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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, December 10, 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, December 24, 2014, has 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, DECEMBER 10, 2014

[ALL MEMBERS PRESENT]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held November 12, 2014. **APPROVED: 8-0 (Weber abstained)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

TEXT AMENDMENTS
1.1a
Text Amendment
No. 14019
City Text Amendment No. 14019, amending Chapter 27.68 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Personal Wireless Facilities by amending Sections 27.68.020, 27.68.030, 27.68.120, and 27.68.130 to modify the definitions of “abandonment” and “partial abandonment”; to modify administrative permit provisions; and to delete provisions regarding the initial term and renewal of special permits and administrative permits; repealing Sections 27.68.040, 27.68.050, 27.68.060, and 27.68.070 of the Lincoln Municipal Code in their entirety; and repealing Sections 27.68.020, 27.68.030, 27.68.120, and 27.68.130 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
1.1b
Text Amendment
No. 14020
County Text Amendment No. 14020, amending Article 10 of the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution relating to Personal Wireless Telecommunications Facilities, to modify Section 10.002 Definitions relating to “abandonment” and “partial abandonment”; Section 10.003 to modify administrative permit provisions; and to delete Sections 10.004 through 10.007 regarding the initial term and renewal of special permits and administrative permits.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Scheduling of public hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is pending.
ANNEXATION AND RELATED ITEMS
1.2a
Annexation
No. 14006
Annexation No. 14006, to annex approximately 22 acres, more or less, including adjacent rights-of-way, generally located at N.W. 33rd Street and W. Vine Street
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
1.2b
Change of Zone
No. 14031
Change of Zone No. 14031, from AG Agriculture District to I-1 Industrial District, on property generally located at N.W. 33rd Street and W. Vine Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
1.2c
Special Permit
No. 14050
Special Permit No. 14050, to allow a rock crusher in the I-1 Industrial District, on property generally located at N.W. 33rd Street and W. Vine 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 November 24, 2014: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01423.
CHANGE OF ZONE
1.3
Change of Zone
No. 14030
Change of Zone No. 14030, from H-3 Highway Commercial District to R-2 Residential District and I-1 Industrial District on property generally located at North 44th Street and Colfax Circle.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Public Hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
PERMITS AND RELATED ITEMS
1.4a
Special Permit
No. 14048
Special Permit No. 14048 for authority to allow a parking lot in the R-2 Residential District, on property generally located at S.W. 6th Street and West B 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 November 24, 2014: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01424
1.4b
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 14011
Street & Alley Vacation No. 14011 to vacate the east-west alley from the east line of S.W. 6th Street to the east line of Lot 12, Block 5, Elmwood Addition, and to vacate a portion of S.W. 6th Street east of the center line, between West D Street and West C Street, generally located at S.W. 6th Street and West B Street.
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 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the Lincoln Municipal Code have been satisfied.
MISCELLANEOUS
1.5
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 14010
Street & Alley Vacation No. 14010, to vacate the east-west alley between "O" Street and "N" Street from the west line of 23rd Street to the east line of the Antelope Creek Channel
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the Lincoln Municipal Code have been satisfied.
1.6
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 14012
Street & Alley Vacation No. 14012 to vacate approximately 10’ of Y Street right-of-way, from the east edge of N. 10th Street to a line extending north from the north-south boundary line existing between Lots 1 and 2, 10th and Y Addition, generally located at Y Street from N. 10th Street to approximately vacated N. 11th 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 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
(See Item 1.5 above)
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND RELATED ITEMS
4.1a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 14008
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 14008 to change the Future Land Use map in the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan from "Urban Residential" designation to "Commercial" designation on approximately 9.2 acres, more or less; from “Public & Semi-Public” designation to “Commercial” designation on approximately 0.8 acres, more or less; and from “Urban Residential” designation to “Public & Semi-Public” designation on approximately 0.2 acres, more or less, generally located at South 84th Street and Karl Ridge Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
4.1b
Change of Zone
No. 14028
Change of Zone No. 14028, from R-1 Residential District to P Public Use District and from R-1 Residential District, R-3 Residential District and P Public Use District to H-4 General Commercial District, on property generally located at South 84th Street and Karl Ridge Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
4.1c
Special Permit
No. 14045
Special Permit No. 14045 for Planned Service Commercial to allow approximately 130,000 square feet of mini-storage and outside RV/vehicle storage on approximately 10.01 acres, more or less, including requests to modify the zoning and subdivision ordinance requirements for rear and side yard setbacks, on property generally located at South 84th Street and Karl Ridge Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 25, 2014, as amended: 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
4.1d
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 14009
Street & Alley Vacation No. 14009, to vacate the Viewpoint Drive right-of-way lying north of Karl Ridge Road, generally located at South 84th Street and Karl Ridge Road.
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: 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the Lincoln Municipal Code have been satisfied.
ANNEXATION AND RELATED ITEMS
4.2a
Annexation
No. 14007
Annexation No. 14007, annexing approximately 10.2 acres, more or less, including adjacent 'O' Street and Anthony Lane rights-of-way, generally located at Anthony Lane and "O" Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
4.2b
Change of Zone
No. 14032
Change of Zone No. 14032, from AG Agriculture District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at Anthony Lane and "O" Street, except for those portions conveyed to the State of Nebraska.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
4.2c
Special Permit
No. 14052
Special Permit No. 14052, for authority to develop the Gable Pines Community Unit Plan, consisting of approximately 117 dwelling units for independent living, assisted living and memory care, including a request to exceed the maximum height, on property generally located at Anthony Lane and "O" 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 November 21, 2014, as amended: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01425
TEXT AMENDMENT
4.3
Text Amendment
No. 14017
Text Amendment No. 14017, amending the maximum building height provisions in the AG Agriculture District by amending Section 27.63.250 of the Lincoln Municipal Code to add the AG Agriculture District to the list of districts in which a permitted use exceeding the maximum height permitted in a district may be allowed by special permit; amending 27.72.010 of the Lincoln Municipal Code to increase the allowable building height in the AG Agriculture District for farmstead splits from 30' to 35'; and repealing Sections 27.63.250 and 27.72.010 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: 9-0. Public Hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
PERMITS
4.4
Special Permit
No. 14047
Special Permit No. 14047 for authority to exceed the maximum height in the AG Agriculture District, on property generally located at North 7th Street and Alvo Road (7201 North 7th Street). **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 19, 2014: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01426.
4.5
Special Permit
No. 14049
Special Permit No. 14049 for authority to exceed the maximum height in the AG Agriculture District, on property generally located at South 134th Street and Yankee Hill Road (13760 Yankee Hill Road). **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 19, 2014: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01427.
4.6
Special Permit
No. 14051
Special Permit No. 14051 for authority to exceed the maximum height in the B-4 Lincoln Center Business District on property generally located at Canopy Street and N Street.**FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Had public hearing. Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 30, 2014: 7-0 (Lust absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Resolution No. PC-01428.
* * * 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, Acting Director and 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