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NOTICE

The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in Hearing Room 112 on the first floor of the County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln Nebraska, on the following items. For more information, call the Planning Department, (402) 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, December 11, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln Nebraska, for a "Joint Meeting of the reFORM Design Standards and Zoning Barriers Subcommittees".

**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 11, 2013

[All members present]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held November 27, 2013. ** APPROVED, 6-0 (Cornelius, Scheer and Lust abstained) **

1. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None
2. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WITH RELATED ITEMS:
2.1a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 13003
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 13003, to amend the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to modify the City's existing theater policy regarding the size and location of movie theater complexes by deleting text from Pages 3, 4, and 10, Chapter 5.
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
WITHDRAWN by the Applicant at public hearing.
2.1b
Text Amendment
No. 13014
Text Amendment No. 13014, amending Section 27.63.630 to allow by special permit in the B-5 zoning district theater complexes located outside a 6.5-mile radius from the center of the intersection of 13th and O Streets to have more than six screens; and repealing Section 27.63.630 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
WITHDRAWN by the Applicant at public hearing.
CHANGE OF ZONE
2.2
Change of Zone
No. 13026
Change of Zone No. 13026, the "21st and N Mixed Use Development Planned Unit Development (PUD)", for a change of zone from B-4 Lincoln Center Business District to B-4 Lincoln Center Business District PUD, on property generally located southeast of the intersection of 21st and N Streets; 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 93 dwelling units and approximately 10,000 square feet of commercial floor area on the underlying B-4 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 November 26, 2013, as amended by staff memo dated December 11, 2013, and as further amended by applicant's Motion to Amend dated December 11, 2013, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
2.3
Change of Zone
No. 13027
Change of Zone No. 13027, to designate the Muny Building as a Historic Landmark, on property located in Antelope Park south of 23rd and N Streets.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
PERMITS
2.4
Special Permit
No. 1665B
Special Permit No. 1665B, an amendment to the Van Dorn Meadows 1st Addition Community Unit Plan, to waive the requirement for a pedestrian easement when the block length exceeds 1,000 ft., on property generally located at S. 72nd Street and Van Dorn 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 November 22, 2013, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01374.
2.5
Use Permit
No. 13011
Use Permit No. 13011, to allow a grocery store and future pad site development for a total of 50,200 square feet of floor area, including a request to reduce the front yard setback along N. 84th Street, 'O' Street, Russwood Parkway and College Park Drive, on property generally located at the northwest corner of N. 84th Street and "O" Street.
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 November 26, 2013, as amended on December 11, 2013, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
3. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
TEXT AMENDMENT WITH RELATED ITEMS
3.1a
County Text Amendment No.
No. 13013
County Text Amendment No. 13013, amending the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution, by amending Articles 2, 4 and 13 to allow solid waste disposal sites and solid waste processing facilities, such as compost plants and incinerators, as special permitted uses in the AG Agricultural District of Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 14, 2013, as amended on December 10, 2013, 9-0. Scheduling of Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners pending.
3.1b
County Special Permit
No. 13051
County Special Permit No. 13051, to allow a solid waste processing facility, on property generally located at 13000 Pella Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 14, 2013, as amended on December 10, 2013, 9-0. Scheduling of Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners pending.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

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).
(10-16-13: Planning Commission voted 8-0 to continue public hearing on April 16, 2014, at the applicant's request)
2.
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.
(11-27-13: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to continue public hearing on January 22, 2014, at the applicant's request)
3.
Administrative Amendment
No. 13075
Administrative Amendment No. 13075 to Special Permit No. 07041, Fox Trail Estates Community Unit Plan, to reduce the side yard setback from 60 feet to 10 feet on the north side of Outlot D in the Fox Trail Estates Community Unit Plan, on property generally located at SW. 56th Street and W. Old Cheney Road. (appealed by the applicant) *** FINAL ACTION ***
(11-27-13: Planning Commission voted 6-0 to continue public hearing on January 8, 2014, 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