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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008
[Commissioners Larson and Sunderman absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held January 30, 2008. ** APPROVED, 5-0 (Gaylor-Baird abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent; Taylor absent at time of vote) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 08005, amending Section 27.63.280 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Zoning Code Special Permits, to allow a special permit to be granted for the expansion or enlargement of premises devoted to or occupied by building or structures, the use of which constitutes a nonconforming or nonstandard use, and repealing Section 27.63.280 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, 6-0 (Taylor abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.2a Change of Zone No. 08002, from R-2 Residential District to B-1 Local Business District, on property generally located at SW 6th Street and West A Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Taylor abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 1.2b Special Permit No. 08006, for the expansion of a nonconforming use, on property generally located at SW 6th Street and West A 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 January 30, 2008, 6-0 (Taylor abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01094. 1.3a Change of Zone No. 08003, from O-2 Suburban Office District to B-3 Commercial District, on property generally located at S. 48th Street and Meredeth Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Larson and Sunderman absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 1.3b Special Permit No. 08007, for the expansion of a nonconforming use, on property generally located at S. 48th Street and Meredeth Street. *** 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 January 31, 2008, 7-0 (Larson and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01095. 1.4a Change of Zone No. 08004, from R-T Residential Transition District to B-1 Local Business District, on property generally located at N. 48th Street and Fremont Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Taylor abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 1.4b Special Permit No. 08008, for the expansion of a nonconforming use, on property generally located at N. 48th Street and Fremont Street. *** 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 January 31, 2008, 6-0 (Taylor abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01096. PERMITS: 1.5 Special Permit No. 08001, for the authority to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises, on property generally located at NW 48th Street and W Adams 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 January 29, 2008, 6-0 (Taylor abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01097. 1.6 Special Permit No. 08002, for the authority to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises, on property located at 2500 NW 12th 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 January 29, 2008, 6-0 (Taylor abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01098. 1.7 Special Permit No. 08003, to allow for seasonal outdoor sales, on property generally located at S. 84th Street and Old Cheney Road. *** 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 January 28, 2008, 6-0 (Taylor abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01099. 1.8 Special Permit No. 08004, for extraction of soil, on property located at 3601 Waverly Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated February 1, 2008, with one amendment, 7-0 (Larson and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01101. 1.9 Special Permit No. 08005, for an early childhood care facility, on property generally located at S. 56th Street and Pine Lake Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated January 29, 2008, 7-0 (Larson and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01101. MISCELLANEOUS WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.10a Annexation No. 08001, to annex approximately 9.22 acres, generally located at N. 56th Street and Alvo Road. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Taylor abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 1.10b Change of Zone No. 08001, from AG Agricultural District to H-4 General Commercial District, on property generally located at N. 56th Street and Alvo Road. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Taylor abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 1.10c Preliminary Plat No. 08001, Northbank Junction 1st Addition, for approximately 34 commercial lots on approximately 68.81 acres, generally located at N. 56th Street and Alvo Road. The Planning Commission action on the plat is final, unless appealed to the City Council. The following waivers are also being requested: a) sanitary sewer running opposite the street grades, b) pedestrian easement, c) side yard setbacks, d) change of zone and annexation on the entire preliminary plat, and e) drainage study. 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. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth dated February 1, 2008, 6-0 (Taylor abstaining; Larson and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01102. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL: 3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA (Public Hearing and Action): 3.1 _________________________ 3.2 _________________________ 4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: MISCELLANEOUS: 4.1 Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 08001, to review the proposed South 19th Street Redevelopment Plan as to conformance with the 2030 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. The Redevelopment Area is generally one block, bounded by 18th Street to the west, Washington Street to the north, 19th Street to the east and Garfield Street to the south. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 7-0 (Larson and Sunderman absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WITH RELATED ITEMS: 5.1a Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 07003, to amend the 2030 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to designate land as Industrial and Commercial in the Land Use Plan, amend the Priority designation in the Urban Growth Tier with Priority Areas map, adust the road network and other associated amendments generally in the area of N.W. 48th Street from West O Street to north of West Holdrege Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Larson and Sunderman absent). Scheduling of public hearing before City Council pending negotiation of Annexation Agreement. 5.1b Annexation No. 07005, to annex approximately 233.36 acres, more or less, generally located at N.W. 48th Street and Interstate 80. Staff recommendation: Approval subject to an Annexation Agreement Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, subject to an Annexation Agreement, 7-0 (Larson and Sunderman absent). Scheduling of public hearing before City Council pending negotiation of Annexation Agreement. 5.1c Change of Zone No. 07063, I-80 West Lincoln Business Center Planned Unit Development, for a change of zone from AG Agricultural District to I-3 PUD Employment Center District and R-3 PUD Residential District, on property generally located at N.W. 48th Street and Interstate 80; for a Planned Unit Development designation of said property; and for approval of a development plan which proposes waivers and modifications to the Zoning Ordinance and Land Subdivision Ordinance to allow 1.5 million square feet of office, commercial and industrial floor area; hotels and motels of up to 200 rooms; and up to 448 dwelling units in the underlying I-3 and R-3 zoned area. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated January 7, 2008, with the amendments requested by the applicant, 7-0 (Larson and Sunderman absent). Scheduling of public hearing before City Council pending negotiation of Annexation Agreement.
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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.) 4. Waiver No. 07009, to waive street paving, sidewalks and street trees, on property generally located at N. 36th Street and Q Street. (12-19-07: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on February 27, 2008.) 5a. Annexation No. 07004, to annex approximately 31.82 acres, generally located at N. 14th Street and Alvo Road. (1-16-08: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on February 27, 2008 at the request of the applicant.) 5b. Change of Zone No. 07062, from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at N. 14th Street and Alvo Road. (1-16-08: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on February 27, 2008 at the request of the applicant.) 5c. Preliminary Plat No. 07005, Parrott Addition, for one lot, generally located at N. 14th Street and Alvo Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** (1-16-08: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on February 27, 2008 at the request of the applicant.)
The Planning Commission will hold a "Retreat" on Friday, February 15, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Board Room, 3125 Portia, Lincoln, Nebraska. The agenda will be available in the Planning Department office on Friday, February 8, 2008.
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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