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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 13, 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, April 13, 2016, in Studio Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, immediately following the regular Planning Commission meeting, 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, APRIL 13, 2016

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[All Commissioners present; Beecham arrived at 1:03 p.m.]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held March 30, 2016. **APPROVED as revised: 8-0; (Beecham absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

(Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


ANNEXATION AND RELATED APPLICATIONS:

1.1a
Annexation
No. 16005
Annexation No. 16005, to annex approximately 22.36 acres, more or less, on property generally located at West Silverado Court and Highway 34.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
This application was removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set for in the staff report dated April 4, 2016: 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
1.1b
Change of Zone
No. 16013
Change of Zone No. 16013, from AG Agricultural District to R-3 Residential District, for development of single-family lots, on property generally located at West Silverado Court and Highway 34.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
1.1c
Preliminary Plat
No. 16001
Preliminary Plat No. 16001, Highland View 1st Addition, to reflect alterations to the street network to comply with the current block-length standards and modifications to the previously submitted grading and drainage plans, on property generally located at West Silverado Court and Highway 34. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: APPROVAL,9-0. Resolution No. PC-01485.
SPECIAL PERMITS:
1.2
Special Permit
No. 16008
Special Permit No. 16008, to allow for the conversion of an existing single-family dwelling into a dwelling for up to four members of a religious order, on property generally located at 543 South 46th Street. **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 for in the staff report dated March 30, 2016: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01486.
1.3
Special Permit
No. 16011
Special Permit No. 16011, for the construction and operation of a fiber optic utility building, on property generally located at the southwest corner of South 70th Street and Old Cheney Road. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
This application was removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set for in the amended staff report dated March 30, 2016: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01487.
1.4
Special Permit
No. 16013
Special Permit No. 16013, for the installation of a 100-foot flag pole, on property generally located at 400 NW 56th Street **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set for in the staff report dated April 1, 2016: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01488.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
See Items 1.1a and 1.3 above.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

MISCELLANEOUS:

4.1
Miscellaneous
No. 16001
Miscellaneous No. 16001, to review the proposed determination that the South University Place Redevelopment Area", as set forth in the South University Place Redevelopment Area Blight and Substandard Determination Study be declared a blighted and substandard area as defined in the Nebraska Community Development Law. The study area includes an estimated 37 acres, which consists of vacant and occupied commercial use, park/open space, single-family residential, vacant land and public uses, generally bounded by Holdrege Street and Francis Street, and 48th Street to 49th Street.
Staff recommendation: Finding of Substandard and Blighted Conditions
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: FINDING OF SUBSTANDARD AND BLIGHTED CONDITIONS; 8-0, (Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 2:25 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.
4/12/2016 - A written request was submitted on behalf of Viann Martin, the applicant of County Special Permit No. 15064, to remove this application from pending to be placed on the May 11, 2016, Planning Commission agenda. The Planning Commission moved to pass a motion to remove this item from pending and place on the May 11, 2016, Planning Commission agenda for public hearing and action: (6-3; Cornelius, Harris and Scheer dissenting).

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