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AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017

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[Commissioners Corr, Hove and Weber absent]


Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held January 18, 2017 **APPROVED: 6-0; (Corr, Hove and Weber absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:

1.1
Comprehensive Plan No.
No. 16010
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 16010, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a request to declare approximately 4,525 square feet of property at Standing Bear Park as surplus, on property generally located to the west of South 8th Street and Harrison Avenue and adjacent to 710 Hill 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: 6-0 (Corr, Hove, and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

    ANNEXATION AND RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE AND PRELIMNARY PLAT:

1.2a
Annexation
No. 16009
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Annexation No. 16009, to annex approximately 30.33 acres, more or less, on property generally located at North 70th Street and Arbor Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 6-0 (Corr, Hove and Weber absent), as set forth in the staff report dated January 17, 2017. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 27, at 5:30 p.m.

1.2b
Change of Zone
No. 16031
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Change of Zone No. 16031, from AG (Agricultural District) to I-2 (Industrial Park District), on property generally located at North 70th Street and Arbor Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 6-0 (Corr, Hove and Weber absent), as set forth in the revised staff report dated January 17, 2017, as requested by the applicant. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

1.2c
Preliminary Plat
No. 16005
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Preliminary Plat No. 16005, Rogge Square, on approximately 156.72 acres, more or less, with waiver requests to pedestrian ways, block length, adjacent street improvements, stormwater detention, street grade, on property generally located at North 70th Street and Arbor Road. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, 6-0 (Corr, Hove and Weber absent), as set forth in the staff report dated January 17, 2017. Resolution No. PC-01536.

    CHANGE OF ZONE:

1.3
Change of Zone
No. 17001
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Change of Zone No. 17001, from H-1 (Interstate Commercial District) to H-3 (Highway Commercial District), on property generally located at 3100 NW 12th Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371 athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 6-0 (Corr, Hove and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

    SPECIAL PERMIT:

1.4
Special Permit
No. 16060
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Special Permit No. 16060, to allow for the remodeling of an existing garage and the addition of a second floor above the garage, on property generally located at 2340 Woodsdale Boulevard. **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 staff report dated January 17, 2017: 6-0 (Corr, Hove and Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01537.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL

2.1
Text Amendment
No. 16020
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Text Amendment No. 16020, amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code (“Zoning Ordinance”) by amending Section 27.62.100(c)(2) to modify the front yard and side yard setbacks for car sales; Section 27.67.030 to allow parking in the side yard of commercial and industrial districts when not abutting a residential district; Section 27.67.040 to create a new parking requirement for motorized vehicle sales of three stalls for sales lots less than two acres; Section 27.72.060 to allow motorized vehicle sales in the same locations as parking with requirements for how vehicles for sale in the front yard can be displayed; Chapter 3.45 Design Standards for Parking Lots to clarify which parking lot requirements are applicable to vehicle sales lots; Chapter 3.50 Design Standards for Screening and Landscaping to clarify that parking lot screen applies to vehicle sales lots, and repealing Sections 27.62.100(c)(2), 27.67.030, 27.67.040, and 27.72.060 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission granted the applicant’s request for a 2-week deferral, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    MISCELLANEOUS:

4.1
Miscellaneous
No. 16006
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Miscellaneous No. 16006, to review the proposed determination that the "North Cotner Boulevard and P Street Redevelopment Area", as set forth in the North Cotner Boulevard and P Street Redevelopment Area Blight and Substandard Determination Study, be declared blighted and substandard as defined in the Nebraska Community Development Law, which is described as an area bounded by P Street, Corner Blvd, North 56th Street, and R Street, along with adjacent street rights-of-way in South 56th Street, P and R Streets, and North Cotner Blvd, covering approximately 11.6 acres, more or less.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: A Finding of Substandard and Blighted Condtions
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: FINDING OF SUBSTANDARD AND BLIGHTED CONDITIONS; 6-0 (Corr, Hove and Weber absent) Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE AND RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE:

5.1a
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
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 5-0 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Corr, Hove, and Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
5.1b
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
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 5-0 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Corr, Hove and Weber absent), as set forth in the staff report dated January 10, 2017. Public hearing before the City Council on this change is zone is pending.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 1:48 p.m.
PENDING LIST:    

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