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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, August 30, 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, AUGUST 30, 2017

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[Commissioner Hove absent]


Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held August 16, 2017. **APPROVED: 7-0; (Hove absent)**


1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:

1.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 17013
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 17013, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed conservation easement to preserve the flood storage capacity and natural resources of the easement area, on property generally located at 1821 Yolande Avenue. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6370, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 7-0 (Hove absent). The City Law Department will introduce the associated Conservation Easement Agreement on a future City Council agenda.
1.2
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 17014
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 17014, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a proposed amendment to the 48th and O Street Redevelopment Plan, to create the "Skate Zone Redevelopment Project". The proposed project area consists of approximately 2.2 acres and involves the demolition of existing buildings and construction of a 4-story hotel with approximately 84 guest rooms, a 5,600 square foot retail building, surface parking, and associated intersection and right of way improvements, generally located at 300 North 48th 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: 7-0 (Hove absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
1.3
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 17015
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 17015, to review as to conformance with the 2040 Lincoln Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan, a request to declare City owned property as surplus for the eventual sale of said property, generally located adjacent to Leighton Avenue between 43rd to 45th 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: 7-0 (Hove absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

    CHANGE OF ZONE:

1.4
Change of Zone
No. 16036A
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Change of Zone No. 16036A, amending the Wilderness Hills Commercial Planned Unit Development to add motorized vehicle sales and repair/service, early childhood care facilities, academies, and private schools as allowed uses, with a waiver to side yard setbacks, on property generally located at the southeast corner of 27th Street and Yankee Hill 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 August 22, 2017: 7-0 (Hove absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

    SPECIAL PERMIT:

1.5
Special Permit
No. 17029
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Special Permit No. 17029, to allow for an exception to the maximum height permitted in the R 8 Residential District, to allow for a church bell tower, on property generally located at 1213 H Street. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Hove absent). Resolution No. PC-01569.

    MISCELLANEOUS:

1.6
County Waiver
No. 17003
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County Waiver No.17003, requesting to waive Section 4.08(d) of the Lancaster County Subdivision Regulations to allow a lot to exceed the maximum depth of three times the average lot width, on property generally located at 16600 South 82nd Street. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Hove absent). Resolution No. PC-01570.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL

None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    TEXT AMENDMENT:

4.1
Text Amendment
No. 17012
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Text Amendment No. 17012, amending Chapter 27.72 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to the zoning ordinance height and lot regulations by amending Section 27.72.120 to provide that an accessory building attached to the main building by an unenclosed deck or walkway shall not be considered part of the main building and subject to the height and yard requirements of the main building; and repealing Section 27.72.120 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Hove absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
    CHANGE OF ZONE AND RELATED SPECIAL PERMIT:

4.2a
Change of Zone
No. 17020
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Change of Zone No. 17020, from P (Public District) to R 4 (Residential District) with landmark overlay, on property legally described as Lot 3, Saint Francis 1st Addition, generally located at 2202 South 11th Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Hove absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 18, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
4.2b
Special Permit
No. 17030
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Special Permit No. 17030, to foster preservation of the former Saint Elizabeth Hospital Nurses Home (Trabert Hall) by permitting its utilization for offices or dwelling units, or for some mix thereof, under the provisions of Section 27.63.400 of the City of Lincoln Zoning Ordinance, on property generally located at 2202 South 11th Street. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Ed Zimmer, 402-441-6360, ezimmer@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘final action’: APPROVAL, 7-0 (Hove absent). Resolution No. PC-01571.
    COUNTY SPECIAL PERMIT:

4.3
County Special Permit
No. 16021A
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County Special Permit No. 16021A, for an amendment of Site Specific Condition #5, regarding landscape screening requirements for an event center, on generally located at 12400 West Denton Road.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Tom Cajka, 402-441-5662, tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated August 17, 2017: 7-0 (Hove absent). Public hearing before the County Board is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 2:34 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, Long Range 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