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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, April 12, 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.

The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., in Studio Room 113, Bill Luxford Studio, on the first floor of the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th St., Lincoln, Nebraska, to discuss the Planning for Pedestrians and County Zoning Amendments.

**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, APRIL 12, 2017

View or download the full Planning Commission Agenda here.


[Commissioner Weber absent]


Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held March 29, 2017 **APPROVED: 8-0; (Weber absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:

1.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 17005
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 17005, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, the request for a conservation easement by the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, of approximately 36 acres, more or less, for the preservation of flood storage and natural resources, generally located west of South 14th Street and Yankee Hill Road. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Brandon Garrett, 402-441-6373, bgarrett@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 8-0 (Weber absent), PC-01546. The City Law Department will introduce the associated Conservation Easement Agreement on a future City Council agenda.
    TEXT AMENDMENT:

1.2
Text Amendment
No. 17003
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Text Amendment No. 17003, to amend the Lincoln Municipal Code 27.67.030 and Design Standards Chapter 3.75, to revise front yard parking requirements in the R-5, R-6, and R-7 zoning districts and to align Neighborhood Design Standards with zoning code, and repealing Sections 27.67.030 of the Lincoln Municipal code as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 1, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

    SPECIAL PERMIT:

1.3
Special Permit
No. 494F
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Special Permit No. 494F, to expand the Harbour West Meadows CUP (Community Unit Plan) to allow a new waiver of Section 27.63.120(e) for construction of carports in the required setback from roadways, on property generally located at 1440 West Plum Street. **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 for in the staff report dated April 4, 2017: 8-0 (Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01547.

    STREET AND ALLEY VACATION:

1.4
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 17003
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Street and Alley Vacation No. 17003, to vacate a portion of the South 16th Street right-of-way stub directly north of Pine Lake Road, generally located at South 16th Street and Pine Lake Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 8-0, (Weber 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

None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:

4.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 17006
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 17006, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to the Lincoln Center Redevelopment Plan for the proposed new City Centre Redevelopment Project, on property generally bounded by 9th and 10th Streets, P and Q Streets, and adjacent rights-of-way.
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: 8-0, (Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

    TEXT AMENDMENTS:

4.2a
Text Amendment
No. 16015
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Text Amendment No. 16015, to amend Chapter 27.59 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Airport Zoning Regulations to modify requirements for height permits, by adding a new section numbered 27.59.065 to provide exceptions to required height permits, and repealing Sections 27.59.010 and 27.59.060 of the Lincoln Municipal code as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL as amended as agreed upon by the applicant; 8-0 (Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council is pending at this time.


4.2b
County Text Amendment
No. 16016
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County Text Amendment No. 16016, to amend Article 18 of the Lancaster County Zoning Regulations relating to Special Height and Use Near Airports to modify requirements for height permits, by repealing and adding various sections within Article 18 of the Lancaster County Zoning Regulations as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Weber absent). Public hearing before the County County is pending at this time.


4.2c
Text Amendment
No. 17004
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Text Amendment No. 17004, to amend Chapter 27.59 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Airport Zoning Regulations to modify requirements for height permits, by adding a new section numbered 27.59.065 to provide exceptions to required height permits, adding a new section numbered 27.59.067 regarding notice to FAA of certain construction, and repealing Sections 27.59.010 and 27.59.060 of the Lincoln Municipal code as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL as amended as agreed upon by the applicant; 8-0 (Weber absent). Public hearing before the City Council is pending at this time.


    USE PERMIT:

4.3
Use Permit
No. 15002A
More Information
Use Permit No. 15002A, to add 120 dwelling units on 12.23 acres, more or less, on property generally located at NW 12th Street southwest of Isaac Drive. **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 revised staff report dated April 4, 2017: 8-0 (Weber absent). Resolution No. PC-01548.

* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 3:25 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