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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 6, 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, August 6, 2014, immediately following their regular meeting, in Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln Nebraska, for a post-meeting workshop on "Rezoning for Apartments".

**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, AUGUST 6, 2014

[Commissioners Hove, Cornelius and Harris absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held July 23, 2014. **APPROVED: 5-0 (Weber abstained; Hove, Cornelius and Harris absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

TEXT AMENDMENT:
1.1
Text Amendment
No. 14007
Text Amendment No. 14007, amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code to correct errors made in previous text amendments and to clarify existing language without changing the intent of the language, by amending Section 27.02.200 to clarify the definition of “story” to provide for a more clear understanding of where the first story of a structure begins; amending Section 27.06.160 relating to the Major Entertainment and Event Use Group to provide guidance as to when a venue should be classified as “major event entertainment,” e.g. 500 seats or more; amending Section 27.06.170 by amending the Use Group Table to designate Cabinet Shops and Stores as a conditional use in the H-2 zoning district; amending Section 27.57.180 to add “council member” to the list of persons who may appeal; amending Sections 27.61.040 and 27.61.050 to add “or this Chapter” as a reference to clarify what methods can be used to structurally alter, reconstruct, or restore a nonconforming structure; amending Section 27.64.010 to add “any council member” to the list of persons who may appeal; amending Section 27.67.066 to update parking for H-3 uses to reflect specific uses that were allocated a parking reduction prior to Use Groups approval; amending Section 27.69.030 general provisions for signs, to clarify that roof signs are permitted but are regulated under Section 27.69.310 and to require a certain spacing between the location of any sign and an abutting residential premises located in a residential district; amending Section 27.69.240 to clarify that menu boards, although a type of freestanding sign, have their own regulations; amending Section 27.69.290 to clarify that window signs are not counted toward the allocated percentage of wall signage; amending Section 27.69.310 to insert language needed for consistency between this section and Section 27.69.030; amending Section 27.72.180 to provide that a commercial use abutting a residential district does not need to comply with the residential district provisions if the adjacent land in the residential district may be used for a commercial use under a PUD; and repealing Sections 27.02.200; 27.06.160, 27.06.170, 27.61.040, 27.61.050, 27.67.066, 27.69.030, 27.69.240, 27.69.290, 27.69.310, and 27.72.180 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 6-0 (Harris, Hove and Cornelius absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
CHANGE OF ZONE
1.2
Change of Zone
No. 12018A
Change of Zone No. 12018A, an amendment to the Holdrege/Idylwild Revelopment Planned Unit Development, to increase the allowable dwelling units from 40 to 60, on property generally located at Idylwild Drive and Holdrege Street.
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 July 23, 2014: 6-0 (Hove, Harris and Cornelius absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
PERMITS
1.3
Special Permit
No. 14020
Special Permit No. 14020, for authority to expand a nonstandard single-family residence into the front yard setback, on property generally located at South 31st Street and Sherman Street (3245 South 31st Street). **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated July 24, 2014: 6-0 (Cornelius, Harris and Hove absent). Resolution No. PC-01404
1.4
Use Permit
No. 48A
Use Permit No. 48A, to clarify that R-T Residential Transition District uses are allowed in the office buildings located in Alpine Village, on property generally located at South 48th Street and Normal Boulevard (2300 South 48th 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 July 23, 2014: 6-0 (Cornelius, Harris and Hove absent). Resolution No. PC-01405
MISCELLANEOUS
1.5
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 14006
Street & Alley Vacation No. 14006, to vacate 13 feet of the Y Street right-of-way lying south of Lots 17 through 22, Block 15, Cahn, Metcalf and Farwell’s Subdivision, generally located at 1018, 1020, 1022, 1024, 1036, 1048, and 1052 Y Street.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHESIVE PLAN, with conditions as set forth in the staff report dated July 22, 2014, as revised: 6-0 (Cornelius, Harris and Hove absent). Public Hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the LMC have been satisfied.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
NONE
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
(See Item #1.2 above)
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 14017
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 14017, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan to create the "Western Supply Building Redevelopment Project" area, located at 820 N Street and including the S. 8th Street right-of-way between N Street and O Street, the N Street right-of-way between S. 8th Street and S. 9th Street, the east/west alley between S. 8th Street and S. 9th Street and the adjacent north/south alley lying north of N Street. The project proposes to redevelop the currently vacant Western Supply Building and parking lot located at 820 N Street into a commercial/office use. 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 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 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 6-0 (Cornelius, Harris and Hove absent). Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 8, 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
Kellee Van Bruggen, Transportation Planner (402) 441-6363 kvanbruggen@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