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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 11, 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, May 11, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in Studio Room 113 of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska to discuss the FY 2016/17 - 2021/22 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the 2016 Community Indicators Report) .

**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, MAY 11, 2016

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[Commissioner Beecham absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held April 27, 2016. **APPROVED: 7-0; Weber abstained; (Beecham absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    PERMITS:

1.1
Special Permit
No. 1906A
Special Permit No. 1906A, to modify allowed antennas on an existing personal wireless facility (cell tower), on property generally located at 2601 North 70th Street. **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 forth in the staff report dated April 27, 2016: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Resolution No. PC-01494.
1.2
Special Permit
No. 16019
Special Permit No. 16019, to operate a rock crusher, on property generally located at 7845 Fletcher Avenue. **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 forth in the staff report dated April 28, 2016: 8-0 (Beecham absent). Resolution No. PC-01495
1.3
Special Permit
No. 16022
Special Permit No. 16022, to permit a licensed early childhood care facility, including a waiver to the parking design standards, on property generally located at 6519 Colby Street.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conditional Approval: 8-0, (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
See Items 4.2a, 4.2b, 4.2c and 5.2
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WITH RELATED ITEMS:

4.1a
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 16003
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 16003, to review the proposed "University Place South Redevelopment Plan" as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. The Redevelopment Plan area includes approximately 37 acres, more or less, and is generally bounded by North 48th Street and North 49th Street, from Holdrege Street to Francis Street, including all of the University Place Community Organization (UPCO) Park, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 7-0, Scheer declared a conflict of interest; (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
4.1b
Change of Zone
No. 16016
Change of Zone No. 16016, from B-1 Local Business District, H-2 Highway District and O-2 Suburban Office District to B-3 PUD Commercial Business District, Planned Unit Development, including waivers for storm water detention, building height, setbacks, and screening and landscaping requirements, on property generally located at 48th and Holdrege Streets.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conditional Approval: 7-0, Scheer declared a conflict of interest; (Beecham absent), as set forth in the amended conditions as offered by the applicant. Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
4.1c
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 16002
Street & Alley Vacation No. 16002, to vacate the north-south alley, from the north line of Holdrege Street to the existing alley to the north; and east-west alley, from the west side of 49th Street to the existing alley to the west, generally located at 48th and Holdrege Streets.
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 7-0, Scheer declared a conflict of interest; (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2016, 3:00 p.m., pending the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the Lincoln Municipal Code have been satisfied.

    ANNEXATION WITH RELATED ITEMS:

4.2a
Annexation
No. 16006
Annexation No. 16006, to annex approximately 7.88 acres, more or less, on property generally located at 7601 Pine Lake Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant request to defer for 4 weeks to June 8, 2016, granted by the Planning Commission: 8-0 (Beecham absent).
4.2b
Change of Zone
No. 16014
Change of Zone No. 16014, from AGR Agricultural Residential District to R-3 Residential District, for a residential health care facility, on property generally located at 7601 Pine Lake Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant request to defer for 4 weeks to June 8, 2016, granted by the Planning Commission: 8-0 (Beecham absent).
4.2c
Special Permit
No. 16018
Special Permit No. 16018, to allow a residential healthcare facility, on property generally located at 7601 Pine Lake Road. **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant request to defer for 4 weeks to June 8, 2016, granted by the Planning Commission: 8-0 (Beecham absent).

    CHANGE OF ZONE:

4.3
Change of Zone
No. 16015
Change of Zone No.16015, from B-1 Local Business District to B-2 Planned Neighborhood Business District, on property Nebraska, generally located at 1404 Superior Street.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Approval: 8-0, (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
5. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    CHANGE OF ZONE:

5.1
Change of Zone
No. 16010
Change of Zone No. 16010, from R-4 Residential District to B-3 Commercial District, on property generally located at 2201 South 17th Street.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-6371, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL: 6-2, Sunderman and Weber dissenting (Beecham absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

    PERMITS:

5.2
Special Permit
No. 15064
Special Permit No. 15064, for an expanded home occupation, 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: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-6371, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant request to defer for 2 weeks to May 25, 2016, granted by the Planning Commission: 8-0 (Beecham absent).
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 2:52 p.m.
PENDING LIST:     None

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