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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, May 25, 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 25, 2016, from 11:30 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 LRTP/Comprehensive Plan Update.

**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 25, 2016

View or download a searchable pdf version of the full Planning Commission Agenda here.


[Commissioner Sunderman absent; Commissioner Weber left at 5:40 p.m.]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held May 11, 2016. **APPROVED: 8-0; (Sunderman absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    PERMITS:

1.1
Special Permit
No. 11022B
Special Permit No. 11022B, to allow soil extraction, on property generally located at NW 48th Street and Purple Heart Highway.**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 staff report dated May 12, 2016: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01496.
1.2
Special Permit
No. 16001
Special Permit No. 16001, to allow an AG Community Unit Plan that incorporates build-through design elements with waivers of the design standards for the installation of sidewalks and street trees, block-length distance, sanitary sewer mains running opposite street grades, lot-to-depth ratio, and the maximum lot area for lots that exceed one acre with a community sewer system, on property generally located at South 68th Street and Saltillo Road.**FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
This application was removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission ‘final action’: APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 11, 2016: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01497.
1.3
Special Permit
No. 16004
Special Permit No. 16004, to allow soil excavation, on property generally located at South 68th Street and Saltillo Road.**FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
This application was removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 5, 2016: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01498.
1.4
Special Permit
No. 16020
Special Permit No.16020, for the reconstruction and expansion of a nonconforming church, including waivers to setbacks, building height, and parking, on property generally located at 535 North 16th 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 forth in the staff report dated May 17, 2016: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01499.
1.5
Special Permit
No. 16024
Special Permit No. 16024, to allow for the sale of alcohol for consumption both on and off the premises, on property generally located at 2717 South 8th Street, # 1. **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 forth in the staff report dated May 11, 2016: 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Resolution No. PC-01500.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL
2.1
Special Permit
No. 16009
Special Permit No. 16009, for the construction of a carport, on property generally located at 1801 Kings Highway.**FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Applicant request for an additional 4-week deferral to June 22, 2016, granted by the Planning Commission: 8-0 (Sunderman absent).
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE:

4.1a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 16002
Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 16002, to amend the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, by changing the Future Land Use Plan designation from Agricultural to Residential-Low Density, on property generally located at S 82nd Street and Roca Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Scheduling of public hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is pending.
4.1b
Change of Zone
No. 16011
Change of Zone No. 16011, from AG (Agricultural District) to AGR (Agricultural Residential District), for development of a 32-lot subdivision, on property generally located at S 82nd Street and Roca Road.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Sunderman absent). Scheduling of public hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is pending.
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    SPECIAL PERMITS:

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: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-6371, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL; 6-2, Harris and Scheer dissenting (Sunderman absent). Scheduling of public hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is pending.
5.2
Special Permit
No. 16021
Special Permit No.16021, for expanded home occupation to allow a venue for large gatherings, on property generally located at 12400 West Denton Road.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-6371, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL; 6-2, Harris and Scheer dissenting (Sunderman absent). Scheduling of public hearing before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is pending.
6. SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

6.1
FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program Report
The draft FY2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).
Staff recommendation: Conformance with 2040 Lincoln MPO Long Range Transportation Plan, as amended.
Staff Planner: Michael Brienzo, 402-441-6369, mbrienzo@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN; 7-0 (Weber and Sunderman absent).
6.2
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 16004
Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 16004, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, the City of Lincoln’s Draft Six-Year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for FY 2016/2017 – 2021/2022.
Staff recommendation: Full or General Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; 7-0 (Weber and Sunderman absent).
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 8:00 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