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Planning Commission Agenda

NOTICE

The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 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. This hearing is broadcast live and is rebroadcast on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. on 5 City-TV, Cable Channel 5.

**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.

AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012

  • [Commissioners Francis and Weber absent]
  • Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held July 25, 2012. ** Motion to approve failed 3-0 with 3 abstentions (Hove, Lust and Cornelius voting 'yes'; Sunderman, Butcher and Gaylor Baird abstained; Francis and Weber absent. Held over until September 5, 2012 **
1. CONSENT AGENDA
  • (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)
CHANGE OF ZONE
1.1
Change of Zone
No. 12023
Change of Zone from H-3 Highway Commercial District to I-1 Industrial District, on property generally located at N. 14th Street and Cornhusker Highway.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rashi Jain, 402-441-6372, rjain@lincoln.ne.gov
Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Francis and Weber absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 17, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS
1.2a
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 12005
Street and Alley Vacation to vacate 50' x 30' right-of-way stub, generally located at S. 56th Street and Lillibridge Street.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 6-0 (Francis and Weber absent). Public Hearing before City Council will be schedled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 have been satisfied.
1.2b
Change of Zone
No. 12024
Change of Zone for The Lincoln Community Playhouse Planned Unit Development, from R-2 Residential District and R-3 Residential District to O-3 Office Park District PUD, on property generally located at S. 56th Street and Lillibridge Street; for a Planned Unit Development District designation of said property; and for approval of a development plan which proposes modifications to the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance to allow the existing community playhouse and future commercial development on the underlying O-3 zoning district.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 8, 2012, 6-0 (Francis and Weber absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 17, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
PERMITS
1.3
Combined Special/Use Permit
No. 13A
Combined Special/Use Permit for an adjustment to the sign regulations to allow an additional center identification sign, on property generally located at S. 40th Street and Pine Lake Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 9, 2012, 6-0 (Francis and Weber absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively schecheduled for Monday, September 17, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
See Item #1.1 above
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WITH RELATED ITEMS
4.1a
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 12006
Street and Alley Vacation to vacate the east-west alley between S. 11th Street and S. 12th Street, generally located at S. 11th Street and Lincoln Mall.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, with amendment to Condition #1.2, 6-0 (Francis and Weber absent). Public Hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 have been satisfied.
4.1b
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 12011
Comprehensive Plan Conformance to review a proposed amendment to the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, to add the "3 Landmark Centre Redevelopment Project" and to revise the Lincoln Mall Capitol Environs Redevelopment Project boundary. The Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan Area is generally bounded by Salt Creek, Interstate 180 and "R" Street on the north, 17th Street on the east, "G" Street on the south and Salt Creek, 2nd Street and Sun Valley Boulevard on the west.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 6-0 (Francis and Weber absent). Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 17, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
PERMITS
4.2
Special Permit
No. 12029
Special Permit for the expansion of a nonconforming use to construct a garage in the rear yard setback, on property generally located at 2233 Park Avenue. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rashi Jain, 402-441-6372, rjain@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 8, 2012, 6-0 (Francis and Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01299.
MISCELLANEOUS
4.3
Waiver
No. 12013
Waiver to waive the requirement of the Land Subdivision Ordinance to construct a sidewalk, on property generally located at S. 40th Street & Pioneers Boulevard (4010 Clifford Drive). *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': DENIAL, 5-1 (Hove dissenting; Francis and Weber absent).
* * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * *
PENDING LIST: None

Planning Department Staff Contacts

Stephen 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
Stacey Groshong Hageman, Planner (402) 441-6361 slhageman@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