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Planning Commission Agenda

NOTICE

The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 2, 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.

**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, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

View or download a searchable pdf version of the full Planning Commission Agenda here.


[Commisioners Sunderman and Weber absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held August 19, 2015, as amended. **APPROVED: 7-0; (Sunderman and Weber absent)**

Election of Chair and Vice Chair for a two year term. **Chris Hove elected Chair and Dennis Scheer elected Vice-Chair for a two-year term**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
See Item 4.2c - Called under Requests for Deferral. Applicant’s request for a 2-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
CHANGE OF ZONE:
4.1
Change of Zone
No. 15024
Change of Zone No. 15024, from R-4 Residential District to H-3 Highway Commercial District, on property generally located southeast of Southwest 1st Street and West L Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval, Subject to a Zoning Agreement
Staff Planner: Steve Henrichsen, 402-441-6374, shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, subject to a Zoning Agreement; 6-1 (Beecham dissenting; Sunderman and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
CHANGE OF ZONE AND RELATED SPECIAL PERMITS:
4.2a
Change of Zone
No. 15025
Change of Zone No. 15025, from R-4 Residential District to R-5 Residential District, on property legally described as Lots 1 and 2, Outlot B, Wyuka ubdivision, generally located at 241 North 44th Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 6-0 (Scheer declared conflict of interest; Sunderman and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
4.2b
Special Permit
No. 673A
Special Permit No. 673A, to replace an existing radio broadcast tower with a new 330-foot tall radio broadcast tower, located approximately 500 feet from Vine Street, on property generally located at North 45th Street and Vine 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 amended staff report dated August 21, 2015: 6-0 (Scheer declared a conflict on interest; Sunderman and Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01468.
4.2c
Special Permit
No. 15043
Special Permit No. 15043, for a Community Unit Plan to allow for the addition of a 193-unit residential apartment complex, with waivers to reduce the parking ratio, increase the building height, and allow tandem parking in driveways, on property generally located at North 42nd Street and Vine Street. *FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant’s request for a 2-week deferral granted, with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
USE PERMIT:
5.1
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
Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set for in the staff report dated August 4, 2015: 6-0 (Harris, Sunderman and Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01469.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment 3:30 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
Brandon Garrett, Planner (402) 441-6373 bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Stacey Groshong Hageman, Planner (402) 441-6361 slhageman@lincoln.ne.gov
Rachel Jones, Planner (402) 441-7603 rjones@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