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AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017

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[All Commissioners were present; Harris left at 6:25 p.m.]

Approval of minutes of the regular meeting held November 15, 2017. **APPROVED as revised: 8-0; (Hove abstained)**

1. CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)


    TEXT AMENDMENTS:

1.1a
Text Amendment
No. 17013
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Text Amendment No. 17013, to amend Titles 26 and 27 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, by amending Section 26.15.030, Section 26.19.031, Section 27.64.010, Section 27.65.070, and Section 27.60.020 for CAD (Computer Aided Design/Drafting) Standards for Subdivision Submittal as maintained by the Public Works and Utilities Department, and repealing said sections as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: 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 recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the staff report dated November 21, 2017; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 22, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
1.1b
County Text Amendment
No. 17014
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County Text Amendment No. 17014, to amend the Lancaster County Zoning and Subdivision Regulations, by amending Section 7.02, and Section 8.05 of the Lancaster County Subdivision Regulations, and Section 14.013 of the Lancaster County Zoning Regulations for CAD (Computer Aided Design/Drafting) Standards for Subdivision Submittal as maintained by Lancaster County Engineer, and repealing said sections as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: 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 recommendation: APPROVAL; 9-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the County Board is pending at this time.
1.2a
Text Amendment
No. 17017
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Text Amendment No. 17017, to amend Chapter 27.59 of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to Airport Zoning by amending Section 27.59.070 to change a reference to the Building Official, change the reference to the State Department of Aeronautics to the Division of Aeronautics of the State of Nebraska Department of Transportation based on a merger of the departments effective July 1, 2017, adopting a revised Lincoln Airport Zoning Map, and repealing Section 27.59.070 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; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is scheduled tentatively scheduled for December 18, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
1.2b
County Text Amendment
No. 17018
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County Text Amendment No. 17018, to amend Article 18 of the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution relating to Special Height and Use Near Airports to amend the Airport Zoning Map and making other miscellaneous changes.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the County Board is pending at this time.
1.3
Text Amendment
No. 17020
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Text Amendment No. 17020, to amend Title 27, Chapter 27.69.260 regarding signage regulations pertaining to Nonresidential Healthcare Facilities and Post-Secondary Schools to provide for marquee and directional signs for internal way-finding and increase the allowable square footage for freestanding signs and wall signs; and repealing Section 27.69.260 of the Lincoln Municipal Code as hitherto existing
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
This application was removed from the Consent Agenda and had separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
    ANNEXATION AND RELATED CHANGE OF ZONE:

1.4a
Annexation
No. 17023
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Annexation No. 17023, to annex approximately 21.16 acres, more or less, on property generally located at NW 48th and West Holdrege Streets.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
1.4b
Change of Zone
No. 07063B
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Change of Zone No. 07063B, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-3 (Residential District) PUD and H-3 (Highway Commercial District) PUD, on property generally located at NW 48th and West Holdrege Streets.
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 November 26, 2017; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
    CHANGE OF ZONE AND RELATED PRELIMINARY PLAT:

1.5a
Change of Zone
No. 17033
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Change of Zone No. 17033, from AG (Agriculture District) to I-1 (Industrial District), on property generally located at South 21st Street and Saltillo Road
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Rachel Jones, 402-441-7603, rjones@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Commissioner Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
1.5b
Preliminary Plat
No. 17005
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Preliminary Plat No. 17005, to expand the boundary of the Saltillo Industrial Park Preliminary Plat to include the adjacent lot to the west and revise the lot sizes, on property generally located at South 21st Street and Saltillo 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 staff report dated November 26, 2017; 8-0 (Commissioner Scheer declared a conflict of interest). Resolution No. PC-01578.
    PERMITS:

1.6
Special Permit
No. 1219N
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Special Permit No. 1219N, for authority to amend Special Permit No. 1219M to allow Bryan Medical Center East Campus to construct wall signage larger than 50 square feet and amend their campus signage plan, on property generally located at 48th and A Streets.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
This application was removed from the Consent Agenda for a separate public hearing. Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the staff report dated November 22, 2017; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
1.7
Special Permit
No. 17041
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Special Permit No. 17041, for expansion of a non-standard dwelling, on property generally located at 2790 Arlington 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 November 20, 2017; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Resolution No. PC-01579.
1.8
County Special Permit
No. 17043
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County Special Permit No. 17043, to allow soil mining and excavation, on property generally located at SW 112th Street and West Van Dorn Street. **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 November 20, 2017; 9-0. Resolution No. PC-01580.
1.9
Pre-Existing Use Permit
No. 3AH
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Pre-Existing Use Permit No. 3AH, to amend the boundary of the Gateway Mall Use Permit by adding the property at 6400 Q Street for authority to construct a total of 300 dwelling units and 70,000 square feet of commercial space or some combination of both, including waivers to the maximum building height from 40 feet to 55 feet and to reduce residential parking requirements from 2 to 1.4 stalls per unit, on property generally located at 6400 Q Street.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the revised staff report dated November 22, 2017, as agreed upon by the applicant; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
1.10
Use Permit
No. 140
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Use Permit No. 140F, to adjust the required parking, on property generally located at 8900 Andermatt Drive.
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 November 21, 2017; 8-0 (Scheer absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
2. REQUESTS FOR DEFERRAL

None.
3. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA

    (Public Hearing and Administrative Action)

(See Items 1.1, 1.3, 1.6, and 1.8)
4. CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND RELATED ITEMS:

4.1a
Comprehensive Plan Amendment
No. 17007
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Comprehensive Plan Amendment No. 17007, to amend the 2040 Lincoln Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan to designate the NW corner of South 98th Street and Van Dorn Street as a (N) Neighborhood Center on Map 5.1: Existing and Proposed Commercial Centers, and as "Commercial" on the Lincoln Area Future Land Use Map, on property generally located at the NW corner of South 98th and Van Dorn Streets.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Andrew Thierolf, 402-441-6371, athierolf@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL, as set forth in the revised staff report dated November 3, 2017, as agreed upon by the applicant; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 22, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
4.1b
Annexation
No. 17019
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Annexation No. 17019, to annex approximately 73.53 acres, more or less, on property generally located at 91st and Van Dorn Streets.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the revised staff report dated November 2, 2017, as agreed upon by the applicant; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 22, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
4.1c
Change of Zone
No. 17030
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Change of Zone No. 17030, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-3 (Residential District) Planned Unit Development (PUD), for a residential area with single-family, multiple-family and residential transition uses, with various waivers, consisting of 78.66 acres, more or less, on property generally located at 91st and Van Dorn Streets.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL as set forth in the staff report dated November 2, 2017; 9-0. Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 22, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
    TEXT AMENDMENT:

4.2
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: APPROVAL as amended by the applicant via the December 5, 2017 memorandum; 5-4 (Finnegan, Hove, Corr and Scheer dissenting). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 29, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
5. PUBLIC HEARING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

    TEXT AMENDMENT:

5.1
Text Amendment
No. 17019
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Text Amendment No. 17019, amending Title 27, Chapter 27.02.240 definitions to combine warehouses, wholesale and distribution centers into one use definition, and amending the requirements related to warehouses, wholesale and distribution uses as found in Chapters 27.06.180, 27.62.150, and 27.63.470 of the Lincoln Municipal Code and repealing said sections as hitherto existing.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 8-0 (Harris absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
    ANNEXATION AND RELATED PERMITS:

5.2a
Annexation
No. 17022
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Annexation No. 17022, to annex approximately 11 acres, more or less, on property generally located at South 84th Street and Augusta Drive.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 7-0 (Commissioner Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Harris absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
5.2b
Change of Zone
No. 17034
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Change of Zone No. 17034, from AG (Agricultural District) to R-3 (Residential District), on property generally located at South 84th Street and Augusta Drive.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: APPROVAL; 7-0 (Commissioner Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Harris absent). Public hearing before the City Council is tentatively scheduled for January 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
5.2c
Special Permit
No. 1423K
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Special Permit No. 1423K, to revise the existing HiMark Community Unit Plan to add 29 single-family lots, on property generally located at South 84th Street and Augusta Drive. **FINAL ACTION**
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: Brian Will, 402-441-6362, bwill@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission ‘Final Action’: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL, as set forth in the staff report dated November 22, 2017; 7-0 (Commissioner Scheer declared a conflict of interest; Harris absent). Resolution No. PC-01581.
    CHANGE OF ZONE:

5.3
Change of Zone
No. 17028
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Change of Zone No. 17028, from I-1 (Industrial District) to B-3 (Commercial District), from I-1 (Industrial District) to H-3 (Highway Commercial District), from I-1 (Industrial District) to P (Public Use District), from I-1 (Industrial District) to R-4 (Residential District), from I-1 (Industrial District) to R-6 (Residential District), from P (Public Use District) to H-3 (Highway Commercial District), from R-2 (Residential District) to R-4 (Residential District), from R-4 (Residential District) to H-3 (Highway Commercial District), and from R-4 (Residential District) to R-6 (Residential District), on parcels of property located in the following subdivisions: Clark & MacFarland Subdivision, A.K. Griffiths Addition, Vine Street Addition, Tresters Addition, Whitmer Addition, Skolds Tract, Hartz & Braces Subdivision, Subdivision of Block One Peck's Grove, City Impact Addition, Hylander Subdivision, and Wood Bros. University Addition along with adjoining former Missouri Pacific Railroad Right-of Way. These properties are generally located in the vicinity of the former Missouri Pacific Railroad corridor between North 22nd and North 35th Streets and include approximately 30.71 acres.
STAFF REPORT
Staff recommendation: Conditional Approval
Staff Planner: George Wesselhoft, 402-441-6366, gwesselhoft@lincoln.ne.gov
Planning Commission recommendation: CONDITIONAL APPROVAL,as set forth in the staff report dated November 22, 2017; 8-0 (Harris absent). Public hearing before the City Council is pending at this time.
    STREET AND ALLEY VACATION:

5.4
Street and Alley Vacation
No. 17011
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Street and Alley Vacation No. 17011, to vacate right-of-way, on property generally located at 1200 and 1221 Beechcraft Road.
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 (Harris 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.
* * * AT THIS TIME, ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA, MAY DO SO * * *

Adjournment: 7:54 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