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NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 21, 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.

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

AGENDA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
[Commissioner Taylor absent] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held September 7, 2011. ** APPROVED, as amended, 8-0 (Taylor absent) ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) CHANGE OF ZONE: 1.1 Change of Zone No. 11033, from I-1 Industrial District, I-3 Employment Center District, B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District and R-5 Residential District to P Public Use District; from I-3 Employment Center District, B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, R-3 Residential District and R-5 Residential District to H-3 Highway Commercial District; and from B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District and R-3 Residential District to R-5 Residential District, on property generally located at N. 33rd Street and Folkways Circle. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 10, 2011, 3:00 p.m. MISCELLANEOUS: 1.2 Street & Alley Vacation No. 11009, to vacate that portion of Bancroft Avenue from the east line of S. 49th Street to the west line of South 51st Street; and that portion of S. 51st Street from the south line of Calvert Street to the south line of Bancroft Avenue. Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public Hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 have been satisfied and a final plat eliminating lots without frontage to a public street has been approved. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL: 3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 3.1 ______________________________________ 3.2 ______________________________________ 4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 4.1a Change of Zone No. 11032, from R-2 Residential District to R-6 Residential District, on property generally located at Holdrege Street and Idylwild Drive (3611 Holdrege Street). Staff recommendation: Approval, subject to a Conditional Zoning Agreement Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, subject to a Conditional Zoning Agreement, as amended, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public Hearing before City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2011, 3:00 p.m. 4.1b Special Permit No. 11021, for a parking lot, with a request to waive the front yard setback from 25' to 20' for the parking lot located in the R-2 zoned area, on property generally located at Idylwild Drive and Starr Street. 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 September 7, 2011, with amendments, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public Hearing before City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2011, 3:00 p.m. 4.2a Change of Zone No. 11035, from R-3 Residential District to R-5 Residential District, on property generally located at N. 24th Street and Dodge Street. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 10, 2011, 3:00 p.m. 4.2b Special Permit No. 11023, Magic Hills Community Unit Plan, for approximately 96 apartment units in four buildings and a clubhouse, on property generally located at N. 24th Street and Dodge Street. *** FINAL ACTION *** Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 7, 2011, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Resolution No. PC-01250. Letter of Appeal filed by Carol Brown on behalf of Landon's Neighborhood Association on September 21, 2011. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 10, 2011, 3:00 p.m. 5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS: 5.1a Change of Zone No. 11031, from B-1 Local Business District and R-3 Residential District to R-5 Residential District and from R-1 Residential District to R-4 Residential District, on property generally located at S. 70th and Van Dorn Streets. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as revised, deleting the change of zone from R-1 to R-4, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 10, 2011, 3:00 p.m. 5.1b Special Permit No. 459A, an amendment to the Georgetown Apartments Community Unit Plan, for expansion from 115 to approximately 160 apartment units with a waiver request to adjust required parking, on property generally located at S. 70th and Van Dorn Streets. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Brian Will, 441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the revised staff report dated August 23, 2011, as amended by the applicant and staff, 8-0 (Taylor absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 10, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
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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.) 3. 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. (9-7-11: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to place on pending, no date certain, at the request of the applicant.) *** Application was withdrawn by the applicant on September 22, 2011 *** 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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