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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 2, 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.

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AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013

[All Members Present]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held September 4, 2013. ** APPROVED, as amended, 8-0 **

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

CHANGE OF ZONE
1.1
Change of Zone
No. 05026C
Change of Zone No. 05026C, to amend the Apple's Way Planned Unit Development to delete the note which limits drive-through facilities only in conjunction with coffee shops, which also prohibits uses that operate 24-hours a day, on property generally located at Apples Way and Highway 2 (6125 Apples Way).
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@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 September 5, 2013, with amendment to allow fast food with a drive-thru, only on Lot 3, Block 3, Apples Way Addition, and to keep the 24-hour restriction for the entire development in place, 8-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2013, at 3:00 p.m.
1.2
Change of Zone
No. 13017
Change of Zone No. 13017, from R-2 Residential District to I-1 Industrial District; from AG Agriculture District to I-1 Industrial District; from R-2 Residential District to P Public Use District; from AG Agriculture District to P Public Use District; and from H-3 Highway Commercial District to P Public Use District, on property generally located on the east side of NW 27th Street, north of Interstate 80 and northeast of NW 27th Street and West Vine Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
1.3
Change of Zone
No. 13021
Change of Zone No. 13021, from AGR Agricultural Residential District to O-3 Office Park District, on property generally located at S. 84th Street and Eiger Drive (8333 Eiger Drive).
Staff recommendation: Approval
Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
PERMITS
1.4
Special Permit
No. 13044
Special Permit No. 13044. for the expansion of a nonconforming use, by reducing the required front yard on Plum Street and S. 11th Street for the construction of an addition to the existing building, on property generally located at S. 11th Street and Plum Street (2001 S. 11th Street). *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7605, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 19, 2013, 8-0. Resolution No. PC-01363.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
See Item 1.1 above
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 13007
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 13007, to review a proposed amendment to the Antelope Valley Redevelopment Plan as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. The proposed amendment adds "21st and N Redevelopment Project: The Exchange at Antelope Valley" to redevelop the area generally located at S. 21st and N Streets between K Street on the south, N Street on the north, S. Antelope Valley Parkway on the west and the Antelope Valley channel on the east, including a mixed-use building including first floor retail and two stories of market rate apartments, dwelling units, and a grocery store. The Antelope Valley Redevelopment Plan area north of Downtown is generally bounded by Salt Creek on the north, by the BNSF Railroad tracks on the south, by Antelope Creek on the east and by Interstate I-180 on the west; the area east of Downtown is generally bounded by 17th Street on the west, 27th Street on the east, the BNSF Railroad tracks on the north and "D" and "E" Streets on the south.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, as corrected, 8-0. Public Hearing before City Council is scheduled for Monday, October 14, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
ANNEXATION WITH RELATED ITEMS
4.2a
Annexation
No. 13004
Annexation No. 13004, to annex approximately 16 acres, more or less, generally located at the northeast corner of Ashbrook Drive and Highway 2.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0. Scheduling of Public Hearing before City Council delayed at the request of the applicant.
4.2b
Change of Zone
No. 13020
Change of Zone No. 13020, from AGR Agricultural Residential District to R-4 Residential District, on property generally located at the northeast corner of Ashbrook Drive and Highway 2.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recomendation: DENIAL, 5-3 (Hove, Sunderman and Lust dissenting). Scheduling of Public Hearing bfore City Council delayed at the request of the applicant.
4.2c
Special Permit
No. 13043
Special Permit No. 13043, Broadmoor Ashbrook Apartments Community Unit Plan, for approximately 220 dwelling units and a clubhouse facility, with requests to waive block length requirement, to not make a required street connection, and to adjust the maximum height, on property generally located at the northeast corner of Ashbrook Drive and Highway 2. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': DENIAL, 5-3 (Hove, Sunderman and Lust dissenting).
MISCELLANEOUS
4.3
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 06007
Street & Alley Vacation No. 06007, to vacate Pine Ridge Lane west of the west line of Westshore Drive, at approximately Highway 2 and Ashbrook Drive.
Staff recommendation: A finding of Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan, with conditions
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commision voted 7-0 to defer for eight weeks, with CONTINUED PUBIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 1:00 p.m. (Weber absent).
4.4
Miscellaneous
No. 13002
Miscellaneous No. 13002, to review the proposed determination that the Piedmont Redevelopment Area as set forth in the "Piedmont Redevelopment Area Blight and 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 8.6 acres, more or less, generally located between "A" Street and "C" Street, from 50th Street to Cotner Boulevard, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Staff recommendation: Finding that there is a reasonable presence of substandard and blighted conditions
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 CONDTIONS, 7-0 (Weber absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
CHANGE OF ZONE
4.5
Change of Zone
No. 13019
Change of Zone No. 13019, Piedmont Shops Planned Unit Development, for a change of zone from B-1 Local Business District to B-3 Commercial District PUD, on property generally located at South Cotner Boulevard and A Streets (1265 Cotner Boulevard); for a Planned Unit Development District designation of said property; and for approval of a development plan which proposes modifications to the Design Standards, Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance to allow improvements and B-3 uses in the Piedmont Shopping Center on the underlying B-3 zoned area.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 19, 2013, 7-0 (Weber absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
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Adjournment
PENDING LIST:
1.
Change of Zone
No. 13015
Change of Zone No. 13015, from AGR Agricultural District to R-1 Residential District, on property generally located at Frontier Road and Highway 2 (6061 and 6101 Frontier Road).
(8-21-13: Planning Commission voted 7-0 to continue public hearing on October 16, 2013 at the applicant's request)

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