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The Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 11:30 p.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 Alcohol Policy Review/Public Input.

**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, JUNE 21, 2017

View or download the full Planning Commission Agenda here.


[Commissioners Beckius and Washington absent.]


Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held June 7, 2017. **APPROVED: 7-0.**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE AND RELATED ITEMS:

1.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 17009
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 17009, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to the Antelope Valley Redevelopment Plan that identifies the "Telegraph District Phase 2 Redevelopment Project". The redevelopment project area includes approximately 16 acres, more or less, consisting of four areas with connecting streetscape within the project, including Telegraph Flats, Telegraph Lofts East, Telegraph Lofts West, and Telegraph Lofts South. The project is generally located between M and O Streets, 20th Street to the Antelope Valley channel, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: In 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 (Beckius and Washington absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.
1.2a
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 17010
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 17010, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a request to declare approximately 34.4 acres of land at Jensen Park as surplus, and for the acquisition of approximately 39.76 acres of land, on property generally located at South 84th Street and Yankee Hill Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: In Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 6-0 (Beckius, Scheer and Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.
1.2b
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 17003
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Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 17003, to amend the Future Land Use Plan of the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan by re-designating future land uses in the area of Jensen Park from Urban Density Residential and Industrial to Green Space, and from Open Space to Urban Density Residential and Commercial, on property generally located at South 84th Street and Yankee Hill Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Approval: 6-0 (Beckius, Scheer and Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE:

1.3a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 17005
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Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 17005, to amend the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, to change the Future Land Use Plan designation from "Open Space" and "Commercial" to "Industrial" and "Agricultural Stream Corridor", on property generally located at North 70th Street and Arbor Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
This application was removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: Approval: 6-1, Hove dissenting (Beckius and Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.
1.3b
Change of Zone
No. 17016
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Change of Zone No. 17016, from H-2 (Highway Business District) to I-1 (Industrial District), on property generally located at 7620 North 70th Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
This application was removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: Conditional Approval as set forth in the staff report dated June 12, 2017, and the amended associated zoning agreement: 6-1, Hove dissenting (Beckius and Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.

    CHANGES OF ZONE AND RELATED ITEM:

1.4
Change of Zone
No. 17011
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Change of Zone No. 17011, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-3 (Residential District), for approximately 25.53 acres, more or less, on property generally located at North 49th Street and Alvo Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
This application was removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: Approval: 7-0 (Beckius and Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.
1.5a
Change of Zone
No. 17014
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Change of Zone No. 17014, from AG (Agricultural District) to AGR (Agricultural Residential District), on property generally located at SW 25th Street and West Denton Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: 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 recommendation: Approval: 7-0 (Beckius and Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.
1.5b
Special Permit
No. 17021
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Special Permit No. 17021, for an AGR (Agricultural Residential District) Community Unit Plan, to include 9 acreage lots on approximately 25.12 acres, more or less, on property generally located at SW 25th Street and West Denton 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 June 9, 2017: 7-0 (Beckius and Washington absent). Resolution No. PC-01558.

    SPECIAL PERMITS:

1.6
Special Permit
No. 17016
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County Special Permit No. 17016, for the addition of 9 single-family lots, each to be approximately 3 acres, more or less, on property generally located SE of the intersection of North 176th Street and Havelock Avenue. **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 June 9, 2017: 6-0 (Beckius and Washington absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Resolution No. PC-01559.
1.7
Special Permit
No. 17018
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County Special Permit No. 17018, for the construction of a commercial feedlot on property generally located a 1/2 mile east of 176th Street and Firth Road. **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 June 9, 2017: 7-0 (Beckius, Scheer and Washington absent). Resolution No. PC-01560.
1.8
Special Permit
No. 17019
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Special Permit No. 17019, for a special permit for expansion of a nonconforming use, with waivers to the front and side yard setbacks, on property generally located at 2554 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 June 13, 2017: 6-0 (Beckius, Scheer and Washington absent). Resolution No. PC-01561.
1.9
Special Permit
No. 17020
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County Special Permit No. 17020, for an AG (Agricultural District) Community Unit Plan to cluster 6 residential units on 96 acres, more or less, on property generally located at South 96th Street and Martell Road. **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 revised staff report dated June 9, 2017: 7-0 (Beckius and Washington absent). Resolution No. PC-01562.

    MISCELLANEOUS:

1.10
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 17005
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Street and Alley Vacation No. 17005, to vacate a portion of North 43rd Street right-of-way, a portion of Walker Avenue right-of-way, and a portion of the east-west alley located in Block 43, Pitcher and Baldwins Second Addition to University Place, generally located at 2320 N. 43rd Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: In 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 (Beckius, Scheer 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

None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

(See Items 1.3a and 1.3b, Item 1.4, Items 1.5a and 1.5b, Item 1.7, and Item 1.9)
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS AND RELATED ITEMS:

4.1
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 17004
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Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 17004, to amend the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, by changing the Future Land Use Map, Priority Growth Area designations, and Future Service Limit on land generally located between S 70th and S 84th Streets, and Saltillo and Rokeby Roads.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Approval: 7-0 (Beckius and Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.
4.2a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 17006
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Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 17006, to amend the 2040 Lincoln-Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan by revising the boundaries of the Future Land Use Plan Residential, Green Space, and Environmental Resources designation areas, expanding the Future Service Limit, and changing the Future Growth Tier designation from Tier II and Tier I Priority B to Tier I Priority A, on property generally located southwest and southeast of South 27th Street and Rokeby Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 6-0 (Beckius and Washington absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.
4.2b
Annexation
No. 17005
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Annexation No. 17005, to annex approximately 218.67 acres, more or less, on property generally located southwest and southeast of South 27th Street and Rokeby Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the staff report dated June 13, 2017: 6-0 (Beckius and Washington absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.
4.2c
Change of Zone
No. 17012
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Change of Zone No. 17012, from AG Agriculture to R-3 Residential, on property generally located southwest of South 27th Street and Rokeby Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the staff report dated June 13, 2017: 6-0 (Beckius and Washington absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.
4.2d
Change of Zone
No. 17013
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Change of Zone No. 17013, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-3 (Residential District) PUD for a Planned Unit Development for up to 450 dwelling units, and up to 50,000 square feet of commercial floor area, on property generally located at the southeast corner of South 27th Street and Rokeby Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the revised staff report dated June 13, 2017: 6-0 (Beckius and Washington absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.
4.2e
Special Permit
No. 17017
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Special Permit No. 17017, to allow for the development of a community unit plan with up to 79 single-family dwelling units, with a waiver to allow double frontage lots, on property generally located southwest of South 27th Street and Rokeby Road. **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 June 13, 2017: 6-0 (Beckius and Washington absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Resolution No. PC-01563.

    USE PERMIT AND RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE:

4.3a
Use Permit
No. 17005
More Information
Use Permit No. 17005, to allow for office and residential uses and related improvements with waivers from setback and frontage requirements, on property generally located at 6969 South Street and 2215 South 70th Street
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6363, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the staff report dated June 8, 2017: 6-0 (Beckius and Washington absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.
4.3b
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: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the staff report dated May 16, 2017: 6-0 (Beckius and Washington absent; Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2017.

    MISCELLANEOUS:

4.4
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 17006
More Information
Street and Alley Vacation No. 17006, to vacate a portion of 17th Street right-of-way, generally located at 17th Street, between Vine Street and approximately 300 feet north of R Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: In Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 7-0 (Beckius 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.
5. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    SPECIAL PERMIT:

5.1
Special Permit
No. 17012
More Information
Special Permit No. 17012, to allow for installation of a 100-kilowatt solar energy conversion system, with a waiver to reduce the yard along Interstate 80 from 25 feet to 5 feet, on property generally located at West Lakeshore Drive. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Condtional 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 June 7, 2017: 7-0 (Beckius and Washington absent). Resolution No. PC-01564.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 6:16 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
Collin Christopher, Planner (402) 441-6370 cchristopher@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