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Planning Commission Agenda

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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 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, JANUARY 9, 2013

  • [Commissioner Cornelius absent]
  • Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held December 12, 2012. ** APPROVED, 5-0 (Sunderman, Corr and Scheer abstained; Cornelius absent) **
1. CONSENT AGENDA
  • (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)
CHANGE OF ZONE
1.1
Change of Zone
No. 10014A
Change of Zone No. 10014A, an amendment to the Northwoods Plaza Planned Unit Development to allow 150 dwelling units and 176,900 square feet of commercial floor area in the underlying B-2 zoned area, on property generally located at N. 84th Street and Holdrege Street.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@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 December 21, 2012, 6-2 (Sunderman, Lust, Weber, Hove, Gaylor Baird and Scheer voting 'yes'; Corr and Francis voting 'no': Cornelius absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS
1.2a
Change of Zone
No. 12033
Change of Zone No. 12033, amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance) to reformat Chapter 27.72 (Height and Lot Regulations) and to include regulations that were not carried over from Chapter 27.71 to 27.72; to provide clarification as to how uses are regulated by amending Chapters 27.02 Definitions, 27.06 Use Groups, 27.39 H-1 Interstate Commercial District, 27.62 Conditional Uses, 27.63 Special Permits, 27.69 Signs, 27.72 Height and Lot Regulations.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
1.2b
Miscellaneous
No. 12018
Miscellaneous No. 12018, amending the City of Lincoln Design Standards by amending Chapter 3.5 (Landscaping and Screening) to provide clarification regarding screening requirements for motorized vehicle repair and service facilities.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
PERMITS
1.3
Special Permit
No. 12038
Special Permit No. 12038, for the authority to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on and off the premises, on property generally located at N. 70th Street and Vine Street (836 N. 70th Street). *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated December 17, 2012, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Resolution No. PC-01315.
1.4
Special Permit
No. 12039
Special Permit No. 12039, for construction of a parking lot in a residential district with a reduction of the front yard setback, on property generally located at S. 49th Street and Randolph Street. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated December 31, 2012, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Resolution No. PC-01314.
MISCELLANEOUS
1.5
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 12009
Street & Alley Vacation No. 12009, to vacate the north-south alley between West O Street and West Monroe Street, east of SW 44th Street, generally located at SW 44th Street and West O Street.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Public Hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the Lincoln Municipal Code have been satisfied.
1.6
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 12010
Street & Alley Vacation No. 12010, to vacate the north 12 feet of Prescott Avenue lying between the east right-of-way line of S. 48th Street and the west right-of-way line of S. 52nd Street, generally located at S. 48th Street and Prescott Avenue.
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, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Public Hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the Lincoln Municipal Code have been satisfied.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
2.1
County Change of Zone No.
No. 12038
County Change of Zone No. 12038, from AG Agricultural District to AGR Agricultural Residential District, on property generally located at NW 126th Street and W. Bluff Road.
Staff recommendation: Applicant has requested to continue public hearing until January 23, 2013
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant's request for deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
(See Items 1.1 and 1.3 above)
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WITH RELATED ITEMS
4.1a
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 12022
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 12022, to review the proposed declaration of surplus property as to conformance with the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, generally located at West B Street and S. Folsom Street.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
4.1b
Change of Zone
No. 12039
Change of Zone No. 12039, from P Public Use District to R-2 Residential District, on property generally located at West B Street and S. Folsom Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
PERMITS
4.2
Appeal to Administrative Amendment
No. 12061
to Special Permit No. 277I
Appeal to Administrative Amendment No. 12061 to Special Permit No. 277I, approving an adjustment to the side yard setback from 15 feet to 10 feet for Lot 25, Pine Lake Addition, generally located at Westshore Drive and Eiger Drive. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Approval of the Administrative Amendment and Denial of the Appeal
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
** WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT **
MISCELLANEOUS
4.3
Waiver
No. 12025
Waiver No. 12025, to waive the requirement of the Land Subdivision Ordinance for the installation of sidewalks, on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Ridge Drive. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
** WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT **
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS
5.1a
Change of Zone
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: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
5.1b
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: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated December 27, 2012, as revised, 8-0 (Cornelius absent). Resolution No. PC-01316.
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
David Pesnichak, Transportation Planner (402) 441-6363 dpesnichak@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