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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 25, 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.

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**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 eight members present] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held April 27, 2005. ** APPROVED, 8-0 ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Action): CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 2382B(380 K) , to amend the Stony Ridge Planned Unit Development, 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. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 11, 2005, 5-3 (Sunderman, Carroll, Larson, Carlson and Bills-Strand voting 'yes'; Taylor, Krieser and Pearson voting 'no'). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 1.2 Change of Zone No. 05037(74 K) , to amend Section 27.35.070(e) of the Lincoln Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance) relating to required yards adjacent to walls with windows for residential uses in the B-4 Lincoln Center Business District, allowing alleys of sixteen feet or more to substitute for required yards. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2005, 1:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.3a Change of Zone No. 05019(11 K) , to amend the text of Chapter 27.83.010 of the Lincoln Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance) to establish that the requirements of the Build-Through Acreage Overlay District (BTA) only apply to applications for development submitted after October 25, 2004. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0. Pubilc hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 1.3b Miscellaneous No. 05006(21 K) , to add a new section 26.15.070 to the Lincoln Municipal Code (Land Subdivision Ordinance) to establish that build-through standards apply to all developments requiring a subdivision within the Build-Through Acreage (BTA) Overlay District, except for community unit plan developments and subdivisions, pursuant to Lincoln Municipal Code Section 27.07.080(h). Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2005, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.4 Special Permit No. 05024(506 K) , for an early childhood care facility, with a request to waive the requirement that the facility be located on and have access to an arterial street, on property generally located at Portia Street and Knox Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 10, 2005, 8-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 1.5 County Special Permit No. 05025(315 K) , to allow temporary residence in a trailer during construction of a residence, on property generally located at NW 112th Street and W Fletcher 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 May 5, 2005, 8-0. County Board public hearing date being requested. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.6 Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 05004(449 K) , to review a proposed permanent conservation easement as to conformance with the 2025 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, on property generally located at S. 38th Street and Pine Lake Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 7-1 (Krieser dissenting) Resolution No. PC-00926. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.7a Annexation No. 05011(543 K) , to annex approximately 20 acres, generally located at N. 89th Street and Leighton Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, subject to an Annexation Agreement, 8-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled upon completion of the Annexation Agreement. 1.7b Change of Zone No. 05034(543 K) , from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at N. 89th Street and Leighton Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the associated Annexation No. 05011 is scheduled. 1.7c Preliminary Plat No. 05008(501 K) , Eagleton Heights, for approximately 77 lots, with a waiver request to the sanitary sewer design standards, on property generally located at N. 89th Street and Leighton Avenue. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from the Consent agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 9, 2005, with amendment deleting Condition #2.3 and adding Condition #4, 8-0. Resolution No. PC-00927. 2. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 2.1 __________________________________________ 2.2 __________________________________________ 3. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 3.1 County Change of Zone No. 05032(465 K) , from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on property generally located at SW 56th Street and W Denton Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 6-2 (Sunderman and Carlson dissenting). County Board public hearing date being requested. PERMITS: 3.2 Special Permit No. 05022(403 K) , to operate a rock crusher to recycle concrete and asphalt, on property generally located east of N. 27th Street and Old Dairy Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': DENIAL, 5-3 (Carroll, Taylor and Bills-Strand dissenting). 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.1a County Special Permit No. 04055(1,636 K) , Four Stones Community Unit Plan, to develop approximately 14 acreage residential units with four outlots, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, lighting, block length, stormwater detention, 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. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the revised staff report dated May 16, 2005, 7-1 (Carlson dissenting). Site specific conditions of approval required to be completed prior to scheduling on County Board agenda. 4.1b County Preliminary Plat No. 04025(1,636 K) , Four Stones, to develop approximately 14 acreage residential units with four outlots, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, block length, stormwater detention, 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. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the revised staff report dated May 16, 2005, 7-1 (Carlson dissenting). Site specific conditions of approval required to be completed prior to scheduling on County Board agenda.
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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.) 7a. Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 05013, 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. (5-11-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on June 8, 2005 at the request of the applicant.) 7b. Annexation No. 05009, to annex approximately 22 acres, generally located at Humphrey Avenue and Redstone Road. (5-11-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on June 8, 2005 at the request of the applicant.) 7c. Change of Zone No. 04081, 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. (5-11-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on June 8, 2005 at the request of the applicant.) 7d. Special Permit No. 04067, 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. (5-11-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on June 8, 2005 at the request of the applicant.) 7e. Use Permit No. 139A, for approximately 478,455 square feet of employment center floor area, on property generally located at Humphrey Avenue and Redstone Road. (5-11-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on June 8, 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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