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AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017

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[Commissioner Washington absent]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held October 11, 2017. **APPROVED: 8-0; (Washington absent)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONFORMANCE:

1.1
Comprehensive Plan Conformance
No. 17017
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Comprehensive Plan Conformance No. 17017, 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 project area includes approximately 16 acres, more or less, consisting of 5 areas with connecting streetscape within the project. Telegraph Flats Commons will include a new mixed-use building and rehabs three buildings creating a mixed-use residential and retail area. Telegraph Lofts East will be a new, approximately 147,870 square foot, 4- to 5-story mixed-use building providing for first floor retail/restaurant uses and live/work loft and multi family housing with upper floors containing about 60 residential units and office space. Underground parking and off-street surface parking are also included. Telegraph Lofts West is a proposed companion building providing approximately 84 residential units in a 4- to 5-story building and parking. Telegraph Lofts South is another mixed-use building, located on the NW corner of 21st and M Streets, including approximately 30 residential units in a 4- or 5-story building, retail space and associated parking. Renovation of 1935 O Street will also provide a mix of uses in the 2-story building. Streetscape improvements are planned throughout the Phase 2 project area. The project is generally located between M and O Streets, 20th Street to the Antelope Valley channel.
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 (Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
    CHANGE OF ZONE AND RELATED ITEMS:

1.2a
Change of Zone
No. 17029
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Change of Zone No. 17029, from O-2 (Suburban Office District), O-3 (Office Park District), and I-2 (Industrial Park District) to I-3 (Employment Center District), on property generally located at NW 1st Street and W. Fletcher Avenue.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjoneslincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 7-0 (Scheer and Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
1.2b
Use Permit
No. 17007
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Use Permit No. 17007, for a new I-3 (Employment Center District) Use Permit, with waivers to setbacks and sign regulations, on property generally located at NW 1st Street and W. Fletcher Avenue.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjoneslincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set for in the staff report dated October 17, 2017: 7-0 (Scheer and Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
1.2c
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 17009
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Street and Alley Vacation No. 17009, to vacate portions of the West Harvest Drive and West Grand Drive rights of way, generally located at NW 1st Street and West Grand Drive.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conformance with the Comprehensive Plan
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjoneslincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: Conforms to the Comprehensive Plan: 7-0 (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)

None.
4. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    TEXT AMENDMENT:
4.1
Text Amendment
No. 17001
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Text Amendment No. 17001, an ordinance amending Chapter 27.63 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Special Permits by amending Section 27.63.685 to delete the access door location requirement, and add exterior door opening requirements for a special permit for alcoholic beverages to be sold for consumption off the premises in zoning districts B-1, B-3, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, I-1, and I-3, and repealing Section 27.63.685 as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Denial
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: DENIAL: 4-4 (Beckius, Edgerton, Harris and Joy dissenting; Washington absent). Due to the lack of 5 affirmative votes, continued public hearing and action before the Planning Commission will be held at the next hearing on November 15, 2017.
    ANNEXATIONS:
4.2
Annexation
No. 17017
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Annexation No. 17017, for a City-initiated annexation of approximately 156 acres, more or less, on property generally located between 84th and 105th Streets, adjacent to O Street on the north and south, also including the entire Hillcrest Heights Subdivision and the properties directly west and south of the subdivision.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 8-0 (Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
4.3
Annexation
No. 17018
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Annexation No. 17018, for a City-initiated annexation of 68 acres, more or less, on property generally located between 75th and 84th Streets, between Highway 2 and Yankee Hill Road, adjacent to Portsche Lane, Dunrovin Road, or Alimark Lane.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL: 8-0 (Washington absent). Public hearing before the City Council tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 20, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.

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

Adjournment: 5:56 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