January 11, 2012


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


Planning Commission 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 7, 2012.

Board of County Commissioners 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 8, 2012.


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.




1.  Approve the Minutes for the meeting held on December 28, 2011.            APPROVED


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





Southern Beltway Widening Project Begins


Construction has begun on the widening of the Bruce Woodbury Beltway (I-215) from Interstate15 to Windmill Lane, which will ultimately improve traffic flow for local commuters and visitors on this heavily traveled section of the Beltway that links McCarran International Airport and I-15.


The project will increase the capacity of the freeway by adding one lane in each direction, for a total of four lanes in each direction, between I-15 and Windmill Lane. The project also includes the widening of four concrete bridges over this section of the Beltway:  Paradise Road, Warm Springs Road, Robindale Road and the Airport Connector.


Drivers should be on the lookout for periodic lane shifts and lane closures during construction. The $30 million project is expected to take about two years to complete.









The fence at Silverado Ranch and Placid obstructs a driver’s line of sight.


NEXT MEETING DATE:  February 1, 2012





02/07/12 PC


1.                  UC-1058-07 (ET-0126-11) – 8480 SOUTH, LLC:

APPROVED per staff conditions


USE PERMIT THIRD EXTENSION OF TIME to review a massage establishment (Crystal Spa) as a principal use within a commercial center on 0.8 acres in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone and a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone in the MUD-1 Overlay District.  Generally located on the northeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard South and Wigwam Avenue within Enterprise.  SS/jt/xx  (For possible action)


2.                  WS-0601-11 – RYLAND HOMES NEVADA, LLC:

APPROVED per staff conditions

ADD current planning condition:

·         A non-decorative wall to consist of wrought iron or four feet or less of block and wrought iron along the eastern boundary of lots 307,319, and 332




1) Reduced rear setback;

2) Reduced corner side setback; and

3) Reduced perimeter side setback


on a portion of approximately 52.0 acres in an R-2 (Medium Density Residential) P-C (Planned Community Overlay District) Zone in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community.  Generally located on the west side of Riley Street and the north side of Mountains Edge Parkway within Enterprise.  SB/rk/xx  (For possible action)


The eastern edge of this community is a common space that abuts Nathaniel Jones Park.  The TAB was concerned with the canyon effect and safety along this common element.  The items considered by the TAB were.


·         Lots 307, 319 and 332 are side-loaded along the common element

·         The applicant requested the side setback be reduced to 5 feet

·         The common element is only 10 ft. wide

·         A more open area would be safer

·         The park is fenced


The TAB recommend the fence be constructed with up to four feet of CMA block and the remainder with wrought iron


02/08/12 BCC


3.                  UC-1439-07 (ET-0122-11) – ELDORADO RESORTS CORP:

APPROVED per staff conditions


USE PERMIT SECOND EXTENSION OF TIME to complete increased building height in conjunction with a hotel timeshare tower.


DESIGN REVIEW for a hotel timeshare tower (The Grandview at Las Vegas) on a portion of 27.0 acres in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone in the MUD-1 Overlay District.  Generally located on the northwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard South and Jo Rae Avenue within Enterprise.  ss/dm/xx  (For possible action)


4.                  ZC-1393-02 (ET-0118-11) – BANK OF LAS VEGAS:

APPROVED per Current Planning and Public Works conditions


ZONE CHANGE THIRD EXTENSION OF TIME to reclassify 2.1 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone to C-2 (General Commercial) Zone for a commercial center.  Generally located on the southwest corner of Warm Springs Road and Lindell Road within Enterprise (description on file).  SS/jt/xx  (For possible action)


5.                  VS-0595-11 – ROOHANI KHUSROW FAMILY TRUST, ET AL:

APPROVED per staff conditions

Item #7 is a companion application


VACATE AND ABANDON a portion of right-of-way being Westwind Road located between Warm Springs Road and Vision Quest Court in an R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone and a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone within Enterprise (description on file).  SS/rk/xx  (For possible action)


6.                  VS-1372-04 (WC-0123-11) – RHODES RANCH, GP:

HELD by the applicant until February 1, 2012 TAB meeting


WAIVERS OF CONDITIONS of a vacation and abandonment requiring the following:


1) Applicant to grant and pave an alternate 60 foot wide public right-of-way from Fort Apache Road to Seeliger Street, dedicate right-of-way within 30 days; and

2) No building permits to be issued until the access road is complete


on approximately 52.9 acres in an R-2 (Medium Density Residential) P-C (Planned Community Overlay) Zone in Rhodes Ranch Master Planned Community.  Generally located on the south side of Hidden Mountain Way and the east side of Fort Apache Road within Spring Valley and Enterprise.  SB/rk/xx  (For possible action)


7.                  ZC-0594-11 – ROOHANI KHUSROW FAMILY TRUST, ET AL:

APPROVED per staff conditions except Waiver of Development Standards # 1 is DENIED

ADD current Planning Conditions:

·         Enhance the south face of the building

·         Eliminate parking along the south wall

·         Increase the landscape pallet to 6 or more varieties.

Item #5 is a companion application


ZONE CHANGE to reclassify 11.5 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone to C-2 (General Commercial) Zone.


USE PERMIT to reduce the separation for an electrical substation on 6.5 acres.




1) Allow attached sidewalks where detached sidewalks are required;

2) Allow alternative street landscaping;

3) Provide no parking lot landscaping;

4) Reduce the number of required loading spaces; and

5) Increased wall height.


WAIVER OF CONDITIONS of a zone change (ZC-0561-02) requiring the following:


1) A-1 landscaping along street frontages;

2) Provide parking lot landscaping islands as shown on plans;

3) Dedicate 30 feet for Westwind Road.


DESIGN REVIEWS for the following: 


1) A data center; and

2) An electrical substation on 31.3 acres


in a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone.  Generally located on the south side of Warm Springs Road and the east side of Jones Boulevard within Enterprise (description on file).  ss/rk/xx  (For possible action)


Note:  There were no residents present for or against this project.


The TAB has several concerns about this project.

·         Is the 200 ft. separation from residential, for an electrical substation, a safety standard or a buffer?

·         The sidewalk along Warn Springs should be detached

·         How the building affects the residents to the south

·         The amount of parking required vs. the number of employees

·        The limited variation of landscape plants


The TAB was concerned with the zero separation between the residences and the electrical substation.  The staff could not answer the question is the standard a safety separation requirement or intended to be a buffer from a more intense use.  If it is a safety standard, the use permit should be denied.


Warm Springs is an arterial.  The detached sidewalk helps keep pedestrians separated from the roadway.  The TAB recommended the Waiver of Developmental Standards #1 be denied.


This is a very large building with no architectural relief.  The TAB opinion is some architectural relief should be provided on the southern building face.  This will help soften the look for the residents to the south.


The development standards for a building this large require 545 parking places.  There will be less than 100 employees when this data center is done.  The TAB added a condition to reduce the amount of parking provided by elimination of the parking along the southern boundary.  The area would be covered with rock mulch.  If the building use changes and requires more parking, the area could be paved for additional parking.


The landscape pallet presented had three plant types.  Given the long wall length, three plant types is boring.  The TAB recommends the landscape pallet be increased to six or more plant types.


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David D. Chestnut, Sr.