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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2005
Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held December 7, 2005. **APPROVED, 7-0 (Pearson and Krieser absent)** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) MISCELLANEOUS: 1.1 Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 05016(187 K) , to review the creation of two proposed Downtown Management Districts as to conformance with the 2025 City of Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. ..19-4015 to 19-4038, otherwise known as the "Business Improvement District (BID) Act." Planning staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Kent Morgan, 441-7491, kmorgan@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 7-0 (Krieser and Pearson absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2006, 1:30 p.m. 3. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 3.1 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 continued public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated October 13, 2005, with amendments, 6-0 (Carroll declaring a conflict of interest; Krieser and Pearson absent). Resolution No. PC-00973. (See 12-7-05 agenda for staff reports on the following items.) CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 3.2a Change of Zone No. 04066(857 K) , amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Zoning Ordinance by amending Sections 27.26.080, 27.31.090, 27.37.060, 27.39.070, 27.41.080, 27.43.080, 27.45.070, 27.47.070, 27.49.080, and 27.51.090 to reduce the required front yard in the B-2, B-5, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, I-2, and I-3 zoning districts to 20 feet, and to provide in the O-2, B-2, B-5, H-4, I-1, I-2, and I-3 districts that any driveways which intersect the front yard shall be perpendicular to the street; by amending Section 27.67.030 to eliminate parking in the front yard in the I-2 zoning district; and by amending Sections 27.29.080, 27.30.070, 27.33.080, 27.41.080, and 27.43.080 to require a six foot landscape strip on each side of a lot abutting a public street or private roadway in the B-1, B-3, H-1, H-2, and H-3 zoning districts; by amending Section 27.71.030 to eliminate driveways in the front and side yards when used to provide access to gasoline pump islands, to eliminate driveways in front and side yards in the B-1, H-1, H-2, or H-3 zoning districts, and to eliminate vehicle stacking for drive-in facilities within the required side yard; by repealing Section 27.71.035 to eliminate gasoline pumps in the front yard; by adding new Sections numbered 27.26.065, 27.27.055, 27.28.065, 27.29.065, 27.31.075, 27.33.065, 27.37.045, 27.39.055, 27.41.065, 27.43.065, 27.45.055, 27.47.055, 27.49.065, and 27.51.075 to add pedestrian circulation regulations in the O-2, O-3, R-T, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, I-1, I-2, and I-3 zoning districts, respectively; by amending Sections 27.63.080 and 27.63.200 to require health care facilities and clubs to construct on-site pedestrian circulation sidewalk systems; amending Section 27.81.010 to govern pedestrian circulation; and repealing Sections 27.26.080, 27.29.080, 27.30.070, 27.31.090,27.37.060, 27.39.070, 27.41.080, 27.43.080, 27.45.070, 27.47.070, 27.49.080, 27.51.090, 27.63.080, 27.63.200, 27.67.030, 27.71.030 and 27.81.010 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Krieser and Pearson absent). Scheduling of public hearing before City Council pending. 3.2b Miscellaneous No. 04015(857 K) , amending the City of Lincoln Design Standards by amending Chapter 1.00 - Request for Waiver Procedure, to revise Section 1 to only require that improvements substantially conform to Design Standards, to revise Section 2 to allow the Planning Director to approve requests for waivers from the Design Standards, by adding a new Section 2.1.1 to provide for an appeal to the Planning Commission from action of the Planning Director approving or denying a request for waiver from Design Standards, to revise Section 2.1.2 to provide for an appeal to the City Council from action of the Planning Commission approving or denying a request for waiver of the Design Standards, by repealing Section 2.2 in its entirety, and by re-numbering the remaining Section; by amending Chapter 3.45 - Design Standards for Parking Lots, to revise Section 3.6 to provide that parking lots shall be screened in accordance with Section 7.1 of Chapter 3.50 of the City of Lincoln Design Standards; by amending Chapter 3.50 - Design Standards for Screening and Landscaping, to revise Section 3 to require the landscape plan to include the mature height and spread of plant material and its size at planting, to delete the provision regarding the opacity of the screen and to delete the provision that no screening is required if the distance between the lot line and the building is less than five feet; to revise Section 4 to modify the screening of salvage yards and scrap processing operations and to require the installation of plant materials to be by a certified landscape contractor; to revise Section 7.1 to amend the title to include driving aisles, to delete the provision allowing reduction of screening requirements for parking lots which are set back from the lot line to exclude driveway throats and driveway curb cuts from the required screen, to eliminate the provision allowing the design spread of deciduous trees to be used for a portion of the required screen, to require the parking lot adjacent to a public street to be screened at least 90% rather than 60%, and to eliminate provisions requiring the planting of a deciduous tree when there is less than five feet between the parking lot and the street; to add landscape requirements for parking lots which exceed 6,000 square feet of paved area; to revise Section 7.3 to amend the title to make it not applicable to community unit plans and to make it applicable to use permits; to revise Section 7.4 to make it applicable only to major arterial streets rather than all public streets, to increase the screen from 50% to 60% and to require the screen to go to 10 feet above the surface elevation rather than 6 feet, and to provide that fences used for a screen, they must be used in conjunction with plants; to revise Section 7.5 to also make it provision applied to the H-1 and I-1 Zoning District; to revise Section 7.6 to reduce the number of required trees; to add a new Section 7.11 to require screening for refuse areas, recycling bins, open storage, loading areas, and ground-level mechanical equipment and to provide a screening standard; to revise Section 8 to require a guarantee for the installation of landscaping if not installed by the time of the final building inspection; and by amending Title 4, Miscellaneous Design Standards, to add a new Chapter 4.20 entitled "Design Standards for Landscaping, Streetscapes, Medians, Boulevards, Roundabout, and Arterial Streets" to provide standards relating to such landscaping including general provisions, landscaping plan requirements, site preparation, plant selection and placement, planting, approved street tree list for non-paved planting strips, medians, cul-de-sac circles, roundabouts, boulevards, and major streets, tree characteristics, and shrub characteristics. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as amended, 5-2 (Carroll, Esseks, Sunderman, Taylor and Carlson voting 'yes'; Larson and Strand voting 'no'; Krieser and Pearson absent). Scheduling of public hearing before City Council pending. 3.2c Miscellaneous No. 05007(857 K) , amending Title 26 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Land Subdivision Ordinance by amending Section 26.23.040 to modify the minimum right-of-way width for major streets and to provide typical cross-section figures for streets having a width 120 feet and 130 feet; by amending Section 26.27.090 to provide that trees shall be planted in the public right-of-way along major streets which have a minimum of 120 feet of right-of-way; and repealing Sections 26.23.040 and 26.27.090 as hitherto existing. Planning staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Krieser and Pearson absent). Scheduling of public hearing before City Council pending.
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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. 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. (12-7-05: Planning Commission voted 8-1 to continue public hearing on February 15, 2006, 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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