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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 10, 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, June 10, 2015

[Commissioners Beecham absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held May 27, 2015. **APPROVED: 7-0; Weber abstained; (Beecham absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

SPECIAL PERMITS:
1.1
Special Permit
No. 15023
Special Permit No. 15023, to allow Emerald Care Center to operate as a Residential Healthcare Facility in the AG zoning district, on property generally located at 5500 South Coddington Avenue, 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 for in the staff report dated May 22, 2015: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Resolution No. PC-01455.
1.2
Special Permit
No. 15031
Special Permit No.15031, to allow for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises, on property generally located at 1000 Saunders Avenue. **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 for in the staff report dated May 20, 2015: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Resolution No. PC-01456.
1.3
Special Permit
No. 15032
Special Permit No. 15032, for the construction of a parking lot in a residential district with a reduction of the front and side yard setbacks, on property generally located at 710 South 36th Street.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set for in the staff report dated May 27, 2015: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
MISCELLANEOUS:
1.4
Waiver
No. 15010
Waiver No. 15010, to request a waiver to the Subdivision Ordinance 26.23.140 (e) to allow a lot with two frontages for the final plat of Rolling Hills Ridge 5th Addition, on property generally located at 6544 South 19th Street. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: APPROVAL, as set for in the staff report dated May 21, 2015: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Resolution No. PC-01457.
1.5
Waiver
No. 15011
Waiver No. 15011, for a request to waive street trees, sidewalk, paving of Calvert Street, and lot width to depth ratio requirements for the final plat Robidoux Row Addition on property generally located at 3658 Folsom Street.**FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set for in the staff report dated May 26, 2015, as amended: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Resolution No. PC-01458.
1.6
Waiver
No. 15012
Waiver No. 15012, a waiver for a lot depth of less than 90 feet on property generally located at 7279 Yankee Woods Drive. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: APPROVAL, as set for in the staff report dated May 26, 2015: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Resolution No. PC-01459.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
(See Items 4.6a, 4.6b, 4.7a, and 4.7b below)
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND RELATED ITEMS:
4.1a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 15001
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 15001, to amend the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, by changing the Future Land Use Plan designation from "Residential-Urban Density" to "Commercial" on property generally located in the Yankee Hill Road and South 40th Street area and to modify the location of a future bike trail.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 7-0 (Sunderman conflict of interest; Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
4.1b
Annexation
No. 15005
Annexation No. 15005, to annex approximately 86 acres, more or less, including adjacent rights-of-way, generally located at South 40th Street and Yankee Hill Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 7-0 (Sunderman conflict of interest, Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
4.1c
Change of Zone
No. 15016
Change of Zone No. 15016, Wilderness Creek Planned Unit Development, for a change of zone from AG Agriculture District to R-3 PUD including areas designated for H-4 General Commercial development, R-3 Residential development, and R-5 Residential development, on property generally located at South 40th and Yankee Hill Streets, for a Planned Unit Development designation of said property; and for approval of a development plan which proposes modifications to the Zoning Ordinance and Land Subdivision Ordinance to allow for a mix of commercial and residential uses.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 7-0 (Sunderman conflict of interest, Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:
4.2
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 15006
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 15006, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed application to declare property as surplus, generally located at 801 South 27th Street.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; 8-0 (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
ANNEXATION AND RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE:
4.3a
Annexation
No. 15004
Annexation No. 15004, to annex approximately 21 acres, more or less, including adjacent rights-of-way, generally located at 4949 Yankee Hill Road, between South 48th and South 52nd Streets.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 8-0 (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
4.3b
Change of Zone
No. 15013
Change of Zone No. 15013, Eastmont at Yankee Hill Planned Unit Development, for a change of zone from AG Agriculture to R-3 Residential PUD, on property generally located at S. 52nd Street and Yankee Hill Road; for a Planned Unit Development designation of said property; and for approval of a development plan which proposes modifications to the Zoning Ordinance and Land Subdivision Ordinance to allow a Residential Healthcare Facility and associated uses, office uses and residential uses per the R-3 zoning district.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL AS AMENDED; 8-0 (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
TEXT AMENDMENTS:
4.4
Text Amendment
No. 15004
Text Amendment No. 15004, an ordinance amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Zoning Code by amending Sections 27.06.080, 27.63.530, and 27.72.010 to allow a Healthcare Facility, Residential as a special permitted use in the AG zoning district on a lot which has five or more acres; amending Section 27.63.090 to allow dwellings for members of religious orders on a lot which has five or more acres; and repealing Sections 27.06.080, 27.63.090, 27.63.530, and 27.72.010 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 402-441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
4.5
Text Amendment
No. 15007
Text Amendment No. 15007, amending Section 27.06.070 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Household Living Use Group to allow dwellings for caretakers as a permitted use in the B-1, B-2, and B-3 zoning districts; and repealing Section 27.06.070 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; 8-0 (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
CHANGES OF ZONE AND RELATED SPECIAL PERMITS:
4.6a
Change of Zone
No. 15015
Change of Zone No. 15015, a change of zone from AG Agriculture District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at 5000 South 84th Street
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant’s request for additional two-week deferral granted, with PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
4.6b
Special Permit
No. 15028
Special Permit No. 15028, a request for a Community Unit Plan to allow for the development of a 34-lot subdivision, with waivers to setbacks, lot width, lot area, and private roadway design standards, on property generally located at 5000 South 84th Street. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant’s request for additional two-week deferral granted, with PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
4.7a
Change of Zone
No. 15014
Change of Zone No. 15014, from R-1 Residential to R-2 Residential, on property generally located southwest of the intersection of Old Cheney Road and Norman Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant’s request for additional two-week deferral granted, with PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
4.7b
Special Permit
No. 15035
Special Permit No. 15035, to allow the construction of a residential healthcare facility for up to 285 residents and to allow waivers to the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance to adjust the height requirement, and eliminate block length and pedestrian easement requirements, on property generally located on the west portion of the Knolls Country Club, Norman Road and Old Cheney Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant’s request for additional two-week deferral granted, with PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment 2:56 P.M.
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