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AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017

View or download the full Planning Commission Agenda here.


[All Commissioners present; Commissioner Weber left at 3:15 p.m.]


Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held May 10, 2017 **APPROVED: 9-0.**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    ANNEXATION:

1.1
Annexation
No. 17004
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Annexation No. 17004, to annex approximately 283.79 acres, more or less, for the Lincoln Electric System Operations Center, on property generally located at South 91st Street & Rokeby Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is pending.
    CHANGES OF ZONE AND RELATED ITEM:

1.2
Change of Zone
No. 3134E
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Change of Zone No. 3134E, for the adjustment of perimeter setbacks for the Willow Springs Planned Unit Development, on property legally described as Lot 1, Hamann Meadows 4th Addition, located in the SW 1/4 of Section 3-9-7, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, generally located at the northwest corner of Lucile Drive and Pioneers Boulevard.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated May 11, 2017; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
1.3a
Change of Zone
No. 17009
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Change of Zone No. 17009, from AG (Agricultural District) to AGR (Agricultural Residential District) for 20 acres, on generally located at SW 27th Street and Roxbury Lane.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
1.3b
Preliminary Plat
No. 17004
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Preliminary Plat No. 17004, for 5 acreage lots and one outlot for open space, on approximately 20 acres, more or less, with a waiver to block length and water detention, on property generally located at SW 27th Street and West Roxbury Lane. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@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 staff report dated May 11, 2017: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01552.
    SPECIAL PERMITS:

1.4
Special Permit
No. 1627B
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Special Permit No. 1627B, to extend an existing wireless telecommunications monopole by approximately 10 feet, on property generally located at 921 Fletcher Avenue. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@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 staff report dated May 10, 2017: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01553.
1.5
County Special Permit
No. 08004B
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Special Permit No. 08004B, for soil excavation, on property generally located at 3601 Waverly 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 May 8, 2017: 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01554.

    MISCELLANEOUS:

1.6
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 17004
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Street and Alley Vacation No. 17004, to vacate the Ash Street right-of-way located east of Colonial Drive and west of South 33rd Street, generally located east of 2702 Colonial Drive.
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: 9-0. 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 Nos. 4.3b and 4.4.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

See Item Nos. 1.3b and 1.4.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    TEXT AMENDMENTS AND RELATED ITEMS:

4.1
Text Amendment
No. 17006
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Text Amendment No. 17006, the 2017 Proposed Text Amendments, amending Title 26 Subdivision Ordinance, Title 27 Zoning Ordinance, Title 3 Design Standards by amending 26.11.036 to modify notice requirements; by amending 26.11.037 preliminary plat appeal procedure; by amending 26.15.015 and 26.15.020 by deleting obsolete text; by amending 26.19.020 to add lien holder; by amending 26.19.041 for surveyor references; and 26.23.140 to delete an obsolete Table and to provide requirements for residential lots that front on private roadways; by amending 27.06.020 for access across zoning districts; by amending 27.06.120 for conditional uses in the I-3 District; and 27.06.130 to designate retail sale as conditional use in the I-3 District; by amending 27.06.150 to list any amusement license use as a conditional use in the AG District; and 27.07.030 concerning amusement license regulations; by amending 27.51.030 for I-3 District to delete conditions for retail and office use; by amending 27.62.030 to provide that urban gardens as conditional use in the Agricultural Use Group may have plants in the front yard; by amending 27.62.090 for offices as conditional use in the I-3 District; by amending 27.62.100 for additional conditions for retail and office uses in the I-3 District; by amending 27.62.120 for amusement license as conditional use; by amending 27.63.025 for appeal of Special Permit filing; by repealing 27.63.140 to delete outdoor lighting requirements; by amending 27.63.180 for text consistent with use groups; by amending 27.63.500 for geography of corridors for salvage uses; by amending 27.63.510 to add mausoleums as special permitted use; by amending 27.63.570 for typographic errors; by amending 27.64.010 for use permit appeal procedures; by amending 27.65.020 for community unit plan in BTA Overlay District with underlying AG zoning and to remove density penalties for community unit plans on small parcels; by amending 27.67.040 for parking requirements for premises in the B-1 and B-3 districts which sell alcohol; by amending 27.69.030 for wall signage in the R-T, O-1 and O-2 districts; and 27.69.090 to clarify which street frontage the location of a wall sign is measured from; by amending 27.72.010 to clarify minimum lot requirements and adjust conforming and nonconforming provisions; and Table 27.72.020(b) for R-7 and R-8 side yard requirements; by amending 27.75.030 to extend the filing time for Board of Appeals; by amending 27.81.010 for a chapter reference; by amending 27.81.050 for notice requirements; by repealing Chapter 3.05 for environmental impact statements for the B-5 District; by repealing Chapter 3.15 Standards for Financial Institutions in the O-1 District; by repealing Chapter 3.20 Signage for Historic Building Reuse by Special Permit; by repealing Chapter 3.25 Standards for Exceeding Maximum Height by Special Permit; by repealing Chapter 3.60 Design Standards for Park Land; and by repealing Chapter 3.80 Technology Park Design Standards; and amending Section 7.1 of Chapter 3.50 Design Standards for Screening and Landscaping to grant exception along the public right-of-way when the parking area and driving aisles are set back 100 feet or more, of the Lincoln Municipal Code, as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
4.2
County Text Amendment
No. 17009
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County Text Amendment No. 17009, to amend the AG District, Article 4, Section 4.003 Permitted Uses to move certain permitted uses and place them into Section 4.007 Permitted Special Uses. Amend Section 4.005 Permitted Conditional Uses to move certain conditional uses to Section 4.007 Special Permitted Uses. Amend the AGR District, Article 5, Section 5.003 Permitted Uses to move certain permitted uses and place them into Section 5.007 Permitted Special Uses. Amend Section 5.005 Permitted Conditional Uses to move certain conditional uses into Section 5.007 Permitted Special Uses of the Lancaster County Zoning Regulation and adding them to Article 13 Special Permit requirements.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL; 8-0, Weber abstained. Public hearing before the County Board is pending at this time.
4.3a
Text Amendment
No. 17010
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Text Amendment No. 17010, to amend the Lincoln Municipal Zoning Code by amending Section 27.02.040 to delete the definition of Commercial Solar Energy Conversion System; by amending Section 27.02.200 to add definitions for Solar Energy Conversion System Large and Solar Energy Conversion System Small; by amending Section 27.06.090 to amend the Utility Use Group Table to strike Commercial Solar Energy Conversion System as a listed use type, to add Solar Energy Conversion System (Large) as a listed use type allowed by Special Permit in the AG District and as a permitted use in the H-2 through H-4 and I-1 through I-3 Districts, and to add Solar Energy Conversion System (Small) as a listed use type allowed by Special Permit in the AGR, R-1 through R-8, O-1 through O-3, and RT Districts and as a permitted use in all other districts; by amending Section 27.63.830 to allow Large Solar Energy Conversion System as a permitted special use in the AG District and to allow Small Solar Energy Conversion System as a permitted special use in the AGR, R-1 through R-8, O-1 through O-3, and RT Districts and to provide conditions for such uses; and repealing Sections 27.02.040, 27.02.200, 27.06.090, and 27.63.830 as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 7-2, Beckius and Weber dissenting. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
4.3b
Special Permit
No. 17012
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Special Permit No. 17012, to allow for installation of a 100-kilowatt solar energy conversion system, on property legally described as Capitol Beach West Addition, Outlots B and C, located in the SE 1/4 of Section 16-10-6, and N 1/2 of Section 21-10-6, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The Planning Commission action is final, unless appealed to the Lincoln City Council.
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 deferral to allow for the addition of a requested waiver with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for June 21, 2017.

    CHANGE OF ZONE:

4.4
Change of Zone
No. 17008
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Change of Zone No. 17008, from R-1 (Residential District) to O-3 (Office Park District), on property generally located at 6969 South Street and 2215 South 70th Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission granted the applicant’s request for a 4-week deferral, with PUBLIC HEARING AND ACTION scheduled for June 21, 2017.
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    SPECIAL PERMIT:

5.1
Special Permit
No. 17010
More Information
Special Permit No. 17010, for an indoor kennel with an outdoor area that permits more than three animals at a time, on property generally located at 222 North 44th Street. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated April 27, 2017: 8-0, Weber absent. Resolution No. PC-01555.
5. SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

6.1
Miscellaneous
No. 17001
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Miscellaneous No. 17001, to add the Lincoln South Beltway Amendment to the Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Mike Brienzo, 402-441-6369, mbrienzo@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0, Weber absent.
6.2
Miscellaneous
No. 17002
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Miscellaneous No. 17002 - Review the Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Fiscal Year 2017-2018 to Fiscal Year 2020-2021Transportation Improvement Program as to compliance with the Lincoln MPO 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the 2040 LRTP
Staff Planner: Mike Brienzo, 402-441-6369, mbrienzo@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: A FINDING OF CONFORMANCE WITH THE LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN; 8-0, Weber absent.

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

Adjournment: 4:15 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