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The Lincoln City/Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 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, FEBRUARY 15, 2017

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[Commissioners Scheer and Harris absent; Commissioner Washington arrived at 1:08 p.m.]


Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held February 1, 2017 **APPROVED: 5-0 and 2 abstentions; (Weber and Hove abstained; Scheer and Harris absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:

1.1
Comprehensive Plan No.
No. 17001
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 17001, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to the Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) Redevelopment Plan. The Redevelopment Plan area includes approximately 1.2 acres, more or less. The amendment redefines the Phase 1 project area to reduce the overall size, including the removal of Lot 1, Nebraska Innovation Campus 1st Addition, and also identifies the Phase 2 redevelopment area and a 3-story office building project of approximately 80,000 square feet, on property generally located to the east of the SE corner of the Transformation Drive and the 21st Street intersection. The Redevelopment Plan area is adjacent to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) city campus and includes the former Nebraska State Fair Park. The boundaries are generally from N. Antelope Valley Parkway to N. 27th Street, between Salt Creek and the Burlington Northern Santa Fee Railroad corridors.
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 (Scheer, Harris and Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 13, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

    ANNEXATION:

1.2
Annexation
No. 17001
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Annexation No. 17001, to annex the property at 2101 and 2111 West Van Dorn Street, consisting of approximately 2.07 acres, generally located southwest of South Coddington Avenue and West Van Dorn Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 6-0 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Scheer, Harris and Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

    SPECIAL PERMITS:

1.3
Special Permit
No. 872I
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Special Permit No. 872I, for a modification to Special Permit No. 872 to adjust the sign requirements for special permitted uses to allow for increased sign area, and to permit allowed signs within the front yard, on generally located southeast of South 84th and Van Dorn Streets.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL; 6-0 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Scheer and Harris absent), as set forth in the staff report dated February 1, 2017. Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
1.4
Special Permit
No. 16009
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Special Permit No. 16009, for the construction of a carport, on property generally located at 1801 Kings Highway.**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 February 7, 2017: 6-0 (Scheer, Harris and Washington absent). Resolution No. PC-01538.

    STREET AND ALLEY VACATIONS:

1.5
Street and Alley Vacation No.
No. 17001
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Street and Alley Vacation No. 17001, to vacate a portion of the northeast corner of the intersection of South Canopy Street and N Street right-of-way, generally located at the northeast corner of South Canopy Street and N 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 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Scheer, Harris and Washington 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.
1.6
Street and Alley Vacation No..
No. 17002
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Street and Alley Vacation No. 17002, to vacate the easternmost 4 feet of South 20th Street from M Street to N Street right-of-way, generally located at South 20th Street between M and N Streets.
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 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Scheer, Harris and Washington 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

See Item 5.1.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND RELATED ITEMS:

4.1a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 16006
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Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 16006, to amend the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, by changing the Future Land Use Plan, to modify growth tiers and future land use, on property generally located at North 7th Street and Alvo Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 6-0 and 1 abstention (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Beckius abstained; Scheer and Harris absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
4.1b
Annexation
No. 16015
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Annexation No. 16015, to annex approximately 35.55 acres, more or less, on property generally located at North 7th Street and Alvo 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 and 1 abstention (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Beckius abstained; Scheer and Harris absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
4.1c
Change of Zone
No. 16041
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Change of Zone No. 16041, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-3 (Residential District), on property generally located at North 7th Street and Alvo Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 6-0 and 1 abstention (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Beckius abstained; Scheer and Harris absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
4.1d
Preliminary Plat
No. 16007
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Preliminary Plat No. 16007, to create 145 single-family lots and 3 outlots, with waivers to the transfer of wastewater from one drainage basin to another and pedestrian ways for blocks over 1,000 feet in length, on property generally located at North 7th Street and Alvo 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, as set forth in the amended conditions, as offered by the applicant, of the staff report dated February 1, 2017: 6-0 and 1 abstention (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Beckius abstained; Scheer and Harris absent). Resolution No. PC-01539.
    CHANGE OF ZONE AND RELATED SPECIAL PERMIT:

4.2a
Change of Zone
No. 08010A
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Change of Zone No. 08010A, to add a maximum of 275 apartment units to the commercial center and reduce the overall commercial area, with a development plan which proposes to modify standards of the underlying zoning district, 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; 7-0 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Scheer and Harris absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
4.2b
Special Permit
No. 1995B
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Special Permit No. 1995B, to convert the apartment area to single-family attached and townhome units, with waivers to block length, lot area, lot width, and setbacks on property generally located at NW 48th Street and West Holdrege Street. **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, as set forth in the amended conditions, as offered by the applicant, of the February 2, 2017, staff report: 7-0 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Scheer and Harris absent). Resolution No. PC-01540.
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    TEXT AMENDMENT:

5.1
Text Amendment
No. 16020
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Text Amendment No. 16020, amending Title 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code 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 appropriate Sections as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission granted the applicant’s request for an additional 2-week deferral, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION continued on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 2:10 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