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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 28, 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.

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AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

Commissioner Lust absent

Approval of minutes of the special public hearing held May 7, 2014. **APPROVED 8-0 (Lust Absent)**

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held May 14, 2014. **APPROVED 8-0 (Lust Absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

PERMITS
1.1
Special Permit
No. 555B
Special Permit No. 555B, to expand the area of the existing approved special permit to allow additional on-site parking, on property legally generally located at North 60th Street and Morrill Avenue (4241 North 61st 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 May 12, 2014: 8-0 (Lust absent).
1.2
Use Permit
No. 57E
Use Permit No. 57E, an amendment to the approved Lincoln Crossing use permit to remove the theater and to allow a hotel and other commercial pad sites, including a waiver to increase the maximum height, on property generally located at North 27th Street and Folkways Boulevard (2803 and 2903 Folkways Boulevard).
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@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 May 13, 2014: 8-0 (Lust absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 16, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
1.3
Special Permit
No. 09022B
Special Permit No. 09022B, to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises, on property generally located at South 33rd Street and Yankee Hill Road (8511 South 33rd Street). *** 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 May 13, 2014: 8-0 (Lust absent).
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
See Item 1.2 above.
4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 14010
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 14010, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, the assignment of a permanent conservation easement to the City of Lincoln for the purpose of preserving flood storage volume in the Salt Creek storage area, on property generally located at S. 1st St. and W. South St. (177 W. South St.). *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had continued public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 8-0 (Lust absent). The Law Department will schedule the acceptance of the easement agreement on a future City Council agenda.
5. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
TEXT AMENDMENT
5.1a
Text Amendment
No. 14004
Text Amendment No. 14004, amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code by amending Section 27.63.320 relating to special permits to allow community unit plans in the R-7 and R-8 zoning districts by special permit; amending Section 27.65.020 (Community Unit Plan Requirements) to allow community unit plans in the R-7 and R-8 zoning districts and providing for the calculation of the maximum permitted density thereof; amending the catchhead of Section 27.65.070 to reflect its applicability to community unit plans in the R-7 and R-8 zoning districts; amending Section 27.65.090 relating to parking within community unit plans to allow the City Council to adjust the location of required parking and to reduce the amount of required parking, except for dwellings for non-related persons, when justified; amending Section 27.67.040 to establish the parking requirement for Dwellings for Nonrelated Persons for four to six persons living as a single housekeeping unit permitted under a community unit plan as one space per resident; amending Section 27.67.065 to delete special parking requirements for community unit plans; and repealing Sections 27.63.320, 27.65.020, 27.65.070, 27.65.090, 27.67.040, and 27.67.065 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 7-1 (Harris dissenting; Lust absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
5.1b
Text Amendment
No. 14005
Text Amendment No. 14005, an amendment to Section 1.1 of Chapter 3.35, Design Standards for Community Unit Plans, to provide maximum density standards for the R-7 and R-8 Residential Zoning Districts and to provide for the calculation of a total maximum density and maximum cluster density for dwelling units when the property within the boundaries of a C.U.P. includes property located in more than one residential zoning district.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 7-1 (Harris dissenting; Lust absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WITH RELATED ITEMS
5.2a
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 14011
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 14011, to review a proposed amendment to the Antelope Valley Redevelopment Plan as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, to add the "Eleven Hundred Y Street Project" consisting of an infill multi-family apartment complex for 126 dwelling units on approximately 2.2 acres, generally located between 10th Street on the west, Y Street on the south, N. 12th Street on the east and the east/west alley between Y Street and Charleston Street on the north. 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, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 8-0 (Lust absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
5.2b
Change of Zone
No. 14011
Change of Zone No. 14011, from B-3 Commercial District, R-4 Residential District and I-1 Industrial District to R-8 Residential District, on property generally located at North 10th Street and Y Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 8-0 (Lust absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
5.2c
Special Permit
No. 14008
Special Permit No. 14008, for authority to develop the 1100 "Y" Street Community Unit Plan, consisting of approximately 126 apartment units, including requests to modify the setback requirements, on property generally located at North 10th Street and Y Street. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 14, 2014, as revised by staff memo dated May 28, 2014: 8-0 (Lust absent).
5.3a
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 13020
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 13020, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposal to declare approximately 9.37 acres, more or less, as surplus property, generally located at South 84th Street and South Street.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 8-0 (Lust absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 16, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
5.3b
Change of Zone
No. 14012
Change of Zone No. 14012, from R-1 Residential District and P Public Use District to R-3 Residential District and from R-1 Residential District to P Public Use District, on property generally located at South 84th Street and South Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 7-1 (Sunderman dissenting; Lust absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 16, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
5.3c
Special Permit
No. 14009
Special Permit No. 14009, for authority to develop the Lincoln Housing Authority 84th Street Site Community Unit Plan, consisting of 72 dwelling units, including a waiver request to modify the subdivision development standards to allow more than 40 dwelling units on a dead-end street, on property generally located at South 84th Street and South Street. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': DENIED: 7-1 (Cornelius dissenting; Lust absent). Letter of Appeal filed by Thomas C. Huston on behalf of Lincoln Housing Authority on May 29, 2014. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 16, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
PERMITS
5.4
Special Permit
No. 1665C
Special Permit No. 1665C, for authority to amend the Van Dorn Meadows Community Unit Plan to revise the lot layout to allow one 2-story, 20-unit multiple-family building and 10 two-family buildings, with a waiver to the front yard setback to allow parking in the front yard, on property generally located at South 70th Street and Holmes Park Road. *** FINAL ACTION ***
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Motion to approve, with conditions, FAILED: 3-2 (Cornelius, Harris and Scheer voting 'yes'; Beecham and Corr voting 'no' (Weber, Sunderman Hove and Lust absent). Automatically carried over for ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION ONLY on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED.
* * * 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