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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2007
[Commissioner Esseks absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held July 18, 2007. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Esseks and Taylor absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 07038(304 K) , from R-4 Residential District to O-2 Suburban Office District, on property generally located at S. 47th Street and Lowell Avenue. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Esseks and Taylor absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2007, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.2 Special Permit No. 07028(504 K) , for a Non-Profit Religious Educational and Philanthropic Institution, on property generally located at the northeast corner of S. 11th Street and E Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated March 16, 2007 (Taylor and Esseks absent). Resolution No. PC-01065. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL MISCELLANEOUS: 2.1 Miscellaneous No. 06007and Miscellaneous No. 07006(16 K) , proposed text amendments to the City of Lincoln Design Standards, by amending Chapter 2.35, Design Standards for Street Trees, regarding the location of street trees, repealing Section 2 (Approved Trees for Streets), and repealing Section 3 (Trees That Will Not Be Permitted as Street Trees); and by amending Chapter 3.50, Design Standards for Screening and Landscaping, by amending Section 3, General Requirements, to require the plan to show the total square feet of the parking lot or addition, including driving aisles, the square feet of the building addition, the zoning of the lot, and that the existing parking areas or buildings be shown and labeled as existing; by amending Section 4, Plant Material for Screening and Landscaping, to require a one-half but not more than three-fourths of the screen be coniferous or a variety of plant material will retain its leaves through the winter months; by amending Section 7, How Much is to Be Screened and Where the Screens are to be Located on the Property, by amending Section 7.1, Parking Lots, Parking Areas, and Driving Aisles, to clarify the amount of the screen when the parking lot, parking areas and driving aisles are set back from the edge of the pavement on private streets or when the parking lot, parking areas and driving aisles are less than five feet from an alley right-of-way, by adding specific screening requirements for parking lots, parking areas, or driving aisles in the B-1, B-3, H-1, H-2, and H-3 zoning districts; by amending Section 7.4 to modify the measurement of the screen for residential lots backing onto major streets and railroads; by amending Section 7.5 to add additional requirements for screening of different uses in the B-1, B-2, B-3, H-2, H-3, H-4, O-2, I-1, I-2 and I-3 districts abutting residential districts; by amending Section 7.6 to add additional requirements for screening required yards, open space areas, malls and around proposed buildings in the O-3, B-2, B-5, I-2 and I-3 districts and churches in the R-1 through R-4 districts; and by amending Section 8, Procedures, to require plans and documents required to be filed with the building official to show screening and landscaping; and repealing Chapter 3.95, Design Standards for Street Trees, in its entirety. Staff recommendation: Deferral until August 15, 2007, to accompany all associated amendments to Title 27 Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Staff request for deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, August 15, 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: 4.1 Change of Zone No. 07040(1,932 K) , to designate the Havelock Avenue Landmark District, generally described as the properties from 6024 Havelock Avenue to 6242 Havelock Avenue, and from 6033 Havelock Avenue to 6245 Havelock Avenue. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Esseks absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2007, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 4.2 Special Permit No. 07026(734 K) , for a domiciliary care facility, on property generally located at S. 25th Street and Old Cheney Road (5720 S. 25th Street). *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated July 19, 2007, with amendments as requested by the applicant and agreed upon by staff, 8-0 (Esseks absent). Resolution No. PC-01066. 5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: PERMITS: 5.1 County Special Permit No. 07009(592 K) , Kadavy Estates Community Unit Plan, for approximately 6 single family acreage lots, with requests to waive the preliminary plat process, block length, lot frontage, sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, landscape screening, and cul-de-sac length, on property generally located at N. 56th Street and Branched Oak Road. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Applicant's request for additional four-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 1:00 p.m. 5.2 Special Permit No. 07022(465 K) , for expansion of a nonstandard dwelling, on property generally located at S. 4th Street and C Street (404 C Street). *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated July 2, 2007, 8-0 (Esseks absent). Resolution No. PC-01067.
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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. 06082, from AGR Agricultural Residential District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at SW 40th Street and West A Street. (7-18-07: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on August 15, 2007 at the request of the applicant.) 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 *** (7-18-07: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on August 15, 2007 at the request of the applicant.) 4. Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 07014, to review the proposed declaration as surplus property, a portion of Seacrest Park for transfer to Lincoln Public Schools, generally located at S. 70th Street and A Street, as to conformance with the 2030 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. (7-18-07: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on August 15, 2007 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
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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