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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 21, 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, November 21, 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 briefing by Planning staff on the College View Mobility Study.

**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, NOVEMBER 21, 2007
[Commissioner Gaylor-Baird absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held November 7, 2007. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Taylor abstaining; Gaylor-Baird absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.1a Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 07023, to review the proposal to declare a parcel of land as surplus property, composed of a portion of property designated as "Park", approximately 2,739 square feet in area, located south of "O" Street and lying between S. 45th and S. 46th Streets, Witherbee Gardens, as to conformance with the 2030 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and called under Requests for Deferral. Staff request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 1:00 p.m. 1.1b Street & Alley Vacation No. 07008, to vacate a portion of S. 46th Street, formerly the southbound lane of Witherbee Boulevard, located west of property designated as "Park", located south of O Street and lying between South 45th Street and South 46th Street, Witherbee Gardens. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and called under Requests for Deferral. Staff request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 1:00 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.2 Change of Zone No. 3134C, an amendment to the Willow Springs Planned Unit Development, to expand Medical Office space from 18,000 square feet to approximately 22,500 square feet, on property generally located at Lucille Drive and Pioneers Boulevard. 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 recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 8, 2007, 8-0 (Gaylor-Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. 1.3 Change of Zone No. 04075A, an amendment to the Village Gardens Planned Unit Development, to revise the internal zoning district boundary line between the B-3 PUD area and the R-3 PUD area, to specify that all signage in the underlying B-3 district is governed by the B-3 signage regulations instead of the PUD signage regulations, and to allow a center identification ground sign at the main arterial entrance to the B-3 zoned area, on property generally located at S. 56th Street and Pine Lake Road. 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 recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 10, 2007, 8-0 (Gaylor-Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 10, 2007, 1:30 p.m. 1.4 Change of Zone No. 07057, amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code (the Zoning Ordinance) by amending Sections 27.31.090, 27.37.060, 27.39.070, 27.41.080, 27.43.080, 27.45.070 relating to Height and Area Regulations in the B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, B-5 Planned Regional Business District, H-1 Interstate Commercial District, H-2 Highway Business District, H-3 Highway Commercial District, and H-4 General Commercial District, respectively, to increase the maximum height of buildings to 55 feet, and to provide that if the height of the building is over 40 feet in the B-2 and B-5 districts and over 45 feet in the H-1, H-2, H-3, and H-4 districts, that portion of the building in excess of such height shall be required to have one additional foot of setback to any required side and/or rear yard abutting a R-1 through R-4 Residential District for each one foot of building height in excess of the applicable 40 feet or 45 feet, depending on the zoning district in question, except that the additional rear yard setback is not required in the B-5 district; and repealing Sections 27.31.090, 27.37.060, 27.39.070, 27.41.080, 27.43.080, and 27.45.070 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the revised staff report dated November 13, 2007, 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL: 3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA (Public Hearing and Action): 3.1 ________________________ 3.2 ________________________
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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.) 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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