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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, November 30, 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, NOVEMBER 30, 2016

View or download the full Planning Commission Agenda here.


[All Commissioners present; new Commissioner Sändra Washington was welcomed]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held November 9, 2016 **APPROVED: 8-0; Sunderman abstained.**

and November 16, 2016. **APPROVED: 8-0; Corr abstained.**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    TEXT AMENDMENT:

1.1
Text Amendment
No. 16014
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Text Amendment No. 16014, to revise Section 27.61.090 "Continuation of Nonstandard Uses" to clarify the application of automatic adjustment of setbacks for existing parking and other uses when a government agency acquires land for right-of-way.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
    CHANGES OF ZONE:

1.2
Change of Zone
No. 05054E
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Change of Zone No. 05054E, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-5 PUD (Residential District Planned Unit Development), to add approximately 7.37 acres, more or less, to Prairie Village North PUD on property generally located at North 89th and Fremont Streets.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
1.3
Change of Zone
No. 16036
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Change of Zone No. 16036, for the Wilderness Hills Commercial Planned Unit Development, replacing Use Permit 154, to allow up to 162 dwelling units and 375,065 square feet of commercial floor area, on property generally located at the southeast corner of 27th Street and Yankee Hill Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
This application was removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the corrected staff report dated 10/26/16; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.

    PRELIMINARY PLAT:

1.4
Preliminary Plat
No. 16006
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Preliminary Plat No. 16006, for a new preliminary plat to create an industrial park consisting of 9 lots, on property generally located at South 25th Street and Saltillo Road. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
This application was removed from the Consent Agenda, and the Planning Commission granted the applicant’s request for a 2-week deferral with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016. (Commissioner Scheer declared a conflict of interest on this application).

    USE PERMIT:

1.5
Use Permit
No. 26A
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Use Permit No. 26A, for the conversion of existing units from hotel use to apartment use with waiver from required yard setbacks and waiver from minimum parking requirements, on property generally located at 200 South 68th Street Place.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL

2.1
Text Amendment
No. 16019
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Text Amendment No. 16019, to amend Sections 27.06.180 and 27.62.150 of the Lincoln Municipal Code to add Assembly Facilities as a conditional use in the H-4 District, and repealing Sections 27.06.180 and 27.62.150 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
The applicant’s request for a 2-week deferral was granted, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

See Items 1.3 and 1.4.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:

4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 16011
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 16011, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan to create the "1222 P Street Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project", generally located at 1222 P Street and within the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan area generally bounded by Salt Creek, Interstate 180 and "R Street on the north, 17th Street on the east, "G" Street on the south and Salt Creek, 2nd Street and Sun Valley Boulevard on the west.
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: 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council scheduled for Monday, January 9, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
    TEXT AMENDMENT:

4.2
Text Amendment
No. 16013
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Text Amendment No. 16013, an ordinance amending Chapter 27.63 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Special Permits by amending Section 27.63.685 to delete the access door location requirement, and add exterior door opening requirements for a special permit for alcoholic beverages to be sold for consumption off premises in zoning districts B-1, B-3, H-1, H-2, H-3, 4 H-4, I-1 and I-3, and repealing Section 27.63.685 as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL; 8-1, Sunderman dissenting. Public hearing before the City Council is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION


    CHANGE OF ZONE:

5.1
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 REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the amended conditions of the staff report dated 10/13/2016, as offered by the applicant; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
    COUNTY SPECIAL PERMIT:

5.2
County
Special Permit
No. 16049
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County Special Permit No. 16049, for a County AG (Agricultural District) Community Unit Plan, consisting of 85.13 acres, more or less, with 5 single-family acreage lots, containing a minimum of 3 acres, with a waiver request to block-length requirements, on property generally located at NW 12th Street and West Mill Road. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
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 10/26/2016: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01528.
6. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION ONLY

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS AND RELATED ITEMS:

6.1a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 16001
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Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 16001, to amend Chapter 5 of the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to remove the reference to Lincoln’s Theater Policy.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL; 5-3 (Sunderman, Weber, and Hove dissenting; Washington abstaining). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
6.1b
Text Amendment
No. 16006
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Text Amendment No. 16006, amending the Zoning Ordinance to allow theaters as a permitted use in the B-5 zoning district after January 1, 2022, and to allow theaters with 250 seats or less as a special permitted use in the B-2 and B-3 zoning districts.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Paul Barnes, 402-441-6372, pbarnes@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated 10/26/2016; 7-2 (Weber and Hove dissenting). Public hearing before the City Council is scheduled for Monday, January 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
6.2a
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
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-1 (Hove dissenting). Public hearing before the City Council is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
6.2b
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
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated 10/04/2016; 8-1 (Hove dissenting). Public hearing before the City Council is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
6.2c
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
Planning Commission “final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the revised staff report dated 11/1/2016, as amended on 11/30/2016: 7-2; Lust and Hove dissenting). Resolution No. PC-01529.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 4:40
PENDING LIST:     Special Permit 16009, for construction of a carport, on property generally located at 1801 Kings Highway.

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