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AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015

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All Members Present

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held August 5, 2015. **APPROVED: 7-0-2, (Beecham and Lust abstained).

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

ANNEXATION AND RELATED CHANGES OF ZONE:
1.1a
Annexation
No. 15007
Annexation No.15007, annexing approximately 44.78 acres, more or less, on property generally located at North 84th Street and Havelock Avenue.
Staff recommendation: Condiational Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, subject to an Annexation Agreement: 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.
1.1b
Change of Zone
No. 15020
Change of Zone No. 15020, from Agricultural District to I-2 Industrial Park, on property generally located at 4851 North 84th Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.
1.2a
Annexation
No. 15008
Annexation No. 15008, annexing approximately 4.81 acres, more or less, generally located at 70th Street and Arbor Road.
Staff recommendation: Condiational Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, subject to an Annexation Agreement: 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the Annexation Agreement is completed.
1.2b
Change of Zone
No. 15022
Change of Zone No. 15022, from AG Agricultural District to H-3 Highway Commercial District, to allow for storage and/or contractor services on a 1-acre area, on property generally located at 70th Street and Arbor Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the associated Annexation No. 15008 and the Annexation Agreement are scheduled.
CHANGE OF ZONE:
1.3
Change of Zone
No. 2463E
Change of Zone No. 2463E, to amend the Highpointe Planned Unit Development by changing the zoning from R-3 PUD Residential District to B-2 PUD Planned Neighborhood District, with approval of an amended development plan which proposes modifications to the Zoning Ordinance and Land Subdivision Ordinance, on property generally located at 4701 Old Cheney Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
USE PERMIT:
1.4
Use Permit
No. 126D
Use Permit No. 126D, an amendment to convert office space to apartments by increasing the number of multiple-family dwelling units from 195 to 297, and reducing the amount of office floor area from 225,000 to 174,000 square feet, on property generally located at Executive Woods Drive and Yankee Hill Road. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant’s request for 2-week deferral granted, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION before the Planning Commission scheduled for September 2, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
See Item 1.4 Above
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None.
4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
ANNEXATION AND RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE:
4.1a
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
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
4.1b
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
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 5-4, with amended conditions as offered by the applicant. Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
5. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
5.1
Text Amendment
No. 15009
Text Amendment No. 15009, to amend the Lancaster County zoning regulations regarding Section 13.018 "Commercial Wind Energy Conversion Systems" to revise the special permit conditions for wind turbine projects regarding decommissioning, shadow flicker, impact on environmental resources and view corridors, setbacks, noise, noise studies and other conditions.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 402-441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 5-4, as corrected by staff with amendments to the shadow flicker and noise levels sections. Scheduling of public hearing before the County Board is pending.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 11:55 P.M.
PENDING LIST:

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