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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 7, 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, June 7, 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 proposed text amendments to the Mobility and Transportation chapter of the Comprehensive Plan Update, including the Airports and Airfields, County Rural Road Systems, Pedestrians, and Bicycles and Trails sections.

The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission will continue their discussions on commercial development as part of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan/Long Range Transportation Update with a special presentation on "Market Driven Urban Retail Planning & Development" by Robert Gibbs from 12:00-1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

**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, JUNE 7, 2006
[All Members present] Approval of minutes of the public listening forum on the Long Range Transportation Plan held May 17, 2006. ** APPROVED, 9-0 ** Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held May 24, 2006. ** APPROVED, 9-0 ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA (Public Hearing and Action): CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 06037(212 K) , from County B Business District to City H-3 Highway Commercial District, on property generally located at S. 134th Street and "O" Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 26, 2006, 5:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.2 Special Permit No. 06033(291 K) , for a temporary 70' tall wireless facility, on property generally located at N. 48th Street and R Street. *** 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 25, 2006, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-00999. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.3a Annexation No. 06010(128 K) , to annex approximately 4.07 acres, generally located at N. 9th Street and Morton Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 26, 2006, 5:30 p.m. 1.3b Preliminary Plat No. 06007(366 K) , Gale Addition, for 22 lots, on property generally located at N. 9th Street and Morton Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@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 May 24, 2006, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01000. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL 2.1 Change of Zone No. 06036(23 K) , from County I Industrial District to City I-1 Industrial District, and from County I Industrial District to City H-2 Highway Business District, on property generally located at N. 134th Street and "O" Street. Staff recommendation: Defer until June 21, 2006 Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Request for deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 1:00 p.m. 2.2a Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 06006(272 K) , to review the proposal to declare property generally located at the NE corner of S. 27th Street and Old Cheney Road, as surplus as to conformance with the 2025 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov Request for deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 1:00 p.m. 2.2b Change of Zone No. 06034(272 K) , from P Public Use District to R-6 Residential District, on property generally located at the NE corner of S. 27th Street and Old Cheney Road. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov Request for deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 1:00 p.m. 3. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION (Public Hearing Closed: 3.1 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 Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF FULL OR GENERAL CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, with one amendment finding that Project 10 (page 84), Streets & Highways: Sidewalk Maintenance and Repair, is Not in Conformance with the Plan (NCIP) because there is not enough funding to comply with the pedestrian section of the Comprehensive Plan, 9-0. 3.2 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 Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. 4. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA Public Hearing and Action): 4.1 _____________________________________________ 4.2 _____________________________________________ 5. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 5.1a County Change of Zone No. 06030(663 K) , from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on property generally located at the NW corner of S. 38th Street and Martell Road. Staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission voted to defer, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 1:00 p.m., pending a decision by the Roca Village Board. 5.1b County Preliminary Plat No. 06006(663 K) , Ponderoca Crossing, for approximately 7 lots, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, street lights, and landscape screening, on property generally located at the NW corner of S. 38th Street and Martell Road. Staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission voted to defer, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 1:00 p.m., pending a decision by the Roca Village Board. 5.2a Change of Zone No. 06033(347 K) , from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located on the east side of S. 27th Street, between Whispering Wind Boulevard and Rokeby Road. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 26, 2006, 5:30 p.m. 5.2b Preliminary Plat No. 06004(768 K) , Wilderness Hills 1st Addition, for approximately 1,120 lots, on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Rokeby Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** The following waivers are also being requested a) to allow sanitary sewer to run opposite street grade; b) sanitary sewer greater than 15' deep; c) intersections of local streets with major streets to be spaced less than 1/4 mile apart; d) pedestrian easements, e) maximum block lengths; f) maximum lot depth; g) and double frontage lots. 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. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant WITHDREW request to waive lot depth-to-width ratio. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 25, 2006 (Condition #2.1 is deleted pursuant to withdrawal of the waiver of lot depth-to-width ratio), 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01001. 5.3a Change of Zone No. 06038(85 K) , from B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District to R-5 Residential District, on property generally located at N. 27th Street and Folkways Boulevard. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 26, 2006, 1:00 p.m. 5.3b Special Permit No. 06034(332 K) , King Ridge Townhomes Community Unit Plan, for approximately 54 dwelling units, with requests to waive internal yard setbacks, minimum lot area, sidewalks, and storm water detention, on property generally located at N. 27th Street and Folkways Boulevard. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Greg Czaplewski, 441-7620, gczaplewski@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Applicant withdrew request to waive sidewalk on the east side of King Ridge Place. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 26, 2006 (Condition #3 is deleted pursuant to the withdrawal of the sidewalk waiver request), 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01002. MISCELLANEOUS: 5.4 Miscellaneous No. 06009(204 K) , to review the proposed determination that the South Street Redevelopment Area be declared a blighted and substandard area as defined in the Nebraska Community Development Law. The study area is generally bounded by S. 17th Street on the east, S. 6th Street on the west, either side of South Street, and between Rose or Plum Street on the north and Saratoga Avenue, Hudson or Marion Street on the south. Staff recommendation: Finding that there is a reasonable presence of substandard and blighted conditions in the Redevelopment Area Staff Planner: Joe Rexwinkle, 441-6372, jrexwinkle@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING THAT THERE IS REASONABLE PRESENCE OF SUBSTANDARD AND BLIGHTED CONDITIONS IN THE REDEVELOPMENT AREA, 8-0 (Carroll declaring a conflict of interest). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 10, 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
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