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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2005
[All Members Present] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held September 14, 2005. ** APPROVED, 8-0 ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1a Change of Zone No. 05065(720 K) , to amend Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Zoning Ordinance by amending Sections 27.27.080, 27.28.090, 27.31.100, 27.37.070, 27.51.100, 27.57.180, 27.63.025, and 27.82.110, to modify the City Council's action on a matter appealed to the City Council. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 1.1b Miscellaneous No. 05021(142 K) , to amend Title 26 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Land Subdivision Ordinance by amending Sections 26.11.037, 26.11.060, and 26.31.010 to modify the City Council's action on a matter appealed to the City Council. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2005, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.2 Special Permit No. 2022A(276 K) , an amendment to allow an additional ground sign, on property legally described as the remaining portion of Lot 6, Pine Lake Heights South 9th Addition, located in the SW 1/4 of Section 19-9-7, Lancaster County, Nebraska, generally located at S. 27th Street and Yankee Hill Road. 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 September 14, 2005, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 1.3 Special Permit No. 05045(151 K) , for the expansion of a non-standard dwelling unit into the front yard setback, on property legally described as a portion of Lots 4, 5, and 6, Block 65, Bethany Heights and a portion of Lot 5, Block 3, Endowment Place, located in the NE 1/4 of Section 21-10-7, Lancaster County, Nebraska, generally located at N. 67th Street and Starr Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 12, 2005, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Resolution No. PC-00953. 1.4 Special Permit No. 05046(229 K) , for a nonprofit educational and philanthropic institution, on property legally described as Lots 104, 105, 106, and 107 I.T., located in the NE 1/4 of Section 25-10-6, Lancaster County, Nebraska, generally located at S. 26th and "N" Streets. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 15, 2005, 6-3 (Krieser, Taylor, Larson, Strand, Carroll and Sunderman voting 'yes'; Pearson, Esseks and Carlson voting 'no'). Resolution No. PC-00954. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.5 Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 05009(330 K) , to review a proposed amendment to the previously adopted University Place Redevelopment Plan to include properties at 4825 and 4843 Huntington Avenue for redevelopment by the City of Lincoln, as to conformance with the 2025 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Taylor absent). 1.6 Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 05011(304 K) , to review a proposed Canine Training Facility relocation, as to conformance with the 2025 Lincoln- Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan for the purpose of amending the Fiscal Year 2005/06 City of Lincoln Capital Improvements Program. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Taylor absent). 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. 05063(304 K) , from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on property legally described as the W SW 1/4 and W NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 33-11-5, Lancaster County, Nebraska, generally located at NW 105th Street and Alvo Road (Hwy 34). Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation of revised legal description: DENIAL, 8-1 (Taylor dissenting). Public hearing before Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is being requested. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.2a Change of Zone No. 05070(994 K) , to amend Chapter 27.52 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Flood Regulations for the Existing Urban Area by amending Section 27.52.010 to add a reference to floodprone area; by amending Section 27.52.020 to add a definition for "floodprone area" and a definition for "Watershed Master Plan"; by amending Section 27.52.030 to prohibit development within the floodway, floodplain or floodprone areas as provided in the general standards and to provide that the floodway shall be the area as designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or by hydrologic and hydraulic studies approved by the City where this information is the best available information; by amending Sections 27.52.040 and 27.52.050 to include floodprone areas; and to amend Chapter 27.53 relating to Flood Regulations for New Growth Areas by amending Section 27.53.030 to provide development standards on property located in the floodway, floodplain or floodprone area. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ray Hill, 441-6371, rhill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 5-4 (Taylor, Pearson, Carroll, Esseks and Carlson voting 'yes'; Krieser, Larson, Strand and Sunderman voting 'no'). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 24, 2005, 5:30 p.m. 3.2b Miscellaneous No. 05023(994 K) , to amend Chapter 26.24 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Flood Regulations for the Existing Urban Area by amending Section 26.24.010 to add a definition for "floodprone area"; by amending Section 26.24.020 to provide platting and subdivision restrictions on land located in the floodway, floodplain or floodprone areas; by amending Section 26.24.030 to require additional information to be shown on the preliminary plat if the subdivision is located in the floodprone area; and to amend Chapter 26.25 relating to Flood Regulations for New Growth Areas by amending Section 26.25.020 to provide platting and subdivision restrictions on land located in the floodway, floodplain or floodprone areas. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ray Hill, 441-6371, rhill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 5-4 (Taylor, Pearson, Carroll, Esseks and Carlson voting 'yes'; Krieser, Larson, Strand and Sunderman voting 'no'). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 24, 2005, 5:30 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS: 3.3 Miscellaneous No. 05016(203 K) , to review the proposed determination that the North 56th Street and Arbor Road Redevelopment Area be declared a blighted and substandard area as defined in the Nebraska Community Development Law. The study area is generally bounded by N. 70th Street on the east, N. 40th Street on the west, either side of Interstate 80, and between Bluff Road on the north and Salt Creek on the south, except the Bluff Road Landfill Facility. Planning staff recommendation: Finding that there is a reasonable presence of substandard and blighted conditions in the Redevelopment Area Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov North 56th Street and Arbor Road Substandard and Blight Determination Study (1,331 K) Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF BLIGHTED AND SUBSTANDARD, 8-1 (Pearson dissenting). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 24, 2005, 5:30 p.m. 3.4 Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 05010(307 K) , to review the proposed Lancaster County Road and Bridge Construction Program, Fiscal Year 2006 and 2007-2011, as to conformity with the Lincoln City/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: David Cary, 441-6364, dcary@lincoln.ne.gov Lancaster County Road and Bridge Construction Program Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF GENERAL CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Pearson absent at time of vote). 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: MISCELLANEOUS: 4.1 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 05011(515 K) , to amend the 2025 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan for a 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. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, subject to letter agreement prior to scheduling on Council agenda, as set forth in Memorandum from Planning Department dated September 28, 2005, 5-4 (Krieser, Taylor, Strand, Esseks and Sunderman voting 'yes'; Pearson, Larson, Carroll and Carlson voting 'no'). (See 9-14-05 agenda for staff reports on the following items.) 4.2 Miscellaneous No. 05017(180 K) , a request for "Reasonable Accommodation" under Lincoln Municipal Code Title 1, to allow a group home in the R-4 Residential District to locate within the required 1,200 foot separation from another group home, on property located at 424 N. Coddington Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for additional two-week deferral granted, 7-2 (Pearson and Larson dissenting) with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4.3 Miscellaneous No. 05018(197 K) , a request for "Reasonable Accommodation" under Lincoln Municipal Code Title 1, to allow a group home in the R-3 Residential District to locate within the required 1/2 mile separation from another group home, on property located at 1661 Timber Ridge Road. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for additional two-week deferral granted, 7-2 (Pearson and Larson dissenting) with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4.4 Miscellaneous No. 05019(214 K) , a request for "Reasonable Accommodation" under Lincoln Municipal Code Title 1, to allow a group home in the R-2 Residential District to locate within the required 1/2 mile separation from another group home, on property located at 5516 Hunts Drive. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for additional two-week deferral granted, 7-2 (Pearson and Larson dissenting) with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4.5 Miscellaneous No. 05020(181 K) , a request for "Reasonable Accommodation" under Lincoln Municipal Code Title 1, to allow a group home in the R-4 Residential District to locate within the required 1,200 foot separation from another group home, on property located at 416 N. Coddington Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for additional two-week deferral granted, 7-2 (Pearson and Larson dissenting) with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 1:00 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE: 4.6 Change of Zone No. 05052(329 K) , Universal Addition Planned Unit Development, on property legally described as Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, Lincoln Industrial Park, located in the NW 1/4 of Section 12-9-6, Lancaster County, Nebraska, 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. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for additional four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 5. OTHER BUSINESS: 5.1 Public hearing on three draft Future Service Limit scenarios for the City of Lincoln for the year 2030 with action by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission on a working draft single Future Service Limit. Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: ADOPTION OF THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION, Scenario 1, with amendments adding area on Highway 34 and NW. 40th Street, and adding area at N. 40th Street and I-80, 9-0.
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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.) 7a. Change of Zone No. 05042, 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. (9-14-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on October 12, 2005 at the request of the applicant.) 7b. Use Permit No. 89C, 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. (9-14-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on October 12, 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
Joe Rexwinkle, Planner 441-6373 jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov
Brian Will, Planner 441-6362 bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Ed Zimmer, Historic Preservation Planner 441-6360 ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
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