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*** ACTION BY PLANNING COMMISSION ***
NOTICE: The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 14, 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, December 14, 2011, from 12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m. in Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, Nebraska, for a briefing by Planning staff on proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments.

**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 or County Board by filing a Notice of Appeal with the City Clerk or County 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.

The Planning Commission has canceled their meeting scheduled for December 28, 2011
AGENDA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
[All members present] Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held November 30, 2011. ** APPROVED, 9-0 ** 1. CONSENT AGENDA: (Public Hearing and Administrative Action) PERMITS: 1.1 Special Permit No. 11029, for the authority to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises, on property located at 1603 West O Street. *** 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 November 29, 2011. Resolution No. PC-01260. 1.2 Special Permit No. 11031, for a parking lot and a reduction of the setback to 15' along G Street and to 12' along 1st Street, and to allow for a 5' radius to the alley, on property generally located at S. 1st Street and G Street. Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval Staff Planner: Rashi Jain, 441-6372, rjain@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 November 30, 2011, with amendment to Condition #2.1, as recommended by staff, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2012, 3:00 p.m. 2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL: 2.1 _____________________________________ 2.2 _____________________________________ 3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA: 3.1 _____________________________________ 3.2 _____________________________________ 4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: CHANGE OF ZONE: 4.1 Change of Zone No. 11040, amending Section 27.67.040 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to special parking requirements to delete special parking requirements for rooming and boarding houses and to revise the parking requirements for fraternities and sororities; and repealing 27.67.040 Section of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-1 (Esseks dissenting). Scheduling of Public Hearing before City Council pending. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 4.2 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 11001, to amend the 2040 Lincoln- Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan by revising the language in Chapter 7, Neighborhoods and Housing, Rural Areas, to encourage more options for creation of small lots in the Agricultural District while maintaining the overall density of 1 dwelling per 20 acres. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 5-4 (Francis, Butcher, Gaylor Baird, Esseks and Cornelius voting 'yes'; Lust, Weber, Hove and Sunderman voting 'no'). Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board is being requested on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. 4.3 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 11002, to amend the 2040 Lincoln- Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan by revising the language in Chapter 7, Neighborhoods and Housing, Rural Areas, to specify that "build-through" standards should only apply to areas within the City of Lincoln 3-mile jurisdiction. Staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 7-2 (Francis, Lust, Butcher, Gaylor Baird, Weber, Esseks and Cornelius voting 'yes'; Hove and Sunderman voting 'no'). Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board if being requested on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. 4.4 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 11003, to amend the 2040 Lincoln- Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan by revising the County Future Land Use Plan to show commercial and industrial uses at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 43/South 162nd Street, and to add language that clarifies the intent that the commercial uses be those that generally support the agricultural and traveling community, with the industrial area reserved for a potential large employer. Staff recommendation: Denial Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 8-1 (Francis, Lust, Butcher, Gaylor Baird, Hove, Sunderman, Esseks and Cornelius voting 'yes'; Weber voting 'no'). Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board is being requested on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. 4.5 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 11004, to amend the 2040 Lincoln- Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan by revising the Priority Growth Areas map to change the designation of property generally located west of North 56th Street between Alvo Road and Arbor Road from Tier I, Priority B, to Tier I, Priority A. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2012, 3:00 p.m. 4.6 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 11005, to amend the 2040 Lincoln- Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan by revising the credits page; Chapter 1, Vision & Plan, LPlan 2040 Elements; Chapter 12, Plan Realization, Public Sector Contributions; and Chapter 12, Plan Realization, Plan Update Process, to clearly differentiate the Comprehensive Plan document from the Long Range Transportation Plan document so that the intent of each document is more clearly understood. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: David Cary, 441-6364, dcary@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2012, 3:00 p.m. Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board is being requested on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. 4.7 Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 11006, to amend the 2040 Lincoln- Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to add introductory language clarifying the Plan's purpose as a policy guide, not a legally binding document. Staff recommendation: Approval Staff Planner: Nicole Fleck-Tooze, 441-6363, ntooze@lincoln.ne.gov Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as revised, 6-3 (Francis, Lust, Weber, Hove, Sunderman, and Esseks voting 'yes'; Butcher, Gaylor Baird and Cornelius voting 'no'). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2012, 3:00 p.m. Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board is being requested on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.
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PENDING LIST: 1. Change of Zone No. 11028, 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. (11-30-11: Planning Commission voted 9-0 to continue public hearing on February 22, 2012 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

The Planning Commission has canceled their meeting scheduled for December 28, 2011
* * * * * 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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