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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 11, 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, May 11, 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 Capital Improvements Program.

**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, MAY 11, 2005
[All Members Present] Resolution No. PC-00923 adopted expressing appreciation to DAN MARVIN for his years of service, 8-0. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held April 27, 2005. ** APPROVAL, 9-0 ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Action): CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Special Permit No. 05018(364 K) , for an early childhood care facility, on property generally located at N. 29th Street and Center Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 25, 2005, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00924. 1.2 Special Permit No. 05021(377 K) , for the authority to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, on property generally located at S. 48th Street and Normal Boulevard. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 27, 2005, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00925. PLATS: 1.3 County Final Plat No. 05040(404 K) , High Prairie Estates, for 5 lots and 1 outlot, on property generally located NE 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 April 25, 2005, 9-0. Public hearing before the County Board will be scheduled when the conditions of approval have been satisfied. 1.4 County Final Plat No. 05045(1,198 K) , Oak Prairie Estates 1st Addition, for 6 lots and 2 outlots, on property generally located at NW 140th Street and W Holdrege Street. 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 22, 2005, 9-0. Public hearing before the County Board will be scheduled when the conditions of approval have been satisfied. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.5 County Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 05003(1,756 K) , to review a proposed conservation easement as to conformance with the 2025 Lincoln City/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, on property generally located at SW 126th Street and W Van Dorn Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public hearing before the County Board is being requested. 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(487 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 22,000 square feet of commercial/retail floor area in the underlying R-3 zoned area. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, with conditions as set forth in the staff report dated April 28, 2005, with amendments to Condition #1.2.2, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the site specific conditions of approval have been satisfied. PERMITS: 3.2 Special Permit No. 05019(19 K) , for expansion of a non-conforming use to expand the premises authorized for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises, on property generally located at N. 70th Street and Adams Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Two-week deferral Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Staff request for two-week deferral granted to readvertise this application as an amendment to the Stony Ridge PUD. Continued public hearing and action scheduled for May 25, 2005, 1:00 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS: 3.3 Street & Alley Vacation No. 05003(660 K) , to vacate a portion of S. 84th Street from the south line of Pine Lake Road to the north line of Eiger Drive, from the south line of Eiger Drive to the north line of Highway 2, and from the south line of Highway 2 to approximately 654.36 feet south of the south right-of-way line of Highway 2. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when Condition #1.2 has been satisfied. 3.4 Waiver No. 05004(349 K) , to waive sidewalks, on property generally located at N. 45th Street and Huntington Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 9-0. Application subsequently WITHDRAWN by the applicant. 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: (See 4-27-05 agenda for staff reports on the following items.) MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.1a 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 continued public hearing. Applicant's request for four-week delay granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4.1b 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 continued public hearing. Applicant's request for four-week delay granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4.1c 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 continued public hearing. Applicant's request for four-week delay granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4.1d 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 continued public hearing. Applicant's request for four-week delay granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4.1e 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 continued public hearing. Applicant's request for four-week delay granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4.2a 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. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 5-4 (Pearson, Marvin, Sunderman, Larson and Bills-Strand voting 'yes'; Carroll, Krieser, Carlson and Taylor voting 'no'). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 4.2b 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. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 5-4 (Carroll, Pearson, Krieser, Carlson and Taylor voting 'yes'; Marvin, Sunderman, Larson and Bills-Strand voting 'no'). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2005, 1:30 p.m.
* * * * * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO. * * * * * *
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.) 7a. 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, lighting, block length and landscape screening, on property generally located at SW. 29th Street and Stagecoach Rd. (4-27-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on May 25, 2005.) 7b. 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 Rd. (4-27-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on May 25, 2005.) 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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