February 1, 2012


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


Planning Commission 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

Board of County Commissioners 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 22, 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 January 11, 2012.  APPROVED


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






Mountains Edge Regional Park / Trail Project Open House:

February 15, 2012 at 5:00pm prior to the Enterprise Town Advisory Board meeting

Enterprise Library, 25 East Shelbourne Avenue



for proposed single family detached residential community at Starr & Giles

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012,    6:00 p.m.

Enterprise Library Multipurpose Room

25 E. Shelbourne Ave, Las Vegas, NV  89123


You are invited to attend a neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposed residential community on the 10-acre property located at Starr and Giles.  This meeting is being held to allow the neighborhood an opportunity to see what is proposed for this property and get a chance to voice any concerns or opinions about the project








The Neighborhood Specialty Grocery Market ordinance was approved by the BCC on February 18, 2012.  The Enterprise TAB requested this type of market be established for create additional business opportunities and fill a hole in our code.  Thank you to Commissioner Brager and Directory Holloway for their support and expertise to establish Neighborhood Specialty Grocery Market.


NEXT MEETING DATE:  February 15, 2012






H-1   VS-1372-04 (WC-0123-11) – RHODES RANCH, GP:

HELD by the applicant until February 15, 2012


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)




02/21/12 PC


1.            DR-0005-12 – MKD NEVADA PROPERTIES DECATUR:

APPROVED per Staff recommendations and conditions

APPROVED Design Review

DENIED Waiver of Conditions


DESIGN REVIEW for a comprehensive sign package including a freestanding sign in conjunction with an existing tavern on 1.7 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone in the MUD-3 Overlay District.


WAIVER OF CONDITIONS of a Use Permit (UC-0354-10) requiring a design review as a public hearing for the freestanding sign and any changes to signage.  Generally located on the northwest corner of Windmill Lane and Decatur Boulevard within Enterprise.  ss/pb/ml  (For possible action)


The TAB agrees with the staff analysis.  Staff found that the original condition was intended to apply to the freestanding sign and all other signage for the tavern including any future changes to the signage. The purpose of this condition was to protect the adjacent residential development from negative impacts from the sign such as lighting from the signs spilling over into the adjacent residential subdivision.  The concerns about signage were addressed by the Enterprise Town Advisory Board when a bank requested the tavern use permit be extended. At the Planning Commission (PC) meeting the applicant (bank) suggested adding a condition requiring the design review as a public hearing for signage to address the Town Board's concerns. Therefore, staff finds this condition of approval is required to fulfill the intended purpose of the Enterprise Town Advisory Board and the PC to mitigate impacts en the adjacent residential development.


The Waiver of Conditions must remain in place for this property.  The applicant has provided a sign package that blends into the neighborhood.  However, if the Waiver of Conditions is removed it would allow future sign changes without review and possible detrimental effects to the neighborhood.





USE PERMIT for a child care facility in conjunction with an existing place of worship on 3.7 acres in an R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone.  Generally located on the north side of Pebble Road and the west side of Gilespie Street within Enterprise.  SS/mk/ml  (For possible action)


The TAB determined this location is not suitable for a child care facility due to the placement of the play yard.


The TAB considered the following factors in its determination:

·   The church is not the day care operator.

·   The application did not address the outside play area

·   The play area is located on the northern property line with no buffer to the adjacent neighbors

·   The location of the play area has resulted in significant and numerous neighbor complaints about noise from pervious child care operations

·   The church building serves as a sounding board reflecting sound into the rural neighborhood.

·   Pervious child care operations were church operated.

·   Conditions recommend or impose could be negated by state child care regulations.

·   Church representatives were not present.

·   The site was not designed to minimize the impact of child care operations.


This site is not suitable for child care operations because the noise generated by the outside activates is too loud for the surround neighborhood. Over the last five years the TAB has received numerous testimony and complaints from neighbors on the noise level generated by child care operations.  The current location of the play yard does not allow for any buffering.  The church does use the play yard during their weekend services.  The neighbors have accepted that use.  However, the addition of a five a day a week operation is not acceptable to them.


3.            VS-0614-11 – GALLEGOS, RICHARD:

APPROVED per staff conditions


VACATE AND ABANDON an easement of interest to Clark County located between Torino Avenue and Pebble Road, and between Gagnier Boulevard and Tomsik Street in an R-E (Rural Estates Residential) (RNP-I) Zone within Enterprise.  SB/dm/ml  (For possible action)



APPROVED per staff conditions except delete Public Works conditions #s 5 and 6:

REPLACE with, Robindale to be constructed as shows on plans

ADD current planning condition:

·   Building height not to exceed FAA recommended heights

·   Design Review as public hearing for lighting and signage


ZONE CHANGE to reclassify 110.0 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) (AE-60 & AE-65) Zone, C-1 (Local Business) (AE-60 & AE-65) Zone, M-D (Designed Manufacturing) (AE-60 & AE-65) Zone, H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone, H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) (AE-60) Zone, and H-2 (General Highway Frontage) (AE-60 & AE-65) Zone to H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone and H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) (AE-60 & AE-65) Zone in the MUD-1 and MUD-2 Overlay Districts.


USE PERMITS for the following:


1) Expand/enlarge the Gaming Enterprise District (eastern portion of site);

2) A High Impact Project;

3) A resort hotel;

4) 4 hotel towers;

5) Hotel condominium towers with kitchens;

6) Public areas including casino areas, shopping/retail, showrooms/lounges, restaurants, theaters, convention and meeting areas, recreational areas, outside dining, and live entertainment;

7) All associated back-of-house areas, incidental and accessory buildings, and uses;

8) Increased building heights;

9) Freestanding restaurants, retail, and office buildings;

10) Permit all other uses on file; and

11) Deviations to development standards.


DEVIATIONS for the following:


1) Reduce on-site parking;

2) Permit encroachment into airspace; and

3) Permit all other deviations as depicted per plans on file.




1) Reduce parking for non-gaming related hotels, hotel condominiums, convention center, and office/retail uses; and

2) Permit encroachment into airspace.


DESIGN REVIEWS for the following:


1) A resort hotel and associated buildings;

2) High rise hotel towers;

3) High rise office tower;

4) High rise hotel condominium towers with kitchens;

5) Convention center; and

6) Low and mid-rise buildings and all other associated and incidental buildings and structures for both gaming and non-gaming areas. 


Generally located between Eldorado Lane and Blue Diamond Road, and between Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard South within Enterprise (description on file).  ss/pb/ml  (For possible action)


This project is an excellent use of this property.

The primary TAB concerns were:

·   Insure the flight operations at McCarran are not effect by building height

·   Traffic and road design within and east of the project.

·   Lighting and signage were not address in the application


McCarran is a primary asset to the valley.  It must be protected.  The TAB added a recommendation that building height be limited to the FAA recommended heights.  The critical factor is the takeoff engine out criteria.  Building height affects this criterion.  A building above the recommended FAA height requires aircraft to reduce takeoff weight.  The takeoff weight reduction reduces passenger load.  A reduction of passengers on board reduces the incentive to operate out of McCarran.  This would be a negative for the entire valley.


The TAB did not agree with the Public Works condition to remove the traffic circle within the project.  NDOT states the following benefits from roundabouts:

·   Safer than signalized intersections

·   Reduces frequency and severity of crashes       

·   Reduces Traffic Delays / Increases Traffic Capacity

·   Can slow excessive traffic speeds while still improving traffic flow

·   Reduced long-term operational costs

·   More environmentally-friendly than traditional intersections due to less vehicle emissions, fuel use

·   and noise

·   More aesthetically-pleasing than traditional traffic intersections

                       NDOT  http://www.nevadadot.com/safety/roundabout/benefits.aspx


The TAB has supported the use of roundabouts as a traffic control device within the County and does so in this case.


The second traffic concern is project effects on RNP traffic to the east.  Robindale will provide direct access into the RNP with the potential to greatly increase cut through traffic.  The TAB cannot make a recommendation for the developer to solve this problem as the RNP is not part of the application.  The suggestion was made to the Chair for an agenda item to discuss traffic control within the RNP.  This discussion could lead to a recommendation to the BCC.


Lighting and signage were not part of the application.  The TAB is concerned with the effect of lighting and signage on the surrounding neighborhood and McCarran aircraft operations. The TAB added a recommendation for a Design Review as a public hearing for these two design elements.


02/22/12 BCC


5.            UC-1419-06 (ET-0129-11) – TOMAHAWK, LLC:

APPROVED per staff conditions


USE PERMITS SECOND EXTENSION OF TIME to commence the following:


1) Resort condominiums; and

2) Increased building height on 3.6 acres in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone in the MUD-1 Overlay District. 


Generally located on the east side of Interstate 15 and the south side of Starr Avenue (alignment) within Enterprise.  SS/mc/ml  (For possible action)


This item generated some discussion on how this project fits into the neighborhood with emphasis on building height.  At 500 ft. the felling is it too high.  Also the use as condos is not feasible in market currently and the foreseeable future. The original application does require a design review no the final plans.  The one factor affecting this project is the Starr/I-15 interchange.  NDOT is currently 40 & through their design process.  The final NDOT design may require part of this property for off ramps.  This will alter the final design and the possible use.


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David D. Chestnut, Sr.