ENTERPRISE TAB WATCH

Results

November 30, 2011

 

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

 

Planning Commission 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 20, 2011.

Board of County Commissioners 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

 

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

 

REGULAR BUSINESS

 

1.  Approve the Minutes for the meeting held on November 9, 2011.             APPROVED

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

Companion items:

 

2.   UC-0931-08 (ET-0106-11) – JONES BOULEVARD PARTNERS, LLC:

3.   WT-0950-08 (ET-0107-11) – JONES BOULEVARD PARTNERS, LLC:   

 

9    VS-0516-11 - DAVIS FAMILY TRUST 1993, ET AL:

12  ZC-0515-11 - DAVIS FAMILY TRUST 1993, ET AL:

Items 9 and 12 will be heard after item #3

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS:                      NONE

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:                        NONE

 

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS                 NONE

 

ZONING AGENDA:

         SEE HOLDOVER APPLICATIONS and ATTACHMENT A

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

NEXT MEETING DATE:  December 14, 2011

 

ADJOURNMENT: 

 

ATTACHMENT A

 

12/20/11 PC

 

1.            DR-0504-11 – HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH LV, INC:

APPROVED per staff conditions with the large sign limited to 28 ft.

 

DESIGN REVIEW for 2 freestanding signs in conjunction with a place of worship on 9.4 acres in a P-F (Public Facility) Zone.  Generally located on the northwest corner of Cactus Avenue and Radcliff Street within Enterprise.  SS/pd/ml  (For possible action)

 

The question raised by this application is why is a 32 ft. high sign needed in a residential area?  Two opinions were expressed by TAB members.  First, a larger sign is need to denote the main entrance to the church.  Second, a large sign is out of place in a residential neighborhood and the sign should be limited to 14 ft.  Further west on Cactus, the BCC recently approved a convenience store’s primary sign with a max height of 12 ft. 

 

A smaller sign will provide will identify the church as well as a larger sign.  The church is a unique structure in the neighborhood and will stand out.  The applicant stated, About 10 ft. of the large sign height is needed to make it visible above the berm.  This due to a sharp grade drop off and a 5 ft. berm for flood control. 

 

The compromise position taken by the TAB is to limit the sign to 28 feet.  This provides 18 of sign area above the berm top.

 

2.            UC-0931-08 (ET-0106-11) – JONES BOULEVARD PARTNERS, LLC:

APPROVED per staff 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) Increased building height up to 50 feet; and

2) Increased building height within 600 feet of a residential use.

 

VARIANCE to increase building height over 50 feet.

 

DESIGN REVIEW for a proposed 105,000 square foot addition to an existing warehouse and distribution facility on 27.5 acres in an M-D (Designed Manufacturing) Zone and an M-1 (Light Manufacturing) Zone in the Pinnacles Peaks Concept Plan Area.  Generally located at the northeast corner of Jones Boulevard and Wigwam Avenue within Enterprise.  SS/rk/ml  (For possible action)

 

The applicant agreed to the design review condition.

 

3.            WT-0950-08 (ET-0107-11) – JONES BOULEVARD PARTNERS, LLC:

APPROVED per staff conditions

 

WAIVER SECOND EXTENSION OF TIME to commence the reduction of driveway throat depth in conjunction with a warehouse and distribution facility on 27.5 acres in an M-D (Designed Manufacturing) Zone and an M-1 (Light Manufacturing) Zone in the Pinnacles Peaks Concept Plan Area.  Generally located at the northeast corner of Jones Boulevard and Wigwam Avenue within Enterprise.  SS/rk/ml  (For possible action)

 

4.            UC-0519-11 – MIXED INCOME, LLC:

APPROVED per staff conditions and plans submitted to Current Planning on November 30, 2011

CHANGE Current Planning Condition #2 to read:

·   Limit the overall height of the buildings to 39.5 feet

ADD Current Planning Conditions:

·   Project will provide senior housing only

·   Trash collection bins to located as far west on the property as possible

·   No balconies permitted on the east side of building #2

RECOMMEND the applicant work with adjacent property owners to the east to construct a single block wall.

 

USE PERMIT to allow a senior housing project.

 

DESIGN REVIEW for a senior housing project and multi-family residential complex on 4.1 acres in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone in the MUD-4 Overlay District.  Generally located on the southeast corner of Giles Street and Windmill Lane within Enterprise.  SS/pd/xx (For possible action)

 

The applicant has done an excellent job of adapting his project to the neighborhood.  Advice was sought from the neighborhood, TAB members, SWAN and county staff.  The plans were altered base on this input.  The conditions above were all agreed to by the applicant.

 

This property presents a real land use challenge.  Because, it is the most intense zone district that shares a common property line with one of the least intense zone districts.  How to buffer the rural residential neighborhood and provide value to the commercial property owner is difficult to resolve.  The applicant has presented a project that buffers the boarder of the RNP-1, adds value to the area and is commercial viable.

 

The original plans included 2 components, both five stories, 55 ft. high. Building #1 on the northern portion of the site was a 48 unit multi-family building, and the second component (Building #2) on the southern portion of the site is a 60 unit senior housing building.

 

The plan has evolved to the one presented to the TAB.  The plan now includes 2 components, both three stories, 39.5 ft. high.  The new height is within 4.5 ft. of the max allowed in the RNP-1 zone district.  The multi-family unit was changed to senior housing.  This eliminated safety concerns about children playing next to a high traffic volume street.  The new plan provides 105 senior units.  The property is nicely landscaped with an intense landscape buffer along the RNP-1 boarder.  The lighting as presented does not require further review.

 

The neighbors had concerns about the placement of the trash containers.  They have been moved from the eastern side to the west side of the project. 

 

Drainage may be a significant problem.  The discharge form the shopping center to the west is directed to the center of this property. The drainage study may require several feet of fill.  This amount of fill will require a retaining wall along the eastern boundary.  An agreement with the neighbors would have to be accomplished to prevent a redundant wall from being built.    The applicant has agreed to work with the eastern neighbors to build a single block wall rather than a redundant wall.  (Another application where the drainage study was needed with the original submittal documents.)

 

5.            UC-0520-11 – 8480 SOUTH, LLC:

APPROVED per staff conditions

 

USE PERMIT for on-premise consumption of alcohol (service bar) in conjunction with an existing restaurant on a portion of 0.8 acres in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone and C-2 (General Commercial) Zone in the MUD-1 Overlay District.  Generally located on the northeast corner of Wigwam Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South within Enterprise.  SS/rk/xx  (For possible action)

 

6.            UC-0530-11 – UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY

APPROVED per staff conditions

ADD Current Planning condition:

·   The non-decorative fence be constructed of block and wrought iron

 

USE PERMIT for office as a principal use.

 

WAIVERS OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for the following:

 

1) Reduce setbacks for access gates;

2) Allow a non-decorative fence (chain link);

3) Reduce setback for a non-decorative fence (chain link).

 

DESIGN REVIEW for an office building on a portion of 2.5 acres in an M-1 (Light Manufacturing) Zone in the MUD-2 Overlay District.  Generally located on the north side of Oleta Avenue, 280 feet west of Jones Boulevard within Enterprise.  SB/pd/xx (For possible action)

 

The adjacent property owners objected to the chain link fence.  They were required to construct block walls.  The applicant desires the interior of the property to visible from the outside as a safety measure. The offered was made to change the fence from chain link to block and wrought iron.  The wrought iron will provide the area with a better appearance than the chain link would.  The TAB agreed with this change to plans.

 

The adjacent property owner is agreeable to link their block wall to the wrought iron fence proposed by the applicant.  They will work with the applicant to make this possible.

 

7.            VS-0507-11 – KENNEDY FAMILY TRUST, ET AL:

APPROVED per staff conditions

 

 

VACATE AND ABANDON easements of interest to Clark County located between Blue Diamond Road and Camero Avenue (alignment) and between Valley View Boulevard and Hinson Street in a C-2 (General Commercial) (AE-60) Zone in the MUD-2 Overlay District within Enterprise (description on file).  SB/mc/xx (For possible action)

 

12/20/11 BCC

 

8.            DR-0514-11 – EGG WORKS HOLDING COMPANY, LLC:

APPROVED per staff conditions

 

DESIGN REVIEW for a monument sign in conjunction with an existing restaurant on 1.1 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone in the MUD-3 and CMA Design Overlay Districts.  Generally located on the east side of Rainbow Boulevard, 190 feet north of Badura Avenue within Enterprise.  ss/pb/ml  (For possible action)

 

9.            VS-0516-11 - DAVIS FAMILY TRUST 1993, ET AL:

APPROVED per staff conditions

 

 

VACATE AND ABANDON easements of interest to Clark County located between Levi Avenue (alignment) and Irvin Avenue (alignment), and between Las Vegas Boulevard South and Giles Street, and portions of right-of-way being Levi Avenue located between Las Vegas Boulevard South and Giles Street, and Giles Street located between Levi Avenue (alignment) and Irvin Avenue (alignment) in an H-2 (General Highway Frontage) Zone in the MUD-1 and MUD-4 Overlay Districts within Enterprise (description on file).  SS/pb/xx (For possible action)

 

12.    ZC-0515-11 – DAVIS FAMILY TRUST 1993, ET AL:

TAB recommendation as follows:

APPROVED

·   Zone change

·   Use Permit #1

·   Waiver of development Standards

·   Design Review #1

DENIED

·Use permit #2

·Design review #2

ADD Current Planning conditions:

·   No Blasting

·   Provide a construction plan that addresses any negative effects on water wells

ADD Public Works condition:

·Waiver of offsites on Giles except for paving and pedestrian realm

 

ZONE CHANGE to reclassify 5.0 acres from an H-2 (General Highway Frontage) Zone to H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone for the west 3.2 acres of the site, and C-P (Office & Professional) Zone for the east 1.8 acres of the site in the MUD-1 and MUD-4 Overlay Districts.

 

USE PERMITS for the following:

 

1) Resort condominiums; and

2) Increased building height.

 

WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS to reduce the 1:3 height setback ratio adjacent to an arterial street (Las Vegas Boulevard South).

 

DESIGN REVIEWS for the following:

 

1) Offices on the east side of the site, and

2) Resort condominium development with kitchens in rooms and associated retail and restaurant uses, open space, recreational uses, and pedestrian realm areas on the west side of the site. 

 

Generally located on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard South and the south side of Levi Avenue (alignment) within Enterprise (description on file).  ss/pb/xx  (For possible action)

 

This property presents a land use challenge.  In a distance of 500 ft., the land uses go from Commercial Tourist to Office Professional to Rural Neighborhood Preservation.  The land use varies from the most intense zone district to one of the least intense zone districts.  How to buffer the rural residential neighborhood and provide value to the commercial property owner is difficult to resolve.  The applicant has presented a project that does not adequately buffer the RNP-1boarder

 

The project approval will set the standard for the east side of Las Vegas Blvd between Cactus and Starr.

 

The applicant has worked with the RNP residents and has resolved some of their concerns. These include:

·No project access from Giles

·No roof top activities overlooking the RNP

·Lighting will not intrude into the RNP

·Reduced building size in the office professional area

·Pedestrian realm along west side of Giles.

·Giles to remain a rural road

·Protection of water wells

 

 

The primary resident objection is the mass of the project.  The two hundred foot high build a little over 200 ft. from RNP is opposed by the residents.  A large project could significantly alter the nature of the neighborhood to the east.  The negative effects have been demonstrated in other areas east of Las Vegas Blvd.   Established residential neighborhoods have changed to boarded up houses due to a project that looked good on paper, but did not fit into the established residential neighborhood. 

 

The RNP view drawing present by the applicant is view dominate by the 200 ft. tower.  The 35 ft. office complex in the foreground is dwarfed by the towers.  This drawing provides a good indicator of how massive this building is.

 

The TAB is opposed to the use permit for building height greater than 100 ft.  The project design warrants the 100 ft. building height allowed by Title 30 without a use permit.  The buffering is not sufficient to protect the RNP from a two hundred ft. building.  Some TAB members would have preferred the building be limited to 55 ft. which is the established standard north of this project.

 

The design review #2 for resort condos was denied because the 200ft building height was denied.  The TAB did not have objections to a resort condos, associated businesses and activities uses at this site

 

The TAB added three conditions.  The first two are to protect the nearby water wells.  The excavation for the subterranean element of this plan could damage water wells depending on the methods used.  The condition added by the TAB for construction plans was approved in a previous application.  The third condition is to insure Giles remains a rural road as desired by the residents.  Without this waiver the construction of full offsites would be required.

 

One aspect not discussed by the TAB is the applicant’s anticipated construction start in 2014.  The Current Planning condition requires completion by 3 years from date of approval.  An extension of time will be required if this is the case.  This raises the question of why this application was submitted at this time?  Does the market indicate there is a need for more condos?  Is there financing available for the project?  Is the intent to increase the property value for sale?  The character of Las Vegas Blvd in this area has not been determine and may turn out to be completely different from what is envisioned today.  It would be better to review this project and it’s fit into the area much closer to the anticipated construction date.

 

10.        ZC-0236-08 (WC-0109-11) – STATE OF NEVADA DIVISION OF LANDS:

APPROVED per staff conditions

 

WAIVER OF CONDITIONS of a zone change requiring the following:

 

1) Construct a solid decorative split face wall on top of an earth berm with the overall height of the berm and wall not to exceed 12 feet in height, adjacent to the south side of Serene Avenue that matches the existing wall on site with tree and shrub pockets approximately every 30 feet; and

2) Landscaping and automatic irrigation system to be installed along Serene Avenue frontage between the right-of-way and wall

 

in conjunction with a public facility on 50.0 acres in a P-F (Public Facility) and P-F (Public Facility) and M-D (Designed Manufacturing) (AE-60) Zone.  Generally located on the west side of Arville Street between Silverado Ranch Boulevard and Serene Avenue within Enterprise.  SB/dm/ml  (For possible action)

 

This waiver allows the state to build the same style of fence that was used in the first phase of their project.

 

11.        WS-0524-11 – COUNTY OF CLARK (AVIATION):

APPROVED staff conditions and;

MODIFY proposed shrub landscaping requirements:

   Delete Lantana from landscape palette;

   Increase shrub landscape palette by 3 varieties

Recommed Pyrocantha and Texas Privet are considered.

 

WAIVERS OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for the following:

1) Increase wall height; and

2) Provide alternative landscaping.

 

WAIVER OF CONDITIONS of a waiver of development standards (WS-0247-11) requiring trees that would be required for parking lot landscaping will be distributed along the perimeter of the site.

 

DESIGN REVIEW for a wall and landscaping in conjunction with a data center on 17.5 acres in an M-D (Designed Manufacturing) Zone in the CMA Design Overlay District.  Generally located on the north side of Warm Springs Road and the east side of Lindell Road within Enterprise.  ss/pb/xx  (For possible action)

 

The TAB agreed with the security assessment to eliminate the trees as part of the landscaping.  There were only three plant types in the landscape plan.  Lantana will die off for the winter. Given the long fence line the TAB recommended the applicant increase the number of plants types they will use for landscaping.  This will vary the appearance along the wall line.

 

13.    ZC-0529-11 – LEWIS INVESTMENT COMPANY OF NV, LLC:

APPROVED per staff conditions

 

ZONE CHANGE to reclassify 49.4 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) and C-2 (General Commercial) Zone to C-2 (General Commercial) Zone for future retail and commercial uses.

 

WAIVER OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS to permit an attached sidewalk along a collector street (Gilespie Street).  Generally located on the northeast corner of Gilespie Street and Silverado Ranch Boulevard within Enterprise (description on file).  SS/mk/xx (For possible action)

 

The statements, opinions and observations expressed in this document are solely those of the author.  The opinions stated in this document are not the official position of any government board, organization or group.  The project descriptions, ordinances board/commission results are reproduced from publicly available Clark County Records. This document may be freely distributed and reproduced as long as the author’s content is not altered.  Additional comments maybe added.  Additional comments must be clearly attributed to the author of those comments and published or reproduced with the document.  The additional comments author’s affiliation with any government board, organization or group must be clearly identified.  This attribution statement must accompany any distribution of this document.

David D. Chestnut, Sr.