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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 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 also meet on Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in Conference Room 113 of the County/City Building, 555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, Nebraska, for a presentation by Kent Seacrest on "Vision 2015".

**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, JANUARY 31, 2007
[Commissioner Larson absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held January 17, 2007. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Strand abstained; Larson) ** 1. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL 1.1a Annexation No. 06022(351 K) , to annex approximately 15.9 acres, generally located at SW 40th Street and West A Street. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Applicant has requested four-week deferral(362 K) until February 28, 2007 Applicant's request for four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 1:00 p.m. 1.1b Change of Zone No. 06082(351 K) , from AGR Agricultural Residential District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at SW 40th Street and West A Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Applicant has requested four-week deferral(362 K) until February 28, 2007 Applicant's request for four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 1:00 p.m. 1.1c Preliminary Plat No. 06011(410 K) , Woodland View 1st Addition, for 25 single family lots and 4 outlots, on property generally located at SW 40th Street and West A Street. The Planning Commission action on the plat is final, unless appealed to the City Council. The following waivers are also being requested: a) to allow sanitary sewer to run against the street grade and b) to allow sanitary sewer to be deeper than 15 feet. 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: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Applicant has requested four-week deferral(362 K) until February 28, 2007 Applicant's request for four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 1:00 p.m. 2. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 2.1 Change of Zone No. 07001(1,489 K) , to amend Chapter 27.52 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Flood Regulations for Existing Urban Area, by amending Section 27.52.020 to add definitions for 100-Year Flood Elevation, Development Area, Fill, Flood Storage Area or Salt Creek Flood Storage Area, Percentage of Allowable Fill, and Single-Family Residential Building; and by adding a new section numbered 27.52.035 to adopt standards for development within the Salt Creek Flood Storage Areas. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370,mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL of corrected text amendment language dated January 26, 2007, 8-0. Public hearing tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 2.2a Change of Zone No. 06062(934 K) , amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Zoning by amending Section 27.27.080, 27.28.090, 27.31.100, 27.37.070, and 27.51.100 relating to the O-3 Office Park District, R-T Residential Transition District, B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, B-5 Planned Regional Business District, and I-3 Employment Center District; by amending Section 27.60.040 relating to Planned Unit Developments; by amending Section 27.63.020 relating to special permits; and by amending Section 27.65.030 relating to Community Unit Plans requiring the Planning Commission to take final action or make a required report and recommendation within twelve weeks following the date of their first public hearing on the matter and, upon failure thereof, authorizing the applicant to appeal to the City Council requesting final action, and providing that all applications which have been placed on pending by the applicant shall automatically expire one year thereafter unless the applicant requests the application be removed from pending prior to the expiration date; and by amending Section 27.81.040 relating to amendments to the Zoning Code to require the Planning Commission to submit its recommendation report to the City Council within twelve weeks following the date of their first public hearing on the change of zone, and adding a provision that applications placed on pending by the applicant shall automatically expire one year thereafter unless the applicant files a request with the Planning Director requesting that the application be removed from pending. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ray Hill, 441-6371, rhill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, excluding the 12-week time period for Planning Commission action, 7-1 (Esseks dissenting; Larson absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2007, 1:30 p.m. 2.2b County Change of Zone No. 06070(311 K) , amending the Lancaster County Zoning Regulations by amending Sections 13.001 and adding Section 13.002 regarding special permit procedures; by amending Section 13.003 regarding administrative amendments; amending Section 14.005 and by adding Section 13.002 relating to special permits and community unit plan applications, respectively, to require the Planning Commission to take final action or make a required report and recommendation within twelve weeks following the date of their first public hearing on the matter and, upon failure thereof, authorizing the applicant to appeal to the County Board requesting final action, and providing that all applications which have been placed on pending by the applicant shall automatically expire one year thereafter unless the applicant requests the application be removed from pending prior to the expiration date; amending Section 22.003 to require the Planning Commission to submit its recommendation and report to the County Board within twelve weeks following the date of their first public hearing on the change of zone, and adding section 22.019, a provision that applications placed on pending by the applicant shall automatically expire one year thereafter unless the applicant files a request with the Planning Director requesting that the application be removed from pending; and amending Section 22.005 to amend the time period for posting a sign and posting notice in the newspaper. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ray Hill, 441-6371, rhill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, excluding the 12-week time period for Planning Commission action, 8-0 (Larson absent). Public hearing date before Lancaster County Board being requested. 2.2c Miscellaneous No. 06012(236 K) , amending Title 26 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Land Subdivision Ordinance by amending Section 26.11.032 to delete the filing deadline before a preliminary plat may be scheduled on the Planning Commission agenda; amending Sections 26.11.037, 26.11.060 and 26.31.010 to require the Planning Commission to take final action or make a required report and recommendation within twelve weeks following the date of their first public hearing on the matter and, upon failure thereof, authorizing the subdivider to appeal to the City Council requesting final action and providing that all applications which have been placed on pending by the subdivider shall automatically expire one year thereafter unless the subdivider requests the application be removed from pending prior to the expiration date. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ray Hill, 441-6371, rhill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, excluding the 12-week time period for Planning Commission action, 7-1 (Esseks dissenting; Larson absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 5, 2007, 1:30 p.m. 2.2d Miscellaneous No. 06014(68 K) , amending "Rule 2. Filing of Applications" of the Lincoln City-Lancaster County Planning Commission Rules and Procedures, to change the filing deadline from 12:00 noon four Thursdays before Planning Commission public hearing to 4:00 p.m four weeks before Planning Commission public hearing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ray Hill, 441-6371, rhill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 8-0 (Larson absent). Resolution No. PC-01036. 2.2e County Miscellaneous No. 06016(80 K) , amending Section 3.06 of the Lancaster County Land Subdivision Regulations to delete when a preliminary plat would appear on the Planning Commission agenda; amending Section 3.08 to require the Planning Commission to make a required report and recommendation within twelve weeks following the date of their first public hearing on the matter and, upon failure thereof, authorizing the subdivider to appeal to the County Board requesting final actions; amend Section 3.09 to delete the provision that approved preliminary plats have no force or effect after 10 years and authorizing the Planning Director to determine when a new preliminary plat will be required after 5 years; and add Section 3.21 to provide that all applications which have been placed on pending by the subdivider shall automatically expire one year thereafter unless the subdivider requests the application be removed from pending prior to the expiration date. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ray Hill, 441-6371, rhill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, excluding the 12-week time period for Planning Commission action, 7-1 (Esseks dissenting; Larson absent). Public hearing before Lancaster County Board being requested. 3. OTHER BUSINESS: 3.1 Briefing on proposed amendments to parking provisions in zoning ordinance. The Planning Commission was briefed by Planning staff on upcoming proposed amendments to the parking provisions and parking matrix in the zoning ordinance. Anticipated public hearing dated is February 28, 2007, 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. 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.) 3. Change of Zone No. 06084, a proposed text amendment to Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, by amending Chapter 27.63 to define a special permit for a kennel; by amending Chapter 27.45 to allow a kennel as a special permitted use in the H-4 General Commercial District; and by amending Chapter 27.47 to allow a kennel as a special permitted use in the I-1 Industrial District. (1-17-07: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on February 14, 2007.) 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
Mike Brienzo, Transportation Planner 441-6369 mbrienzo@lincoln.ne.gov
Tom Cajka, Planner 441-5662 tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
David Cary, Transportation Planner 441-6364 dcary@lincoln.ne.gov
Mike DeKalb, Planner 441-6370 mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov
Christy Eichorn, Planner 441-7603 ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Brandon Garrett, Planner 441-6373 bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Sara Hartzell, Planner 441-6372 shartzell@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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