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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, June 26, 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.

The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, from 12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m. in Conference Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln Nebraska, for a briefing by Planning staff on "Part 2 of Planning Department Self-Assessment".

**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, JUNE 26, 2013

[Commissioner Weber absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held June 12, 2013. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Weber absent) **

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
1.1
Comprehensive Plan
No. 13003
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 13003, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to the Lincoln Electric System Capital Improvements Program for the construction of a Training Facility at North 27th Street and Fairfield Streets. The Planning Commission action as to a finding of conformity is final action.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission 'final action': A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 7-0 (Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01339.
ANNEXATION WITH RELATED ITEMS
1.2a
Annexation
No. 13002
Annexation No. 13002, to annex approximately 24 acres, more or less, generally located at S. 27th Street and Rokeby Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7605, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Weber absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
1.2b
Change of Zone
No. 13011
Change of Zone No. 13011, from AG Agriculture District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at S. 27th Street and Rokeby Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7605, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Weber absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
TEXT AMENDMENTS
1.3a
Text Amendment
No. 13007
Text Amendment No. 13007, amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code to define and regulate the use of outlots by amending Section 27.02.160 to add the definition of “outlot”; amending Section 27.69.030 to provide signs may be erected and maintained on an outlot; adding a new Section 27.70.070 to establish permitted uses for an outlot; and repealing Sections 27.02.160 and 27.69.030 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Weber absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
1.3b
Text Amendment
No. 13009
Text Amendment No. 13009, amending Chapter 26.07 of the Lincoln Municipal Code (Land Subdivision Definitions) by amending Section 26.07.135 to revise the definition of “Outlot”; and repealing Section 26.07.135 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Weber absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
1.3c
Text Amendment
No. 13008
County Text Amendment No. 13008, amending the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution by amending Sections 2.098, 3.011, 15.007, 22.003, and 22.005 to add a definition of "Outlot"; clarify the jurisdictional boundaries of the County Zoning Resolution; define uses that may be allowed on outlots; reorganize general provisions for amendments and add a procedure for amendments which are protested; and remove the requirement for publication of hearing notices in newspapers of neighboring counties.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Weber absent). Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners being requested.
1.3d
Text Amendment
No. 13010
County Text Amendment No. 13010, amending the Lancaster County Land Subdivision Resolution, by amending Section 2.22 to change the definition of "Outlot".
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Weber absent). Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners being requested.
PERMITS
1.4
Use Permit
No. 152A
Use Permit No. 152A, an amendment to Pioneers Pointe Plaza, to reduce the front yard setback along Highway 2, on property generally located at S. 13th Street and Highway 2. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7605, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated June 13, 2013, 7-0 (Weber absent). Pursuant to §27.64.010(h), requires action by City Council. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
1.5
County Special Permit
No. 13018
County Special Permit No. 13018, for soil excavation, on property generally located at SW 72nd Street and W. Denton Road. *** 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, 7-0 (Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01341.
1.6
Special Permit
No. 13020
Special Permit No. 13020, for an early childhood care facility, on property generally located at Brookside Drive and West Q Street (1030 West Q Street). *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated June 11, 2013, 7-0 (Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01342.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
PERMITS
2.1
Special Permit
No. 1995A
Special Permit No. 1995A, an amendment to the Hub Hall Heights Community Unit Plan, to change 8 single-family lots to 9 townhouse lots and 6 single-family attached lots, including the waiver requests approved with the original CUP and additional waiver requests to lot area and lot width, on property generally located at NW 48th Street and W. Holdrege Street. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Applicant has requested to continue public hearing until July 10, 2013
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant's request for two week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
None
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
CHANGE OF ZONE
4.1
Change of Zone
No. 07060A
Change of Zone No. 07060A, an amendment to the Wilderness Heights Planned Unit Development (PUD), to allow motorized vehicle sales and service, and to rezone a portion of the PUD from B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District PUD to R-3 Residential, on property generally located at the southeast corner of South 40th Street and Yankee Hill Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7605, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated June 13, 2013, 7-0 (Weber absent). Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2013, 1:00.
4.2
County Change of Zone
No. 13012
County Change of Zone No. 13012, from AG Agriculture District to AGR Agriculture Residential District on property lying between the former Hickman extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) south to the newly established Hickman ETJ, generally located at South 72nd Street and Leisure Place; and from AGR Agriculture Residential District to AG Agriculture District on property generally located at South 68th Street and Martell Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Weber absent). Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is being requested.
PERMITS
4.3
Special Permit
No. 13022
Special Permit No. 13022, Joshua's Glen Community Unit Plan, to allow up to 156 dwelling units, with requests to waive minimum lot width; minimum lot area; reduce setbacks; lot width to depth ratio; minimum street radius and sag curve K value; internal street intersection spacing; sanitary sewer to flow opposite street grades; and cul-de-sac radius, on property generally located at S. 56th Street and Shadow Pines Drive (6520 S. 56th Street). *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated June 12, 2013, 7-0 (Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01343.
* * * 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
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