Recent Code Amendments

By Approval Year

2024

TX24002

Amend uses permitted or prohibited within required yards to change the allowed distance from the building for air conditioners or heat pumps to four feet instead of three feet for side yards

Approved:

May 9, 2024

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TX24001

To allow dwellings, including multi-family, single family, townhouses and two family dwellings, to be permitted uses instead of conditional uses within the B-1 zoning district

Approved:

March 20, 2024

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TX23015

To allow changes for flexibility in the regulations and clarifications.  

Approved:

March 8, 2024

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TX23016

Elimination of minimum parking requirements in most of Lincoln's commercial zoning districts 

Approved:

February 14, 2024

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TX23017

Adjust the front yard setback in the AG and AGR zoning districts for special permit for garden centers 

Approved:

February 14, 2024

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TX23016

Elimination of minimum parking requirements in most of Lincoln's commercial zoning districts 

Approved:

February 14, 2024

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2023

TX23014

Amend LMC 27.72.010(c) regarding exceptions to the minimum lot requirements in the AG and AGR District.

Approved:

December 18, 2023

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TX23012

Amend Article 14 Community Unit Plan (CUP) and Article 19 Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) of the Lancaster County Zoning Regulations and Chapters 2, 4, 5 and 7 of the Lancaster County Subdivision Regulations.

Approved:

December 19, 2023

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TX23010

Amend Article 2 of the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution to add distillery, microdistillery and spirits to definitions; Article 4 to add microdistillery to permitted conditional uses; and Article 13 to add farm winery social hall in the AG district.

Approved:

August 29, 2023

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TX23008

Allow Neighborhood Support Services to be located in any new or existing structures and to remove the requirement the structure be adjacent to a park, school, place of religious assembly or neighborhood center.

Approved:

July 27, 2023

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TX23005

Add definition for "Collaborative Living Facility", add that these facilities are allowed as a conditional use in certain zoning districts, and set forth requirements

Approved:

July 20, 2023

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TX23007

Remove the required setback for a social hall when it is located next to a golf course or hiker biker trail in a residential district

Approved:

June 14, 2023

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TX23004

Allow greater flexibility for signage on historic properties in residential districts

Approved:

June 14, 2023

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TX23003

Revise Article 2, 6, 13 and 17 of the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution to streamline the process

Approved:

April 11, 2023

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TX23002

Imposition of Impact Fees to allow the transfer of impact fee credits from one location to another, if the first location is no longer a buildable lot.

Approved:

April 7, 2023

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TX22013

Amend various sections in Title 27 to improve the development review process and make clarifications.

Approved:

January 30, 2023

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TX22011

Amend various sections in Title 27 to be consistent with updates to the City of Lincoln Flood and Water Quality Protection Manual (FWQPM)

Approved:

January 13, 2023

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2022

TX22009

Remove the condition that residential healthcare facilities may only have up to four individuals sixty years of age or older and one family acting as the residential caretaker.

Approved:

December 16, 2022

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TX22008

Allow the height requirement to be adjusted by the Planning Commission for non-residential health care facilities and for academies, private schools, community colleges, colleges or other post-secondary education facilities. 

Approved:

December 16, 2022

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TX22007

Concerning commercial use access from a residential district where there is an approved special permit

Approved:

November 2, 2022

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TX22006

Allow the subdivision of lots platted prior to 1953 which were historically built with more than one home

Approved:

October 7, 2022

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TX22005

Correct a conflict in Chapter 27.67 by removing 26.67.065 Special Conditions O-3 Zoning District for parking

Approved:

August 15, 2022

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TX22004

Amend rear yard setback requirement for the H-1, H-2 and H-3 zoning districts to allow a 5 foot rear yard setback when not abutting residential.

Approved:

July 25, 2022

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TX22003

Allow truck wash facilities as a permitted use in the H-4 district.

Approved:

June 27, 2022

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TX22001

Allow vehicle stacking for drive-in/drive through facilities in the rear yard setback in the B-1, B-3, H-1, H-2 and H-3 districts when not adjacent to a residential district.

Approved:

June 27, 2022

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TX22002

Add language to rescind a special permit by an owner, applicant or permittee.

Approved:

June 23, 2022

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TX21011

Restructure Article 13 and reformat the zoning code

Approved:

March 22, 2022

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TX21010

Revises and clarifies recent updates to sections of Title 27 that were part of TX21006 known as the Affordable Housing Text Amendment package.

Approved:

January 12, 2022

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2021

TX21008

Add a new chapter entitled "Procedure for Processing Lot Consolidation", establish when lot consolidation is permitted and establish requirements for Lot Consolidation Plats.

Approved:

November 4, 2021

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TX21005

Amend County Zoning Regulations and County Subdivision Resolution to allow for Solar Energy Conversion Systems and all necessary appurtenances within an outlot.

Approved:

September 7, 2021

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TX21006

Implement zoning changes recommended by the Lincoln Affordable Housing Coordinated Action Plan.

Approved:

September 2, 2021

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TX21004

Corrections of past oversights, process improvements and clarifications.

Approved:

August 4, 2021

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TX21003

Amending Food and Drink Establishments Use Group to include conditional uses for the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises of a restaurant in the 0-1 District.

Approved:

August 4, 2021

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TX21002

Add short-term rentals as a conditional use in certain districts.

Approved:

June 14, 2021

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TX21001

Amendments regarding signage regulations pertaining to Nonresidential Healthcare Facilities.

Approved:

April 12, 2021

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TX20008

Amendments to regulations for Commercial Wind Energy Conversion Systems.

Approved:

February 25, 2021

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TX20007

Allow microbreweries as an accessory use to a farm winery and to limit the sales from the microbrewery to twenty-five percent of the gross wine sales.

Approved:

January 12, 2021

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2020

TX20006

Provide a definition and conditional zoning regulations for Transitional Living Facilities that will replace the regulations for alternative to imprisonment facilities; and remove special permits for alternative to imprisonment facilities.

Approved:

November 2, 2020

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TX20004

Allow up to two menu board signs for each drive thru lane in conjunction with an eating establishment utilizing ordering from the vehicle & adding a definition for menu board sign, and repealing Section 27.69.020 and Section 27.69.240.

Approved:

August 3, 2020

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TX19007

Allow large and small solar facilities, and state that accessory solar & wind energy conversion systems are permitted in all zoning districts.

Approved:

July 14, 2020

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TX20003

Allow vehicle stacking in a drive-thru lane in a front yard setback for the B-1, B-3, H-1, H-2 & H-3 zoning districts.

Approved:

May 11, 2020

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TX20002

Amend various sections of the Lincoln Municipal Code relating to recreational vehicles and campgrounds.

Approved:

April 27, 2020

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TX20001

Remove condition that accessory buildings with a conditioned area shall be no taller than main building on the same lot.

Approved:

April 27, 2020

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TX19010

Establish conditions for Animal Feeding Operations.

Approved:

March 10, 2020

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TX19008

Build single-family dwelling on vacant lots that were legally created prior to Nov. 2, 1953, and are at least 40-feet wide in the R_1 through R-3 zoning districts. Also allow single-family and two-family in the R-4, and R-5 to R-8 zoning districts to build single-family dwelling, two-family dwelling or for any non-dwelling use permitted on vacant lots that were legally created prior to November 2, 1953 and are at least 40 feet wide.

Approved:

January 15, 2020

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2019

TX19006

Allow the sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises as accessory use with Residential Health Care Facilities, or Elderly and Retirement Housing Facilities.

Approved:

November 7, 2019

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TX19005

Provide that dwellings are permitted in the B-2 zoning district when stated as an allowed use as part of a use permit.

Approved:

October 2, 2019

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TX19004

Amend Parking Requirements; Special Conditions, to add that automatic motorized vehicle wash facilities require 1 parking space per 3 employees on the largest shift.

Approved:

September 27, 2019

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TX19003

Add a new definition for "Retail Sales, Large Items" and add that large item retail sales require 1 parking space per 600 sq. ft. of floor area.

Approved:

August 7, 2019

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TX19001

Reduce the minimum required acreage for the I-3 Employment Center District from 50 acres to 30 acres.

Approved:

March 20, 2019

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TX18015

Redesignate Public Works and Utilities Department as Transportation and Utilities Department.

Approved:

February 28, 2019

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TX18007

Related to Solar Energy Conversion Systems and Wind Energy Conversion Systems as an accessory use.

Approved:

February 28, 2019

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TX18016

Amendments to County Zoning Regulations regarding Commercial Wind Energy Conversion Systems.

Approved:

February 19, 2019

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TX18014

Modifications to Title 27 and Design Standards regarding parking requirements and parking lots.

Approved:

January 30, 2019

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2018

TX18012

Amend various sections to add definitions, add uses to the AG, AGR, R and B Districts, reorganize AG Preservation in the AG District, add special permits, add a new chapter for Historic Preservation District and make other miscellaneous minor changes to the Lancaster County Zoning Regulations.

Approved:

November 20, 2018

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TX18011

Add noise limit for landowners who choose to participate in a wind energy project.

Approved:

December 18, 2018

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TX18008

Allow for accessory dwelling units in the AG zoning district.

Approved:

December 18, 2018

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TX18009

Private school light poles may exceed the district height up to a height of 100 feet provided the light fixtures are set back at least half their height from the nearest property line.

Approved:

November 21, 2018

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TX18006

Allow outdoor vehicle storage in the I-1 district.

Approved:

June 21, 2018

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TX18004

Add a special condition that the dwelling for the owner or employee may be on same premises as the garden center or farm winery site.

Approved:

May 10, 2018

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TX18003

Revise the definition of office.

Approved:

March 29, 2018

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TX18002

Including an exception for private schools in relation to exceptions to the height requirement.

Approved:

March 15, 2018

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TX18001

Amend Section 27.63 to add that not more than one indoor theater with no more than 250 seats be allowed in the B-2 Zoning District.

Approved:

March 8, 2018

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TX17013

Provide provisions to implement Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) standards for preliminary plats, final plats, use permits, community unit plans and planned unit developments.

Approved:

February 7, 2018

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TX17020

Revise sign provisions for nonresidential health care facilities and post secondary schools.

Approved:

February 5, 2018

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TX17019

Revise the definition for warehouse and amend the Use Group to allow warehouses as a conditional use in H-3 and H-4.

Approved:

February 5, 2018

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TX17017

Change the reference to the State Dept. of Aeronautics to the Division of Aeronautics of the State of Nebraska Dept. of Transportation; and to adopt a revised Lincoln Airport Zoning map.

Approved:

January 11, 2018

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2017

TX17015

Add definitions and regulations for Accessory Dwellings in R-1 through R-4 zoning districts in compliance with conditions of approval.

Approved:

December 21, 2017

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TX17012

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.

Approved:

June 23, 2017

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TX17011

City Council may allow more than one free standing sign per sign frontage for Garden centers in the AG district if conditions of approval have been met.

Approved:

June 23, 2017

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TX17010

Increase the opportunity to implement Solar Energy Conversion Systems in zoning districts across the City.

Approved:

June 23, 2017

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TX17006

Various revisions, corrections and changes to Title 26, Title 27 and Design Standards.

Approved:

June 23, 2017

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TX17004

Add definitions, modify requirements for height permits, add new sections to provide exceptions and notice to FAA and adopt a revised Lincoln Airport Zoning map.

Approved:

June 23, 2017

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TX17008

Make various amendments to the Lancaster County Zoning Resolution.

Approved:

May 30, 2017

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TX17007

Remove obsolete regulations regarding open space requirements in O-2.

Approved:

May 22, 2017

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TX16020

Reduce the front and side setbacks for motorized vehicle sales in H-2 and H-3, and to revise the parking requirement.

Approved:

May 22, 2017

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TX17003

Permit one required parking stall for single-family, two-family or townhouse in R-5, R-6 and R-7 to be on a driveway in the front yard in front of a garage.

Approved:

May 11, 2017

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TX16018

Design Standards for the South Haymarket District.

Approved:

February 22, 2017

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TX16017

Various revisions generally relating to the B-4 and O-1 Zoning District text regulations as part of the South Haymarket Neighborhood Plan recommendations.

Approved:

February 22, 2017

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TX16019

Add assembly facilities as a conditional use in the H-4 General Commercial district and allow assembly facilities in the Planned Service Commercial special permit.

Approved:

February 2, 2017

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TX16006

Allow indoor theaters in the B-2 or B-3 District as a permitted special use with certain conditions.

Approved:

January 27, 2017

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TX16014

Continuation of Nonstandard uses to clarify the application of automatic adjustment of setbacks when a government agency acquires land for right-of-way.

Approved:

January 12, 2017

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2016

TX16011

Relating to special parking requirements for certain uses in the H-3 zoning district by updating the names of the uses to match names used in the Use Group Tables.

Approved:

December 14, 2016

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TX16010

To provide that a parking lot may be allowed by special permit in the R-1 through R-8 zoning districts and the O-2 zoning district if the parking lot is located within 360 feet from property occupied by a zoo and the parking lot is primarily use in connection with said zoo.

Approved:

December 14, 2016

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TX16012

To add maximum area standards, along with additional minor revisions to residential accessory building regulations in Lancaster County Zoning Regulations.

Approved:

November 29, 2016

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TX16009

Amend the exception allowing the permitted wall sign on the building facade of places of religious assembly, schools and community playhouses to be increase from a maximum of 20 square feet to 100 square feet if such use is located a minimum of 200 feet from any street frontage; delete the restriction that such use be located in AG or AGR district; and to provide that when such use is located a minimum of 100 feet from any street frontage, the permitted wall sign shall be a maximum of 50 square feet.

Approved:

November 10, 2016

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TX16007

Revisions compiled by City staff over the past several years and include correction of minor errors, clarification of unclear terms and concepts, and more substantive changes that streamline approval processes for City staff and the public, and eliminate burdensome requirements. Chapter 27.72.120 currently regulates height, setbacks and rear yard coverage for accessory buildings.

Approved:

August 31, 2016

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TX16008

Revise the definition of garage, private; to provide a maximum height of 15 feet for accessory buildings not part of a main building which extend into the required side yard in the listed zoning districts; and to establish a maximum allowable area for accessory buildings on single- family or two-family lots or tracts in AG, AGR and R-1 to R-8 zoning districts.

Approved:

August 31, 2016

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TX15008

To revise the definition of "cutoff and full-cutoff"; provide the maximum average maintained illuminance for outdoor areas under lighted marquees; and provide acceptable glare measurements for zero setback properties.

Approved:

May 27, 2016

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TX16005

The City may encourage and promote the installation of new minimum required improvements not required in a previously required final plat by agreeing to subsidize the added cost and expense of the new minimum required improvement.

Approved:

April 14, 2016

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TX16003

Amend Chapter 3.100 of Design Standards for Outdoor Lighting, to require LED light sources for local residential streets on final plats filed on or after April 11, 2016.

Approved:

April 14, 2016

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TX16001 and TX16002

Amend Airport Zoning Regulations to extend the approach zone from 3 miles to a new limit of 10 miles, establish the area included within the airport hazard area, revise and add definitions.

Approved:

March 16, 2016

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Additional information for TX16002