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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, October 29, 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 regular meetings of the Planning Commission scheduled for Wednesday, November 26, 2014, and Wednesday, December 24, 2014, have been cancelled.**

**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 29, 2014

[Commissioner Sunderman absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held October 15, 2014. **APPROVED: 7-0 (Cornelius abstained; Sunderman absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
1.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 14023
County Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 14023, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, the acquisition of a permanent conservation easement by the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, to preserve flood storage and conveyance through the conservation of floodplain and floodway lands, and will support the Prairie Corridor on the Haines Branch link to the Salt Valley Greenway with a trail easement and the conservation of grasslands and other natural resources, on property generally located at S.W. 84th Street and West Old Cheney Road.**FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01418.
SPECIAL PERMIT
1.2
Special Permit
No. 14043
Special Permit No. 14043, for authority to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises associated with a restaurant, on property generally located at South 48th Street and Pioneers Boulevard (4747 Pioneers Boulevard).**FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Removed from Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated October 7, 2014: 7-0 (Lust declared a conflict of interest; Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01419.
MISCELLANEOUS
1.3
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 14008
Street & Alley Vacation No. 14008, to vacate S.W. 31st Street from the south right-of-way line of West Denton Road to the north right-of-way line of West Covered Bridge Road, in The Bridges Addition, generally located at S.W. 31st Street and West Denton Road.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE 2040 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
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 Amendment
No. 14005
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 14005, amending the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to add the "South Salt Creek Watershed Master Plan" (as set forth in the South Salt Creek Tributaries Study) to the list of approved subarea plans and to the list of adopted watershed studies.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Scheduling of Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners and the City Council pending.
4.2
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 14006
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 14006, amending the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to add the "Haines Branch Watershed Master Plan" (as set forth in the South Salt Creek Tributaries Study) to the list of approved subarea plans and to the list of adopted watershed studies.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Scheduling of Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners and the City Council pending.
4.3
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 14007
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 14007, amending the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to add the "Middle Creek Watershed Master Plan" (as set forth in the South Salt Creek Tributaries Study) to the list of approved subarea plans and to the list of adopted watershed studies.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Scheduling of Public Hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners and the City Council pending.
4.4
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 14022
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 14022, 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 "23rd and O Street Project" which includes the rehab and expansion of an existing retail building to be used for providing health services, on approximately 2.0 acres, more or less, generally located between O Street on the north, N Street on the south, South 23rd Street on the west and the north-south alley on the east. The project area includes adjacent rights-of-way of O Street, N Street and South 23rd Street. 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; and 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: 7-0 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Sunderman absent).Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
TEXT AMENDMENT
4.5a
Text Amendment
No. 14010
Text Amendment No. 14010, amending Chapter 26.23 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, Development Standards, by amending Section 26.23.040 relating to widths of right of ways to increase the width of pedestrian way easements from 5 feet to 15 feet; amending Section 26.23.125 to set forth location and width requirements of pedestrian way easements; amending Section 26.23.130 relating to block sizes to add provisions relating to the measurement of block lengths; amending Section 26.23.140 relating to lots to delete width requirements for residential lots servient and adjacent to pedestrian way easements; and repealing Sections 26.23.040, 26.23.125, 26.23.130, and 26.23.140 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
4.5b
Text Amendment
No. 14011
TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 14011, amending Section 27.72.180 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Exceptions to Height and Lot Regulations to revise the minimum separation between buildings and pedestrian way easements from 10 feet to 12.5 feet from the centerline of the easement; and repealing Section 27.72.180 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:30 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