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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2006

[All Members present; new Member, Michael Cornelius, did not participate]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held March 1, 2006.
**APPROVED, 6-0 (Strand and Larson abstained)**

1.  CONSENT AGENDA:
    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

    CHANGE OF ZONE:

    1.1 Change of Zone No. 06013 (259 K), from R-5 Residential District to B-3 Commercial District, generally 
          located at S. 15th Street and South Street.
          Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
          Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6373, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov
          Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing.
          Planning Commission recommendation:  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth 
          in the staff report dated March 1, 2006, 8-0.
          Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
					
    PERMITS:

    1.2 Special Permit No. 1771A (492 K), extending the period of time for the extraction of sand, gravel and 
          soil, generally located at N. 84th Street and Adams Street. *** FINAL ACTION ***
          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 March 1, 2006, 8-0.
          Resolution No. PC-00982
					
    1.3 Special Permit No. 06010 (628 K), to allow an outdoor recreation area, generally located at N. 9th 
          Street and Garber Street.  *** FINAL ACTION ***
          Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
          Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
          Planning Commission 'final action':  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth 
          in the staff report dated March 1, 2006, 8-0.
          Resolution No. PC-00983
					
    1.4 County Special Permit No. 06007 (982 K), to allow mining and soil extraction, generally located at N. 
          56th Street and Raymond Road.
          Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
          Staff Planner: Michael DeKalb, 441-6370,  mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov
          Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing.
          Planning Commission recommendation:  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in 
          the staff report dated March 1, 2006, 8-0.
          Public hearing before County Board being requested.
					
    MISCELLANEOUS:

    1.5 Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 06002 (2,062 K), to review a proposed amendment to the West O 
          Redevelopment Plan to add nine potential new projects as to conformance with the 2025 
          Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan.  The Redevelopment Plan area is generally 
          bounded by 10th Street on the east, 1/2 mile west of NW 70th Street 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.
          Staff recommendation: A finding of conformance with the Comprehensive Plan.
          Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
          Planning Commission recommendation:  A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH  
          THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0.
          Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 10,
          2006, 1:30 p.m.
					
    1.6 Annexation No. 06003 (197 K), to annex approximately 2.5 acres, generally located at N. 14th Street 
          and Fletcher Avenue.
          Staff recommendation: Approval, subject to an Annexation Agreement
          Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662,  tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
          Planning Commission recommendation:  APPROVAL, SUBJECT TO AN ANNEXATION 
          AGREEMENT, 8-0.
          Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when an Annexation Agreement has been 
          completed.
					
    1.7 Street & Alley Vacation No. 06001 (499 K), to vacate Fallbrook Boulevard from 175' east of the 
          Tallgrass Parkway roundabout to 50' west of the Stonebrook Parkway roundabout; and to 
          vacate NW 6th & NW 7th Streets, from Fallbrook Boulevard to the Blue Sage Boulevard 
          south right-of-way line.
          Staff recommendation: A finding of conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
          Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662,  tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
          Planning Commission recommendation:  A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH  
          THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0.
          Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20
          of the Lincoln Municipal Code have been satisfied.
					

3.  PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION:

     COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT:

    3.1 Comprehensive Plan Amendment 06002 (433 K), to amend the 2025 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive 
          Plan to 1)  add land west of 84th Street, north and south of Rokeby Road, to the Future 
          Service Limit; change the land use designation from Agricultural to Urban Residential; and 
          designate it as Priority A; and 2)  change land east of 70th Street, north and south of 
          Rokeby Road, from Priority B to Priority A.
          Staff recommendation: Approval of Option A if the property owners agree to fund the 
          sanitary sewer costs associated with adding this additional area, or only the Option B 
          proposal if they are the only properties willing to fund the improvements.
          Staff Planner: Stephen Henrichsen, 441-6374,  shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had public hearing.
          Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING 
          AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 1:00 p.m.
					
    CHANGE OF ZONE:

    3.2 Change of Zone No. 06002 (1,788 K), from AG Agricultural District to H-3 Highway Commercial District, 
          generally located at NW 48th Street and Highway 34.
          Staff recommendation: Approval
          Staff Planner: Marvin Krout, 441-7491,  mkrout@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had public hearing.
          Planning Commission recommendation:  APPROVAL, 8-0.
          Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2006, 1:30 p.m.
					
    3.3 Change of Zone No. 06012 (239 K), from R-2 Residential to B-3 Commercial District; from R-2 
          Residential to O-2 Suburban Office District; from O-2 Suburban Office to B-3 Commercial 
          District; and from B-1 Local Business to B-3 Commercial District, on property generally 
          located at S. 10th Street and Van Dorn Street.
          Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
          Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6373,  jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had public hearing.
          Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING 
          AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 1:00 p.m.
					
    CHANGE OF ZONE AND RELATED ITEMS:

   3.4a Annexation No. 06001 (600 K), to annex approximately 70 acres, generally located at 84th Street and 
          Highway 2.
          Staff recommendation: Approval, subject to an Annexation Agreement
          Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362,  bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had public hearing.
          Planning Commission recommendation:  APPROVAL of a revised legal description
          deleting Lots 16-20, Block 2, subject to an Annexation Agreement, 8-0.
          Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the Annexation
          Agreement has been completed.
					
   3.4b Change of Zone No. 06001 (600 K), from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, generally 
          located at 84th Street and Highway 2.
          Staff recommendation: Approval
          Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362,  bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had public hearing.
          Planning Commission recommendation:  APPROVAL, 8-0.
          Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the associated 
          Annexation No. 06001 is scheduled.
					
   3.4c Special Permit No. 06001 (1,489 K), Grand Terrace Community Unit Plan, for approximately 485 dwelling 
          units, with waiver requests to allow sanitary sewer to run opposite of street grade; to 
          allow double frontage lots; to allow block lengths to exceed 1,320'; to not provide a 
          pedestrian easement; to allow townhouses and multi-family as an approved use in the R-3 
          Residential District; to waive minimum lot width and area; and to allow a permanent dead-end
          street to have a hammerhead turnaround, generally located at 84th
          Street and Highway 2. *** FINAL ACTION ***
          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 February 28, 2006, with amendments, 8-0.
          Resolution No. PC-00984.
					
   3.5a Annexation No. 06004 (2,130 K), to annex approximately 51.1 acres, generally located at S. 91st Street 
          and Highway 2.
          Staff recommendation: Approval, subject to an Annexation Agreement
          Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362,  bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had public hearing.
          Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING 
          AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 1:00 p.m.
					
   3.5b Change of Zone No. 06016 (2,130 K), from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District and O-3 Office Park
          District, generally located at S. 91st Street and Highway 2.
          Staff recommendation: Approval
          Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362,  bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had public hearing.
          Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING 
          AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 1:00 p.m.
					
   3.5c Special Permit No. 06014 (1,087 K), Southlake Community Unit Plan, to allow up to 90 dwelling units, 
          with requests to waive setbacks, block length, to allow transfer of waste water from one 
          watershed to another, to allow sanitary sewer to exceed maximum depth, minimum tangent 
          lengths between curves, sanitary sewer to be non-parallel to the centerline of the street, 
          allow lot lines non-perpendicular to right-of-way, and the requirement for lots to front 
          public or private streets, generally located at S. 91st Street and Highway 2. 
          *** FINAL ACTION ***
          Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
          Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362,  bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had public hearing.
          Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING 
          AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 1:00 p.m.
					
   3.5d Use Permit No. 06003 (2,130 K), Southlake Office Park, to allow up to 50,000 square feet of 
          office/commercial floor area, with requests to waive setbacks, transfer waste water from 
          one drainage basin to another, allow sewer to exceed maximum depth, minimum tangent lengths 
          between curves, to allow sanitary sewer non-parallel to street center line, lot lines not 
          perpendicular to right-of-way, and to allow lots without frontage to a private roadway or 
          public street, generally located at S. 91st Street and Highway 2.
          Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
          Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362,  bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had public hearing.
          Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING 
          AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 1:00 p.m.
					
     PERMITS:

    3.6 County Special Permit No. 06009 (747 K), Chambers Estates Community Unit Plan, for approximately 16 
          dwelling units, with requests to waive the requirement that a street ending in a cul-de-sac 
          shall be no longer than 1,000', that Portland concrete sidewalks be provided in pedestrian 
          ways, block length, pedestrian easements on blocks over 1,000', and street trees, generally 
          located at S. 54th Street and Wittstruck Road.
          Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
          Staff Planner: Michael DeKalb, 441-6370,  mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had public hearing.
          Planning Commission recommendation:  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the 
          staff report dated February 27, 2006, with the amendments requested by the applicant, 8-0.
          Public Hearing before County Board will be scheduled when the Site Specific 
          conditions of approval have been satisfied.
					
    MISCELLANEOUS:

    3.7 Preliminary Plat No. 06002 (648 K), Schworer Addition, for 4 lots, generally located at N. 33rd Street
          and Superior Street.  The Planning Commission action on the plat is final, unless appealed 
          to the City Council.  The applicant is also requesting to waive the two-year time frame for
          completion of improvements of the east/west public roadway, the posting of the sureties 
          associated with the infrastructure, and on-site storm water detention.  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.
          *** FINAL ACTION ***
          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 March 2, 2006, as revised by staff on March 15, 2006, 8-0.
          Resolution No. PC-00985.
					
4.  CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION:

     CHANGE OF ZONE AND RELATED ITEMS:

   4.1a Change of Zone No. 06011(495 K) , from R-2 Residential District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business 
          District, on property generally located at S. 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.
          Staff recommendation: Approval
          Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372,  jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had continued public hearing.
          Planning Commission recommendation:  APPROVAL, 8-0.
          Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the 
          associated Use Permit No. 84B is scheduled.
					
   4.1b Use Permit No. 84B(509 K) , an amendment to adjust the yard requirements and allow additional parking,
          on property generally located at S. 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard. 
          Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
          Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372,  jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov
          Had public hearing.
          Planning Commission recommendation:  CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the 
          staff report dated February 15, 2006.
          Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the Site Specific 
          conditions of approval have been satisfied.
					
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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. County Change of Zone No. 06003, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on property generally located at S. 58th Street and Roca Road. (2-15 06: Planning Commission voted 5-0 to continue public hearing on March 29, 2006 at the request of the applicant.) 4b. County Preliminary Plat No. 06001, The Preserve at Cross Creek 2nd Addition, for 10 lots, with requests to waive street lighting, street trees, sidewalks, landscape screening, and block length, on property generally located at S. 58th Street and Roca Road. (2-15 06: Planning Commission voted 5-0 to continue public hearing on March 29, 2006 at the request of the applicant.) 5. 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. (3-01-06: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to defer with continued public hearing and action scheduled for June 7, 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
Duncan Ross, Planner 441-7603 dross@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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