Planning Commission 7:00 P.M.,
The PC decisions/recommendations may be appealed to the BCC within five business days of the date of the PC hearing. Appeal form is found at:
CALL TO ORDER*:
1. Approve 2009 — 2010 By-Laws.
The by-laws were held until the
1.The Secretary may, at the option of each board member, distribute the previous meeting minutes via e-mail.
2.The Chair or Vice-Chair will coordinate with the Secretary to insure board results and reasoning are accurately reported.
2. Appoint two representatives for the Comprehensive Planning Steering Committee
David Chestnut and J. Dapper were appointed
Appoint volunteers for a committee to make recommendations on how to buffer low
to medium density residential next to more dense uses throughout
The TAB approved the formation of the Residential Buffering sub-committee. An initial list of volunteers for the committee was created. If anyone is interested in working on this committee, contact the TAB chair, at 592-5840. An initial meeting and all subsequent meetings will be publicly noticed for all interested parties. Officers will be elected at that time.
4. Presentation and recommendations regarding performance bonds
Robert Thompson, Assistant Director of the
Department of Development Services, Civil Engineering Division, gave a presentation
on performance bonds. After questions from the Board Members and the
audience, the TAB continued the discussion to the
1. VC-0076-97 (ET-0007-09) — URBAN
VARIANCES THIRD EXTENSION OF TIME to review a parking reduction for a
private recreation facility including a golf course, mini-golf course, driving
range, baseball field, batting cages, video arcade, go-cart track, clubhouse,
pavilion, and various related structures and activities on 65.0 acres in an H-1
(Limited Resort and Apartment) (AE-65, AE-70, AE-75 and AE-RPZ) Zone. Generally located on the east side
2. UC-0033-09 — MARNELL PROPERTIES II, LLC: TAB Approved: with the following conditions changed:
· Limited to 20 wolf hybrids; strike condition for GPS collars.
· Limited to 5 horses.
· Applicant to work with Current Planning and Animal Control on technology for monitoring animals.
USE PERMITS for the following:
1) exotic animals (wolf hybrids); and
2) allow an accessory agricultural large animal (horse).
WAIVERS OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for the following:
1) increase fence height;
2) permit a chain link fence in the front yard; and
3) eliminate landscaping.
DESIGN REVIEW for an exotic animals (wolf hybrids)
facility in conjunction with a proposed single family residence on 4.1 acres in
an R-T (Manufactured Home Residential) Zone. Generally located on the east side of
The applicants are a
part of a rescue group for wolf hybrids. Their facility in
The waivers of development standards are reasonable given the two year review period. The external chain link fence could be replaced with a brick wall in the future as the surrounding area develops. The landscaping could be added during a future review of this application. The additional wall height is appropriate for this property use. PC agenda item # 24
3. VS-0007-09 — MDDNE, LLC: TAB Approved
VACATE AND ABANDON easements of interest to
VACATE AND ABANDON a public drainage easement of interest to
ZC-1929-05 (ET-0002-09) — RAINBOW AND WARM SPRINGS, LLC: No applicant: Held until
ZONE CHANGE FIRST EXTENSION OF TIME to reclassify 15.4 acres from C-2
(General Commercial) Zone to U-V (
for a mixed-use development consisting of 479 residential units within low-rise
buildings, with the required commercial and open space/residential elements. Generally located on the northwest
6. ZC-0964-08 — GRAGSON BUFFALO WINDMILL, ET AL: TAB approved the following:
1. Zone Change to C-1
2. Use Permits 1 thru 7
3. Design Review
1. Use Permits 8 thru 10
TAB added the following conditions:
1. Design Review as a public hearing for lighting and signage.
2. Trash containers to be moved in front of the building to the north and east.
3. Access to the rear of the building facing residents as emergency exits only.
4. Any speaker/squawk boxes to face away from the residents
HOLDOVER AMENDED ZONE CHANGE to reclassify 4.0 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone to C-1 (Local Business) Zone.
USE PERMITS for the following:
1) a supper club (no longer needed);
2) reduce the separation from supper club to a residential use (no longer needed);
3) a convenience store;
4) reduce the separation from a convenience store to a residential use;
5) reduce the setback from a convenience store to section line street;
6) a car wash (no longer needed);
7) reduce separation from a car wash to a residential use (no longer needed);
8) a service station;
9) reduce the separation from a service station to a residential use; and
10) reduce the setback from a service station to section line street.
for a shopping center. Generally located on the west side of
This application was heard by the TAB in early November with 10 Use Permits requested. After the TAB hearing, the applicant significantly revised the site plans and the application was returned to the TAB for an additional hearing. The zone change is conforming and appropriate to the area. The convenience store and the service station require Special Use Permits in a C-1 zone. The intent of the Special Use Permit is to closely examine if the requested use really fits in the area. See the note below for the Title 30 definition for Special Use Permits. The TAB felt the convenience store was sufficiently shielded from the residences by the in-line retail to grant the Special Use Permit. The TAB did not consider the service station an appropriate use in this location as the use is too intense for the neighborhood.
The placement of the in-line building was discussed with the residents to the west with pros and cons of a drive aisle behind the building. The TAB felt the drive aisle provided some additional buffering space to the residences to the west. The condition for emergency exits only on the rear of the in-line building would provide some additional protection for the residents.
Note: “Special Use” means a use that, due to a special characteristic of its operation or installation, is not permitted in any specific district but is permitted with discretion in a district subject to review by the Commission or the Board to ensure compatibility with existing or planned surrounding uses and characteristics of development. BCC morning consent agenda item # 15
7. UC-1426-07 (ET-0354-08) — CHURCH DEBREMIHRET ST. MICHAEL, ET AL:
TAB Approved per staff conditions
USE PERMIT FIRST EXTENSION OF TIME to commence and review a place of worship.
WAIVERS OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for the following:
permit a place of worship that takes access from a
local street (
2) screening of roof mounted equipment;
3) trash enclosure;
4) allow non-commercial curb cuts; and
5) allow a place of worship to not have access from a collector or arterial street.
to convert an existing residence to a place of worship with a rectory on 1.3
acres in an R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone. Generally located on the south side of
This item and #8 are companion items.
The TAB would like to see the congregation be able to use their facility as soon as possible. However, that use must comply with all county health, safety and development standards before services can resume. The staff conditions address the TAB concerns and provide a timetable to move forward.
· The congregation has submitted plans to bring the building up to code.
· Approval of the Use Permit is required before the building plans, tied to the Certificate of Occupancy, can move forward.
· The health and safety items must be complied with before the building is used for services again.
· The congregation must determine how they will use the property. Their options include: (1) construction of additional buildings; (2) bulldoze existing buildings and start over; or (3) move to a new site.
· A phased plan for full development of the site shall be provided within six months.
· The phased plan should be presented to the TAB when developed.
BCC morning agenda item # 18
8. WS-1147-08 — CHURCH DEBREMIHREY, ET AL: TAB approved per staff conditions:
Wavier of Development Standards 3 and 4 were withdrawn by the applicant.
WAIVERS OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for the following:
1) eliminate landscaping;
2) allow non-decorative walls;
3) allow unpaved parking; and
4) reduce driveway throat depth.
WAIVER OF CONDITIONS of a use permit (UC-1426-07) requiring the construction of full
off-sites on 1.3 acres in an R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone. Generally located on the southeast
This item is linked to item 7. The TAB felt the staff conditions would move this project forward and insure the health and safety items would be complied with before services can be held in the church again. The following staff conditions apply to this application.
· Phased plan for full development of the site is to be submitted to Current Planning as a design review as a public hearing within 6 months from approval indicating parking, landscaping and decorative walls as required by Title 30;
· All applicable standard conditions for this application type.
· Applicant is advised that approval of this application does not constitute or imply approval of any other County issued permit, license or approval; compliance with Southern Nevada Health District regulations are required; and that any change in circumstances or regulation may be justification for the denial of an extension of time.
· Compliance with UC-1426-07 (ET-0354-08);
· Remove first 2 parking spaces from each driveway;
· All driveway locations and construction to be approved by Clark County Development Services Traffic Engineers;
any parking and/or parking striping from
The waiver for full off-sites was denied in
applicant is moving forward to install the required off-sites. One issue not
discussed is the use of Non-Urban Road Design Standards. This
property is located inside the RNP-1 overlay. The surrounding properties
will not construct full off-sites at this time. Ullom should be developed
using the Non-Urban Road design standards and require additional paving width
to accommodate parking and additional traffic. Robindale could be
constructed with full off sites or additional paving width and lead ins provided. Additionally, a covenant executed for
full off sites, if needed, in the future. This solution has been used in
Spring Valley UC-0044-08
NEXT MEETING DATE
items to be heard by the PC or BCC. These items were previously heard
PC CONSENT AGENDA:
BCC CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS (Morning):
HOLDOVER USE PERMITS for the following:
1) a High Impact Project;
2) a resort hotel with 300 hotel rooms;
3) increase building heights;
4) public areas including all casino, retail, restaurant, meeting and convention center areas, back-of-house areas, and parking structures;
5) associated accessory and incidental commercial uses, buildings, and structures; and
6) deviations to development standards.
DEVIATIONS for the following:
1) reduce on-site parking and loading spaces;
2) allow alternative means of access for accessory uses in conjunction with a resort hotel;
3) encroachment into airspace; and
4) all other deviations as shown per plans on file.
DESIGN REVIEWS for the following:
1) a resort hotel/casino with a mid-rise tower; and
2) all other accessory and incidental buildings and structures for a resort hotel project
on 15.0 acres in an H-1
(Limited Resort and Apartment) (AE-65) (AE-70) Zone. Generally located on the west side of
BCC AGENDA ITEMS (Morning):
HOLDOVER WAIVERS OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for the following:
1) reduced parking; and
2) increased wall height.
WAIVER OF CONDITIONS of zone changes (ZC-1721-05) and (ZC-0314-05) requiring that all commercial buildings on the property shall be limited to a maximum height of 35 feet inclusive of architectural features.
REVIEW for a cemetery and accessory
uses on 20.0 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone. Generally located on the south side of
TAB Denied with condition.
1. If approved, the Waiver of Conditions be applied to the chapel design only.
This was the most contentious item of the night. There was strong resident/developer opposition to using the property as a cemetery. There were no residents in favor of this plan. The arguments against applications were the residents felt their property values would be degraded more by a cemetery than a business complex. The design of the chapel was too high and bulky. Finally, some residents did not like the idea of living next to a cemetery. During the discussion, the residents stated they thought a commercial center was a better property use. The TAB questioned this view. The residents stated that convenience store, gas station, car wash, tavern and other C-2 uses were acceptable alternatives. The question is what would the resident opposition be if these uses were proposed on this property.
One TAB member felt strongly that the previous approval of C-2 zoning was based upon a commercial center and the current proposed use was too drastic of a change from the project which created the zoning.
The other TAB concern was removing the Waiver of Conditions (ZC-1721-05 and ZC-0314-05, December 05) restricting the building height to 35 ft. It was confirmed by the staff member present that this waiver would remove the restriction from the original zone change. If this project is approved and then not built, the next project could go to 50 ft if the Waiver of Conditions is approved as stated. The TAB recommended the 35 ft restriction be kept in place and if necessary grant the additional chapel height for this application only.
WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS to
allow a wall sign to face residential development in conjunction with a
previously approved shopping center on 6.6 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial)
Zone in the MUD-4 Overlay District. Generally
located on the northeast corner of
This item has been appealed by the applicant who does not concur with the conditions of the reduced hours of sign illumination and shutting off at as imposed by the Planning Commission.
TAB Approved with current planning first condition replace with: Sign is not to be illuminated.
The placement of the Tire Works building was a very contentious item when the Design Review was before the TAB. The TAB has felt that this type of business should not be place adjacent to residential property. Clark County Public Response Office violation #08-21498 was filed against this property regarding light shining onto neighboring properties and the issue with the sign was discovered during the inspection. The TAB opinion is an illuminate sign is not appropriate in its current location. The sign would be visible without illumination during the business hours which were restricted to to by the BCC (ZC-1362-06).
PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION - APPROVAL –
• 1 year to commence and review;
• Sign to be illuminated only during daytime hours per Title 30 ();
• All applicable standard conditions for this application type.
• Applicant is advised that any change in circumstances or regulations may be justification for the denial of an extension of time.
That the Board of County Commissioners discuss possible revisions to the notification process with respect to property or home owners associations; and direct staff accordingly.
SPONSOR: Commissioner Sisolak
the City of
could be included within Title 30 to allow for the same opportunity within
Board of County Commissioners discuss whether to
establish provisions to increase in the number of dogs or cats allowed within
SPONSOR: Commissioner Collins
statements, opinions and observations expressed in this document are solely
those of the author. The opinions stated in this document are not the
official position of any government board. The project descriptions,
ordinances board/commission results are reproduced from publicly available
David D. Chestnut, Sr.