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Planning Commission Agenda

NOTICE

The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 27, 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.

The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, immediately following the regular meeting, in Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 South 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, to discuss the Lighting Study.

**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, May 27, 2015

[Commissioner Weber absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held May 13, 2015. **APPROVED: 5-0; Beecham, Corr and Hove abstained; (Weber absent)**

Approval of minutes of the special public hearing held May 13, 2015, on the Transportation Improvement Program. **APPROVED: 7-0; Corr abstained; (Weber absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:
1.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 15005
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 15005, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln, Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to add the "SSH Architecture Redevelopment Project" to the Havelock Redevelopment Plan, on property generally located at 6240 Ballard Avenue.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission action: Finding of Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan: 8-0 (Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2015,3:00 p.m.
MISCELLANEOUS:
1.2
Miscellaneous
No. 15001
Miscellaneous Permit No. 15001, to vacate a portion of the final plat, on property generally located at the end of Wildcat Drive and Whitehead Drive.
Staff recommendation: Approval with Easements Over Utilities
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission action: Recommend approval with Easements Over Utilities: 8-0 (Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
CHANGE OF ZONE:
4.1
Change of Zone
No. 13004B
Change of Zone 13004B, to amend Ordinance No. 19870, relating to the Railyard Special Sign District by amending Section 4 to reflect that The Cube has been installed; by amending Section 5 to allow two sponsorship signs for the Railyard, a sponsorship sign for The Cube, and limited advertising on The Cube; and repealing Section 4 and Section 5 of the Ordinance No. 19870 as hitherto existing.
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 Mat 14, 2015; 8-0 (Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
SPECIAL PERMIT:
4.2
Special Permit
No. 15027
Special Permit No. 15027, to allow development of the Honu Home, a residential healthcare facility, on property generally located at 4920 Calvert, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. **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 May 14, 2015; 8-0 (Weber absent); Resolution No. PC-01453.
MISCELLANEOUS:
4.3
Miscellaneous
No. 15002
Miscellaneous No. 15002, to review the proposed determination that the VA Campus Redevelopment Area as set forth in the VA Campus Redevelopment Area Blight and Substandard Determination Study be declared a blighted and substandard area as defined in the Nebraska Community Development Law. The study area consists of an estimated 63.5 acres, more or less, and 20 structures. The Redevelopment Area is located at 600 S. 70th Street, including S. 70th Street right-of-way.
Staff recommendation: Finding of Substandard and Blighted Conditions
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer 402-441-6360,ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission action: Finding of Substandard and Blighted Conditions: 7-0 (Scheer and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
5.1
Special Permit
No. 15025
Special Permit No. 15025, to construct a broadcast tower on property generally located at 3825 Wildbriar Lane **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 29, 2015; 7-0 (Scheer and Weber absent); Resolution No. PC-01454.
* * * 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
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