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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 1, 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.

**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, OCTOBER 1, 2014

[Commissioners Scheer, Corr and Weber absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held September 17, 2014. **APPROVED: 5-0 (Hove abstained; Scheer, Corr and Weber absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

ANNEXATION AND RELATED ITEM:
1.1a
Annexation
No. 14005
Annexation No. 14005, to annex approximately 39 acres, more or less, including adjacent W. O Street right-of-way, generally located at S.W. 56th Street and West O Street.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 18, 2014, 6-0 (Scheer, Corr and Weber absent). Public Hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
1.1b
Change of Zone
No. 14026
Change of Zone No. 14026, from AG Agricultural District to I-1 Industrial District and H-3 Highway Commercial District, on property generally located at S.W. 56th Street and West O Street.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated September 18, 2014, 6-0 (Scheer, Corr and Weber absent). Public Hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 14019
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 14019, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan to add the "A&P II Redevelopment Project" to redevelop the Ambassador and President apartment buildings located across from the State Capitol Building. This project would create new affordable residential opportunities (approximately 71 units) while maintaining and preserving the art deco style, decorative brick work and finely carved stonework facades. The Redevelopment Project Area includes Lots 5 and 6, Block 122, Original Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, together with the east 1/2 of the vacated north/south alley adjacent thereto, and adjacent S. 14th Street and Lincoln Mall rights-of-way, generally located at the northwest corner of S. 14th Street and Lincoln Mall. 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
Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 6-0 (Scheer, Corr and Weber absent). Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
TEXT AMENDMENTS AND RELATED ITEM:
4.2a
Text Amendment
No. 14012
County Text Amendment No. 14012, amending Article 13.001 (14) of the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution relating to Special Permits for Excavation and Stone Milling to allow stone milling as an accessory use to an excavation operation; to eliminate stone milling as a separate permitted use; and to clarify that pre-existing excavation operations may not meet all conditions.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 6-0 (Scheer, Corr and Weber absent). Scheduling of Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is pending.
4.2b
Text Amendment
No. 14013
Text Amendment No. 14013, amending Section 27.63.160 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Special Permits for Excavation and Stone Milling to allow stone milling as an accessory use to an excavation operation; to eliminate stone milling as a separate permitted use; and to clarify that pre-existing excavation operations may not meet all conditions; and repealing Section 27.63.160 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 6-0 (Scheer, Corr and Weber absent). Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
4.2c
Pre-Existing Special Permit
No. 40A
Pre-Existing Special Permit No. 40A, amending the special permit for excavation and stone milling to show existing and future buildings and to allow an additional access to South 54th Street, on property generally located at South 54th Street and Wittstruck Road. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission 'final action': CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 18, 2014, as amended: 6-0 (Scheer, Corr and Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01416.
* * * 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