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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, April 16, 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, April 16, 2014, immediately following their regular meeting, in Conference Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln Nebraska, for a briefing on "Mid-Block Pedestrian Ways and Block Lengths".

**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, APRIL 16, 2014

[All Members Present]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held April 2, 2014. ** APPROVED, 7-0 (Beecham and Weber abstained) **

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
1.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 14007
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 14007, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, the proposed acquisition of a permanent conservation easement to preserve the natural resources on property located in the general vicinity of the Beal's Slough floodplain located near South 56th Street and Shadow Pines Drive. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission 'final action': A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01387. Public Hearing on the associated "Conservation Easement Agreement" is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
ANNEXATION WITH RELATED ITEMS
1.2a
Annexation
No. 14001
Annexation No. 14001, to annex approximately 2.71 acres, more or less, generally located at South 88th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
1.2b
Change of Zone
No. 14005
Change of Zone No. 14005, from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at South 88th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WITH RELATED ITEMS
4.1a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 14001
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 14001, amending the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan by amending the Future Land Use map to change the designation for approximately 5.5 acres of land located at the northwest corner of South 70th Street and Pine Lake Road from "urban residential" to "commercial".
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public Hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
4.1b
Change of Zone
No. 14004
Change of Zone No. 14004, from AGR Agricultural Residential District to H-4 General Commercial District, on property generally located at the northwest corner of the intersection of South 70th Street and Pine Lake Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public Hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
4.1c
Special Permit
No. 14003
Special Permit No. 14003, for a Planned Service Commercial special permit to allow mini- warehousing and approximately 20,000 square feet of office floor area, on property generally located at the northwest corner of South 70th Street and Pine Lake Road. *** 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 April 2, 2014, as amended, 8-0 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Resolution No. PC-01388.
MISCELLANEOUS
4.2
Miscellaneous
No. 14001
Miscellaneous No. 14001, to review the proposed determination that the "Van Dorn Redevelopment Area #2" as set forth in the Van Dorn Redevelopment Area #2 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 289.1 acres, more or less, of which approximately 56.2% has been developed. The Redevelopment Area is generally bounded by S. 1st Street to the west, Calvert Street to the south, vacated railroad right-of-way west of 8th Street adjacent to Standing Bear Park down to Van Dorn Street to the east, and the north property line of Sawyer Snell Park to the north.
Staff recommendation: Finding that there is a reasonable presence of substandard and blighted conditions
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING THAT THERE IS A REASONABLE PRESENCE OF SUBSTANDARD AND BLIGHTED CONDITIONS, 8-0 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 12, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment
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
Brian Will, Planner (402) 441-6362 bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Ed Zimmer, Historic Preservation Planner (402) 441-6360 ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov