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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 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 meet on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in the Conference Room 113 of the County/City Building, 555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, Nebraska, for a staff briefing on "Rural Development Trends and Policies".

** The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting on April 9, 2008 will begin at 1:30 p.m. **

**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, MARCH 26, 2008
[Commissioners Cornelius and Gaylor Baird absent.] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held March 12, 2008. ** APPROVED, 6-0 (Cornelius and Gaylor Baird absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) PERMITS: 1.1 Use Permit No. 137A, an amendment to waive the front yard setback and to adjust the site layout, on property located at 1600 Normandy Court. 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 March 13, 208, 6-0 (Cornelius and Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 14, 2008, 1:30 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.2 Annexation No. 08002, to annex approximately 64 acres, generally located at Highway 6 and Fletcher Avenue. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Cornelius and Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 14, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 1.3a City Miscellaneous No. 08004, amending Title 26 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to subdivisions by amending Section 26.11.060 to modify when an application for a final plat shall automatically expire and become null and void; amending Section 26.15.020 to delete the requirement that an aerial photograph from the Lancaster County soil survey maps designating soil types and an explanation on how (1) the engineering properties, and (2) the physical chemical and water properties of the soil will affect the proposed development to be included with the preliminary plat and further deleting the requirement for a certification from a geotechnical engineer that the soil data supplied is still appropriate if the grading plan shows more than a five-foot cut on a significant part of the area or a large number of basements are anticipated; and repealing Sections 26.11.060 and 26.15.020 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 (Cornelius and Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 14, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 1.3b County Miscellaneous No. 08005, amending Section 3.21 of the Lancaster County Land Subdivision Regulations to cause a)applications for final plat or administrative subdivision permits to automatically expire, and become null and void, after the passage of a certain amount of time if the applicant has failed to satisfy all the conditions of approval set forth in the Planning Director's letter; b) application appeals, that have been placed on pending at the request of the applicant, to automatically expire and become null and void, after the passage of a certain amount of time; and c) the Planning Director's notices to advise the applicant that the matter shall automatically terminate, unless prior to the expiration date, the applicant has satisfied all the conditions of approval set forth in the Planning Director's letter, or the Planning Director receives a request from the applicant to remove an application appeal of any action of the Planning Director or Planning Commission pending before the Planning Commission or County Board and reschedule the matter on the agenda. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Cornelius and Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before the Lancaster County Board 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: CHANGE OF ZONE: 4.1 Change of Zone No. 08010, Hub Hall Commercial Center Planned Unit Development, for a change of zone from R-3 Residential District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District PUD, on property generally located at NW 48th Street and W. Holdrege Street; for a Planned Unit Development District designation of said property; and for approval of a development plan which proposes a waiver of the required preliminary plat process, to develop a commercial center in the underlying R-3 zoned area. Staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Motion for conditional approval, with amendments requested by the applicant, failed 3-3: Larson, Francis and Taylor voting 'yes'; Sunderman, Esseks and Carroll voting 'no'; Cornelius and Gaylor Baird absent. Motion to deny failed 3-3: Sunderman, Esseks and Carroll voting 'yes'; Francis, Larson and Taylor voting 'no'; Cornelius and Gaylor Baird absent. Application held over, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 4.2 Special Permit No. 08017, for extraction of soil, on property generally located at N. 56th Street (Highway 77) and Bluff Road. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Motion for conditional approval failed 4-2; Francis, Sunderman, Taylor and Carroll voting 'yes'; Larson and Esseks voting 'no'; Cornelius and Gaylor Baird absent. Motion to deny failed 2-4: Larson and Esseks voting 'yes; Francis, Sunderman, Taylor and Carroll voting 'no'; Cornelius and Gaylor Baird absent. Application held over, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: MISCELLANEOUS: 5.1 Waiver No. 08001, to waive the pedestrian easements, on property generally located at NW 56th Street and West Adams Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Motion for approval failed 4-2: Francis, Sunderman, Taylor and Carroll voting 'yes'; Larson and Esseks voting 'no'; Cornelius and Gaylor Baird absent. Application held over, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 1:30 p.m.
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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
** The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting on April 9, 2008 will begin at 1:30 p.m. **
* * * * * The Planning Commission meeting which is broadcast live at 1:00 p.m. every other Wednesday will be rebroadcast on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. on 5 City-TV, Cable Channel 5.

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