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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 25, 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.

**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, APRIL 25, 2007
Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held April 11, 2007. ** APPROVED, 9-0 ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 1.1 Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 07005(243 K) , to review the proposed declaration of 1.02 acres as surplus property, generally located at the SW corner of Highway 6 and Highway 66, Ashland, Nebraska, as to conformance with the 2030 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.2a Change of Zone No. 07019(271 K) , from R-4 Residential District to R-6 Residential District, on property generally located at S. 49th Street and Lowell Avenue. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Pubic hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the associated Street and Alley Vacation No. 07002 is scheduled. 1.2b Street & Alley Vacation No. 07002(344 K) , to vacate the north 5' of Lowell Avenue from a point 100' east of the east right-of-way line of South 48th Street to the west right- of-way line of South 51st Street, and the south 20' of Prescott Avenue between the west line of vacated South 49th Street right-of-way to the east line of Lot 5, Block 30 College View Addition, and the alley between Lots 5 and 12, Block 30, College View Addition. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 have been satisfied. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 2.1a Change of Zone No. 06082(24 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: Applicant has requested a four-week deferral until May 23, 2007 Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Applicant's request for four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 1:00 p.m. 2.1b Preliminary Plat No. 06011(24 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: Applicant has requested four-week deferral until May 23, 2007 Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Applicant's request for four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 1:00 p.m. 3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Action): 3.1 _________________________________________ 3.2 _________________________________________ 4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.1a Change of Zone No. 07020(159 K) , from R-2 Residential District to B-1 Local Business District, on property generally located at N. 70th Street and Havelock Avenue. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL of change of zone from R-2 to B-1 on the east 35' of Lot 3, Block 24, Havelock, 9-0. Public hearing is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2007, 5:30 p.m. 4.1b Special Permit No. 07010(335 K) , for expansion of a nonconforming use, on property generally located at N. 70th Street and Havelock Avenue. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 16, 2007, with revised site plan submitted on April 25, 2007, 8-1 (Carlson dissenting). Resolution No. PC-01047. MISCELLANEOUS: 4.2 Street & Alley Vacation No. 07004(560 K) , to vacate two portions of Rokeby Road (0.26 and 0.15 acres) near its intersection with Braegan Road. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, with additional language submitted by the County Engineer, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.3a Change of Zone No. 07015(630 K) , amending Section 27.81.010 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to General Regulations of the Zoning Code to require compliance with Chapter 28.01, Regulations for Construction Site Discharges, for construction activity; and by repealing Section 27.81.010 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 441-6372, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2007, 5:30 p.m. 4.3b Miscellaneous No. 07004(630 K) , amending Title 26 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Land Subdivision to provide requirements and criteria to prevent and control water pollution from construction site discharges and diminish adverse impacts to health, safety, property, and the general welfare of the citizens of the City of Lincoln by adding new sections numbered 26.07.085, 26.07.123, 26.07.125.05, 26.07.137, 26.07.138, 26.07.164, 26.07.166, 26.07.167 and 26.07.168 to provide definitions for "construction activity," "individual site construction," "mini-SWPPP," "permit in conformance with Chapter 28.01," "person," "stop work order," "storm drainage system," "stormwater," and "stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP)", respectively; by amending Sections 26.11.038, 26.23.190, and 26.27.060 to require compliance with Chapter 28.01 for construction activity and individual site construction; by amending Section 26.31.040 to allow enforcement action and removal authority by the City in the event sediment is deposited in a storm drainage system; and repealing Sections 26.11.038, 26.23.190, 26.27.060, and 26.31.040 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 441-6372, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2007, 5:30 p.m. 4.3c Miscellaneous No. 07005(630 K) , amending the text of the City of Lincoln Design Standards to set forth standards for construction site stormwater discharges pursuant to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) under the Federal Clean Water Act and the Nebraska Environmental Protection Act by amending Chapter 2.05, "Stormwater Drainage Design Standards," Section 11, "Erosion and Sediment Control" to repeal Sections 11.1 and 11.2 and to add new Section 11.1 setting forth the purpose and scope of the design standards for erosion and sediment control; to add new Section 11.2 requiring that a permit and SWPPP be submitted to the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District for any construction activity; to add new Section 11.3 setting forth requirements for Individual Site Construction; and to add new Section 11.4 which adopts by reference Chapter 9 of the City's Drainage Criteria Manual Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 441-6372, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, with the amendments to the Drainage Criteria Manual submitted on April 24, 2007, 9-0. Public hearing before City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2007, 5:30 p.m. 5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: PERMITS: 5.1 Special Permit No. 07008(324 K) , for expansion of a nonconforming use, on property generally located at N. Cotner Boulevard and Leighton Avenue. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 16, 2007, with revised staff report submitted on April 25, 2007, 8-1 (Carlson dissenting). Resolution No. PC-01048.
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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.) 3a. Change of Zone No. 06082, from AGR Agricultural Residential District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at SW 40th Street and West A Street. (2-28-07: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to continue public hearing on April 25, 2007.) 3b. Preliminary Plat No. 06011, 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 *** (2-28-07: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to continue public hearing on April 25, 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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