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Planning Commission Agenda

NOTICE

The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 14, 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, DECEMBER 12, 2012

  • [Commissioners Francis and Sunderman absent]
  • Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held November 14, 2012. ** APPROVED, 5-0 (Butcher abstained; Francis and Sunderman absent) **
1. CONSENT AGENDA
  • (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
1.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 12018
County Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 12018, to review a proposed conservation easement as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, on property generally located at SW 98th Street and Kolbrook Road. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission 'final action': A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 6-0 (Francis and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01310.
1.2
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 12019
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 12019, to review a proposed conservation easement as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, on property generally located at N. 84th Street and Havelock Avenue. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission 'final action': A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 6-0 (Francis and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01311.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS
2.1a
Change of Zone No.
No. 12036
Change of Zone No. 12036, to designate the Miles Wheeler House as a Historic Landmark, on property generally located at S. 17th Street & D Street (1717 D Street).
Staff recommendation: Applicant has requested to continue public hearing until January 9, 2013
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant's request for deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
2.1b
Special Permit
No. 12037
Special Permit No. 12037, for Historic Preservation of the Miles Wheeler House for use of the premises as three residential dwelling units, on property generally located at S. 17th Street & D Street (1717 D Street). *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Applicant has requested to continue public hearing until January 9, 2013
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant's request for deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 12021
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 12021, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a conservation easement on property generally located at N. 1st Street and Raymond Road.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 6-0 (Francis and Sunderman absent). Setting of Public Hearing on the Conservation Easement Agreement before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners pending. Resolution No. PC-01313 as to finding of conformity.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WITH RELATED ITEMS
4.2a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 12003
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 12003, amending the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan by changing the land use designation from Residential to Commercial and to designate a new community center, on property generally located at North 1st Street and Cornhusker Highway.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Francis and Sunderman absent). Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
4.2b
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 12020
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 12020, to review the proposed “1st & Cornhusker Redevelopment Plan” as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. The Redevelopment Plan area consists of an estimated 78 acres, more or less, comprised of mobile home residential land use, generally bounded by Cornhusker Highway on the south, N. 4th Street on the east, Adams Street on the north and N. 1st Street on the west, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
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 Sunderman absent). Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
4.2c
Change of Zone
No. 12029
Change of Zone No. 12029, Ascentia Planned Unit Development, for a change of zone from H-3 Highway Commercial District and R-2 Residential District to R-3 Residential District PUD, on property generally located at N. 1st Street and Cornhusker Highway; 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 Land Subdivision Ordinance to allow 391,100 sq. ft. of commercial floor area, a hotel and 450 dwelling units on the underlying R-3 zoned area.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 29, 2012, 6-0 (Francis and Sunderman absent). Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
4.3a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 12004
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 12004, amending the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan by changing the land use designation from Green Space to Industrial on property generally located at N.W. 44th Street and W. Fletcher Avenue.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Francis and Sunderman absent). Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
4.3b
Special Permit
No. 12035
Special Permit No. 12035, for a scrap and salvage processing operation, on property generally located at NW 48th Street and W. Cuming Street (4400 W. Webster Street). *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 21, 2012, with amendments, 6-0 (Francis and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01312.
CHANGE OF ZONE
4.4
Change of Zone
No. 12021
Change of Zone No. 12021, Interstate Land Planned Unit Development, for a change of zone from I-1 Industrial District to R-3 Residential District PUD on property generally located at NW 12th Street and Cornhusker Highway; 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 Land Subdivision Ordinance to allow a campground, multi-family residential and any use allowed in the I-1 District on the underlying R-3 zoned area.
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 5-0 (Gaylor Baird, Francis and Sunderman absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
MISCELLANEOUS
4.5
Miscellaneous
No. 12014
Miscellaneous No. 12014, to review the proposed determination that the 18th and Q Redevelopment Area as set forth in the “18th and Q Redevelopment Area Blight & Substandard Determination Study” be declared a blighted and substandard area as defined in the Nebraska Community Development Law. The study area consists of an estimated 4.7 acres, more or less, generally bounded by Q Street, R Street, N. 18th Street, and N. Antelope Valley Parkway, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
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 THAT THERE IS A REASONABLE PRESENCE OF SUBSTANDARD AND BLIGHTED CONDITIONS, 5-0 (Gaylor Baird, Francis and Sunderman absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
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
David Cary, Long Range Planning Manager (402) 441-6364 dcary@lincoln.ne.gov
Michael Brienzo, Transportation Planner (402) 441-6369 mbrienzo@lincoln.ne.gov
Paul Barnes, Planner (402) 441-6372 pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Tom Cajka, Planner (402) 441-5662 tcajka@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
Brian Will, Planner (402) 441-6362 bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Ed Zimmer, Historic Preservation Planner (402) 441-6360 ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov