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*** ACTION BY PLANNING COMMISSION ***
NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 17, 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 Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 17, 2005, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. for a staff briefing on the West "O" Street Redevelopment Plan by the Urban Development and Economic Development Departments, in Room 113, County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

**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, AUGUST 17, 2005
Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held August 3, 2005. ** APPROVED, 9-0 ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 05053,(595 K), from P Public Use District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at NW 12th Street and Highlands Boulevard. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 12, 2005, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.2 Special Permit No. 1689A,(226 K), an amendment to expand the premises authorized for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises at Mulligan's Grill & Pub, on property generally located at S. 56th Street and Old Cheney Road. *** 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 AUgust 3, 2005. Resolution No. PC-00944. 2. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 2.1 __________________________________________ 2.2 __________________________________________ 3. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 3.1 Change of Zone No. 05050,(153 K), from AG Agricultural District to H-2 Highway Business District, on property generally located at N 70th Street and Arbor Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-1 (Pearson dissenting). Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the associated agreement has been completed. PERMITS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.2a County Special Permit No. 05039,(419 K), Wagon Train Estates Community Unit Plan, for approximately six single family lots, on property generally located at S. 96th Street and Wagon Train 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 August 4, 2005, with amendments requested by Heidi Hornung-Scherr, 7-2 (Carlson and Larson dissenting). Public hearing before the County Board will be scheduled when the site specific conditions of approval have been satisfied. 3.2b County Preliminary Plat No. 05013,(419 K), Wagon Train Estates, for 6 lots, with requests to waive lighting, sidewalks, street trees, landscape screens, and storm water detention, on property generally located at S. 96th Street and Wagon Train Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 4, 2005, with amendments requested by Heidi Hornung-Scherr, 8-1 (Carlson dissenting). Public hearing before the County Board will be scheduled when the site specific conditions of approval have been satisfied. 3.2c County Special Permit No. 05038,(419 K), to allow dwelling units within 1,320 feet of a publicly owned lake, on property generally located at S. 96th Street and Wagon Train Road. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 4, 2005, with amendments requested by Heidi Hornung-Scherr, 8-1 (Carlson dissenting). Public hearing before the County Board will be scheduled when the site specific conditions of approval have been satisfied. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.3a Annexation No. 05012,(286 K), to annex approximately 73.88 acres, generally located at NW 56th Street and West O Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval, subject to an Annexation Agreement 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, August 31, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.3b Change of Zone No. 05055,(286 K), from AG Agricultural District to I-3 Employment Center District, on property generally located at NW 56th Street and West O Street. Planning staff recommendation: 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, August 31, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.3c Use Permit No. 05007,(552 K), for approximately 735,000 square feet of commercial floor area, with waiver requests to allow on-premise ground signs for each free standing pad site building to be located more than 30' from the buildings and within the front yard setback, to dedicate 60' of right-of-way along West "O" Street instead of 100', and to allow a double frontage lot for Lot 3, on property generally located at NW 56th 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, August 31, 2005, 1:00 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS: 3.4 Miscellaneous No. 05015,(853 K), to review the proposed determination that the West "O" Street Redevelopment Area be declared a blighted and substandard area as defined in the Nebraska Community Development Law. The study area is generally bounded by 10th Street on the east, 1/2 mile west of NW 70th on the west, and either side of West "O" Street, but located south of Interstate 80 and north of the Burlington Railroad Yard on the south. Planning staff recommendation: Finding that there is a reasonable presence of blighted and substandard conditions in the redevelopment area Staff Planner: Duncan Ross, 441-7603, dross@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF BLIGHTED AND SUBSTANDARD, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled at the same time as the West "O" Street Redevelopment Plan in late September 2005. The West "O" Street Redevelopment Plan is scheduled for public hearing before the Planning Commission on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.1a 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 Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled at the same time as the associated Use Permit No. 05004. 4.1b 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 Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 23, 2005, with the amendments requested by the applicant, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the site specific conditions of approval have been satisfied. 4.2a 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 continued public hearing. Applicant's request for four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4.2b Use Permit No. 89C,(901 K), for retail and office development, with requests to adjust yard setbacks and allow lots that do not front upon public streets or private roadway, 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 continued public hearing. Applicant's request for four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 1:00 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS: 4.3 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 05011,(515 K), 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. Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for September 28, 2005, 1:00 p.m. (See 8-3-05 agenda for staff reports on the following items.) MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.4a Annexation No. 05004,(730 K), to annex approximately 154 acres, generally located at NW 12th Street and Alvo Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, SUBJECT TO AN ANNEXATION AGREEMENT, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled upon completion of an Annexation Agreement. 4.4b Change of Zone No. 05022,(730 K), from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at NW 12th Street and Alvo Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled at the same time as the associated Annexation No. 05004. 4.4c Preliminary Plat No. 05003,(730 K), Highland View, for approximately 566 lots, on property generally located at NW 12th Street and Alvo Road. The Planning Commission action on the plat is final, unless appealed to the City Council. The following waivers are also being requested: a) sanitary sewer to flow opposite street grade; b) allow sanitary sewer to be constructed at a depth greater than 15' for Dubois Street; and c) block lengths. Any waiver requests that are recommended for denial by the Planning Department will be forwarded to the City Council for public hearing. If all waiver requests are recommended for approval, the Planning Commission action is final, unless appealed to the City Council. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendments, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00945.
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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. 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. (6-8-05: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to place on pending until December 7, 2005 at the request of the applicant.) 7. Change of Zone No. 05052, Universal Addition Planned Unit Development, on property generally located at S. 14th Street and Pioneers Boulevard; for a Planned Unit Development District designation of said property; and for approval of a development plan which proposes modifications to the Zoning Ordinance and Land Subdivision Ordinance to allow approximately 370,000 square feet of floor area in the underlying I-2 zoned area. (8-3-05: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on September 28, 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
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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