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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 5, 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.

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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2007
[Commissioner Cornelius absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held November 21, 2007. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Gaylor-Baird abstaining; Cornelius absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) PERMITS: 1.1 Special Permit No. 07051, for the authority to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, on property generally located at the southeast corner of N. 56th Street and Holdrege Street. *** 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 November 16, 2007, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Resolution No. PC-01088. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.2 Street and Alley Vacation No. 07009, to vacate N. 1st Street from the north right-of-way of Q Street to the north property line of Lot 57 I.T. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, with conditions as set forth in the staff report dated November 15, 2007, as revised on December 5, 2007, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Public hearing before City Council will not be scheduled until the conditions of Chapter 14.20 and other conditions of approval have been satisfied. 1.3 Street and Alley Vacation No. 07010, to vacate N. 11th Street south of Y Street and the north-south alley abutting Lots 1 and 2-4, Block 1, Davenport's Subdivision. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, with conditions as set forth in the staff report dated November 16, 2007, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Public hearing before City Council will not be scheduled until the conditions of Chapter 14.20 and other conditions of approval have been satisfied. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL: CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 2.1a Change of Zone No. 07059, from B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District to O-3 Office Park District and from O-3 Office Park District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, on property generally located at the northeast corner of 84th Street and Holdrege Street. Staff recommendation: Applicant has requested a two-week deferral until December 19, 2007 Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Deferred, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, December 19, 2007, 1:00 p.m. 2.1b Use Permit No. 128B, an amendment to change office use to hotel, restaurants, and retail shops, with a request to increase the B-2 height limitation to 45', on property generally located at the northeast corner of 84th Street and Holdrege Street. Staff recommendation: Applicant has requested a two-week deferral until December 19, 2007 Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Deferred, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, December 19, 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. 07058, amending Title 27 (the Zoning Ordinance) of the Lincoln Municipal Code by amending Section 27.63.680 relating to Permitted Special Use: Sale of Alcoholic Beverages for Consumption on the Premises, to allow the sale of alcohol in restaurants in the O-3, B-1, B-3, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, I-1, I-2, and I-3 zoning districts no less than 25 feet away from a residential zoning district under certain conditions, and repealing Section 27.63.680 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL OF THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION, as set forth in the staff report dated November 16, 2007, 6-2 (Taylor and Moline dissenting; Cornelius absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: (See 11-21-07 agenda for staff reports on the following items.) COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 5.1a 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 Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 7-1 (Gaylor-Baird dissenting; Cornelius absent). Scheduling of public hearing before City Council pending. 5.1b Street and 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 Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 7-1 (Gaylor-Baird dissenting; Cornelius absent). Scheduling of public hearing before City Council pending.
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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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