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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 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, August 24, 2011, from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in Room 113 of the City- County Building, 555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, Nebraska, for a workshop on "Proposed Amendments to the draft 2040 LRTP".

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The Planning Commission action on all other items is a recommendation to the City Council or County Board.

AGENDA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
[All members present] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held August 10, 2011. ** APPROVED, 9-0 ** Approval of minutes of the special public hearing held August 17, 2011. ** APPROVED, 8-0 (Larson abstained) ** Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for two year term. MICHAEL CORNELIUS elected as Chair by unanimous vote. WENDY FRANCIS elected as Vice-Chair by unanimous vote. 1. CONSENT AGENDA (Public Hearing and Administrative Action: PERMITS: 1.1 Use Permit No. 126C, an amendment to the Wilderness Woods Office Park, to reduce the amount of office square footage permitted from 275,000 square feet to 225,000 square feet and permit 186 dwelling units, with a request that required residential parking spaces may be located on a driveway behind a garage that is attached to a dwelling unit, on property generally located at Executive Woods Drive and Yankee Hill 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 August 11, 2011, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01247. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.2 Street & Alley Vacation No. 10019, to vacate a portion of the existing Randolph Street right-of-way from the west right-of-way line of Randolph Street Bypass to the east line of Vacated Ordinance 5883; a portion of the existing H Street right-of-way from a line 15 feet east of the centerline of the abandoned Chicago Rock Island Railroad right-of-way to the east line of Vacated Ordinance 2965; a portion of the existing east/west alley right-of-way from the east line of Lots 7 and 10, to the west line of Lots 8 and 9, Block 13, Young's East Lincoln Addition; and a portion of the existing Capitol Parkway right-of-way adjacent to Lot 127 I.T. and a part of the abandoned Chicago Rock Island Railroad right-of-way; all generally located at Capitol Parkway and Randolph Street. 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, 9-0. Scheduling of Public Hearing before City Council is pending. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL: (See Item 5.1 below) 3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: None 4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 4.1 Change of Zone No. 11026 , amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, the Zoning Code, by adding a new section numbered 27.03.225 to add the definition of "farm winery"; amending Section 27.07.040 to allow farm wineries as a permitted special use in the AG Agriculture District; amending Section 27.63.680 to allow a farm winery operating under a permitted special use to be located within 100 feet of a residential district; amending Section 27.63.685 to provide that a special permit or amendment thereto shall not be required for interior expansions of an existing licensed farm winery; adding a new section numbered 27.63.810 to provide conditions for granting a special permit to allow a farm winery in the AG Agriculture District; and repealing Sections 27.07.040, 27.63.680, and 27.63.685 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, AS AMENDED, 8-0 (Partington declared a conflict of interest). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 19, 2011, 3:00 p.m. CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.2a Change of Zone No. 11030 , from R-2 Residential District to O-3 Office Park District, on property generally located at Highway 77 and West A Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Rashi Jain, 441-6372, rjain@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 19, 2011, 3:00 p.m. 4.2b Use Permit No. 11001 , to allow for general and/or medical office uses, on property generally located at Highway 77 and West A Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Rashi Jain, 441-6372, rjain@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 15, 2011, as amended by staff and at the request of the applicant, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01248. MISCELLANEOUS: 4.3 Miscellaneous No. 11004 , amending Title 26 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, the Land Subdivision Ordinance by amending Section 26.11.060 to provide that the Planning Director shall within ten (10) days following receipt of all required city department approvals or reports notify the subdivider of approval, conditional approval or disapproval of a final plat; amending Section 26.19.010 to allow utility provider release of easement and lien holder consent and subordination signature blocks and acknowledgments to be attached to final plats on separate 8 1/2" x 11" sheets; amending Section 26.19.035 to revise the additional information required to be submitted with a final plat; and repealing Sections 26.11.060, 26.19.010, and 26.19.035 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 19, 2011, 3:00 p.m. 5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 5.1 Change of Zone No. 11019 , amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, the Zoning Code, by amending Chapter 27.03 to add the definition of "Entertainment Restaurant" as Section 27.03.218 and to renumber existing Section 27.03.218 (Existing Urban Area) as Section 27.03.219; amending Sections 27.31.040, 27.33.030, and 27.37.025 to allow entertainment restaurants as a conditional use in the B-2, B-3, and B-5 zoning districts, respectively; amending Section 27.47.020 to prohibit an entertainment restaurant as a permitted use in the I-1 Industrial District; and repealing Sections 27.03.218, 27.31.040, 27.33.030, 27.37.025, and 27.47.020 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Applicant's request for an additional two week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 1:00 p.m. 6. CONTINUED SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING: 6.1 The "Draft" Lincoln/Lancaster County 2040 Comprehensive Plan. Had continued public hearing. Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 1:00 p.m. 6.2 The "Draft" Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Had continued public hearing. Scheduled for CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 1:00 p.m. Planning Commission Memo dated August 12, 2011 Planning Commission Memo dated August 24, 2011 Public Comments as of August 24, 2011 August 24, 2011 - LPlan Change Document August 24, 2011 - LRTP Change Document 2040 LRTP Funding Summary Capital Roadway Projects and Prioritizations 2040 Financially Constrained Roadway Projects 2040 Priority Growth Areas
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PENDING LIST: 1a. Change of Zone No. 11009, amending Section 27.63.500 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Zoning Code Special Permits for Scrap Processing Operations, Salvage Yards, and Enclosed Disassembly Operations, to allow outdoor salvage material to be located closer than 500 feet from certain entrance corridors if land forms or screening completely obstructs the view by the traveling public of the salvage material, and to authorize the City Council to decrease the 500-foot setback under limited circumstances; and repealing Section 27.63.500 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. (6-11-11: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending, no date certain, at the applicant's request.) 1b. Special Permit No. 11006, for a scrap processing operation and to allow salvage material kept outside a building to be located closer than the 500 feet to the West "O" Street entrance corridor, on property generally located at West O Street and Sun Valley Boulevard (545 West "O" Street). (6-11-11: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to place on pending, no date certain, at the applicant's request.) 2. Change of Zone No. 11029, amending Section 27.35.025 of the Lincoln Municipal Code to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in the B-4 Lincoln Center Business District as a permitted conditional use; and repealing Section 27.35.025 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. (8-10-11: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on November 30, 2011 at the request of the applicant.) Planning Dept. staff contacts:
Steve Henrichsen, Development Review Manager (402) 441-6374 shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov
Nicole Fleck-Tooze, Long Range Planning Manager (402) 441-6363 ntooze@lincoln.ne.gov
Michael Brienzo, Transportation Planner (402) 441-6369 mbrienzo@lincoln.ne.gov
Tom Cajka, Planner (402) 441-5662 tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
David Cary, Planner (402) 441-6364 dcary@lincoln.ne.gov
Christy Eichorn, Planner (402) 441-7603 ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Brandon Garrett, Planner (402) 441-6373 bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Sara Hartzell, Planner (402) 441-6371 shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Rashi Jain, Planner (402) 441-6372 rjain@lincoln.ne.gov
Brian Will, Planner (402) 441-6362 bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Ed Zimmer, Historic Preservation Planner (402) 441-6360 ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
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