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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 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 Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 12:00 a.m. and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. on 5 City-TV, Cable Channel 5.

The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Studio Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to discuss the LRTP/Comprehensive Plan.

**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, MARCH 16, 2016

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[Commissioners Scheer, Weber, and Cornelius absent; Commissioner Corr arrived at 2:20 p.m.]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held March 2, 2016. **APPROVED: 5-0; (Scheer, Weber, Cornelius and Corr absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


ANNEXATION AND RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE:

1.1a
Annexation
No. 16002
Annexation No. 16002, to annex approximately 89.59 acres, more or less, including adjacent rights-of-way, on property generally located at North 89th and Fremont Streets.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 5-0 (Scheer, Weber, Cornelius and Corr absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
1.1b
Change of Zone
No. 05054D
Change of Zone No. 05054D, from B-2 (Planned Neighborhood Business District) to R-3 (Residential District); and from AG (Agriculture District) to R-3 (Residential District), on property generally located at North 89th and Fremont Streets.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL: 5-0 (Scheer, Weber, Cornelius and Corr absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
CHANGES OF ZONE:
1.2
Change of Zone
No. 16002
Change of Zone No. 16002, from H-3 (Highway Commercial District) to I-1 (Industrial District), on property generally located at S.W. 32nd and W. O Streets, Lincoln, Lancaster County Nebraska.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 5-0 (Scheer, Weber, Cornelius and Corr absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
1.3
Change of Zone
No. 16003
County Change of Zone No. 16003, from AG (Agricultural District) to R (Residential District), on property generally located at 21805 South 96th Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 5-0 (Scheer, Weber, Cornelius and Corr absent). Scheduling of the public hearing before the County Board is pending.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

TEXT AMENDMENTS:

4.1a
Text Amendment
No. 16003
Text Amendment No. 16003, amending the City of Lincoln Design Standards to add Chapter 3.100, Design Standards for Outdoor Lighting, providing design standards for the installation of outdoor luminaires; revisions to Section 3 amending the definition of "Lumen, Luminaire and Mounting height; amending Subsection 6.2 to refer to the latest addition of the cited IESNA Standard; amending subsections 6.3 and 6.4 to require LED light sources for local residential streets and to further require under 6.4 certain specified street light intensity, and to amend subsection 6.7 to refer to roadway luminaires instead of street lights, and repealing Sections 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 12 of Chapter 3.100 as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 5-0 (Scheer, Weber, Cornelius and Corr absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
4.1b
Text Amendment
No. 16005
Text Amendment No. 16005, amending Section 26.27.005 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the minimum required improvements within a final plat to provide that the City may encourage and promote the installation of new minimum required improvements not required in a previously approved final plat by agreeing to subsidize the increased cost of the new minimum required improvement in accordance with specific criteria adopted by resolution of the City Council; and repealing Section 26.27.005 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 5-0 (Scheer, Weber, Cornelius and Corr absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
CHANGE OF ZONE AND RELATED PERMIT:
4.2a
Change of Zone
No. 16005
Change of Zone No. 16005, from H-2 (Highway Business District) to B-5 (Planned Regional Business District), on property generally located at 225 North Cotner Boulevard.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 5-0 (Scheer, Weber, Cornelius and Corr absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
4.2b
Pre-Existing Use Permit
No. 3AG
Pre-existing Use Permit No. 3AG, to amend the boundary of the Gateway Mall Use Permit by adding the property at 225 North Cotner Boulevard for authority to construct up to 153 units of multi-family housing or to construct a mix of residential units and up to 36,000 square feet of commercial space including waivers to the maximum building height from 40 feet to 55 feet and to reduce residential parking requirements from 2 to 1.4 stalls per unit, on property generally located at 225 North Cotner Boulevard.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 5-0 (Scheer, Weber, Cornelius and Corr absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
PRE-EXISTING SPECIAL PERMIT AND RELATED STREET AND ALLEY VACATION:
4.3a
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 16001
Street and Alley Vacation No. 16001, to vacate a portion of the North 50th Street public right-of-way between the south right-of-way line of St. Paul Avenue and the north right-of-way line of Baldwin Avenue, generally located at North 50th Street between St. Paul Avenue and Baldwin Avenue.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONFORMANCE WITH THE CONFORMANCE OF PLAN: 5-0 (Scheer, Weber, and Cornelius absent; Corr abstained). Public hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the Lincoln Municipal Code have been met.
4.3b
Pre-Existing Special Permit
No. 23H
Pre-existing Special Permit No. 23H, amending Special Permit No. 23 to expand boundaries for construction of a 3-story education building of approximately 75,000 square feet, more or less, to include additional parking on the NE corner of 49th Street and Baldwin Avenue, and a waiver of the 35-foot height restriction applicable in the R-6 zoning district to allow up to 46 feet in height, on property generally located at North 50th Street and Huntington Avenue.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 5-0 (Scheer, Weber, Cornelius absent; Corr abstained), as set forth in the amended conditions as offered by the applicant. Public hearing before the City Council will be scheduled at such time the associated Street and Alley Vacation No. 16001 is scheduled.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 2:50 p.m.
PENDING LIST:
Special Permit
No. 15064
Special Permit No. 15064, to allow Avalon Event Paradise to be used for special events on property generally located at 12788 W. Roca Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission voted 7-0 (Beecham and Lust Absent) to place this item on pending until such time that the applicant is ready to move forward.

Planning Department Staff Contacts

David Cary, Director of Planning (402) 441-6364 dcary@lincoln.ne.gov
Stephen Henrichsen, Development Review Manager (402) 441-6374 shenrichsen@lincoln.ne.gov
Paul Barnes, Long Range Planning Manager (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