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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 2, 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, July 2, 2008, 12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m. in Conference Room 113 of the County/City Building, 555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, Nebraska, for a briefing by staff on "Proposed Lighting Standards".

**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, JULY 2, 2008
[Commissioner Gaylor Baird absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held June 18, 2008. ** APPROVED, 8-0 (Gaylor Baird absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA (Public Hearing and Action): CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 08028, amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, the Zoning Ordinance, by amending Section 27.25.020 to allow private schools as a permitted use in the O-1 Office District, amending Sections 27.25.030 and 27.63.075 to delete private schools as a special permitted use in the O-1 Office District; and repealing Sections 27.25.020, 27.25.030 and 27.63.075 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, 8-0 (Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 21, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 1.2 Change of Zone No. 08029, from R-6 Residential District and R-7 Residential District to O-1 Office District, on property generally located at S. 18th Street and K Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 21, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 1.3 Change of Zone No. 08034, amending Section 27.69.020 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Sign Code Definitions by amending the definition of pole sign to delete the requirement that the bottom edge of the sign face is ten feet or more above grade and to delete the reference that a pylon sign is a pole sign; and repealing Section 27.69.020 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 21, 2008, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.4 Special Permit No. 1624A, an amendment to increase the allowed occupancy of the existing domiciliary care facility from 46 to 57 people, on property generally located at S. 45th Street and Old Cheney Road. *** 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 June 17, 2008, 8-0 (Gaylor Baird absent). Resolution No. PC-01125. 1.5 Special Permit No. 1658A, to expand a non-standard single family dwelling into the required rear yard setback, on property generally located at S. 8th Street & Garfield 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 June 19, 2008, 8-0 (Gaylor Baird absent). Resolution No. PC-01126. 1.6 Special Permit No. 08026, to expand a non-standard dwelling into the required rear yard setback, on property generally located at S. 15th Street and C 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 June 5, 2008, 8-0 (Gaylor Baird absent). Resolution No. PC-01127. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL: NONE 4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.1a Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 08015, to review the proposal to declare property as surplus, generally located at S. 21st Street and K Street, as to conformance with the 2030 Lincoln City-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 7-0 (Sunderman declard a conflict of interest; Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when associated Street & Alley Vacation No. 08002 is scheduled on the City Council agenda. 4.1b Street and Alley Vacation No. 08002, to vacate the north-south alley between Capitol Parkway and vacated Cadwallader's Court, and to vacate Capitol Parkway right-of-way on a portion of Lot 1 and 2, McMurtry's Addition, generally located at S. 21st Street and K Street. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, with conditions as set forth in the staff report dated June 19, 2008, 7-0 (Sunderman declard a conflict of interest; Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 and the conditions set forth in the staff report have been satisfied. 4.1c Change of Zone No. 08032, from R-6 Residential District to B-3 Commercial District, on property generally located at S. 21st Street and K Street. Staff recommendation: Approval, subject to a conditional zoning and development agreement Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL SUBJECT TO A CONDITIONAL ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, 7-0 (Sunderman declard a conflict of interest; Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 21, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.2a Change of Zone No. 08033, from R-3 Residential District to R-2 Residential District, from R-2 Residential District to R-4 Residential District, from R-3 Residential District to R-4 Residential District, from R-3 Residential District to R-5 Residential District, from R-5 Residential District to R-4 Residential District, and from R-2 Residential District to R-5 Residential District, on property generally located at N. 56th Street and Holdrege Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': DENIAL, 5-3 (Cornelius, Taylor, Esseks, Francis and Carroll voting 'yes'; Larson, Sunderman and Partington voting 'no'; Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 21, 2008, 1:30 p.m. 4.2b Special Permit No. 1174G, an amendment to the Chateau Le Fleur Community Unit Plan, for an additional 144 multi-family units, with a waiver request to the landscape screening, on property located at 6100 Vine Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': DENIAL, 5-3 (Cornelius, Taylor, Esseks, Francis and Carroll voting 'yes'; Larson, Sunderman and Partington voting 'no'; Gaylor Baird absent). Resolution No. PC-01128. 4.3a Change of Zone No. 08035, amending Chapter 26.33 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to fees by amending Section 26.33.010 to provide that any person submitting an application under Title 26 of the Lincoln Municipal Code shall pay an appropriate fee therefor as established by resolution of the City Council; repealing Sections 26.33.020, 26.33.030, 26.33.050, 26.33.060, 26.33.070, 26.33.080, 26.33.090, 26.33.100, 26.33.110, 26.33.120, and 26.33.130 which set said fees by ordinance of the City Council; and repealing Section 26.33.010 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ray Hill, 441-6371, rhill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 28, 2008, 5:30 p.m. 4.3b Miscellaneous No. 08008, amending Chapter 26.33 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to fees by amending Section 26.33.010 to provide that any person submitting an application under Title 26 of the Lincoln Municipal Code shall pay an appropriate fee therefor as established by resolution of the City Council; repealing Sections 26.33.020, 26.33.030, 26.33.050, 26.33.060, 26.33.070, 26.33.080, 26.33.090, 26.33.100, 26.33.110, 26.33.120, and 26.33.130 which set said fees by ordinance of the City Council; and repealing Section 26.33.010 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ray Hill, 441-6371, rhill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Gaylor Baird absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 28, 2008, 5:30 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
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