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Planning Commission Agenda

NOTICE

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

The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, in Studio Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, for a presentation from Parks & Recreation on the "Emerald Ash Borer" and from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. to discuss the "Pipeline Planning Area" with the Health Dept.

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, DECEMBER 2, 2015

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Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held November 18, 2015, as revised. **APPROVED: 7-0; Weber abstained; (Scheer absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


ANNEXATIONS AND RELATED CHANGES OF ZONE:

1.1a
Annexation
No. 15013
Annexation No. 15013, annexing approximately 73 acres, more or less, and adjacent rights-of-way, generally located between South 70th Street and South 84th Street, south of Yankee Hill Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 21, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
1.1b
Change of Zone
No. 05068E
Change of Zone No. 05068E, The Woodlands at Yankee Hill Planned UnitDevelopment, for a change of zone from AG Agriculture District to Residential PUD, on property generally located between 70th Street and 84th Street, south of Yankee Hill Road; for a Planned Unit Development designation of said property, and for approval of a development plan which proposes modifications to the Zoning Ordinance and Design Standards to allow for the development of up to 1,185 total dwelling units and up to 744,000 square feet of commercial floor area.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 21, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
See Items 5.1 and 6.1.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:

4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 15032
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 15032, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to the "Antelope Valley Redevelopment Plan" to add the "Telegraph District Phase I: 401 Building and 333 Building Project". The Telegraph District Phase I Project proposes to include the rehabilitation of an existing office building and parking garage to be used for office, commercial, and parking uses. The proposed project area is approximately 7 acres and is generally located between K Street, M Street, 20th Street, and 21st Street, and includes adjacent rights-of-way. The Antelope Valley Redevelopment Plan area north of Downtown is generally bounded by Salt Creek on the north, by the BNSF Railroad tracks on the south, by Antelope Creek on the east and by Interstate 180 on the west; the area east of Downtown is generally bounded by 17th Street on the west, 27th Street on the east, the BNSF Railroad tracks on the north and D Street and E Street on the south. This amendment also deletes Project N, "The 21st & N Redevelopment Project: The Exchange at Antelope Valley", which did not occur.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONFORMS WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; 8-0 (Scheer declared a conflict and was absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 21, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
CHANGES OF ZONE AND RELATED SPECIAL PERMITS:

4.2a
Change of Zone
No. 15034
Change of Zone No. 15034, to designate the Rees House as a Landmark on property generally located at 4701 Bancroft Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval of Landmark Designation
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL OF LANDMARK DESIGNATION; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 21, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
4.2b
Special Permit
No. 15070
Special Permit No. 15070, to allow a private residence, if designated as Landmark, to serve as a holistic healthcare center, on property located at 4701 Bancroft Street. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set for in the staff report dated November 23, 2015: 8-0 (Scheer absent). Resolution No. PC-01475.
SPECIAL PERMIT:

4.3
Special Permit
No. 04016A
Special Permit No. 04016A, to construct a multi-story, climate-controlled, indoor self-storage building, and increase the allowable floor area to 236,200 square feet, on property generally located at Northwoods Drive and Colby Street. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission voted for a 2-week deferral of this application with CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION on Wednesday, December 16, 2015: 8-0, Scheer absent.
4.4
Special Permit
No. 15066
Special Permit No. 15066, to allow a private school for personal protection firearm, and live fire training, with some retail sales, on property located at 3200 Gage Road. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the amended conditions as offered by the applicant and identified in the staff report revised on December 2, 2015: 8-0 (Scheer absent). Resolution No. PC-01476.
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

SPECIAL PERMIT:

5.1
Special Permit
No. 1762E
Special Permit No. 1762E, the Vintage Heights Community Plan, 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 16, 2015.
6. STAFF FINDINGS AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

SPECIAL PERMIT:

6.1
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
Called under Requests for Deferral. Applicant’s request for a 2-week deferral granted, with STAFF PRESENTATION, APPLICANT REBUTTAL AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 2015.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 2:45 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
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