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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 12, 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.

**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, OCTOBER 12, 2016

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[Commissioner Cornelius absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held September 28, 2016. **APPROVED: 5-0; Lust and Hove abstained; (Cornelius absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    TEXT AMENDMENT:

1.1
Text Amendment
No. 16009
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Text Amendment No. 16009, amending Chapter 27.69 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Signs by amending Section 27.69.090 to amend the exception allowing the permitted wall sign on the building façade of places of religious assembly, schools and community playhouses to be increased from a maximum of 20 square feet in area to 100 square feet in area if such use is located a minimum of 200 feet from any street frontage and is located in an AG or AGR district to provide that when such use is located a minimum of 100 feet from any street frontage, the permitted wall sign shall be a maximum of 50 square feet in area, and repealing Section 27.69.090 as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 6-0 (Scheer declared conflict of interest; Cornelius absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for October 31, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

    CHANGES OF ZONE AND RELATED USE PERMIT AND STREET VACATION:

1.2a
Change of Zone
No. 16029
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Change of Zone No. 16029, from R-2 (Residential District) to R-T(Residential Transition District) on property generally located at 46th and Orchard Streets.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the staff report dated October 3, 2016; 6-0 (Scheer declared conflict of interest; Cornelius absent). Public hearing before the City Council is pending.
1.2b
Use Permit
No. 16008
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Use Permit No. 16008, to allow for the construction of an office in an R-T (Residential Transitional District), with waivers to R-T district parking lot setbacks and sign location, on property generally located at 46th and Orchard Streets.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set fort in the staff report dated October 3, 2016; 6-0 (Scheer declared conflict of interest; Cornelius absent). Public hearing before the City Council is pending.
1.2c
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 16004
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Street and Alley Vacation No. 16004, to vacate a portion of the North 46th Street public right-of-way between the south right-of-way line of Orchard Street and the north right-of-way line of Y Street, generally located at 46th and Orchard Streets.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms with the Comprehensive Plan: 6-0 (Scheer declared conflict of interest; Cornelius absent). Public hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the Lincoln Municipal Code have been satisfied.

2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL

2.1
Change of Zone
No. 16023
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Change of Zone No. 16023, from AG (Agricultural District) to H-3 (Highway Commercial District) on approximately 2.62 acres, more or less, on property generally located at 6625 NW 48th Street.
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
The applicant’s request for a 2-week deferral was granted, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

None.

4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:

4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 16008
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 16008, to review the proposed Lancaster County Road and Bridge Construction Program, Fiscal Year 2017 and 2018-2022, as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Plan.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Mike Brienzo, 402-441-6369, mbrienzo@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 7-0 (Cornelius absent). Public hearing before the County Board is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT & RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE AND USE PERMIT:

4.2a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 16004
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Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 16004, to revise the Future Land Use Map in the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan from "Public & Semi-Public" and "Residential - Urban Density" designations to "Commercial" designation on approximately 34.38 acres, more or less, generally located at the northeast corner of South 14th Street and Pine Lake Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner:Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
The applicant’s request for a 4-week deferral was granted, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

4.2b
Change of Zone
No. 16030
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Change of Zone No. 16030, from AG (Agricultural District) to B-2 (Planned Neighborhood Business District), from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1(Residential District), and from R-1 (Residential District) to B-2 (Planned Neighborhood Business District), on property generally located on the northeast corner of 14th & Pine Lake Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner:Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
The applicant’s request for a 4-week deferral was granted, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

4.2c
Use Permit
No. 16009
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Use Permit No. 16009, to allow up to 177,000 square feet of new commercial floor area including a retail warehouse and motorized vehicle fuel facility, on property generally located at the northeast corner of South 14th Street and Pine Lake Road. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner:Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
The applicant’s request for a 4-week deferral was granted, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 1:48 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
George Wesselhoft, Planner (402) 441-6366 gwesselhoft@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