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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2007
[Commissioner Krieser absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held August 1, 2007. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Esseks abstaining; Krieser absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 07041(606 K) , from I-2 Industrial Park District to I-1 Industrial District, on property generally located at NW 12th Street and W. Commerce Way. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Krieser absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.2 Special Permit No. 06032A(528 K) , an amendment to expand the private school in the I-1 Industrial District, on property generally located at S. 48th Street and 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 July 31, 2007, 8-0 (Krieser absent). Resolution No. PC-01068. 1.3 Special Permit No. 07030(509 K) , to allow a private school (karate) in the I-1 Industrial District, on property generally located at S. 9th Street and Pioneers Boulevard. *** 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 August 2, 2007, 8-0 (Krieser absent). Resolution No. PC-01069. 1.4 County Special Permit No. 07032(617 K) , for a youth athletic club and semi public building, on property generally located at SW 14th Street and Wittstruck Road. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 3, 2007, 8-0 (Krieser absent). Public hearing date before County Board is being requested. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL 3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Action): 3.1 _________________________________________ 3.2 _________________________________________ 4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: ANNEXATION WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.1a Annexation No. 07002(20 K) , to annex approximately 40.48 acres, generally located at N. 89th Street and Leighton Avenue. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Krieser absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. 4.1b Change of Zone No. 07044(20 K) , from AG Agricultural District to R-4 Residential District, on property generally located at N. 89th Street and Leighton Avenue. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Krieser absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. 4.1c Preliminary Plat No. 07003(599 K) , Cedar Cove Townhomes, for approximately 133 lots, on property generally located at N. 89th Street and Leighton Avenue. The Planning Commission action on the plat is final, unless appealed to the City Council. Waivers are requested to allow double frontage lots onto a collector street and to allow block length to exceed 1,320 feet. Any waiver requests that are recommended for denial 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: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 3, 2007, 8-0 (Krieser absent). The applicant agreed to comply with Condition #1.1.7, which satisfies the block length requirement. Resolution No. PC-01070. CHANGE OF ZONE: 4.2 Change of Zone No. 07045(591 K) , from R-3 Residential District in a Planned Unit Development (PUD) to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, on property generally located at the northwest corner of S. 84th Street and Old Cheney Road. Staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 8-0. Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. 4.3 Change of Zone No. 07046(141 K) , amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to zoning by adding a new Section 27.03.525 to define restaurant; amending Sections 27.27.025, 27.29.030, 27.33.030, 27.41.030, 27.43.030, 27.49.030, 27.51.040 and adding new sections numbered 27.39.025, 27.45.025, and 27.47.025 to allow and establish conditions for the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises of a restaurant as a permitted conditional use in the O-3, B-1, B-3, H-2, H-3, I-2, I-3, H-1, H-4, and I-1 districts, respectively; by amending Sections 27.29.040, 27.33.040, 27.39.030, 27.41.040, 27.43.040, 27.45.030, 27.47.030, 27.49.040, 27.51.050, and 27.63.680 to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on any premises not meeting the requirements for the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises of a restaurant as a conditional permitted use in the B-1, B-3, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, I-1, I-2 and I-3 districts as a special permitted use; by amending Section 27.27.030 to delete the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises in restaurants as a special permitted use in the O-3 district; by amending Section 27.67.040 to add special parking requirements for bars, coffee shops and similar uses formerly classified as a restaurant; by amending Figure 27.67.040 to add bars, coffee shops, and similar uses to the list of uses which have special parking requirements; and by repealing Sections 27.27.025, 27.27.030, 27.29.030, 27.29.040, 27.33.030, 27.33.040, 27.39.030, 27.41.030, 27.41.040,27.43.030, 27.43.040, 27.45.030, 27.47.030, 27.49.030, 27.49.040, 27.51.040, 27.51.050, 27.63.680, 27.67.040 and Figure 27.67.040 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, with amendment changing the requirement that gross sales from alcohol sales shall not exceed 50% of the gross sales of food and drink to 40%, 6-2 (Sunderman, Larson, Carroll, Strand, Taylor and Cornellius voting 'yes'; Esseks and Carlson voting 'no'; Krieser absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.4a Change of Zone No. 07043(169 K) , amending Chapter 27.67 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to parking by amending Section 27.67.020, the Parking Matrix, to add a note providing that if the number of spaces required by the building ratio is greater than required by the employee ratio, an additional parking area shall be reserved to accommodate the additional spacing; amending Section 27.67.030 to delete the restriction in Section 27.67.030 that parking lots, parking areas, and driving aisles may not be located in the front six feet of the front yard and deleting the requirement that said front six feet be landscaped; and repealing Sections 27.67.020 and 27.67.030 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Krieser absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. 4.4b Miscellaneous No. 06007(455 K) and Miscellaneous No. 07006(295 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: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Krieser absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS: 4.5 Waiver No. 07006(790 K) , to waive sidewalks on Sunlight Court, on property generally located one block south of S. 56th Street and Elkcrest Drive. Staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL of the waiver request, but allowing that the sidewalks may be installed next to the street, 8-0 (Krieser absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. 5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 5.1 Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 07014(237 K) , 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. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov ** APPLICATION WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT ** CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 5.2a Change of Zone No. 06082(352 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 Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request to place on "pending indefinitely" granted. 5.2b 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 Had continued public hearing. Applicant's request to place on "pending indefinitely" granted.
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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.) 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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