The following document includes results of the April 25 TAB meeting.  Items are listed according to the next reviewing authority.  Check the dates.  Also, I will send a separate email noting other issues on the PC and BCC for next week.  If you know of one you want tracked, email the information (e.g., number and name) to me.  

Enterprise Town Advisory Board

April 25, 2007
New McCarran Rental Car Center

PUBLIC COMMENTS:   The opening of the McCarran Rental Car Center has produced a new traffic hazard in Enterprise.  The intersection of Gillespie and George Crockett Rd. will require a traffic light.  Daily, there are numerous accidents at this intersection as the traffic from the airport accesses the rental car center.  One suggestion was to station a Metro office at the intersection to take accident reports.  Stay away from this intersection if you can.

RECOMMENDATION* by the TAB that the intersection at Durango and Gomer have a traffic signal, flashing lights and/or a crosswalk with a guard for the protection of the children that attend the William Wright Elementary school near this location.  Focus Group, as the Mountain’s Edge developer, is still responsible for this intersection. They have not turned the roads over to the county.  Focus Group needs to do a study and fund a signal at this intersection.  Then, the county must approve the study before a signal can be put in.  It is up to the homeowners to pressure Focus Group for this signal.  Approximately 300 children cross this intersection to and from school each day; this is a tragedy waiting to happen.  As a side note, traffic signals cost $500,000 to $800,000.


05/01/07 PC

1.  VS-0119-07 – JONES & ARBY 2007., LLC: 
  TAB Approved: per staff conditions
HOLDOVER VACATE AND ABANDON easements of interest to Clark County located between Arby Avenue and Badura Avenue, and between Jones Boulevard and Red Rock Street (alignment), and a portion of right-of-way being Jones Boulevard located between Badura Avenue and Arby Avenue, and a portion of right-of-way being Arby Avenue located between Jones Boulevard and Red Rock Street (alignment) in an R­E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone within Enterprise (description on file).  This item was previously held while the airport real estate group and the applicant reached an agreement on Arby Ave.  The applicant has agreed not to vacate the right of way on Arby Ave, east of Jones.  This will provide access to the property from the east.

2.  VS-0309-07 – SIDER, HERB:   TAB held: no applicant.
VACATE AND ABANDON easements of interest to Clark County located between Mesa Verde Lane and Geonry Avenue (alignment), and between Haven Street and Rancho Destino Street and a portion of right-of-way being Mesa Verde Lane located between Haven Street and Rancho Destino Street and a portion of right-of-way being Haven Street located between Mesa Verde Lane and Geonry Avenue (alignment) in an R-E (Rural Estates Residential) (RNP-I) Zone within Enterprise (description on file).  The applicant was tied up in traffic and was late.  Once an item is held, it is not fair to reopen the item because individuals who want to speak on that item may have left.  In the future, the TAB Chair may trail the item for a specific period of time to allow for the applicant’s arrival. 

3.  VS-0323-07 – KLANIAN, GABRIEL:   TAB Approved: per staff conditions.
VACATE AND ABANDON easements of interest to Clark County located between Arville Street and Brilliant Ruby Court and between Shelbourne Avenue and Camero Avenue in a C-1 (Local Business) Zone in the MUD-3 Overlay District within Enterprise (description on file).  Part of this application was the right of way dedication of 30 ft for Shelbourne and 35 ft to back of curb for Arville.

4.    WS-0296-07 – RAINBOW & WARM SPRINGS, LLC:   TAB No Recommendation:
 TAB vote split 2 to 2

WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS to allow noise associated with construction to occur during non-daytime hours for an approved mixed-use project on 15.4 acres in a U-V (Urban Village – Mixed-Use) in the MUD-3 and CMA Design Overlay Districts. Generally located on the northwest corner of Warm Springs Road and Redwood Street, 300 feet east of Rainbow Boulevard within Enterprise.  Title 30 prohibits construction noise between the hours of 10:00 pm to 6:00 am, except within 500 ft of the strip.  The applicant is seeking a waiver to allow construction activities that are to include:  concrete pouring, pumping, forming, curing, saw cutting, and the use of concrete vibrators during the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Nighttime work needs to be conducted due to the cooler air temperature required for the pouring, cooling, and curing of concrete for the 4-story, mixed-use condo project (Promenada at Rainbow). The applicant stated that these activities will be intermittent only during the months of May thru September during the next two years.

Two of the TAB members felt the county code should be followed and the medium-density residences south and east of the project should have a break from the 24-hour construction noise.  The other two TAB members felt the conditions placed by the staff were sufficient as the waiver would be reviewed in six months.

Note:  The county staff present stated that the county would not enforce the noise standard unless there was a Public Response complaint.  This raises the question of why we have a county code and how the staff supports that code.  It seems that waivers are the rule of the day not the exception and the staff is not defending the county code.  This is a disturbing trend that needs to be stopped in its tracks.

5.    WS-0310-07 – BERMUDA ST. ROSE PROPERTY EAST, LLC:   TAB Approved: per staff conditions.
WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for alternative landscape buffer standards.
DESIGN REVIEW for a proposed tavern on 1.2 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone. Generally located on the east side of Bermuda Road and the north side of St. Rose Parkway (State Route 146) within Enterprise.  The applicant has a difficult design task with this odd-shaped piece of property and a 50 ft water transmission  easement.  The TAB did not agree to the request for an administrative signage review.

6.    WS-0312-07 – SANTOS, CARLOS & ROSALBA:   TAB Approved: with the condition for the decorative inner fence not to exceed the block wall height.
WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for increased wall height in conjunction with an existing residence on 0.2 acres in an R-2 (Medium Density Residential) Zone. Generally located on the south side of Golden Shore Drive, 310 feet east of Falling Corn Court, 510 feet west of Bermuda Road within Enterprise.  This waiver is the result of a Public Response complaint.  The applicant has brought up the side walls to the height of the back wall at 7.5 ft. and plans to line that wall with a bamboo trim. 

05/02/07 BCC

7.    WS-0322-07 – ZARNAM, LLC:    TAB Denied

DESIGN REVIEW for an office building on 2.0 acres in a C-P (Office & Professional) Zone. Generally located on the south side of Silverado Ranch Boulevard and the west side of Placid Street within Enterprise.  The plans show a 75,523 square foot office building at a height of 35 feet. The building is designed as a 2 and 3-story structure with the 3-story portion located in the central area surrounded by the 2-story portion. The exterior siding is stucco. The roof is designed with sloping mansard-type tile roofing on the 2-story portion that surrounds the flat, 3-story central roof.   Because the heights of both roof types are same, the 2-story tile roofs mask the 3-story building portion, reducing the visual impact of the structure. Parking is provided on grade as well as in a subterranean parking garage that includes tandem parking spaces that will be serviced by valet parking attendants. The applicant is providing the required intense landscape buffers along the west and south property lines adjacent to a developed residential subdivision.  The landscape pallet includes palm trees along the street frontages within the street front pedestrian realms. The applicant is requesting a 21% parking reduction (304 required) and justification is substantiated by the included parking study performed by Lochsa Engineering Company. Title 30 requires 4 parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of floor area.  Based on the land use of office buildings (ITE Code 230), the average rate of parking is 2.4 stalls per 1,000 square feet of floor area. By the ITE standards, this building would require 182 parking spaces where 247 spaces are provided.

 The TAB felt parking was the critical issue.  There is a school on Placid just south of this site.  The potential for gridlock at the beginning and end of the school day is highly likely.  If the cited traffic study is wrong, there is no place for the overflow parking.  

It was pointed out that the problem with traffic studies is if all the major casinos traffic studies were correct, the traffic on Las Vegas Blvd north of Tropicana would flow freely.

05/03/07 PC

8.    DR-0307-07 – OLYMPIA GROUP, LLC:   TAB Approved: per staff conditions

DESIGN REVIEW for a realty sales office on 1.4 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial) P-C (Planned Community Overlay District) Zone in the Southern Highlands Master Planned Community. Generally located on the northeast corner of Southern Highlands Parkway and Robert Trent Jones Lane within Enterprise.
NEXT MEETING DATE: May 9, 2007 (Wednesday) 6:30 p.m.
Location: Enterprise Library, 25 S. Shelbourne Ave

Susan Ivy Allen