June 1, 2011


The ATTACHMENT A items will be heard on the following dates:

Planning Commission 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Board of County Commissioners 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 22, 2011.


HOLDOVER/RETURNED APPLICATIONS will be heard on the date in the application header.


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 ctrl+click on the blue underlined text it will take you to the detailed documents to explain the agenda item.



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

2.  Approve the Minutes for the meeting held on May 10, 2011 Approved

3.  Approve the Minutes for the meeting held on May 11, 2011 Approved

4.  Receive a report from Nancy Lipski, Director, Clark County Comprehensive Planning, on Application Time Limits, Commencement and Studies.


The Board of County Commissioners has directed the planning staff to look at possible changes to Application Time Limits, Commencement and Engineering Studies.  The interested parties in the industry have been consulted and their concerns noted.  To date, the Director has reported her findings to 9 TABs/CACs and will visit the other 10.  The TABs/CACs have provided input to the Director.  Later this summer, a report will be given to the BCC.  A summary follows:


Industry position:

·   There is general opposition to advanced engineering studies.

·   The developers do not want the expense of engineering studies prior to entitlements being granted on the property.

·   Lending institutions are unwilling to lend money prior to entitlements being granted.


TAB/CAC positions:

·   There is no unified position among the TABs/CACs.

·   Some TABs/CACs see no need for change.

·   Some TABs/CACs would prefer engineering studies with the land use application.

·   Some TABs/CACs would like to use a project progress measurement as a commence standard.



·   Hard to establish a realistic commence point.

o        Using building permits does not guarantee progress on a project

o        Good for two years and can be renewed

·   One TAB suggested an annual progress review

o        Establish a progress measure on percentage of completion.

o        Could overload the TABs in the next upturn

·   The TABs/CACs and other decision makers may find engineering studies helpful in making valid recommendations

o        The minimum would be a preliminary grading study to determine fill and building placement.

o        Suggestion of a minimum threshold of grading change that can occur.

·   Traffic study is of secondary importance.

·   Extension of time conditions

o        Is defined in Title 30 and can be changed by the BCC

o        The second extension of time should have more stringent criteria and justification since circumstances have almost always changed.

o        Allow project termination without sufficient progress.






NEXT MEETING DATE:  June 15, 2011




H-1   WS-0620-10 – MORLEY, COREY & SALLY:

Held to June 29, 2011 per applicant’s request.  If this application is held again the applicant must re-notify at their expense.


WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for reduced setbacks in conjunction with a proposed 8 lot single family residential subdivision on 1.0 acre in an R-2 (Medium Density Residential) Zone.  Generally located on the north side of Levi Avenue and the west side of Charismatic Court within Enterprise.  SB/mc/ml


This application has been on the TAB agenda since January 26, 2011 and is being held for the fifth time.  The TAB requests the Planning Commission require this applicant to re-notify if an additional hold is requested.  The notification should be at the applicant’s expense.  The TAB concern is the length of time since the original notification and the number of holds could hinder public input.




06/21/11 PC


1.      UC-0170-11 – VECCHIONE, PAUL:

         APPROVED per Current Planning conditions


USE PERMITS for the following:


1) Allow a temporary dwelling (manufactured home) prior to the construction of the principal dwelling (single family residence);

2) Allow a temporary dwelling (manufactured home) prior to issuance of a building permit for the principal dwelling (single family residence); and

3) Allow an accessory building (garage) prior to a principal use


on 1.1 acres in an R-E (Rural Estates Residential) (RNP-I) Zone.  Generally located on the east side of Haven Street, 480 feet north of Wigwam Avenue within Enterprise.  SS/pd/xx


The applicant had a several personal setbacks that have resulted in the delay of this project.  The applicant stated the following:


   The garage will be used to store building materials for home construction.

   He has house plans that need to brought up to current residential code

   The one year time limit is sufficient to obtain the building permit with update plans.


The TAB would like to see this property upgraded to match the surrounding neighbors.  One year should give the applicant sufficient time to update the residential plans and obtain a building permit.  The TAB advised the applicant that new residential building codes go into effect July 5, 2011.


06/22/11 BCC


2.      UC-0693-07 (ET-0047-11) – SHORT LINE HORIZON, LLC:

APPROVED per Current Planning conditions

ADD Current Planning Condition:

Design Review as a public hearing for significant changes to plans


USE PERMITS SECOND EXTENSION OF TIME to commence the following:


1) Reduce the separation from a convenience store to a residential use; and

2) Reduce the separation from a car wash to a residential use.


DESIGN REVIEW for a shopping center on 2.0 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone.  Generally located on the southwest corner of Fort Apache Road and Long Boat Key Avenue within Enterprise.  SB/jt/xx


The TAB requested and the applicant agreed to the added Current Planning condition.  This condition was added due to the time transpired since the original application.  The conditions in the area are changing and any significant change to plans should have a public review.


3.      ZC-1291-06 (ET-0044-11) – SHORT LINE HORIZON, LLC:

         APPROVED per Current Planning conditions


ZONE CHANGE SECOND EXTENSION OF TIME to reclassify 2.7 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone to C-2 (General Commercial) Zone for a future commercial use.  Generally located on the southwest corner of Fort Apache Road and Long Boat Key Avenue within Enterprise (description on file).  SB/jt/xx


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