Boards & Commissions

Planning Commission Agenda

NOTICE

The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 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, January 8, 2014, immediately following their regular meeting, in Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln Nebraska, for "Review of reFORM Proposals". ** DEFERRED to Wednesday, January 22, 2014

**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 8, 2014

[All members present]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held December 11, 2013. ** APPROVED, 9-0 **

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

CHANGE OF ZONE WITH RELATED ITEMS
1.1a
Change of Zone
No. 13028
Change of Zone No. 13028, from P Public Use District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at South 70th Street and "O" Street (300 South 70th Street).
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 3, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
1.1b
Special Permit
No. 13058
Special Permit No. 13058, for authority to operate a residential healthcare facility with approximately 40 beds, on property generally located at South 70th Street and "O" Street (300 South 70th Street). *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional 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 23, 2013, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01375.
PERMITS
1.2
Pre-Existing Special Permit
No. 5C
Pre-Existing Special Permit No. 5C, to expand the limits of the existing special permit for an addition to the existing plant, on property generally located at N. 70th Street and Cornhusker Highway (6940 Cornhusker Highway). *** 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 December 17, 2013, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01376.
1.3
Special Permit / Use Permit
No. 8C
Special Permit/Use Permit No. 8C, an amendment to allow an addition of approximately 12,400 square feet to an existing building, including a request to reduce the parking requirements for doctors' offices, on property generally located at South 70th Street and A Street.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant's request for two-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.
1.4
Use Permit
No. 149A
Use Permit No. 149A, an amendment to reconfigure the building and parking layout south of Jamie Lane, west of South 27th Street, including a request to reduce the side and rear yard setbacks to allow a 400 sq. ft. increase of commercial floor area, on property generally located at South 27th Street and Jamie Lane.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7605, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant's request for two-week deferral, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.
1.5
Special Permit
No. 1405A
Special Permit No. 1405A, to allow an early childhood care facility for up to 45 children and five adult staff, on property located at 6200 Pine Lake Road. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated December 19, 2013, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01377.
1.6
Special Permit
No. 13055
Special Permit No. 13055, for expansion of a nonconforming and nonstandard use, to allow for an early childhood care facility and neighborhood support services, including a waiver request to reduce the front yard setback and to allow parking in the side yard, on property generally located at 1245 S. Folsom 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 December 19, 2013, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01378.
MISCELLANEOUS
1.7
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 13004
Street & Alley Vacation No. 13004, to vacate Pine Tree Lane from North 7th Street to the end of the Pine Tree Lane cul-de-sac, generally located at Pine Tree Lane and N. 7th Street.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of LMC Chapter 14.20 have been satisfied.
1.8
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 13005
Street & Alley Vacation No. 13005, to vacate approximately 21' adjacent to 1920 Holdrege Street from North 20th Circle to the west property line of 1920 Holdrege Street.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of LMC Chapter 14.20 have been satisfied.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
See Items 1.3 and 1.4 above
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 13016
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 13016, to review a proposed amendment to the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, to add the Case, Case, and Case Project to renovate the existing residential building and make streetscape and facade improvements, generally located at 1421 P Street. The Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan area is generally bounded by Salt Creek, Interstate 180 and "R" Street on the north, 17th Street on the east, "G" Street on the south and Salt Creek, 2nd Street and Sun Valley Boulevard on the west.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 3, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
4.2
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 13017
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 13017, to review a proposed amendment to the North 27th Street Corridor and Environs Redevelopment Plan as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to add the "Hartley Flats" project to redevelop the properties at 444, 436 and 422 North 27th Street as a 13-unit residential building. The North 27th Street Corridor and Environs Redevelopment Plan area is generally bounded on the south by N Street, on the west by 23rd Street, on the north by Leighton Avenue and on the east by 31st Street, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 3, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
4.3
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 13018
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 13018, to review the proposed "Piedmont Redevelopment Plan" as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, on approximately 8.6 acres, consisting of 4.2 acres of commercial use including the Piedmont Shopping Center and Piedmont Auto Care facility, and 4.4 acres of street right-of-way. The Redevelopment Plan area is generally bounded by C Street on the north, A Street and S. Cotner Boulevard on the south, Aldrich Road on the east and S. 50th Street on the west, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 3, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
4.4
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 13019
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 13019, to review a proposed amendment to the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, to add the WD Brock Lofts project to renovate the existing building into 14,000 square feet of retail and 22 dwelling units at 1024 to 1038 "O" Street. The Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan area is generally bounded by Salt Creek, Interstate 180 and "R" Street on the north, 17th Street on the east, "G" Street on the south and Salt Creek, 2nd Street and Sun Valley Boulevard on the west, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
*** THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN
CHANGE OF ZONE
4.5
Change of Zone
No. 13029
Change of Zone No. 13029, from AGR Agricultural Residential District to H-3 Highway Commercial District, on property generally located at Highway 2 and Pine Lake Road.
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL, 5-4 (Weber, Beecham, Scheer, Corr and Lust voting 'yes'; Cornelius, Sunderman, Hove and Harris voting 'no'. Scheduled of Public Hearing before City Council pending at the request of the applicant.
PERMITS
4.6
Special Permit
No. 13060
Special Permit No. 13060, for a 13-stall campground on property generally located at Highway 2 and Pine Lake Road. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': DENIED, 7-2 (Cornelius, Weber, Beecham, Harris, Scheer, Corr and Lust voting 'yes'; Sunderman and Hove voting 'no'. Resolution No. PC-01379.
4.7
Special Permit
No. 1960A
Special Permit No. 1960A, an amendment to the Grandview Heights Community Unit Plan, for two additional lots with a request to waive design standards to allow Pine Tree Lane to be a rural road cross section with sidewalk aligned only on the south side of the roadway, along with the waiver of street trees and ornamental lighting granted with the existing Grandview Heights Community Unit Plan, on property generally located at North 7th Street to North 14th Street, Ogden/Superior Street to north of Pine Tree Lane and Hilltop Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated December 26, 2013, with amendments
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENT
5.1
Administrative Amendment
No. 13075
Appeal of the Planning Director denial of 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 and south sides of Outlot C , and on the north side of Outlot D, all in the Fox Trail Estates Community Unit Plan, on property generally located at S.W. 56th Street and W. Old Cheney Road. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': APPROVAL, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01380.
* * * 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)

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