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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, July 22, 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 regular meeting of the Planning Commission scheduled for August 19, 2015 will convene at 5:30 P.M. in order to accommodate anticipated increased demand for public comment on the proposed commercial wind energy text amendment.

**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, JULY 22, 2015

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[Commissioner Beecham absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held July 8, 2015.**APPROVED: 7-0; Harris abstained; (Beecham absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

USE PERMITS:
1.1
Use Permit
No. 52C
Use Permit No. 52C, to amend Use Permit 52B, by eliminating the maximum square footage limitation, on property generally located at 300 North 44th 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 for in the staff report dated July 8, 2015: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Resolution No. PC-01463.
1.2
Use Permit
No. 72A
Use Permit No. 72A, request for a waiver to the R-T Use Permit, to reduce the front yard setback for a free-standing sign and change the landscaping plan, on property generally located at 4910 Normal Boulevard.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Christy Eichorn, 402-441-7603, ceichorn@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set for in the staff report dated July 9, 2015: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 10, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
MISCELLANEOUS:
1.3
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 15005
Street & Alley Vacation No. 15005, to vacate the remaining portion of Pine Lake Road between South 84th Street and South 88th Street adjacent to a part of Lot 81 I. T., generally located at South 84th Street and Pine Lake Road.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council will not be scheduled until the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the LMC are satisfied.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
(See Items 4.2a and 4.2b below)
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:
4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 15010
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 15010, to review the proposed "VA Campus Redevelopment Plan" as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan and the State of Nebraska's Community Development Plan, generally located at 600 South 70th Street.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission held public hearing on this date and voted 8-0 (Beecham absent) to delay action with continued public hearing to August 5, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.
ANNEXATION AND CHANGE OF ZONE:
4.2a
Annexation
No. 15006
Annexation No. 15006, to annex approximately 46 acres and adjacent rights-of-way, generally located at South 63rd Street and Yankee Hill Road
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant’s request for a 4-week deferral granted with the PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
4.2b
Change of Zone
No. 04075F
Change of Zone No. 04075F, to amend the Village Gardens Planned Unit Development by expanding the boundary by approximately 46 acres; with a change of zone from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District PUD; for a Planned Unit Development District designation of said property; and for a development plan which proposes modifications to the Zoning Ordinance and Land Subdivision Ordinance for additional single-family dwelling lots on the underlying R-3 zoned area, on property generally located at South 63rd Street and Yankee Hill Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant’s request for a 4-week deferral granted with the PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
SPECIAL PERMITS:
4.3
Special Permit
No. 05054A
Special Permit No. 04054A, an amendment to allow duplex lots within the special permit, and to permit a reduction in the minimum lot area, lot depth and lot width on property generally located at SW 27th Street and West A 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 for in the staff report dated July 9, 2015: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Resolution No. PC-01464.
4.4
Special Permit
No. 15040
Special Permit No. 15040, to allow an 85-foot tall personal wireless facility on property generally located at 3434 South 13th Street. **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 amended staff report dated July 23, 2015: 6-2 (Cornelius and Harris dissenting; Beecham absent). Resolution No. PC-01465.
SPECIAL PERMITS:
5.1
Special Permit
No. 15030
Special Permit No. 15030, for an 85-foot tall personal wireless facility, on property generally located at 3300 North 1st Street **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 June 24, 2015: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Resolution No. PC-01466.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment 2:45 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, County 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