October 27, 2010


Planning Commission 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

Board of County Commissioners 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 17, 2010.


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


2.      Approve the Minutes for the meeting held on October 13, 2010.  APPROVED


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 TAB discussed, obtained public comment and reviewed the Neighborhood Specialty Grocery Market amendment to Title 8.  The consensus opinion on the Neighborhood Specialty Grocery Market is this license type is needed and the license restrictions are appropriate except for the language below.  The TAB authorized the Chair to write a letter in support of the Title 8 amendment with the following language removed from the amendment.


“… and provided that the sales of beer, wine or spirit based products in quantities of quarts, 22 oz., 32 oz., 40 oz., or similar size containers is prohibited; no beer, wine or spirit based product may be sold in quantities of less than 6 per sale; and beer, wine and spirit based products in containers of 16 oz. or less cannot be sold in single containers, but must be sold in manufacturer pre-packaged multi-unit quantities;…”



4.      Enterprise TAB to collect and make recommendations for the Clark County 2011 capital budget.


The TAB recommended the following items be added to the Clark County 2011 capital budget.  Item #1 is a priority.


1.      A four-way stop, or other traffic calming device, installed at Warm Springs and Lindell

2.      Red Flasher added to stop signs at Shelbourne and Placid

3.      Construct a walkway along Robindale from Sierra Vista High School to Nevada Trails. 

4.      Build out Cactus from Las Vegas Blvd to Fort Apache.

5.      Enterprise Community Center

6.      A four-way stop, or other traffic calming device, installed at Robindale and Gilespie.

7.      Extend the divider on Silverado Ranch east of Las Vegas Blvd.

8.      Four-way stop at Robindale and Haven.

9.      Complete the intersection at Jones and Blue Diamond

10.  Upgrade traffic control device at Robindale and Placid

11.  Traffic signal at Warm Springs and Buffalo

12.  Traffic signal at Warm Springs and Valley View



5.      Discuss and make recommendations as required on AG-0967-10.       Background Information


AG-0967-10 was discussed at the 20 Oct  2010 BCC meeting.    The discussion resulted in a direction to the staff to amend the current Title 30.  The Commissioners directed the staff to obtain input from developers, citizen groups, individuals and the TAB/CACs.   The three areas under consideration are:


·      Change the definition of ‘commence’

·      Reduce the length of time to commence and extension of time

·      Require engineering studies with the land use application.


The TAB introduced a discussion on these items and will conduct discussions over the next several meetings.

TABLED until November 10, 2010: Approved




1. Clark County Administrative Services is taking applications for TAB Members for 2011-2012.  A hardcopy of the application is required.  Applications are due by 19 Nov 2010.  The application can be found at:





  1. A question about the route of the high-speed train between Los Angeles and Las Vegas: The TAB did not have information about the route at this time, but expects to address the issue if the route goes through Enterprise.
  2. Traffic issue at Warm Springs and Gillespie.  Questioner was referred to 1st Tuesday Metro open house to notify Metro of the issue.  Also suggested was to call the metro traffic division.



November 10, 2010 6:00p.m.

Enterprise Library

25 E. Shelbourne Avenue @ Las Vegas Blvd. South





11/16/10 PC



TAB APPROVED per Staff conditions

ADD Current Planning to current conditions:

·         The applicant to prevent any adverse lighting impacts to adjacent residential uses through several means. These methods include cutoff shields, screens or baffles on all pole mounted lights. According to the manufacturer of the community friendly pole mounted lights, all cutoff fixtures meet or exceed the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America requirements for full cutoff classification, thus reducing light trespass and glare.

·         The exterior building lighting will consist of custom and standard wall sconces, recessed up-lights, and accent lighting.  All lighting will be shielded or directed to prevent light from shining onto adjacent residential uses

·         Floodlights, spotlights, or any other similar lighting shall not be permitted to illuminate buildings facing existing or planned residences

·         No illuminated wall signage on any building elevation facing existing or planned residences

·         Light poles adjacent to residential uses not to exceed 15 ft. total height


TAB RECOMMENDED that the block wall on east side of property be stucco.

Note: that the applicant agrees to the added condition and with the TAB’s recommendation regarding the block wall.


DESIGN REVIEW for a redesign of a place of worship with ancillary uses and buildings and lighting on 15.0 acres in a P-F (Public Facility) Zone.


WAIVER OF CONDITIONS of a use permit (UC-0074-10) requiring landscaping per Figure 30.64-11, including a 6 foot high decorative block wall, along the eastern property line.  Generally located on the north side of Cactus Avenue, 1,300 feet east of Amigo Street within Enterprise.  SS/dg/xx


Two projects are proposed for this property.  A 2300 seat church and associated buildings and facilities will be built by Hope Baptist Church.  The Capstone Christina School intends to build a K-12 school with 1500 students.  The two projects are different land use applications.  This makes it difficult to evaluate the full effect on the neighborhood.  These are two very intense projects in a residential area.  Traffic and lighting are significant problems.


The TAB is concerned about the parking for the following:

·   The parking is shared between the two facilities

·   School - 150 parking places

·   Church – 931 parking places

·   Originally over 2000 parking places were proposed for shared parking

·   Cactus cannot handle parking overflow

·   Unless events are carefully coordinated between the two uses, parking will be a problem


The TAB has consistently proposed the parking standard for churches and schools be raised based upon observations and public comments.


The traffic flow on Cactus will be a problem if the services are scheduled too close together.  However, the traffic study does not recommend center line barrier to prevent left hand turns.  The church will have individuals directing traffic.  This solution will not be effective unless the school adopts the same strategy.


Another concern is lighting effects on the surround residential areas.  The TAB added lighting conditions, accepted by the applicant, to protect the existing residential areas.


The TAB also suggested the block wall to the east be stuccoed.  This cannot be a condition because the wall is on the adjacent property and would require the permission of the property owner for any work done.


2.            UC-1447-05 (ET-0157-10) – MAJESTIC ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, LLC:

TAB APPROVED per Staff conditions.




1) A modular office building; and

2) Deviations to development standards.


DEVIATIONS for the following:


1) Permit non-standard building materials;

2) Reduce parking; and

3) All other deviations as shown per plans on file.


DESIGN REVIEW for a modular office building on a portion of 42.0 acres in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) (AE-60 and AE-65) Zone in the MUD-2 Overlay District.   Generally located on the south side of Blue Diamond Road and the west side of Interstate 15 (I-15) within Enterprise.  SS/ar/ml


3.            UC-0645-09 (ET-0131-10) - GOOD SAMARITAN LUTHERAN CHURCH:

TAB APPROVED per Staff conditions.




1) An existing place of worship; and

2) An existing day care facility


on 3.3 acres in an R-E (Rural Estates Residential) (RNP-I) Zone.




1) Full off-sites (excluding paving) along Gagnier Boulevard; and

2) Eliminate landscaping and screening requirements to a less intense use.


DESIGN REVIEWS for the following:


1) An existing place of worship; and

2) An existing day care facility. 


Generally located on the south side of Windmill Lane and the west side of Gagnier Boulevard within Enterprise.  SS/dg/mb


The Good Samaritan Lutheran Church has made progress toward completing the conditions on both use permits.  The monument sign and the wall have not been finished.  The conditions for this property should be combined into one set at the next review.


4.            WS-0470-10 – RICHMOND AMERICAN HOMES NEVADA:

TAB DENIED per Staff recommendations


WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS to reduce the rear yard setback on 22 lots in conjunction with a developing single family subdivision on a portion of 12.3 acres in an R-2 (Medium Density Residential) Zone.  Generally located on the south side of Maulding Avenue and the east side Canyon Rain Street within Enterprise.  SS/co/xx


The applicant is requesting a reduction in the rear yard setback for the principal structure to 10 feet where 15 feet is required on 22 single family residential lots of an existing 93 lot subdivision. The staff analysis is:


“Lots within the affected subdivisions, Copperhead Canyons and Copperhead Canyons Phase 2, were recently purchased by Richmond American Homes, which now plans to offer 4 new, 2 story models; 3 of the 4 models will not meet setbacks. In order to accommodate the models a reduction in the rear yard setback is required. When the applicant bought the subdivision the lot sizes were already established. By providing models which are too large to meet setbacks, a self-imposed hardship is created.”


The TAB agrees with the staff analysis on this application.  The reductions are a self-imposed hardship that could be avoided with better planning.  If this application is approved, the back yard could be reduced to 10 X 40.  The two story buildings placed 20 ft apart would produce a canyon effect along the backyards.  This does not create very desirable living conditions.


The TAB has seen a trend to waive setback requirements.  The claim is, “we do not have a model that fits.”  The question is why did you purchase the property?  The TAB has been increasingly reluctant to recommend that setbacks be waived.


5.            WS-0477-10 – KB HOME LV TALAVERA, LLC:

TAB APPROVED Waiver of Development Standards 1 

TAB DENIED Waiver of Development Standards 2a & 2b 




1.      Reduce street intersection off-set to a minimum of 81 feet where 125 feet is required (a 35%      reduction).


2.      a.         Reduce the minimum dimension from edge of driveway to back-of-curb return to 4 feet where 12 feet is required (a 67% reduction).

b.         Reduce the minimum driveway width to 10 feet where 12 feet is required (a 17% reduction).


in accordance to the County’s Uniform Standard Drawings on 45.7 acres in an RUD (Residential Urban Density) Zone and an R-3 (Multiple Family Residential) Zone, both within a P-C (Planned Community Overlay District) Zone in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community.  Generally located on the northwest corner of Rainbow Boulevard and Levi Avenue within Enterprise.  SB/rk/xx



The TAB considers the back-of-curb return standard to be a safely item and, as a result, is a standard that should be strictly enforced.  The reduction in driveway width is an attempt to reduce the back-of-curb return deviation from the standard.  ‘A ten foot wide driveway maybe sufficient for one car, but is too narrow for two cars.  The TAB rejected waiver 2.b. because it contributed to a reduced safety factor and a 10 ft. wide driveway reduced parking within the development.


This is a case where the TAB is asked to approve waivers on a project without being able to make recommendations on the entire project.  The tentative map is an application which was not sent to the TAB.  The result is the TAB cannot make any recommendations on the entire neighborhood being proposed.


11/17/10 BCC


6.            DR-0466-10 – FRESH & EASY PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC:

TAB APPROVED per Staff conditions

ADD Current Planning condition:

     Design Review as a public hearing for Lighting and Signage.


DESIGN REVIEW for a grocery store in conjunction with an approved shopping center on 2.4 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone in the MUD-4 Overlay District.  Generally located on the southeast corner of Blue Diamond Road and Durango Drive within Enterprise.  SB/tc/ed


This is an excellent project for this location.  The building is being designed to fit into the neighborhood with minimum impact on the condos to the south. The applicant was not able to fully discuss the lighting and signage, which resulted in the condition for a design review.


7.            UC-0480-10 – THE SAITTA FAMILY TRUST, ET AL:

TAB APPROVED per Staff conditions

ADD Current Planning condition:

The exterior building lighting on the south side will consist of custom and standard wall sconces, recessed up-lights, and accent lighting.  All lighting will be shielded or directed to prevent light from shining toward residential uses

AMEND Public Works – Development Review condition #2 to read:

              Traffic study update and compliance for future property development only.


USE PERMITS for the following:


1) automobile paint and body shop; and

2) automobile repair.


DESIGN REVIEWS for the following:


1) to re-establish an automobile sales facility with minor façade revisions;

2) re-establish an existing automobile repair and paint and body shop facility;

3) new automobile maintenance facility; and

4) Comprehensive Sign Program


in conjunction with an automobile sales facility on 12.0 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone and C-2 (General Commercial) (AE-60) Zone in the MUD-3 and CMA Design Overlay Districts.  Generally located on the south side of the 215 Beltway and the east side of Redwood Street within Enterprise (description on file).  RR/dg/mb


The applicant is proposing to reestablish an automobile sales facility that has existed since 2004 but ceased operations over 12 months ago. Everything on the site exists, with the exception of the following being now proposed:  I) new building signage that will be consistent with the brand of vehicles sold at the facility; 2) minor facade changes that consist of new decorative metal cladding and paint on portions of the building; and, 3) new automobile maintenance facility that will be attached to the existing service building.


One observation during the discussion was the building light facing residences to the south were not shielded.  The TAB added the condition for shielded lighting to the south.


The amendment to the public works conditions was suggested by the applicant.  The TAB agreed that a new traffic study is not needed because the use is essentially the same as previously existed on the site.



8.            ZC-0479-10 – THE SAITTA FAMILY TRUST, ET AL:

TAB APPROVED per Current Planning conditions:

AMEND Current Planning bullet #2 to read:

1 year review on street and parking lot landscaping.  The applicant is advised that CMA Design Standards maybe imposed at the end of the 1 year review period


ZONE CHANGE to reclassify 5.0 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone and R-E (Rural Estates Residential) (AE-60) Zone to M-D (Designed Manufacturing) Zone and M-D (Designed Manufacturing) (AE-60) Zone in the MUD-3 and CMA Design Overlay Districts.




1) parking lot courts;

2) parking lot landscaping;

3) Street landscaping; and

4) Enhanced paving at all vehicular access routes.


DESIGN REVIEW for a parking lot in conjunction with automobile sales.  Generally located on the north side of Maule Avenue and the east side of Redwood Street within Enterprise.  RR/dg/mb


The TAB’s primary concern is this area be developed using the CMA development standards.  The applicant would use the area to stage their build up at this dealership over the next year.  The future use has not been determined.  The pervious owner used this area as a mass storage area without the required land use permits. The TAB has attempted to condition this parcel so the CMA design standards will be applied after one year.


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