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*** ACTION BY PLANNING COMMISSION ***
NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 8, 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, June 8, 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 Crandall-Arambula on the Downtown Master Plan.

**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, JUNE 8, 2005
[Bills-Strand and Esseks absent] Approval of minutes of the special meeting held May 18, 2005 on the Comprehensive Plan Annual Review/CIP/TIP. ** APPROVED, 6-0 (Pearson abstained; Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held May 25, 2005. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Action): CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 05038,(464 K), from AGR Agricultural Residential District to R-1 Residential District, on property generally located at S. 68th Street and Pine Lake Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVED, 7-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2005, 5:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.2a Change of Zone No. 05040,(465 K), from O-3 Office Park District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, on property generally located at S. 14th Street and Yankee Hill Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Applicant's request for four-week deferral granted, with continued public hearing and action scheduled for Wednesday, July 6, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 1.2b Use Permit No. 05004,(465 K), to allow approximately 33,500 square feet of office and commercial floor area, with waiver request to adjust the internal yard setbacks in the B-2 area, on property generally located at S. 14th Street and Yankee Hill Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Applicant's request for four-week deferral granted, with continued public hearing and action scheduled for Wednesday, July 6, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 1.3a Change of Zone No. 05041,(953 K), from O-3 Office Park District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, on property generally located at S. 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the associated Use Permit No. 130A is scheduled. 1.3b Use Permit No. 130A,(953 K), for an 85 room, four story hotel, with requests to waive rear yard setback and height restriction, on property generally located at S. 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 23, 2005, 7-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the site specific conditions of approval have been satisfied. PERMITS: 1.4 Use Permit No. 123D,(549 K), an amendment to waive lot arrangement and setbacks, on property generally located at N. 33rd Street and Folkways Boulevard. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 17, 2005, 7-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the site specific conditions of approval have been satisfied. 1.5 County Special Permit No. 05026 -Part 1,(1,362 K), Part 2,(2,109 K), for a wireless communication facility, on property generally located at S. 68th Street and Olive Creek 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 19, 2005, 7-0. Public hearing before County Board being requested. PLATS: 1.6 County Final Plat No. 05053,(307 K), Adams Street Acreages, for 4 lots, on property generally located at N. 155th Street and Adams Street. 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 May 20, 2005, 7-0. Public hearing before County Board will be scheduled when the conditions of approval have been satisfied. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.7 Waiver No. 05005,(358 K), to waive the lot width to depth ratio, on property generally located at N. 27th Street & Kensington Drive. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 7-0. Resolution No. PC-00928. 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. 05039,(396 K), from B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District to H-3 Highway Commercial District, on property generally located at N. 27th Street and Fletcher 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, June 22, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.1b Preliminary Plat No. 05011,(581 K), Crossbridge 1st Addition, for 3 lots, with requests to waive storm water detention, and cul-de-sac radius, on property generally located at N. 27th Street and Fletcher 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, June 22, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.2a Change of Zone No. 05042,(901 K), from O-3 Office Park District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, on property generally located at S 14th Street and Pine Lake Road. 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, June 22, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.2b Use Permit No. 89C,(901 K), for retail and office development, with a request to adjust yard setbacks, on property generally located at S. 14th Street and Pine Lake Road. 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, June 22, 2005, 1:00 p.m. PLATS: 3.3 Preliminary Plat No. 05009,(414 K), West Hobelman Addition, for 8 lots, with requests to waive an on-site detention facility, allow sanitary sewer depth greater than 15 feet, allow sanitary sewer to run opposite of street grade, construct sanitary sewer on the east side of SW 14th Place, and construct water on the west side of SW 14th Place, on property generally located at NW 14th Street and West O Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with continued public hearing and action scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 1:00 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.4a Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 05014,(385 K), to amend the 2025 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to modify the existing theater policy regarding the location of movie theaters. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Marvin Krout, 441-7491, mkrout@lincoln.ne.gov Market Feasibility and Impact Study of Proposed Mega Plex Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska,(385 K) by R-T Associates Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 5-2 (Pearson and Krieser dissenting; Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2005, 5:30 p.m. 3.4b Change of Zone No. 05035,(385 K), to amend Section 27.63.630 Permitted Special Uses: Theaters, to allow theater complexes with more than six screens if they are located outside a 6.5 mile radius from the center of the intersection of 13th & O Streets. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Marvin Krout, 441-7491, mkrout@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 5-2 (Pearson and Krieser dissenting; Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2005, 5:30 p.m. 3.4c Change of Zone No. 05036,(82 K), from AG Agricultural District to B-5 Planned Regional Business District, on property generally located at S. 91st Street and Pine Lake Road. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 5-2 (Pearson and Krieser dissenting; Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2005, 5:30 p.m. 3.4d Special Permit No. 05023,(1,074 K), for an 18 screen theater and entertainment complex, on property generally located at S. 91st Street and Pine Lake Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': DENIAL, 5-2 (Pearson and Krieser dissenting; Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). 3.4e Use Permit No. 140B,(1,074 K), an amendment to allow an expansion of the Prairie Lake regional shopping center, on property generally located at S. 91st Street and Pine Lake Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': DENIAL, 5-2 (Pearson and Krieser dissenting; Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 4.1 Change of Zone No. 3413,(524 K), 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. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had Continued Public Hearing. Applicant's request for additional six month deferral granted, with continued public hearing and action scheduled for December 7, 2005, 1:00 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.2a 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: Becky Horner, 441-6373, rhorner@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Larson, Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). 4.2b Annexation No. 05009,(337 K), to annex approximately 22 acres, 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. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, SUBJECT TO AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT, 6-0 (Larson, Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the Annexation Agreement has been completed. 4.2c Change of Zone No. 04081,(366 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. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Larson, Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the associated Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 05013 and Annexation No. 05009 are scheduled. 4.2d Special Permit No. 04067,(742 K), Stone Bridge Creek Addition Community Unit Plan, for approximately 124 dwelling units, with requests to waive minimum lot depth; minimum area; front, side and rear yard setbacks; average lot width; private roadway design standards; 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. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 14, 2005, 6-0 (Larson, Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). Resolution No. PC-00929. 4.2e Use Permit No. 139A,(742 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. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 14, 2005, 6-0 (Larson, Bills-Strand and Esseks absent). Resolution No. PC-00930.
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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. 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.) 4. 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.) 5a. 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.) 5b. 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.) 5c. 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.) 6. Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 05011, to amend the 2025 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan for change from Green Space and Public and Semi-Public to Commercial next to the Lancaster County Events Center on the southeast corner of N. 84th Street and Havelock Avenue. (5-18-05: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to place on pending for 90 days until August 17, 2005, 1:00 p.m.) 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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