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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, November 18, 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/Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. through 12:45 p.m., in Studio Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, to discuss the Review Process for Long Range Plan and Comprehensive Plan Update.

The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission meetings for December have been rescheduled due to the upcoming holidays. They will now convene on December 2, 2015 and December 16, 2015.

**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, NOVEMBER 18, 2015

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[Commissioner Weber absent; Commissioner Scheer left at 3:53 p.m.]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held October 28, 2015. **APPROVED: 8-0; (Weber absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:
1.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 15031
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 15031, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a request to declare properties as surplus in various locations, generally located at 14th and New Hampshire, 2100 Y Street, and City-owned lots on the 400 block of South 40th Street and the 400 block of South 55th Street.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: A FIND OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: 7-0 (Weber and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
ANNEXATIONS AND RELATED CHANGES OF ZONE AND SPECIAL PERMIT:
1.2a
Annexation
No. 15010
Annexation No. 15010, to annex approximately 28 acres, more or less, for 91 single-family lots, on property generally located at South 98th Street and Andermatt Drive.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 3, 2015; 7-0 (Weber absent; Scheer declared a Conflict of Interest). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
1.2b
Change of Zone
No. 15029
Change of Zone No. 15029, from AG Agriculture District and B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District to R-3 Residential District, on property generally located at South 98th Street and Andermatt Drive.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 3, 2015; 7-0 (Weber absent; Scheer declared a Conflict of Interest). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
1.2c
Special Permit
No. 06014A
Special Permit No. 06014A, adding approximately 32 acres to the Southlake Community Unit Plan for 91 single-family lots, with requests for adjustments to setbacks, the lot width-to-depth ratio, and to allow drive-over curbs in private roadways, on property generally located at South 98th Street and Andermatt Drive. **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 November 4, 2015; 7-0 (Weber absent; Scheer declared a Conflict of Interest). Resolution No. PC-01473.
1.3a
Annexation
No. 15012
Annexation No. 15012, to annex approximately 5 acres, more or less, to allow an additional 12 single-family lots, on property generally located at South 88th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 4, 2015; 7-0 (Weber absent; Scheer declared a Conflict of Interest). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
1.3b
Change of Zone
No. 15032
Change of Zone No. 15032, from AG Agriculture District to R-3 Residential District, for approximately 5 acres, more or less, on property generally cated at South 88th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 4, 2015; 7-0 (Weber absent; Scheer declared a Conflict of Interest). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
TEXT AMENDMENTS:
1.4
Text Amendment
No. 15022
Text Amendment No. 15022, amending Section 27.62.100 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Conditional Uses in Retail Sales and Services Use Group to correct an error made to subsection (h)(2) in a previous text amendment to clarify that the floor area restriction for personal services applies to the size of the use and not to the size of the building the use is located in, and repealing Section 27.62.100 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 4, 2015; 7-0 (Weber and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
1.5
Text Amendment
No. 15023
Text Amendment No. 15023, amending Sections 1 through 10 of Chapter 2.05 - Stormwater Drainage Design Standards to add definitions in Section 1, to provide information in Section 2 as to where and how to obtain a copy of the City of Lincoln Drainage Criteria Manual, and to update Sections 2 through 10 to clarify references to the City of Lincoln’s Drainage Criteria Manual, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Flood Insurance Study, the Department of Public Works and Utilities, the City of Lincoln and the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, and to match provisions included in Ordinance No. 19990 (adding a new Chapter 28.03 - Regulations for Post Construction Storm Water Management to the Lincoln Municipal Code) and included in Resolution No. A -88056 (adopting a new Chapter 8 to the City of Lincoln’s Drainage Criteria Manual).
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 3, 2015; 7-0 (Weber and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
See Item 4.4
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT:
4.1
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 15003
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 15003, to adopt the South Haymarket Neighborhood Plan as an amendment to the 2005 Downtown Master Plan and by reference in the Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. The area under consideration for this amendment is generally bounded by O Street, South 10th Street, G Street, and South 4th Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 5, 2015, and amended by the November 17, 2015, Staff Memo; 8-0 (Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 21, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
CHANGES OF ZONE AND RELATED SPECIAL PERMITS:
4.2
Change of Zone
No. 15030
Change of Zone No. 15030, from R-4 Residential District to B-3 Commercial District, with a Conditional Zoning Agreement and site plan, on property generally located at 711 - 725 South Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval, Subject to Zoning Agreement
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, SUBJECT TO ZONING AGREEMENT, as set forth in the revised staff report dated November 4, 2015; 8-0 (Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council is pending and will be scheduled with the corresponding Zoning Agreement.
4.3a
Change of Zone
No. 15033
Change of Zone No. 15033, from AG to R-3, including approximately 5.44 acres, more or less, on property generally located at South 27th Street and Rokeby Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 4, 2015; 8-0 (Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
4.3b
Special Permit
No. 15069
Special Permit No. 15069, for a Community Unit Plan to allow for the addition of up to 37 dwelling units, with waivers to allow for double-frontage lots, waive the storm water detention requirement, and allow for reduction of the radius of a cul-de-sac, on property generally located at South 27th Street and Rokeby Road. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the amended conditions as offered by the applicant in the staff report dated November 9, 2015; 8-0 (Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01474.
SPECIAL PERMIT:
4.4
Special Permit
No. 1762E
Special Permit No. 1762E, the Vintage Heights Community Plan, to increase the number of dwelling units from 964 to 990, and which allows 84 dwelling units to be served by sanitary sewer, which requires a sewage pump lift station to use the City's sanitary sewer system, and a request to waive Section 26.23.130 of the Subdivision Ordinance to allow for a block length of more than 1,320 feet, on property generally located at South 98th Street and Old Cheney Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Called under Requests for Deferral. Applicant’s request for a 2-week deferral granted, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
WAIVER:
4.5
Waiver
No. 15018
Waiver No. 15018, a request to waive the sidewalk requirement adjacent to property generally located at 731 Glenridge Road.**FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: DENIAL, as set for in the staff report dated November 4, 2015; 7-1 (Cornelius Dissenting; Weber absent).
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION
SPECIAL PERMIT:
5.1
Special Permit
No. 15064
Special Permit No. 15064, to allow Avalon Event Paradise, a private property, to be used for special events such as weddings and family reunions, including a request to waive the requirement that parking lots be gravel, and waive the requirement that parking and other related business areas not exceed 15,000 square feet, on property generally located at 12788 West Roca Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission voted 7-0 (Weber and Scheer absent) to place this item on pending for two weeks to allow staff to research what would be allowed on this property without a special permit. Action is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2015, with testimony limited to the applicant.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment
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
Andrew Thierolf, Planner (402) 441-6371 athierolf@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