ENTERPRISE TAB WATCH

Results

August 29, 2012

 

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

 

Planning Commission 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

Board of County Commissioners 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 19, 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.

 

REGULAR BUSINESS

 

1. Approve the Minutes for the meeting held on August 15, 2012. APPROVED

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS: NONE

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING

NZC-0011-12 Non-conforming Zone Boundary Amendment

The applicant is proposing a zone change from C-2 to R-4 to allow for a 302 unit multi-family development at Buffalo Drive and Badura Ave. APN 176-04-701-018 and 019, 176-04-801-005

 

September 5, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

Windmill Library

7060 West Windmill Lane

Las Vegas, NV 89113

 

For more information contact Jennifer Lazovich,

702-792-7000

jlazovich@kcnvlaw.com

 

PRESENTATION:

Presentation by Clark County Water Reclamation District - Update on the Paradise Whitney Interceptor project.

 

This project is in the initial planning phase. A summary is below:

This is a13 mile long project - part of it in Enterprise.

The proposed route:

   Terminates at Valley View and Serene

   North along Valley View to Wigwam

   East along Wigwam, under I-15 to Bermuda

   North along Bermuda, to Eldorado

   East along Eldorado

The project will install large diameter pipe 25 to 40 ft. deep.

The project phase three in Enterprise is expected to begin in 2015 and take about 18 months to complete.

 

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT TORTOISE RELOCATION

 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada and Ely and District are collaboratively preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to address translocation of desert tortoise (Gipherus agassizii) from the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center to 17 wilderness areas and five wilderness study areas. The proposal also considers translocation of the species to other non-wilderness lands within the districts. You can view the draft EA by accessing the BLM Southern Nevada District website at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.html where it will be listed "In the Spotlight." Click on "Desert Tortoise translocation Draft Environmental Assessment." Please submit comments on this EA. with "tortoise translocation" in the subject line, to mailto:SBDOtortoise@blm.gov. If you have questions about this project, please call 702-515-5102. Comments must be received by September 14, 2012. A final decision on the EA is expected by October 2012.

 

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

Nominate a representative and an alternate from Enterprise to serve on the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC). (For possible action)

 

The TAB appointed the following individuals:

   Primary representative: Peter Sarles

   Alternate representative: Steve Makar

 

ZONING AGENDA:

SEE HOLDOVER APPLICATIONS and ATTACHMENT A

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

NEXT MEETING DATE: September 12, 2012

ADJOURNMENT:

 

ATTACHMENT A

 

09/18/12 PC

 

1.VS-0385-12 VAC BARN, LLC, SHEPARDSON FAMILY TRUST, ET AL:

APPROVED per staff conditions

 

VACATE AND ABANDON easements of interest to Clark County located between La Cienega Street and Placid Street, and between George Crockett Road and Arby Avenue (alignment) in a C-1 (Local Business) Zone within Enterprise (description on file). SS/jt/ed (For possible action)

 

09/19/12 BCC

 

2.ZC-0261-10 (WC-0098-12) ST. SHARBEL MARONITE CATHOLIC TR:

APPROVED per staff if approved conditions:

ADDED Public Works condition:

   Rancho Destino Road and Frias Avenue be developed as local roads using non-urban road standards

WAIVER OF CONDITIONS of a zone change requiring the construction of full off-sites in conjunction with an expansion of an existing place of worship on 2.1 acres in a P-F (Public Facility) Zone. Generally located on the southwest corner of Rancho Destino Road and Frias Avenue within Enterprise. SS/dm/ed (For possible action)

 

This church is surrounded by Rural Preservation Neighborhood. Except for the public school located directly south of the church, there are no off-sites installed in this area. The TAB opinion is off-sites, except for paving, are not appropriate at this time.

 

This application points out the need to update Title 30 to ensure uniform standards within the RNP-1 overlay. Currently, Title 30 requires full off sites for a commercial project. Public Works considers the church as a commercial project. This is used as the basis to require full off-sites even when they are not appropriate to the area. There is no Title 30 exception when the project is located in or adjacent to the RNP-1 Overlay.

 

3. UC-0257-02 (ET-0070-03) (WC-0097-12) ST SHARBEL MARONITE CATHOLIC TR:

APPROVED per staff if approved conditions:

ADDED Public Works condition:

   Rancho Destino Road and Frias Avenue be developed as local roads using non-urban road standards

 

WAIVER OF CONDITIONS of an extension of time of a use permit requiring off-sites to be completed with Phase 3 in conjunction with an existing place of worship on 2.1 acres in a P-F (Public Facility) Zone. Generally located on the southwest corner of Rancho Destino Road and Frias Avenue within Enterprise. SS/dm/ed (For possible action)

 

This church is surrounded by Rural Preservation Neighborhood. Except for the public school located directly south of the church, there are no off-sites installed in this area. The TAB opinion is off-sites, except for paving. are not appropriate at this time.

 

This application points out the need to update Title 30 to ensure uniform standards within the RNP-1 overlay. Currently, Title 30 requires full off sites for a commercial project. Public Works considers the church as a commercial project. This is used as the basis to require full off-sites even when they are not appropriate to the area. There is no Title 30 exception when the project is located in or adjacent to the RNP-1 Overlay.

 

4.ZC-0375-12 USA/NAVADA HOUSING DIVISION:

APPROVED per staff conditions and plans shown with the following:

ZONE CHANGE to R-4 with a 3 year resolution of intent

ADD Current Planning Conditions:

   No balconies on the west and south sides

   Design review as a public hearing for lighting and signage

 

ZONE CHANGE to reclassify 10.0 acres from R-E (Rural Estates Residential) Zone to R-5 (Apartment Residential) Zone in the MUD-1 Overlay District.

 

USE PERMIT for a senior housing development.

 

WAIVERS OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS for the following:

 

1) Reduce the front yard setback;

2) Reduce the setback from a public right-of-way;

3) Reduce the height setback ratio; and

4) Increased wall height.

 

DESIGN REVIEW for a senior housing development. Generally located on the south side of Agate Avenue, 1,250 feet west of Las Vegas Boulevard South within Enterprise (description on file). ss/pb/ml (For possible action)

 

This item generated considerable discussion and a number of suggested conditions. Most of the suggested conditions concerned who could live in the proposed project. These conditions are not enforceable land use conditions by the County and therefore not considered by the TAB.

 

The TAB focused on three areas:

   Is the project appropriate for the location?

   Is the zone district request appropriate?

   Is the building design/mass appropriate?

 

Senior housing is appropriate in this location.

 

The TAB questioned the need for the R-5 zone district. The surrounding residential is zoned for R-3 with 2 story compact unit development, apartments and condos. The TAB recommended the R-4 zone district be granted. One concern is the R-5 zone district would remain if this project is not built. The R-5 zone district would allow a much larger project to be built on the site. A larger project is not appropriate for this location.

 

It appears the R-5 was requested to avoid a waiver for building height. The R-5 zone district allows building to 50 ft. or up to 100 ft. with a special use permit and greater than 32 units per acre. The R-4 zone district allows senior housing up to 39 units per acre, with building heights to 35 ft. The applicant can meet the unit density with R-4; however they would need a waiver for building height. The R-4 zone district is the best fit for this area.

 

The building mass was questioned by the TAB. Along the west and south property line, the building appears as a solid wall with little to break up the building mass. A project with more open space between the buildings would be more appropriate for the area.

 

The neighbors requested no balconies on the west and south side of the project and the TAB agreed.

 

Lighting and signage were not part of the application design review nor discussed by the applicant. The TAB added the condition for a public hearing for these items.

 

Note: Title 30 senior housing conditions:

1. Density. The maximum density of the residential development may be increased as follows:

a. R-3 and C-2: maximum 22 units per gross acre.

b. R-4: maximum 39 units per gross acre.

c. C-1: maximum 18 units per gross acre.