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Planning Commission Agenda

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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Friday, October 28, 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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016

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[Commissioners Lust and Scheer absent; Commissioner Harris left the hearing at 1:10 p.m.]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held October 12, 2016. **APPROVED: 6-0; (Lust and Scheer absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:

1.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 16009
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 16009, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, an amendment to the Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, to add a project for street and streetscape
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Kellee Van Bruggen, 402-441-6363, kvanbruggen@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONFORMS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; 6-0 (Lust and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

    ANNEXATIONS AND RELATED CHANGES OF ZONE:

1.2a
Annexation
No. 16011
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Annexation No. 16011, to annex approximately 22 acres, more or less, on property generally located at South 70th Street and Rokeby Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 6-0 (Lust and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
1.2b
Change of Zone
No. 16032
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Change of Zone No. 16032, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-3 (Residential District) for approximately 22 acres, more or less, on property generally located at South 70th Street and Rokeby Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 6-0 (Commissioner Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Lust and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
1.3a
Annexation
No. 16012
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Annexation No.16012, to expand the Village Gardens Planned Unit Development by approximately 15 acres, more or less, on property generally located at the northwest corner of 70th Street and Yankee Hill Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL as set forth in the staff report dated October 12, 2016; 6-0 (Commissioner Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Lust and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
1.3b
Change of Zone
No. 04075G
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Change of Zone No. 04075G, Village Gardens Planned Unit Development(PUD), for a change from AG (Agricultural District) to R-3 (Residential District) PUD, and from AG (Agricultural District) to B-3 (Commercial District) PUD, on property generally located northwest of the intersection of 70th Street and Yankee Hill Road; for a Planned Unit Development District designation of said property; and for approval of a development plan which proposes modifications to the Zoning Ordinance, Land Subdivision Ordinance and Design Standards to provide approximately 12.5 acres for a place of religious assembly, and approximately 2.5 acres for neighborhood commercial uses.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the staff report dated October 12, 2016; 6-0 (Commissioner Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Lust and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

    CHANGE OF ZONE:

1.4
Change of Zone
No. 16027
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Change of Zone No. 16027, to remove the Landmark Designation from that portion of the medical campus of Bryan Medical Center that formerly housed the Sophy Teeter's Nurses Home, on property generally located at 1650 Lake Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 6-0 (Lust and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

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 an additional 2-week deferral was granted, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
2.2
Special Permit
No. 16009
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Special Permit 16009, for construction of a carport, on property generally located at 1801 Kings Highway **FINAL ACTION**
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-763, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission voted 6-0 (Lust and Scheer absent) to grant the applicant’s request to place this item on indefinite pending until such time that the applicant is ready to move forward.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

None.

4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE AND RELATED ITEMS:

4.1a
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 16005
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 16005, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, a request to declare a City-owned parking lot as surplus property for the zoo expansion, on property generally located at approximately 2847 A Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONFORMS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; 5-0 (Commissioners Scheer and Harris declared a conflict of interest; Lust, Harris and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
4.1b
Text Amendment
No. 16010
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Text Amendment No. 16010, amending Chapter 27.63 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Special Permits by amending Section 27.63.170 to provide that a parking lot for a zoo may be allowed by Special Permit in the R-1 through R-8 zoning districts and in the O-2 zoning district if the parking lot is located within 360 feet from property occupied by a zoo and the parking lot is primarily used in connection with said zoo, and repealing Section 27.63.170 as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 5-0 (Commissioners Harris and Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Lust, Harris and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
4.1c
Change of Zone
No. 16028
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Change of Zone No. 16028, from B-3 (Commercial District) to R-6 (Residential District), on property generally located at 2847 A Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 5-0 (Commissioners Harris and Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Lust, Harris and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
4.1d
Special Permit
No. 16047
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Special Permit No. 16047, to construct an additional parking lot with associated waivers to setbacks and storm water detention, on property generally located at 2847 A Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the staff report dated October 13, 2016; 5-0 (Commissioners Harris and Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Lust, Harris and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
4.1e
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 16005
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Street and Alley Vacation No. 16005, to vacate a portion of South 29th Street right-of-way, a portion of the east-west alley located in Block 2, Zehrung and Ames Addition, and a portion of Washington Street right-of-way, all generally located at 2847 A Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONFORMS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; 5-0 (Commissioners Scheer and Harris declared a conflict of interest; Lust, Harris and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
4.1f
Change of Zone No.
No. 16022
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Change of Zone No. 16022, to designate the Ager Building on Antelope Park Triangle east of the intersection of B Street and South 27th Street and associated premises west of the building as a local landmark under Section 27.57 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, on property generally located at 1300 South 27th Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval of Landmark Designation
Staff Planner: Stacey Hageman, 402-441-6361, slhageman@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL OF LANDMARK DESIGNATION; 5-0 (Commissioners Scheer and Harris declared a conflict of interest; Lust, Harris and Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 2:15 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