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Planning Commission Agenda

NOTICE

The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 15, 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, MAY 15, 2013

Commissioner Sunderman absent

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held May 1, 2013. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Sunderman absent) **

Election of Vice-Chair. Jeanelle Lust elected Vice-Chair for unexpired term of Wendy Francis until August 21, 2013.

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
1.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 12017
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 12017, to review a proposed conservation easement from the City of Lincoln to the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, for the purpose of floodplain storage over a portion of Oak Lake Park, generally located north of Charleston Street and Sun Valley Blvd. and west of Interstate 180. *** 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 CONFORMITY WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 7-0 (Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01331.
PERMITS
1.2
County Special Permit
No. 198A
County Special Permit No. 198A, an amendment to the Wyndam Place Community Unit Plan, to add 20.53 acres to the area of the CUP and increase the density from 15 to 17 single family acreage lots and 4 outlots, on property generally located at N. 176th Street and Holdrege Street. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 3, 2013, 7-0 (Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01332.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 13002
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 13002, to review the draft FY2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), as to conformance with the MPO Long Range Transportation Plan. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the 2040 Lincoln MPO Long Range Transportation Plan
Staff Planner: Michael Brienzo, 402-441-6369, mbrienzo@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': A FINDING OF GENERAL CONFORMANCE WITH THE LINCOLN MPO LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN, 7-0 (Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01333.
CHANGE OF ZONE
4.2
Change of Zone
No. 13009
Change of Zone No. 13009, Campbell's Nursery Planned Unit Development, from R-2 Residential District to O-3 Office Park PUD, on property generally located east of the intersection of S. 40th Street and Lake 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, Land Subdivision Ordinance and Design Standards to allow a mixed-use development consisting of residential, office, and retail uses on the underyling O-3 zoned area.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 1, 2013, with amendment to Condition #1.8 as requested by the applicant, 7-0 (Sunderman absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 10, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
PERMITS
4.3
Special Permit
No. 04005B
Use Permit No. 04005B, an amendment to allow a mixed use building of 6 dwelling units and 5,000 sq. ft. of office space, on property generally located at NW 1st Street and Barons Road. *** 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 April 30, 2013, 6-0 (Hove and Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01334.
TEXT AMENDMENTS
4.4a
Text Amendment
No. 12031
Text Amendment No. 12031, amending and reorganizing Chapter 27.75 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Board of Zoning Appeals to simplify and clarify the process for filing variances by renumbering existing Section 27.75.020 as Section 27.75.040 and amending it to grant explicit authority to cancel regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals; amending Section 27.75.030 to revise the procedure for appeals and to establish a procedure to obtain Board of Zoning Appeals review of petitions for variances and exceptions; renumbering existing Section 27.75.040 as 27.75.020 and amending it to distinguish between the Board of Zoning Appeals' appellate jurisdiction and original jurisdiction; amending Section 27.75.050 to further define the jurisdiction of the Board of Zoning Appeals; amending Section 27.75.060 to provide that any decision approving a petition for a variance or an exception shall be by resolution of the Board of Zoning Appeals; and repealing Sections 27.75.020, 27.75.030, 27.75.040, 27.75.050 and 27.75.060 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Hove and Sunderman absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 10, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
4.4b
Text Amendment
No. 12034
Text Amendment No. 12034, amending and reorganizing Article 19 of the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution relating to the Board of Zoning Appeals to simplify and clarify the process for filing variances by renumbering existing Section 19.003 as Section 19.007; amending Section 19.005 to revise the procedure for appeals and to establish a procedure to obtain Board of Zoning Appeals review of petitions for variances and exceptions; renumbering existing Section 19.007 as 19.003 and amending it to distinguish between the Board of Zoning Appeals’ appellate jurisdiction and original jurisdiction; amending Section 19.009 to provide that any decision approving a petition for a variance or an exception shall be by resolution of the Board of Zoning Appeals, and repealing Sections 19.003, 19.005 19.007 and 19.009 of the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 6-0 (Hove and Sunderman absent). Scheduling of public hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is being requested.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Presentation by Planning Department: "Removing Barriers and Making Places"
PENDING LIST:
1.
County Change of Zone
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.
(4/17/2013: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on May 29, 2013.)

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
Paul Barnes, Planner (402) 441-6372 pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Michael Brienzo, Transportation Planner (402) 441-6369 mbrienzo@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