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AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016

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[Corr arrived at 1:06 p.m.; Commissioners Scheer and Weber absent]


Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held January 4, 2017 **APPROVED: 6-0; Corr, Scheer, and Weber absent.**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    ANNEXATION AND RELATED STREET AND ALLEY VACATION:

1.1a
Annexation
No. 16014
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Annexation No. 16014, to annex approximately 9.25 acres, more or less, for the development of single-family homes and townhomes, on property generally located at NW 48th Street and West Holdrege Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 6-0 (Scheer, Corr and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
1.1b
Change of Zone
No. 07063A
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Change of Zone No. 07063A, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-3 PUD (Residential District Planned Unit Development), for the development of single-family homes and townhomes, on property generally located at NW 48th Street and West Holdrege Street.
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 January 5, 2017; 6-0 (Scheer, Corr and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
1.2a
Change of Zone
No. 16044
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Change of Zone No. 16044, from R-4 (Residential District) to R-3 (Residential District), to create single-family lots, on property generally located at South Folsom Street and West Amaranth Lane.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: 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: APPROVAL: 7-0 (Scheer and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
1.2b
Preliminary Plat
No. 16008
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Preliminary Plat No. 16008, for a new R-3 (Residential District) preliminary plat, with requested waivers to subdivision regulations and design standards, on property generally located at South Folsom Street and West Amaranth Lane. **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 had separate public hearing. Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the amended conditions of the staff report dated January 10, 2017, as offered by the applicant: 5-2 (Corr and Washington dissenting; Scheer and Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01535.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL

See Items 4.3a and 4.3b.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

See Items 1.2a and 1.2b.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:

4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 16014
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 16014, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan to add the "11th and P Hotel and Lincoln Commercial Club Redevelopment Project." The proposed "11th and P Hotel and Lincoln Commercial Club Redevelopment Project" would remove blighted and substandard conditions through the renovation of two of Downtown Lincoln's older buildings, including the Lincoln Commercial Club Building at 200 North 11th and the property at 216 North 11 Street. This project would restore many favorable historical exterior facade features of the Lincoln Commercial Club Building, including renovations of the great banquet room on the third floor and revamping the fourth floor into hotel rooms and private residential dwellings in context with the historical past. In addition, a potential fifth floor may be added for future downtown residential units. The existing first floor restaurant is expected to continue to occupy the first floor, while the second floor would be updated into commercial office space. The 216 North 11th Street building project will include the renovation of the current 4 stories and the addition of 3 new stories, resulting in a 7-story building which will house a high-end boutique hotel with approximately 32 hotel rooms and a first-floor restaurant and/or lounge. The project area is located at 200 North 11th Street and 216 North 11th Street, including the adjacent rights-of-way on property generally bounded by North 11th, North 12th, P and Q Streets. The Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan area is 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: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 7-0 (Scheer and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
    TEXT AMENDMENTS:

4.2a
Text Amendment
No. 16017
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Text Amendment No. 16017, amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code (“Zoning Ordinance”) by amending Section 27.06 to delete certain commercial and industrial uses in the B-4 District; by amending Section 27.25.080, relating to O-1 Office District to provide that applications for a building permit shall be reviewed for compliance with Subarea Design Standards; by amending Section 27.35.080, relating to B-4 Lincoln Center Business District, to provide that applications for a building permit shall be reviewed for compliance with Subarea Design Standards, and to repeal Figure 27.35.070 (a) B-4 Lincoln Center Business District Height Regulations which has been superseded by Figure 27.72.030 (a); by amending Section 27.56.017, relating to the Capitol Environs District; by amending Sections 27.56.120 and 27.57.150 to revise the timeframe for an application; by amending Section 27.56.160 to change street references from South 15th Street to Goodhue Boulevard and to clarify building height; by amending Section 27.62.040 to delete dwelling units as a conditional use in the B-4 zoning district; by amending Section 27.63.175 to provide that parking garages allowed by special permit in the O-1 District shall not abut Capitol Square or J Street West of 9th Street; by amending Figure 27.67.020 to provide that there is no required parking in the B-4 District; by repealing Section 27.67.050 to delete the B-4 district special parking requirements; by amending Section 27.69.040, relating to the maximum height of any freestanding signs; by amending Section 27.72.030, relating to Height and Lot Regulations in the B-4 district to expand the exception to the general building height requirements and modify general yard requirements; by amending Figure 27.72.030 (a) in Section 27.72.030 to reduce the maximum height from 275 to 75 feet for properties located in the B-4 district on the northwest corner of 9th and P Streets and the southwest corner of 9th and O Streets and amending Chapter 4.36 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the Urban Design Committee by amending Sections 4.36.010, 4.36.030, 4.36.040, 4.36.050 and 4.36.070 to make minor modifications and revisions to the process and duties of the Committee, and repealing appropriate Sections of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Geogre Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as amended; 7-0 (Scheer and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
4.2b
Text Amendment
No. 16018
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Text Amendment No. 16018, amending Title 1 General Provisions of the City of Lincoln Design Standards to modify the procedures regarding waivers; and amending Title 3 Lincoln Design Standards by amending Chapter 3.75 Neighborhood Design Standards, Chapter 3.76 Lincoln Downtown Design Standards and Chapter 3.85 Capitol Environs Design Standards and by adding a new Chapter 3.77 to adopt South Haymarket Design Standards; to make minor modifications, amend design standards and modify the procedures; and repealing Section 2 of Chapter 1.00, Section 5 of Chapter 3.75, Sections 1 through 5 of Chapter 3.76, and Sections 2, 3 and 4 of Chapter 3.85.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Stacey Groshong-Hageman, 402-441-6361, slhageman@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 7-0 (Scheer and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE AND RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE:

4.3a
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 16012
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 16012, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to the Antelope Valley Redevelopment Plan to add the "Telegraph District Phase 2: Telegraph Flats & Telegraph Lofts East Redevelopment Project". The proposed project area is approximately 4 acres and is generally located between L Street and the alley north of N Street, and S. 20th Street to the Antelope Valley channel. The Antelope Valley Redevelopment Plan Area consists of approximately 900 acres with 4 broad districts or groups of uses, including Antelope Creek, Neighborhoods, Downtown Lincoln and the University of Nebraska City Campus.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
The applicant’s request for a 2-week deferral was granted, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Note: Commissioner Scheer declared a conflict of interest.
4.3b
Change of Zone
No. 16045
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Change of Zone No. 16045, Telegraph District B-4 Planned Unit Development, for a Change of Zone from B-4 Business District to B-4 Business District Planned Unit Development, on property generally bounded by O Street on the north, Antelope Creek on the east, K Street on the south, and Antelope Valley Parkway on the west, and generally located at 401 South 21st Street. The application is for a Planned Unit Development district designation of said property, and for the approval of a development plan which proposes modifications to the zoning ordinance, land subdivision ordinance and design standards to foster an urban mixed-use area at the southeast corner of downtown, including office, residential, retail and other commercial activities in a vibrant and distinctive neighborhood, reflecting its historic utility and industrial roots combined with an innovative, high-tech vibe.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
The applicant’s request for a 2-week deferral was granted, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Note: Commissioner Scheer declared a conflict of interest.
    CHANGE OF ZONE AND RELATED STREET AND ALLEY VACATION:
4.4a
Change of Zone
No. 16038
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Change on Zone No. 16038, from R-3 Residential to R-3 Residential PUD (Planned Unit Development), containing a mix of single-family, single-family attached, commercial, and agricultural uses, with a development plan which proposes to modify standards of the underlying zoning district, subdivision ordinance, and Design Standards, generally located at Superior Street and North 35th Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set for in the amended staff report dated January 5, 2017, as offered by the applicant, and revised and agreed upon by staff; 6-1 (Finnegan dissenting, Weber and Scheer absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the Lincoln Municipal Code have been satisfied for the associated Street and Alley Vacation No. 16006.
4.4b
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 16006
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Street and Alley Vacation No. 16006, to vacate a portion of the North 35th Street right-of-way stub directly north of Superior Street, generally located at Superior Street and North 35th Street.
STAFF REPORT
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 and Weber absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public hearing before the City Council will be scheduled when the provisions of Chapter 14.20 of the Lincoln Municipal Code have been satisfied.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 4:15 p.m.
PENDING LIST:     Special Permit 16009, for construction of a carport, on property generally located at 1801 Kings Highway. NOTE: This item will be removed from the pending list to appear on the February 15, 2017 regular Planning Commission meeting agenda for Public Hearing and Action.

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