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AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015

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[Commissioners Weber and Cornelius absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held June 10, 2015. **APPROVED: 6-0; Beecham abstained; (Cornelius and Weber absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

TEXT AMENDMENT:
1.1
Text Amendment
No. 15008
Text Amendment No. 15008, WHEREAS, the City of Lincoln has previously adopted Resolution No. A-85012 amending the City of Lincoln Design Standards to add Chapter 3.100, Design Standards for Outdoor Lighting, providing design standards for the installation of outdoor luminaires; and WHEREAS, the Planning Director has proposed amendments to Sections 3, 4.1, and 9.A. of the Design Standards for Outdoor Lighting, by amending Section 3 to revise the Definition of “Cutoff and Full-Cutoff”; amending Section 4.1 to add a new subsection C. to provide the maximum average maintained illuminance for outdoor areas under lighted marquees; and amending subsection 9.A to add a new subsection 2 to provide acceptable glare measurements for setback properties, and repealing Sections 3, 4.1, and 9.A as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated June 10, 2015: 6-1 (Scheer dissenting; Cornelius and Weber absent). The scheduling of the public hearing before the City Council is pending.
SPECIAL PERMIT:
1.2
Special Permit
No. 1020H
Special Permit No. 1020H, for authority to amend Special Permit No. 1020G for a non-residential health care facility by adding 2.4 acres of property to the Special Permit, making it part of Bryan Medical Center West. The additional property would be used for parking and green space. The expansion is proposed on property generally located at 2145 South 17th Street. **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 for in the staff report dated June 12, 2015: 7-0 (Cornelius and Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01460.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
(See Items 4.1a and 4.1b below)
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
(See Items 1.1 above)
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
CHANGES OF ZONE AND RELATED SPECIAL PERMITS:
4.1a
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
The applicant’s request for an additional two-week deferral granted, with PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
4.1b
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
The applicant’s request for an additional two-week deferral granted, with PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
4.2a
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
The Planning Commission voted 5-2 (Harris and Sunderman dissenting; Weber and Sunderman absent) to delay action on this item for two weeks, with PUBLIC HEARING LIMITED TO NEW TESTIMONY ONLY on July 8, 2015, 1:00 P.M.
4.2b
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
The Planning Commission voted 5-2 (Harris and Sunderman dissenting; Weber and Cornelius absent) to delay action on this item for two weeks, with PUBLIC HEARING LIMITED TO NEW TESTIMONY ONLY on July 8, 2015, 1:00 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, 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