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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2005
[Strand absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held October 12, 2005. ** APPROVED, as corrected, 7-0 (Taylor and Strand absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 05073(18 K) , to amend Sections 27.37.020 "B-5 Planned Regional Business District: Use Regulations" and 27.27.020 "Office Park District: Use Regulations", of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to add public and private schools to the list of permitted uses by use permit. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Strand absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2005, 1:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.2a Change of Zone No. 05072(59 K) , an amendment to Section 27.65.080 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, to allow pre-existing buildable lots to be included within the limits of a community unit plan and not affect the overall density. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Strand absent, Krieser declaring a conflict on interest). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 1.2b Special Permit No. 1883A(467 K) , an amendment to the Stevens Creek Pointe Community Unit Plan, to expand the boundaries and add 2 lots for a total of 9 lots, with requests to waive the preliminary plat process, sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, landscape screening, and block length, on property generally located at N 134th Street and Adams Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** 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 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 28, 2005, 7-0 (Strand absent, Krieser declaring a conflict of interest). 2. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 2.1 __________________________________________ 2.2 __________________________________________ 3. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: PERMITS: 3.1 Special Permit No. 05049(322 K) , to allow a parking lot in the R-2 Residential District, on property generally located at S. 56th Street and N Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week continuance granted with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.2 Special Permit No. 05050(512 K) , Hunters Pointe Townhomes Community Unit Plan, for approximately 116 townhome dwelling units, with requests to waive lot width, minimum lot area, sideyard setbacks, maximum block length, sanitary sewer running against street grade, and 3% intersection approach grade, on property generally located at N. 20th Street and Benton Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for four-week continuance granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 1:00 p.m. PLATS: 3.3 Preliminary Plat No. 05014(617 K) , Hamann Meadows, for approximately 68 lots, on property generally located at S. 76th Street and Pioneers Boulevard. *** FINAL ACTION *** The following waivers are also being requested: a) street trees, b) to allow sanitary sewer to flow opposite street grades, c) to create a lot with non-abutting sewer and water service for an existing residence, and d) to allow non-perpendicular lot lines. Any waiver requests that are recommended for denial 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: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week continuance granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 1:00 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.4a Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 05013(235 K) , to review the proposed declaration of surplus property, located at 305 and 345 F Street, as to conformance with the 2025 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 3.4b Special Permit No. 05048(811 K) , for reconstruction of a nonconforming use, with waiver request to reduce rear yard setback, on property located at 305 and 345 F Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated October 13, 2005, 8-0 (Strand absent). Resolution No. PC-00958. 3.5a Annexation No. 05017(236 K) , to annex approximately 88 acres, generally located at N. 91st Street and Leighton Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week continuance granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.5b Change of Zone No. 05074(236 K) , from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at N. 91st Street and Leighton Avenue. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week continuance granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 3.5c Preliminary Plat No. 05015(333 K) , Harrison Heights, for approximately 318 lots, on property generally located at N. 91st Street and Leighton Avenue. *** FINAL ACTION *** The following waivers are also being requested: a) to allow sanitary sewer to flow opposite street grades; and b) to eliminate pedestrian way easements. Any waiver requests that are recommended for denial 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: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant's request for two-week continuance granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 1:00 p.m. 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 4.1 Change of Zone No. 05052(329 K) , 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. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request for six-week continuance granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, 2005, 1:00 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS: 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. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 7-1 (Taylor dissenting and Strand absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2005, 1:30 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. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 7-1 (Taylor dissenting and Strand absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2005, 1:30 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. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 7-1 (Taylor dissenting and Strand absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2005, 1:30 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 ** APPLICATION WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT DURING PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON MISCELLANEOUS NO. 05017 ON OCTOBER 26, 2005 ** 5. OTHER BUSINESS: 5.1 Public hearing on the draft Future Land Use map for Lincoln and Urban Growth Tier map showing the long term growth areas for the City of Lincoln with action by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission on both maps as part of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan/Long Range Transportation Plan Update. Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov ** Memorandum, General Information and Details **(67 K) Planning Commission voted 6-0 to approve the staff recommendation as revised on October 26, 2005 (Strand, Taylor and Esseks absent).
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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.) 4a. 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.) 4b. 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.) 4c. 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.) 5. 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.) 6a. 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. (10-12-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending until November 9, 2005 at the request of the applicant.) 6b. 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. (10-12-05: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending until November 9, 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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