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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 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, FEBRUARY 18, 2015

[Commissioner Scheer absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held February 4, 2015. **APPROVED: 5-0; Beecham, Sunderman, Weber abstained; (Scheer absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

ANNEXATION AND RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE
1.1a
Annexation
No. 15001
Annexation No. 15001, to annex approximately 22.50 acres, more or less, including adjacent rights-of-way, generally located at North 94th Street and Adams Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
1.1b
Change of Zone
No. 05054B
Change of Zone No. 05054B, an amendment to the Prairie Village North Planned Unit Development (PUD) to expand the area of the PUD; for a change of zone from AG Agricultural District to R-3 PUD; and for approval of amendments to the development plan to allow for an additional 155 lots for residential dwelling units, on property generally located at North 90th Street and Adams Street.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated February 4, 2015: 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
CHANGE OF ZONE
1.2
Change of Zone
No. 05061B
Change of Zone No. 05061B, to amend the development plan of the Southwest Village Planned Unit Development, to adjust sign locations and height, on property generally located at Highway 77 and West Denton Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
PERMITS
1.3
Pre-existing Use Permit
No. 3AE
Pre-existing Use Permit No. 3AE, to amend the previously approved use permit for a commercial pad site at Gateway Mall to align closer with the underlying B-5 Planned Regional Business District by adjusting the front yard setback; adjusting the sign requirements; requiring additional landscaping; adding a sidewalk along the mall driveway; and relocating the sidewalk along O Street, on property generally located at North 66th Street and O Street (6414 O Street at Gateway Mall). **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 February 3, 2015: 8-0 (Scheer absent). Resolution No. PC-01435
1.4
Use Permit
No. 15002
Use Permit No. 15002, for authority to construct a multi-family development consisting of four 30-plex buildings for a total of 120 dwelling units, including an adjustment to the maximum height and the parking requirements, on property generally located at N.W. 12th Street and Isaac Drive.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Removed from Consent Agenda per the request of Commissioner Corr and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated February 3, 2015: 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
See Item 1.4 above.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
TEXT AMENDMENT
4.1
Text Amendment
No. 15001
Text Amendment No. 15001, amending Chapters 27.02, 27.06 and 27.63 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the zoning ordinance to allow a Commercial Solar Energy Conversion System as a special permitted use in the AG District and as a permitted use in the I-1, I-2, and I-3 zoning districts by amending Section 27.02.040 to provide a definition for “Commercial Solar Energy Conversion System”; amending Section 27.06.090 to add Commercial Solar Energy Conversion System to the Utilities Use Group Table; and adding a new section numbered 27.63.830 to set forth the conditions for permitting a Commercial Solar Energy Conversion System in the AG District; and repealing Sections 27.02.040 and 27.06.090 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
SPECIAL PERMIT
4.2
Special Permit
No. 15004
Special Permit No. 15004, for authority to construct a commercial solar energy conversion system (SECS) on AG Agriculture zoned property generally located at N.W. 70th Street and W. Holdrege Street. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Sara Hartzell, 402-441-6371, shartzell@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated February 5, 2015: 8-0 (Scheer absent). Resolution No. PC-01436.
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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