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*** ACTION BY PLANNING COMMISSION ***
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AGENDA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
[Commissioner Partington absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held January 14, 2009. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Gaylor Baird abstained; Partington absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 1.1 Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 08029, to review as to conformance with the 2030 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, the acquisition of a permanent conservation easement, on property generally located at SW 1st Street and West E Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission 'final action': A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Partington absent). Resolution No. PC-01154. ANNEXATION: 1.2 Annexation No. 08009, to annex 150.4 acres, more or less, generally located at N. 84th Street and Cornhusker Highway. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 1.3 Annexation No. 08012, to annex 22.2 acres, more or less, generally located at S. 27th Street and Rokeby Road. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 1.4 Annexation No. 08014, to annex 145.2 acres, more or less, generally located at S. 1st Street and Van Dorn Street and S. 6th Street and Pioneers Boulevard. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 1.5 Annexation No. 08017, to annex 32 acres, more or less, generally located at NW 39th Street and West Adams. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 1.6 Annexation No. 08018, to annex 6.8 acres, more or less, generally located at NW 12th Street and Highway 34. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 1.7 Annexation No. 08021, to annex 134 acres, more or less, generally located at N. 44th Street and Superior Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.8 Change of Zone No. 08070, from I-1 Industrial District to B-3 Commercial District, and to designate as a landmark, property built as the Standard Oil Co. Barn and Garage, generally located at N. 14th Street and New Hampshire Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 1.9a Change of Zone No. 08073, from R-3 Residential District to O-3 Office Park District, on property generally located at S. 29th Street and Porter Ridge Road. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 5-3 (Francis, Taylor, Gaylor Baird, Cornelius and Carroll voting 'yes'; Esseks, Sunderman and Larson voting 'no'; Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2009, 1:30 p.m. 1.9b Special Permit No. 08052, for an early childhood care facility, with a waiver of the requirement to be located on an arterial street, on property generally located at S. 29th Street and Porter Ridge Road Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 8-0 (Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2009. 1.9c Use Permit No. 100B, an amendment to revise the boundaries and to add approximately 0.98 acres to the existing South Ridge Village use permit, with requests to waive the side yard and rear yard setbacks, on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Pine Lake Road. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 8-0 (Partington) absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2009, 1:30 p.m. PERMITS: 1.10 Special Permit No. 310D, an amendment for expansion of a health care facility with waivers to setbacks and height, located on property generally located at Normal Boulevard and Cotner 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 January 14, 2009, 7-0 (Gaylor Baird absent at time of vote; Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL: 3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA (Public Hearing and Action): 3.1 _________________________ 3.2 _________________________ 4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: ANNEXATION: 4.1 Annexation No. 08010, to annex 448.2 acres, more or less, generally located at S. 70th Street and Pine Lake Road. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 4.2 Annexation No. 08015, to annex 116.9 acres, more or less, generally located at S. Folsom Street and W. Calvert Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Gaylor Baird declaring a conflict of interest; Larson and Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2009, 5:30 p.m. 4.3 Annexation No. 08016, to annex 243 acres, more or less, generally located at NW 48th Street and Interstate 80. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Larson and Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE: 4.4a County Change of Zone No. 08071, amending the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution by amending Article 13, Special Permit, Section 13.001(14), to allow excavation and stone milling to be approved by special permit in the AG and AGR zoning districts and to provide conditions governing said use; and to add Section 13.017 relating to enforcement and revocation of special permits. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Larson and Partington absent). Public hearing before Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is being requested. 4.4b City Change of Zone No. 08072, amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to zoning by amending Section 27.07.040, 27.09.040 and 27.49.040 to add excavation and stone milling as a permitted special use in the AG, AGR, and I-2 zoning districts, respectively; by amending Section 27.63.160 to allow excavation and stone milling to be approved by special permit in the AG, AGR, R-3, B-2, H-2, H-3, H-4, and I-2 zoning districts and to provide conditions governing said use; amending Sections 27.15.040, 27.31.050, 27.35.020, 27.41.040, 27.43.040, 27.45.030, 27.47.030, and 27.51.030 to provide consistency in the terminology used in each section relating to excavation and stone milling; by repealing Sections 27.63.310 and 27.63.360 in their entirety; and repealing Sections 27.07.040, 27.09.040, 27.15.040, 27.31.050, 27.35.020, 27.41.040, 27.43.040, 27.45.030, 27.47.030, 27.49.040, 27.51.030, and 27.63.160 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Mike DeKalb, 441-6370, mdekalb@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Public hearing before the City Council will be scheduled subsequent to the public hearing and action by the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners on County Change of Zone No. 08071. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.5a Change of Zone No. 08075, from AG Agricultural District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, on property generally located at N. 98th Street and "O" Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Larson and Partington absent). Public hearing before City Council will be scheduled at a future date. 4.5b Use Permit No. 08003, for approximately 19 acres for office and retail use, on property generally located at N. 98th Street and "O" Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the revised staff report submitted on 1/28/09, with the amendments as requested by the applicant, 6-1 (Gaylor Baird dissenting; Larson and Partington absent). Resolution No. PC-01155. 5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION: PERMITS 5.1 Special Permit No. 08034A, Whispering Meadows Community Unit Plan, an amendment to show the layout of 155 attached single-family lots, with waiver requests to allow sanitary sewer to flow against the grade; to allow 20' wide private roadways; to allow adjustments to height and area requirements; and to waive the required sidewalks and street trees on both sides of all streets, on property generally located at SW. 27 Street and West A Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Planning staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated January 15, 2009, 6-1 (Francis dissenting; Larson and Partington absent). Resolution No. PC-01156.
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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. (** Expires 01/28/09 **) (6-13-01: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to place on pending at the request of the applicant.) 2. County Special Permit No. 08051, to allow a campground, on property generally located at NW. 112th Street and Interstate 80. (1-14-09: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on February 11, 2009 at the request of the applicant). *** 1-15-09: WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT *** Planning Dept. staff contacts:
Steve Henrichsen, Development Review 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, Long Range 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
Rashi Jain, Planner 441-6372 rjain@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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