marvin, Krieser, Sunderman and Bills-Strand voting ''no'). Motion to defer with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION on May 11, 2005, carried 5-4 (Pearson, Marvin, Sunderman, Carlson and Taylor voting 'yes'; Carroll, Krieser, Larson and Bills-Strand voting 'no'). 4.1b 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 continued public hearing. Motion to defer with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION on May 11, 2005, carried 8-1 (Krieser dissenting). PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.2a County Special Permit No. 04055(1,349 K) , Four Stones Community Unit Plan, for 3 lots to develop approximately 31 dwelling units, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, lighting, block length and landscape screening, on property generally located at SW. 29th Street and Stagecoach Rd. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant and staff request for four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4.2b 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 Rd. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant and staff request for four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 1:00 p.m. (See 4-13-05 agenda for staff reports on the following items.) MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.3a 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 continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, subject to an Annexation Agreement, 8-1 (Carlson dissenting). Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled upon completion of the Annexation Agreement. 4.3b 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 continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-1 (Carlson dissenting). Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled at the same time as Annexation No. 05006. 4.3c 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, street design standards for curb and gutter, 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 continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated March 31, 2005, with amendments, 7-2 (Pearson and Carlson dissenting). Resolution No. PC-00922. 4.3d 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 continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled at the same time as Annexation No. 05006 and Change of Zone No. 05024. 5. REQUEST FOR MOTION TO RESCIND PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION RECOMMENDING DENIAL AND TO SET NEW PUBLIC HEARING FOR MAY 11, 2005. (See 4-13-05 agenda for staff reports on the following items.) 5.1a 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: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Motion to Rescind previous recommendation of denial failed, 2-7 (Krieser and Larson voting 'yes'; Carroll, Pearson, Marvin, Sunderman, Carlson, Taylor and Bills-Strand voting 'no'). 5.1b 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, subject to an Annexation Agreement Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov No motion made. 5.1c 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 No motion made. OTHER BUSINESS: Discussion on scope of Downzone Committee (Deferred until Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 12:30 p.m. in Room 113.
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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. Change of Zone No. 04066, 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". (4-13-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending indefinitely at the request of the applicant.) 6b. Miscellaneous No. 04015, 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". (4-13-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending indefinitely at the request of the applicant.) 6c. Miscellaneous No. 05007, 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". (4-13-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending indefinitely 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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