September 1, 2010


Planning Commission 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 21, 2010.

Board of County Commissioners 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 22, 2010.


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:


 Clark County Appeal Form


An appeal may be made in person at the Current Planning desk or by fax (702-455-3271).  Call Current Planning (455-4314) to find out how to file an appeal.  Help in filling an appeal may be obtained from the Southwest Action Network (SWAN).  You can contact SWAN at:


702-837-0244 · 702-837-0255 (fax)
email:   swan@lvswan.org




         1. Approve the Agenda with any corrections, deletions or changes.

     APPROVED with following changes:

     Companion items that will be heard together:




2. Approve the Minutes for the meeting held on August 11, 2010

         APPROVED as submitted


3. Discuss and authorize the TAB chair to write a letter in support of an ordinance to amend Title 8, chapter 8.20, section to add Neighborhood Specialty Grocery Market to the list of establishments eligible for a package beer, wine and spirit based products liquor license.          

The ordinance will be reviewed by the Title 8 Working Group prior to introduction at the BCC.  TABLED until the September 29, 2010 TAB meeting:  Approved




1.Commissioner Susan Brager will be at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop for a casual conversation on September 15, 2010, 12 Noon and 6:00pm. She will be there to answer questions, listen to your comments or just chat about what is happening in your community.


Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

11350 Southern Highlands Parkway

Las Vegas, Nevada 89141


2.The TAB will take public suggestions on capital budget items for 2011 at our next two meetings.  This list will be finalized at the September 29, 2010 meeting.


3.A-1 Organics has lost its lease, effective December 1, 2010, and will be closed in its current location.  The TAB has been asked to look at the regulatory factors involved in the approval of potential, future compost operations.




September 15, 2010 6:00p.m.

Enterprise Library

25 E. Shelbourne Avenue @ Las Vegas Blvd. South




09/21/10 PC


1.            UC-0354-10 — BLUE DIAMOND RD & S. DECATUR BLVD, LLC:

APPROVED per Staff conditions

ADDED condition:

·         Design Review as a public hearing for lighting and signage prior to Certificate of Occupancy and/or business license being issued.


USE PERMIT to reduce the separation from on-premise consumption of alcohol (tavern) to a residential use.


WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for reduced parking on 1.7 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone in the MUD-3 Overlay District. Generally located on the northwest corner of Windmill Lane and Decatur Boulevard within Enterprise. SS/al/ml


The nature of the area around the tavern has changed since it was built.  The original land use plans designated this area as commercial.  The market forces developed the area as residential.  A letter was submitted to the TAB requesting the use permit be turned down.  Two elements of the complaint were the signage being too bright and the lighting shining into the residences.


The TAB added the design review for signage and lighting.  This review is necessary because the neighborhood has developed as residential not commercial.  The design review will update the lighting and signage to better fit into the neighborhood.



APPROVED per Staff conditions


USE PERMITS for the following:


1) Eliminate the requirement for a 48 inch wide pedestrian access around an outside dining and drinking area; and

2) Allow primary means of access to an outside dining and drinking area to not be through the interior of the supper club in conjunction with an existing restaurant


in a portion of a shopping center on 3.1 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone.  Generally located 245 feet east of Maryland Parkway, 1,000 feet south of Silverado Ranch Boulevard within Enterprise. SS/al/mb


Previous owners of the supper club had approval for this outside dining and drinking area (UC-1252-05).   However, an application for an extension of time was not submitted at the end of a 1 year review period. The applicants are the new owners of the supper club. The applicants discovered the approval for the outside dining and drinking area had expired when they attempted to get a business license.


The area has been in continuous use for outside dining since the original application.  There have been no complaints about this use. 


3.            VS-0363-10 — LENNAR COMMUNITIES NEVADA, LLC:

APPROVED per Major Projects conditions


VACATE AND ABANDON easements of interest to Clark County located on the northeast corner of Buffalo Drive and Levi Avenue (alignment) in an R-3 (Multiple-Family Residential) P-C (Planned Community Overlay District) Zone in the Mountain's Edge Master Planned Community within Enterprise (description on file). SB/rk/xx


4.      WS-0351-10 — PN II, INC:

APPROVED per Major Projects conditions

CHANGE Public Works bullet # 1 to read:

   Drainage study and compliance required prior to early grading.


WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for early grading in conjunction with a single family subdivision on 34.6 acres in an RUD (Residential Urban Density) P-C (Planned Community Overlay District) Zone in the Mountain's Edge Master Planned Community. Generally located on the west side of Rainbow Boulevard, 660 feet south of Mountains Edge Parkway within Enterprise. SB/rk/ml


The staff project description did not match the applicant’s request.  Since 2005, the area has been used as an illegal dump site.  The applicant has completed an initial environmental assessment on the area. Now, the piles of dirt and trash need to removed to determine if further environmental remediation is required before any new construction can begin.  This permit would allow them to deal with the dirt piles and trash. This information was not in the staff report.


The TAB took the position that a drainage study must be approved prior to any of the dirt piles being used as fill on the property.  The applicant stated a new drainage study has been submitted to the County.


5.            WS-0362-10 — LENNAR COMMUNITIES NEVADA, LLC:

APPROVED per Major Projects conditions

ADDED conditions:

·      The back of curb return (BCR) not less than 9 feet.

·      Traffic study to determine road configuration required for right and left turns at the Buffalo entrance.

·      The developer to construct the following amenities in the common areas, pool, cabana, tot lot and barbeque




1) Reduce front setback;

2) Allow early grading;

3) Modify street section;

4) Reduced street off-sets; and

5) Modify required street improvements in accordance to the County's Uniform Standard Drawings


on 20.0 acres in conjunction with a compact lot single family development in an R-3 (Multiple Family Residential) P-C (Planned Community Overlay District) Zone in the Mountain's Edge Master Planned Community. Generally located on the east side of Buffalo Drive, 660 feet south of Cactus Avenue within Enterprise. SB/rk/xx


The TAB required an extended discussion on this item because the staff agenda sheet left out the following:


·   The common element description did not match the applicant’s tentative map

·   The developer added amenities which were not included in the project description.

·   Parking description including the number of slots available and their placement

·   Each property would have a two car garage or single car garage with a 20 ft. driveway.

·   How the 15 ft. drainage easement on the south side would be developed.

·   Explanation of why waivers, granted to other developers in Mountain’s Edge, were recommended for denial.

·   No public works comments


The TAB’s decision on this application had to rely on the applicant’s description and the TAB experience.  The staff recommendation for denial lacked specific reasons for each waiver denial. 


The compact lot single family development is not viewed favorably by the TAB.  This development type tends to produce a very crowded neighborhood with few amenities for the residents.  In this case, the developer has agreed to construct the following amenities in the common areas:  pool, cabana, tot lot and barbeque.  The TAB added the amenities as a condition with applicant agreeing to the condition.


The TAB looked at the 1 ft. BCR (12 ft. is standard) waiver as a safety hazard.  The applicant has models that would result in a 9 ft. BCR.  The TAB and the applicant agreed that 9 ft. BCR would be used.


Another area questioned is the entry at Buffalo.  Currently, Buffalo is a two lane road.  Given the area development and the uncertainty of when Buffalo will be improved, the TAB felt that a traffic study should address right and left turns at the property entrance as a safety factor.  Public works comments on the developer’s requirements for Buffalo would have been helpful.


The development standards for compact lot single family development should be reviewed in Title 30.


09/22/10 BCC


6.            ZC-0352-10 — MIQUIRRAY, ANA; ET AL:

APPROVED per Staff conditions


ZONE CHANGE to reclassify 2.6 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone to R-E (Rural Estates Residential) (RNP-I) Zone to expand a Residential Neighborhood Preservation Overlay District. Generally located on the northwest corner of Richmar Avenue and Dean Martin Drive within Enterprise (description on file). SS/jt/ml


This is a Board of County Commissioners initiated application to include 4 residential parcels on the northwest comer of Dean Martin Drive and Richmar Avenue into an RNP-I (Residential Neighborhood Preservation) Overlay District.


These 4 parcels were originally part of ZC-l 026-05 to be designated as RNP-I. They were excluded at that time since a different owner wanted the possibility to reclassify the parcels as commercial due to the commercial designations to the south and east.  Therefore, the parcels were not designated as RNP-I at that time.


The request squares off the southeast corner of this RNP-1 overlay.


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David D. Chestnut, Sr.