ENTERPRISE TAB WATCH

Results

December 15, 2010

 

Planning Commission 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Board of County Commissioners 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, January 5, 2011

 

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

 

Note: If you click on the blue underlined text it will take you to the detailed documents to explain the agenda item.

 

         REGULAR BUSINESS

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

         2.  Approve the Minutes for the meeting held on December 1, 2010  Approved

         3.  Discuss and make recommendations as required on AG-0967-10

There was an objection to the requirement for engineering studies being submitted with the land use application by some of the TAB members.

TABLED until December 29, 2010 Board meeting:

 

ZONING AGENDA

         SEE ATTACHMENT A and Holdover/Returned Applications

 

NEXT MEETING DATE

December 29, 2010 6:00p.m.

Enterprise Library

25 E. Shelbourne Avenue @ Las Vegas Blvd. South

ADJOURNMENT:

 

HOLDOVER/RETURNED APPLICATIONS:

 

H1    NZC-0982-04 (ET-0164-10) - HURLEY, STEVEN & DONNA: Same as item #3

HELD by the applicant to January 12, 2010 Enterprise TAB meeting

 

ZONE CHANGE SECOND EXTENSION OF TIME to reclassify 2.0 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone to C-1 (Local Business) Zone for a plant nursery.

 

USE PERMIT for outside storage for a plant nursery to be located in front of the building.  Generally located on the north side of Gomer Road, 300 feet east of Fort Apache Road within Enterprise (description on file).  sb/pb/xx

 

H2.   UC-0504-10 – BBCME LAND, LLC:  BCC December 22, 2010

APPROVED per Staff conditions

ADD Major projects - Planning conditions:

·      The Use Permits in this application is limited to the current applicants, Richmond American Homes and Pulte Homes;

·      Landscape the Chartan Paseo

·      Stub-out utilities for electric and water to the Chartan Paseo

ADD Public Works – Development review conditions:

·      Add an entry/exit point at Kit Carson and Pioneer;

 

USE PERMITS for the following:

 

1) Reduced front setback to a garage;

2) Reduced lot size;

3) Increased wall height;

4) Allow early grading;

5) Reduced street off-set; and

6) Modify required street improvements in accordance to the County’s Uniform Standard Drawings in conjunction with a residential development.

 

DESIGN REVIEW for a single family residential development on 95.5 acres in an R-2 (Medium Density Residential) P-C (Planned Community Overlay) Zone in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community.  Generally located between Erie Avenue and Starr Avenue and the east side of Buffalo Drive within Enterprise. SB/rk/xx

 

This item was returned to the TAB by the Board of County Commissioners. 

 

The applicant was well prepared with exhibits clearly showing all aspects of the project including a number of floor plans and elevations. 

 

The following was objected to by several people.

 

·      The lack of amenities for the residents of this project.

·      The Chartan Paseo not being developed as a useable open space.

·      Lot size below 3500 sq. ft.

 

The TAB concerns were:

 

·   Lot Size below 3500 sq. ft.

·   Pedestrian flow for children to the proposed school site.

·   Traffic flow within the development and around the proposed school site.

·   Back-of-curb return waiver.

·   The lack of amenities for the residents including 15 ft. setback for the backyard.

·   Height of the retaining wall.

·   Early grading.

 

The number of lots below the 3500 sq. ft. R-2 standard has decreased as the project has moved forward.  This applicant has reduced the number of small lots from 102 to 64; of these 26 are 3080 sq. ft. lots.  The other lots are 3350 sq. ft.  While the TAB does not like the small lots, the number has been reduced and is not seen as a reason to deny the Design Review.  The original 2008 application contains over 500 lots under 3500 sq. ft.

 

The traffic flow around the school was discussed.  The tentative map shows two roads into the school site.  The Sutter Point neighborhood was shown with a single entry point that could be blocked by school traffic.  The TAB recommended an entrance/exit be added at Kit Carson and Pioneer to provide a second entrance for the Sutter Point neighborhood.  This will allow residents and emergency vehicles to enter the neighborhood if parking around the proposed school blocks the northern access.

 

The Chartan Paseo has not been developed as a linear park as shown in the original Mountains Edge plans.  This area is an underground drainage pipe that has been covered over with dirt.   The TAB position is the Chartan Paseo should provide a pedestrian path to the proposed school site. This will keep children located east of the Tenaya Paseo from having to use arterial streets to get to school.  The TAB recommendation for electric and water to be stubbed out to the paseo will provide the infrastructure for future paseo development.    Given the lack of amenities in this project, development of the Chartan Paseo as useful open space will provide some usable open space.  It would also provide a link to the Tenaya Paseo open space.

 

The current development of the Chartan Paseo is an example of why engineering studies should be reviewed in the public hearings.  The engineering is correct; however, the execution is detrimental to the surrounding developments.  Another solution should have been sought.

 

This project meets the setback requirements for side and rear yard setbacks.  However, the lack of usable open space and amenities is a concern.  The 15 foot rear yard setback does not leave a lot of room for play or a pool.  The question is where will the children have space to play? 

 

It is not likely the Helen Stewart Park will be built by the developer.  The current open acreage (43 acres) and the approved tentative maps indicate about 12,000 residences will be built.  The trigger point for the park is 12,500 homes.

 

The retaining wall height has been lowered to 11 feet.  The early grading allows several wells and septic systems to be properly capped or removed.  Also, some fill will be moved into the site with early grading.  The applicant stated the early grading will be bonded.

 

H3.   VS-0505-10 – BBCME LAND, LLC:  BCC December 22, 2010

APPROVED per Staff conditions

 

VACATE AND ABANDON easements of interest to Clark County located between Erie Avenue and Starr Avenue, and between Tenaya Way (alignment) and Buffalo Drive, and portions of rights-of-way being Starr Avenue, Buffalo Drive, Boyd Avenue, Siddal Avenue, Chartan Avenue, Monte Cristo Way, and an un-named street located between Erie Avenue and Starr Avenue, and between Tenaya Way (alignment) and Buffalo Drive in an R-2 (Residential Urban Density) P-C (Planned Community Overlay District) Zone in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community within Enterprise (description on file).  SB/rk/xx

 

This item was returned to the TAB by the Board of County Commissioners.

 

The applicant was well prepared with exhibits clearly showing all aspects of the project including a number of floor plans and elevations.  The exhibit presented with this application clearly delineated what easements and rights-of-way are to be vacated or abandoned.  The reason for each vacation or abandonment was explained.  The tentative map, TM-0081-10 – BUFFALO STARR @ MOUNTAINS EDGE, will establish the new road configuration.  The new detailed tentative map provided the TAB with information to make their recommendation.

 

ATTACHMENT A

 

01/05/11 BCC

 

1.      ZC-1313-02 (ET-0193-10) – BBCME LAND, LLC:

APPROVED per Staff conditions

 

ZONE CHANGE FIRST EXTENTION OF TIME to reclassify an approximate 51.5 acre portion of 2,413.0 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone to R-2 (Medium Density Residential) P-C (Planned Community Overlay) Zone in conjunction with a residential development in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community.  Generally located on the northeast corner of Buffalo Drive and Starr Avenue within Enterprise (description on file).  SB/rk/ml

 

There was an objection to this extension of time.  The objection had two elements.  The original developer did not develop their project and the project does not meet Title 30 or Mountains Edge standards.  These two elements constituted a substantial change which would warrant a denial. The Title 30 definition of substantial change is:

 

“A substantial change may include, without limitation, a change to the subject property, a change in the areas surrounding the subject property, or a change in the laws or policies affecting the subject property.”

 

This application is limited to the zone change request only.  The Use Permits are not part of this application.  This land has been planned for residential use since the inception of the Mountains   Edge Master Plan and is still planned residential.  The land around this area is residential or planned residential.  There has been no master plan or regulatory change that would affect the residential use.  The status of the property owner does not affect zoning.  The TAB did not see substantial changes as defined by Title 30.  The TAB approved the extension of time.

 

2.      ZC-0630-03 (ET-0194-10) – BBCME LAND, LLC:

APPROVED per Staff conditions

 

ZONE CHANGE FIRST EXTENTION OF TIME to reclassify approximately 8.7 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone to R-2 (Medium Density Residential) P-C (Planned Community Overlay) Zone in conjunction with a residential development in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community.  Generally located on the northeast corner of Buffalo Drive and Starr Avenue within Enterprise (description on file).  SB/rk/ml

 

See agenda item #1

 

3.      NZC-0982-04 (WC-0180-10) – HURLEY, STEVEN & DONNA: Same are item H1

HELD by the applicant to January 12, 2010 Enterprise TAB meeting

 

WAIVER OF CONDITIONS of a zone change requiring full off-sites to include paved legal access in conjunction with a plant nursery on 2.0 acres in a C-1 (Local Business) Zone.  Generally located on the north side of Gomer Road and 330 feet east of Fort Apache Road within Enterprise (description on file).  SB/tc/ml

 

4.      ZC-0544-10 – BT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS INVESTMENT, LLC:

APPROVED with change to Current Planning bullet #4 to read:

·      Design Review as a Public Hearing on signage and lighting;

 

ZONE CHANGE to reclassify 2.7 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone to C-2 (General Commercial) Zone.

 

DESIGN REVIEW for a grocery store.  Generally located on the north side of Cactus Avenue, 600 feet east of Decatur Boulevard within Enterprise (description on file).  SB/dg/ml

 

There was no opposition to this application.  Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Markets are well planned with an emphasis on how they fit into the neighborhood.  The Current Planning conditions covered the contingencies the TAB would normally ask for.  The one TAB addition is the lighting and signage to be a public hearing, not an administrative approval.

 

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David D. Chestnut, Sr.