City of Lincoln
Planning

Planning Commission Agenda

 




Map of Agenda Items
NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 23, 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.

**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, NOVEMBER 23, 2005
Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held October 26, 2005. 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Special Permit No. 05052(105 K) , for the operation of a cement storage and mixing facility including a cement storage silo on property located at 2611 West L Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated October 26, 2005, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Resolution No. PC-00959. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.2a Change of Zone No. 05076HP(673 K) , to designate a historic landmark at 1141 H Street. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 5, 2005, 1:30 p.m. 1.2b Special Permit No. 05051(800 K) , to preserve a landmark by permitting the utilization of the property for offices, on property located at 1141 H Street. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated October 27, 2005, 8-0. (Taylor absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 5, 2005, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.3 Use Permit No. 33D(215 K) , an amendment to allow a ground sign, with waiver request to not require the identity "of the name of the office park and tenant(s)", on property generally located at S. 68th Street and "O" 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 October 28, 2005, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Conditions of approval required to be satisfied prior to scheduling on City Council agenda. PLATS: 1.4 County Final Plat No. 05106(202 K) , The Preserve at Cross Creek 2nd Addition, for 5 lots, on property generally located at S. 68th Street and Roca 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 October 20, 2005, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Conditions of approval required to be satisfied prior to scheduling on County Board agenda. 1.5 County Final Plat No. 05107(155 K) , Wendelin Estates, for one lot, on property generally located at SW 62nd Street and W. Sprague 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 October 20, 2005, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Conditions of approval required to be satisfied prior to scheduling on County Board agenda. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.6 Street & Alley Vacation No. 05009(96 K) , to vacate the north/south alley west of Lot 1, Krause & Schmitts Subdivision and east of Lot 10, Block 203, Original Plat of Lincoln, located at 631D Street. 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). The provisions of Chapter 14.20 must be satisfied prior to scheduling on City Council agenda. 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. 05026A(483 K) , Apple's Way Planned Unit Development, for an amendment to adjust setbacks and the maximum height in the B-2 portion of the PUD on property generally located at S. 66th Street and Highway 2. Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated October 26, 2005, with the amendments as requested by the applicant, 7-1 (Esseks dissenting, Taylor absent). Conditions of approval required to be satisfied prior to scheduling on City Council agenda. 3.1b Preliminary Plat No. 05016(390 K) , Apple's Way, for approximately 42 lots, on property generally located at S. 66th Street and Highway 2. The Planning Commission action on the plat is final, unless appealed to the City Council. The following waivers are also being requested: a) a requirement that lot lines must be perpendicular to streets; b) requirement that lots front a public street or private roadway; c) sidewalks; and d) location of public sanitary sewer and public water lines. Any waiver requests that are recommended for denial will be forward 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: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated October 26, 2005, with amendments, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Resolution No. PC-00960. PERMITS: 3.2 Special Permit No. 1583B(308 K) , an amendment to expand an existing parking lot within a residential zoning district, on property generally located at S. 17th Street and Garfield 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 30, 2005, as revised by staff on November 8, 2005, 7-1 (Pearson dissenting, Taylor absent). Resolution No. PC-00961. 4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.1a Change of Zone No. 05042(680 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: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Taylor and Krieser absent). 4.1b Use Permit No. 89C(680 K) , for retail and office development, with a request to adjust yard setbacks, and to allow lots without frontage to a public street or private roadway, on property generally located at S. 14th Street and Pine Lake 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 October 25, 2005, 7-0 (Taylor and Krieser absent). Conditions of approval required to be satisfied prior to scheduling on City Council agenda. PLATS: 4.2 Preliminary Plat No. 05014(480 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, d) to allow non-perpendicular lot lines; and e) allow a double-frontage lot.. 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: 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 October 28, 2005, as revised on November 9, 2005, with amendments requested by the applicant, 7-0 (Taylor and Krieser absent). Resolution No. PC-00962. (See 10-26-05 agenda for staff reports on the following items.) PERMITS: 4.3 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 continued public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated October 11, 2005, with amendment approving the site plan submitted by the applicant on November 9, 2005, 5-2 (Esseks and Carlson dissenting; Taylor and Krieser absent). Resolution No. PC-00963. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.4a 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 continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with amendment as requested by the applicant, 7-0 (Taylor and Krieser absent). Annexation Agreement must be completed prior to scheduling on City Council agenda. 4.4b 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 continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Taylor and Krieser absent). 4.4c 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 continued public hearing. Request to waive pedestrian way easements withdrawn by the applicant. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated October 13, 2005, with amendment deleting Condition #2.3, 6-1 (Pearson dissenting; Taylor and Krieser absent). Resolution No. PC-00964.
* * * * * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO. * * * * * *
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.) 6. Special Permit No. 05050, 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 *** (10-26-05: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to continue public hearing on November 26, 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. (10-26-05: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on December 7, 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
* * * * * The Planning Commission meeting which is broadcast live at 1:00 p.m. every other Wednesday will be rebroadcast on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. on 5 City-TV, Cable Channel 5.

Planning Commission Agenda List