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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, 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.

The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, in Room 113 of the County/City Building, 555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, Nebraska, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. for a work session on the "Long Range Transportation Plan: Narrowing of Street Improvement Alternatives."

**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, MAY 24, 2006
[All Members present until late in the meeting] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held May 10, 2006. ** APPROVED, 9-0 ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 06028(294 K) , to change the building line district from 50' to 40', on property generally located at N. 33rd Street and "O" Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2006, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.2 Special Permit No. 06032(283 K) , to operate a private school for up to 30 students, on property located at 4820 Rentworth Drive. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 11, 2006, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00998. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.3a Annexation No. 06009(417 K) , to annex approximately 3.6 acres, generally located at N. 1st Street and Fletcher Avenue. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2006, 1:30 p.m. 1.3b Change of Zone No. 05002A(417 K) , an amendment to The Links at Lincoln Planned Unit Development, to add property and to waive sidewalks and street trees on the north and east side of Fletcher Avenue, on property generally located at N. 1st Street and Fletcher Avenue. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 11, 2006, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2006, 1:30 p.m. 1.3c Street & Alley Vacation No. 06002(138 K) , to vacate the Fletcher Avenue right-of-way from N. 1st Street to approximately the west line of Lot 26, Cumberland Heights. Staff recommendation: 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, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2006, 1:30 p.m. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL None 3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA None (Public Hearing and Action): 4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.1 Change of Zone No. 06032(53 K) , a text amendment to Section 27.69.300 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, relating to Special Sign Districts to allow occupants in areas designated blighted and substandard, which are being redeveloped pursuant to an approved Redevelopment Plan, to petition for the creation of a special sign district; and repealing Section 27.69.300 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2006, 1:30 p.m. 4.2 Change of Zone No. 06031(321 K) , for the creation of a special sign district, on property generally located at S. 48th Street and "O" Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, with one amendment restricting pole signs, 8-1 (Carlson dissenting). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2006, 1:30 p.m. 4.3a County Change of Zone No. 06003(606 K) , from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on property generally located at S. 58th Street and Roca Road. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before the Lancaster County Board will be scheduled when the associated County Preliminary Plat No. 06001 and Waiver No. 06004 are scheduled. 4.3b County Preliminary Plat No. 06001(606 K) , 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. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated January 31, 2006, 9-0. Public hearing before the Lancaster County Board will be scheduled when the site specific conditions of approval have been satisfied. 4.3c County Waiver No. 06004(255 K) , to waive the width to depth ratio for the Preserve at Cross Creek 2nd Addition, on property generally located at S. 64th Street and Roca Road. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before the Lancaster County Board will be scheduled when the associated County Change of Zone No. 06003 and County Preliminary Plat No. 06001 are scheduled. MISCELLANEOUS: 4.4 Annexation No. 06008(139 K) , to annex approximately 3 acres, located at 8000 S. 80th Street. Staff recommendation: Deferral Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council has not yet been scheduled. 4.5 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 06003(116 K) , to amend the "Projects and Studies: Lincoln Area Street and Roadway Improvement 2025" map on Page F 105 in the Mobility and Transportation element of the 2025 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, by changing the roadway designation of the east/west portion of the Phase I Antelope Valley Roadway Project from 4 lanes to 6 lanes from the 9th/10th Street Connection east to Cornhusker Highway. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: David Cary, 441-6364, dcary@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 5-0 (Taylor, Strand, Larson and Krieser absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2006, 1:30 p.m. 4.6 The Planning Commission Review Edition of the City of Lincoln's draft six year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for FY 2006/2007 - 2011/2012. Staff Report(54 K) Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 441-6372, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Public hearing closed. Administrative Action deferred to Wednesday, June 7, 2006, 1:00 p.m. 4.7 The draft FY2007-2009 and 2010-2012 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) for the Lincoln and Lancaster County area (Lincoln MPO). Staff Report(142 K) Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Mike Brienzo, 441-6369, mbrienzo@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Public hearing closed. Administrative Action deferred to Wednesday, June 7, 2006, 1:00 p.m.
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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.) 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
Christy Eichorn, Planner 441-7603 ceichorn@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.

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