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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 10, 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, October 10, 2007, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. in Conference Room 113 of the County/City Building, 555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, Nebraska, for a staff briefing on proposed amendments to the Antelope Valley Redevelopment Plan in the area of 10th & Military Road.

**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, OCTOBER 10, 2007
[Commissioners Carroll and Moline absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held September 26, 2007. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 07020, to review the proposed declaration of surplus property as to conformance with the 2030 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, located at 2726 Dudley Street. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 29, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.2 Change of Zone No. 07050, amending Section 27.71.140 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to height and area regulations to clarify that a lot or tract located in the R-1 through R-4 zoning districts may only be occupied by a group of two or more buildings to be used as a unit for any combination of two-family dwellings, multiple-family dwellings, or institutional purposes under a special permit or planned unit development and to further provide that the lot or tract must meet the minimum lot requirements and conditions in said district for each main building or use except as modified by the conditions of approval for such use under a special permit or planned unit development; amending Section 27.81.010 clarify that Chapters 27.60 and 27.63 also apply; and repealing Sections 27.71.140 and 27.81.010 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 29, 2007, 5:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.3 Special Permit No. 1685A, an amendment to increase the number of children and staff at the child-care facility, and to waive the requirement that such facility shall be located on an arterial street pursuant to Section 27.63.070 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, and the requirement to provide a conversion plan, on property generally located at S. 12th Street and D Street. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 25, 2007, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 29, 2007, 5:30 p.m. 1.4 County Special Permit No. 07043, for construction of an anhydrous ammonia agricultural chemical storage facility, on a 5 acre portion of property generally located between SW 2nd and SW 14th Streets and Hallam Road. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 27, 2007, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent). Public hearing date before Lancaster County Board being requested. 1.5 Special Permit No. 07044, for a parking lot in a residential zoning district, on property generally located at S. 18th Street and F Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@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 September 25, 2007, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent). Resolution No. PC-01081. 1.6 Special Permit No. 07046, for extraction of soil, on property generally located at S. 40th Street and Yankee Hill Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@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 September 25, 2007, with one amendment, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent). Resolution No. PC-01082. 1.7 Use Permit No. 04005A, an amendment to reduce the rear yard setback, on property generally located at NW Pemberly Lane and Barons Road. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and called under Requests for Deferral. Planning Commission granted applicant's request for two-week deferral, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 1:00 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.8 Waiver No. 07007, to waive frontage and access to a public street or private roadway, on property located at 7363 Husker Circle. *** 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 September 27, 2007, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent). Resolution No. PC-01083. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL: PERMITS: 2.1 Special Permit No. 07045, for an approximately 198' tall wireless facility, on property generally located near S. 70th Street and Saltillo Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Applicant has requested a two-week deferral until October 24, 2007 Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission granted the applicant's request for two-week deferral, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 1:00 p.m. 3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA (Public Hearing and Action): 3.1 _________________________ 3.2 _________________________ 4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 4.1 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 07001, to amend the 2030 Lincoln City/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to add the Cardwell Branch Watershed Master Plan to the list of sub-area plans in the Plan Implementation section, and to the list of watershed studies in the Utilities section of the Comprehensive Plan; and to amend the Lincoln Area and Lancaster County Future Land Use Maps to show two "Opportunity Areas", one northeast of the Yankee Hill dam and one on either side of SW 27th Street, south of Ridgewood Boulevard, as "Green Space" and "Environmental Resources". Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 441-6372, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2007, 1:30 p.m. Public hearing date before Lancaster County Board of Commissioners being requested is November 6, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.2a Change of Zone No. 07053, from O-3 Office Park District to H-4 General Commercial District, on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Grainger Parkway. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 29, 2007, 5:30 p.m. 4.2b Special Permit No. 2022B, to expand the existing special permit for Pine Lake Heights Planned Service Commercial to add approximately 40,800 square feet of commercial uses and to waive sign restrictions on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Grainger Parkway. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 26, 2007, with the amendments requested by the applicant, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 29, 2007, 5:30 p.m. 5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: PERMITS: 5.1 Special Permit No. 07038, for the authority to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises on property generally located at N. 59th and Adams Streets. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 12, 2007, with one amendment, 7-0 (Carroll and Moline absent). Resolution No. PC-01084.
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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. (8-15-07: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending 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 *** (8-15-07: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending at the request of the applicant.) 4a. County Change of Zone No. 07052, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on property generally located at NW 118th Street and W. Fletcher Avenue. (9-26-07: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on October 24, 2007 at the request of the applicant.) 4b. County Special Permit No. 07039, Parkland Estates Community Unit Plan, for approximately 22 single family lots, with requests to waive sidewalks, street trees, street lighting, landscape screening, block length, lot width to depth ratio, reduction of front yard setbacks from 50 to 25 feet, preliminary plat, and storm water detention, on property generally located at NW 118th Street and W. Fletcher Avenue. (9-26-07: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on October 24, 2007 at the request of the applicant.) 4c. County Special Permit No. 07040, to allow dwellings within 1,320 feet of the property line of a publicly owned lake, on property generally located at NW 118th Street and W. Fletcher Avenue. (9-26-07: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on October 24, 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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