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PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

COUNCIL CHAMBERS 495 SOUTH MAIN STREET PHONE 229-6011


CITY OF LAS VEGAS INTERNET ADDRESS: www.lasvegasnevada.gov
LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL

COMMISSIONERS

Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, (At-Large)


Mayor Pro-Tem Steven D. Ross, (Ward 6)
Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian, (Ward 1)
Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow (Ward 5)
Councilman Stavros S. Anthony, (Ward 4)
Councilman Bob Coffin, (Ward 3)
Councilman Bob Beers, (Ward 2)
City Manager Elizabeth N. Fretwell

Todd L. Moody, Chair


Trinity Haven Schlottman, Vice Chair
Vicki Quinn
Gus W. Flangas
Glen Trowbridge
Cedric Crear
Sam Cherry

Facilities are provided throughout City Hall for convenience of persons with disabilities. For meetings held in the
Council Chambers, sound equipment is available for persons with hearing impairments. If you need an accommodation
to attend and participate in this meeting, please call the DEPARTMENT DESIGNEE at (702) 229-6301 and advise of
your need at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Dial 7-1-1 for Relay Nevada.

September 8, 2015
6:00 PM
ITEMS MAY BE TAKEN OUT OF THE ORDER PRESENTED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIRPERSON. TWO OR
MORE AGENDA ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION MAY BE COMBINED; AND ANY ITEM ON THE AGENDA MAY BE
REMOVED OR RELATED DISCUSSION MAY BE DELAYED AT ANY TIME. BACKUP MATERIAL FOR THIS AGENDA
MAY BE OBTAINED FROM CHRYSTAL JACOBS, DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, 333 NORTH RANCHO DRIVE, 3 RD
FLOOR, (702)-229-6301 OR ON THE CITYS WEBPAGE AT www.lasvegasnevada.gov.
NOTICE:

This meeting has been properly noticed and posted at the following locations:
City Hall, 495 South Main Street, 1st Floor
Clark County Government Center, 500 South Grand Central Parkway
Grant Sawyer Building, 555 East Washington Avenue
City of Las Vegas Development Services Center, 333 North Rancho Drive

ACTIONS:

ALL ACTIONS EXCEPT GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS, REZONINGS AND RELATED CASES
THERETO ARE FINAL UNLESS AN APPEAL IS FILED BY THE APPLICANT OR AN
AGGRIEVED PERSON, OR A REVIEW IS REQUESTED BY A MEMBER OF THE CITY
COUNCIL WITHIN TEN DAYS AND PAYMENT OF THOSE COSTS SHALL BE MADE UPON
FILING OF THE APPLICATION.
ANY ITEM LISTED IN THIS AGENDA MAY BE TAKEN OUT OF ORDER IF SO REQUESTED
BY THE APPLICANT, STAFF, OR A MEMBER OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND
AGREED TO BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION. THE PLANNING COMMISSION MAY
IMPOSE TIME LIMITATIONS, AS NECESSARY, ON THOSE PERSONS WISHING TO BE
HEARD ON ANY AGENDAED ITEM.
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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING RULES OF CONDUCT:


1.

Staff will present each item to the Commission in order as shown on the agenda, along with a recommendation and
suggested conditions of approval, if appropriate.

2.

The applicant is asked to be at the public microphone during the staff presentation. When the staff presentation is
complete, the applicant should state his name and address, and indicate whether or not he accepts staffs conditions of
approval.

3.

If areas of concern are known in advance, or if the applicant does not accept staffs condition, the applicant or his
representative is invited to make a brief presentation of his item with emphasis on any items of concern.

4.

Persons other than the applicant who support the request are invited to make brief statements after the applicant. If
more than one supporter is present, comments should not be repetitive. A representative is welcome to speak and
indicate that he speaks for others in the audience who share his view.

5.

Objectors to the item will be heard after the applicant and any other supporters. All who wish to speak will be heard,
but in the interest of time it is suggested that representatives be selected who can summarize the views of any groups
of interested parties.

6.

After all objectors input has been received; the applicant will be invited to respond to any new issues raised.

7.

Following the applicants response, the public hearing will be closed; Commissioners will discuss the item amongst
themselves, ask any questions they feel are appropriate, and proceed to a motion and decision on the matter.

8.

Letters, petitions, photographs and other submissions to the Commission will be retained for the record. Large maps,
models and other materials may be displayed to the Commission from the microphone area, but need not be handed in
for the record unless requested by the Commission.

As a courtesy, we would ask those not speaking to be seated and not interrupt the speaker or the Commission. We appreciate
your courtesy and hope you will help us make your visit with the Commission a good and fair experience.

BUSINESS ITEMS:
1.

CALL TO ORDER

2.

ANNOUNCEMENT: COMPLIANCE WITH OPEN MEETING LAW

3.

ROLL CALL

4.

PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THIS PORTION OF THE AGENDA MUST BE LIMITED TO MATTERS ON THE
AGENDA FOR ACTION. IF YOU WISH TO BE HEARD, COME TO THE PODIUM AND GIVE YOUR NAME FOR
THE RECORD. THE AMOUNT OF DISCUSSION, AS WELL AS THE AMOUNT OF TIME ANY SINGLE
SPEAKER IS ALLOWED, MAY BE LIMITED

5.

FOR POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE THE FINAL MINUTES FOR THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
OF JULY 14, 2015 AND AUGUST 11, 2015.

6.

FOR POSSIBLE ACTION - Any Items from the Planning Commission, staff and/or the applicant wish to be stricken or
held in abeyance to a future meeting may be brought forward and acted upon at this time.

CONSENT ITEMS:
CONSENT ITEMS ARE CONSIDERED ROUTINE BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND MAY BE ENACTED BY ONE
MOTION. HOWEVER, ANY ITEM MAY BE DISCUSSED IF A COMMISSION MEMBER OR APPLICANT SO DESIRES.

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7.

ABEYANCE - TMP-59942 - TENTATIVE MAP - LAS VEGAS CLUB - APPLICANT/OWNER: T-LVCR, LLC For possible action on a request for a Tentative Map FOR A ONE-LOT COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION on 2.10 acres at
18 Fremont Street (APN 139-34-111-033), C-2 (General Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59869]. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.

8.

TMP-60570 - TENTATIVE MAP - GRAND CANYON VILLAGE (A COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION) APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Tentative Map
FOR A ONE-LOT COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION on 24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of Grand Canyon Drive and W
Skye Canyon Park Dr (Multiple APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone [CC (Community Commercial) Grand Canyon
Village Special Land Use designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

9.

EOT-60138 - EXTENSION OF TIME - VARIANCE - APPLICANT/OWNER: BLV HOLDINGS, LLC - For


possible action on a request for an Extension of Time of an approved Variance (VAR-49137) TO ALLOW A 52-FOOT
RESIDENTIAL ADJACENCY SETBACK WHERE 81 FEET IS REQUIRED on 0.51 acres at 3121 West Sahara Avenue
(APN 162-08-104-003), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 1 (Tarkanian). Staff recommends APPROVAL.

10.

EOT-60140 - EXTENSION OF TIME RELATED TO EOT-60138 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW APPLICANT/OWNER: BLV HOLDINGS, LLC - For possible action on a request for an Extension of Time of an
approved Site Development Plan Review (SDR-49136) FOR A PROPOSED 33-FOOT TALL, TWO-STORY, 4,871
SQUARE-FOOT OFFICE AND RETAIL BUILDING WITH A WAIVER TO ALLOW A THREE-FOOT WIDE
LANDSCAPE BUFFER ALONG THE INTERIOR PROPERTY LINES WHERE EIGHT FEET IS REQUIRED on 0.51
acres at 3121 West Sahara Avenue (APN 162-08-104-003), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 1 (Tarkanian). Staff
recommends APPROVAL.

ONE MOTION - ONE VOTE


THE FOLLOWING ARE ITEMS THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED IN ONE MOTION/ONE VOTE. THEY ARE CONSIDERED
ROUTINE NON-PUBLIC AND PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS. ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS AND NON-PUBLIC HEARINGS
WILL BE OPENED AT ONE TIME. ANY PERSON REPRESENTING AN APPLICATION OR A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC
OR A MEMBER OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION NOT IN AGREEMENT WITH THE CONDITIONS AND ALL
STANDARD CONDITIONS FOR THE APPLICATION RECOMMENDED BY STAFF, SHOULD REQUEST TO HAVE
THAT ITEM REMOVED FROM THIS PART OF THE AGENDA.
11.

VAR-60330 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TERI G. GALARDI SEPARATE


PROPERTY TRUST - For possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW A 40-FOOT FRONT YARD
SETBACK WHERE 50 FEET IS THE MINIMUM SETBACK REQUIRED FOR THREE PROPOSED ADDITIONS TO
AN EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING on 0.6 acres at 2211 Edgewood Avenue (APN 162-04-102-002), R-E
(Residence Estates) Zone, Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60255]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

12.

VAR-60331 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: AARON AND AMY OLDENBURG For possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW A FIVE-FOOT REAR AND SIDE YARD SETBACK
WHERE TEN FEET IS REQUIRED FOR A PROPOSED 864 SQUARE-FOOT ACCESSORY STRUCTURE (CLASS
II) [GARAGE] on 0.48 acres at 5000 North Valadez Street (APN 125-33-705-015), R-E (Residence Estates) Zone, Ward 4
(Anthony) [PRJ-60274]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

13.

SUP-60226 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: LYDIA M. HARRISON


LIVING TRUST - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A 1,673-SQUARE-FOOT
ACCESSORY STRUCTURE (CLASS I) [CASITA] at 8631 Rocky Avenue (APN 125-05-603-002), R-E (Residence
Estates) Zone, Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-60004]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

14.

SUP-60294 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: SFC OF NEVADA, LLC - OWNER:
WRI CHARLESTON COMMONS, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A
PROPOSED 1,600 SQUARE-FOOT FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, SPECIFIED USE WITH A WAIVER TO ALLOW A
150-FOOT DISTANCE SEPARATION FROM A RESIDENTIAL USE WHERE 200 FEET IS REQUIRED at 23 North
Nellis Boulevard (APN 140-32-802-007), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-59848]. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.

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15.

SUP-60329 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: AGI'S MARKET, INC - OWNER:
RANCHO CIRCLE SHOPPING CENTER, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A
PROPOSED BEER/WINE/COOLER ON- AND OFF-SALE ESTABLISHMENT USE WITHIN AN EXISTING 4,756
SQUARE-FOOT GENERAL RETAIL STORE (OTHER THAN LISTED) [CONVENIENCE STORE] at 2301 West
Bonanza Road (APN 139-29-813-002), C-2 (General Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-60287]. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.

16.

SDR-60341 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: WILLIAM


LYON HOMES INC - For possible action on a request for a Major Amendment to a previously approved Site
Development Plan Review (SDR-13852) TO ADD THREE MODEL HOME FLOOR PLANS WITH ELEVATIONS
AND ESTABLISH DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR ACCESSORY STRUCTURES (CLASS II) on 24.8 acres on
the west side of Coke Street, approximately 210 feet north of Racel Street (Multiple APNs), R-PD2 (Residential Planned
Development - 2 Units Per Acre) Zone, Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-60303]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

17.

SDR-60357 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: THE ANIMAL
FOUNDATION - OWNER: CITY OF LAS VEGAS - For possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan
Review FOR TWO PROPOSED BUILDINGS WITH A TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF 29,654 SQUARE FEET AT AN
EXISTING ANIMAL HOSPITAL, CLINIC, OR SHELTER (WITH OUTSIDE PENS) on 8.39 acres at 655 North Mojave
Road (APN 139-25-405-008), C-V (Civic) Zone, Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-60302]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

18.

VAC-60382 - VACATION - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: PULTE GROUP/PN II, INC. - OWNER:
CAPITAN WAY, LLC, ET AL - For possible action on a request for a Petition to Vacate City of Las Vegas Public
Sewer Easements in portions of Shangri La Night Court and Angelic Dreams Court, generally located north of El Campo
Grande Avenue and west of El Capitan Way, Clark County [PRJ-60343]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS


19.

DIR-60443 - DIRECTOR'S BUSINESS - For discussion and possible action on a presentation regarding an update of the
Americans with Disabilities Act compliance efforts and goals to ensure continued accessibility for people with disabilities
throughout the city. Staff has NO RECOMMENDATION.

20.

ABEYANCE - RENOTIFICATION - VAR-59491 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: OVATION


DEVELOPMENT - OWNER: THE G.E.S. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP - For possible action on a request
for a Variance TO ALLOW A ZERO-FOOT SIDE YARD SETBACK WHERE 10 FEET IS REQUIRED, A 18-FOOT
REAR YARD SETBACK WHERE 20 FEET IS THE REQUIRED, A 16-FOOT TALL WALL ALONG A PORTION OF
THE FRONT PROPERTY LINE WHERE FIVE FEET (TOP THREE FEET 50% OPEN) IS REQUIRED AND TO
ALLOW 16-FOOT TALL WALL ALONG THE EAST PROPERTY LINE WHERE EIGHT FEET IS THE MAXIMUM
ALLOWED at the southeast corner of Vegas Drive and Rock Springs Drive (APN 138-27-501-001), C-1 (Limited
Commercial) Zone, Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-59369]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

21.

ABEYANCE - RENOTIFICATION - SUP-59492 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-59491 - PUBLIC


HEARING - APPLICANT: OVATION DEVELOPMENT - OWNER: THE G.E.S. FAMILY LIMITED
PARTNERSHIP - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED 227-UNIT SENIOR
CITIZEN APARTMENTS DEVELOPMENT WITH A WAIVER TO ALLOW NO GROUND-LEVEL NONRESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND APARTMENTS LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR at the southeast
corner of Vegas Drive and Rock Springs Drive (APN 138-27-501-001), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 1
(Tarkanian) [PRJ-59369]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

22.

ABEYANCE - RENOTIFICATION - SDR-59494 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO VAR59491 AND SUP-59492 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: OVATION DEVELOPMENT - OWNER: THE
G.E.S. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP - For possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan Review
FOR A PROPOSED 227-UNIT SENIOR CITIZEN APARTMENTS DEVELOPMENT WITH WAIVERS TO ALLOW
AN EIGHT-FOOT LANDSCAPE BUFFER ON A PORTION OF THE NORTH PROPERTY LINE AND A ZEROFOOT LANDSCAPE BUFFER ON THE EAST PROPERTY LINE WHERE 15 FEET IS THE MINIMUM REQUIRED
on 7.09 acres at the southeast corner of Vegas Drive and Rock Springs Drive (APN 138-27-501-001), C-1 (Limited
Commercial) Zone, Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-59369]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

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23.

ABEYANCE - MSP-59949 - MASTER SIGN PLAN - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: APZION,


LLC - For possible action on a request for a Major Amendment to an approved Master Sign Plan (ARC-11950) WITH
WAIVERS OF THE TOWN CENTER SIGN STANDARDS TO ALLOW TWO LED DIGITAL DISPLAY BOARDS at
7175 North Durango Drive (APNs 125-20-117-006 and 007), T-C (Town Center) Zone [UC-TC (Urban Center MixedUse - Town Center) Special Land Use Designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59887]. Staff recommends DENIAL.

24.

GPA-60759 - GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: CITY OF LAS


VEGAS - For possible action on a request for a General Plan Amendment TO AMEND THE MASTER PLAN LAND
USE DESIGNATION TABLE OF THE LAS VEGAS 2020 MASTER PLAN LAND USE ELEMENT, All Wards [PRJ60764]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

25.

ZON-60327 - REZONING - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: 901 FREMONT, LLC - For possible
action on a request for a Rezoning FROM: C-1 (LIMITED COMMERCIAL) AND R-4 (HIGH DENSITY
RESIDENTIAL) TO: C-2 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL) on 0.66 acres at 115, 121 and 125 South 9th Street (APNs 13934-712-033, 034 and 139-34-612-057, 058), Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-59810]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

26.

VAC-60328 - VACATION RELATED TO ZON-60327 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: 901


FREMONT, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Petition to Vacate the public right-of-way commonly known as
9th Street located between Fremont Street and Carson Avenue and the alleyway segment bound by Fremont Street, 9th
Street, 10th Street and Carson Avenue, Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-59810]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

27.

SDR-60326 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO ZON-60327 AND VAC-60328 - PUBLIC
HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: 901 FREMONT, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Site Development
Plan Review FOR A FIVE-STORY MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT TO INCLUDE 226 RESIDENTIAL UNITS, FIVE
LIVE/WORK UNITS, AND 15,000 SQUARE FEET OF COMMERCIAL SPACE AND A WAIVER OF THE
DOWNTOWN CENTENNIAL PLAN STREETSCAPE REQUIREMENTS on 1.35 acres adjacent to the southeast corner
of Fremont Street and 9th Street (APNs 139-34-712-032 to 034 and 139-34-612-057 to 059), R-4 (High Density
Residential), C-1 (Limited Commercial), C-2 (General Commercial) Zone [PROPOSED: C-2 (General Commercial)],
Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-59810]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

28.

ZON-60372 - REZONING - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: MARKET STREET OF SUMMERLIN OWNER: KAMICHU, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Rezoning FROM: U (UNDEVELOPED) [SC
(SERVICE COMMERCIAL) GENERAL PLAN DESIGNATION] TO: C-1 (LIMITED COMMERCIAL) on 2.22 acres at
7540 Smoke Ranch Road (APN 138-15-402-002), Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60169]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

29.

SDR-60374 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO ZON-60372 - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT: MARKET STREET OF SUMMERLIN - OWNER: KAMICHU, LLC - For possible action on a
request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED 80-BED CONVALESCENT CARE
FACILITY/NURSING HOME BUILDING on 2.22 acres at 7540 Smoke Ranch Road (APN 138-15-402-002), Ward 1
(Tarkanian) [PRJ-60169]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

30.

ZON-60375 - REZONING - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: BURON INCORPORATION - OWNER: ROCK


SPRINGS COMMERCIAL, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Rezoning FROM: U (UNDEVELOPED) [M
(MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) GENERAL PLAN DESIGNATION] TO: R-3 (MEDIUM DENSITY
RESIDENTIAL) on 5.62 acres on the east side of Rock Springs Drive, approximately 630 feet south of Lake Mead
Boulevard (APN 138-22-702-002), Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60251]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

31.

SUP-60376 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO ZON-60375 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: BURON
INCORPORATION - OWNER: ROCK SPRINGS COMMERCIAL, LLC - For possible action on a request for a
Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED 117-BED CONVALESCENT CARE FACILITY/NURSING HOME on the east
side of Rock Springs Drive, approximately 630 feet south of Lake Mead Boulevard (APN 138-22-702-002), U
(UNDEVELOPED)[M (Medium Density Residential) General Land Use designation)] [PROPOSED: R-3 (Medium
Density Residential)], Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60251]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

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32.

SDR-60377 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO ZON-60375 AND SUP-60376 - PUBLIC
HEARING - APPLICANT: BURON INCORPORATION - OWNER: ROCK SPRINGS COMMERCIAL, LLC For possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED 117-BED CONVALESCENT
CARE FACILITY/NURSING HOME on 5.62 acres on the east side of Rock Springs Drive, approximately 630 feet south
of Lake Mead Boulevard (APN 138-22-702-002), U (UNDEVELOPED)[M (Medium Density Residential) General Land
Use designation] [PROPOSED: R-3 (Medium Density Residential)], Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60251]. Staff recommends
APPROVAL.

33.

VAR-60333 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: CHETAK DEVELOPMENT


CORPORATION - For possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW A THREE-FOOT SIDE YARD
SETBACK WHERE FIVE FEET IS REQUIRED on 2.43 acres at 2246 Paradise Road (APNs 162-03-411-009, 010 and
011), C-2 (General Commercial) Zone, Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-59730]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

34.

SDR-60334 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO VAR-60333 - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT/OWNER: CHETAK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION - For possible action on a request for a Major
Amendment to a previously approved Plot Plan Review (Z-0020-77) FOR A PROPOSED 513 SQUARE-FOOT
EXPANSION AND MINOR BUILDING FACADE CHANGES TO AN EXISTING 30,220 SQUARE-FOOT
BUILDING on 2.43 acres at 2246 Paradise Road (APNs 162-03-411-009, 010 and 011), C-2 (General Commercial) Zone,
Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-59730]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

35.

VAR-60366 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC For possible action on a request for a Variance OF THE GRAND CANYON VILLAGE MASTER DEVELOPMENT
PLAN DESIGN STANDARDS TO ALLOW NO SIDEWALK CONNECTION FROM OSO BLANCA ROAD TO A
PROPOSED 216,081 SQUARE-FOOT COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER WHERE SUCH A CONNECTION IS
REQUIRED on 24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of Grand Canyon Drive and W Skye Canyon Park Dr (Multiple
APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone [CC (Community Commercial) Grand Canyon Village Special Land Use
designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

36.

SUP-60367 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60366 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER:


GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR GASOLINE
SALES (IN CONJUNCTION WITH A GROCERY STORE) WITHIN A PROPOSED 215,902 SQUARE-FOOT
COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER on 24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of Grand Canyon Drive and W Skye
Canyon Park Dr (Multiple APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone [CC (Community Commercial) Grand Canyon
Village Special Land Use designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

37.

SUP-60368 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60366 AND SUP-60367 - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Special Use
Permit FOR INCIDENTAL GAMING MACHINES (IN CONJUNCTION WITH A GROCERY STORE) WITHIN A
PROPOSED 215,902 SQUARE-FOOT COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER on 24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of
Grand Canyon Drive and W Skye Canyon Park Dr (Multiple APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone [CC (Community
Commercial) Grand Canyon Village Special Land Use designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff recommends
APPROVAL.

38.

SUP-60369 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60366, SUP-60367 AND SUP-60368 - PUBLIC
HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC - For possible action on a request for a
Special Use Permit FOR LIQUOR SALES (RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT WITH ACCESSORY PACKAGE LIQUOR
OFF-SALE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A GROCERY STORE) WITHIN A PROPOSED 215,902 SQUARE-FOOT
COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER on 24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of Grand Canyon Drive and W Skye
Canyon Park Dr (Multiple APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone [CC (Community Commercial) Grand Canyon
Village Special Land Use designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

39.

VAC-60365 - VACATION RELATED TO VAR-60366, SUP-60367, SUP-60368 AND SUP-60369 - PUBLIC


HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC - For possible action on a request for a
Petition to Vacate a twenty-foot wide, sixteen hundred-foot long public sewer easement located at the northeast Corner of
Grand Canyon Drive and W Skye Canyon Park Dr (Multiple APNs), Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff recommends
APPROVAL.

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40.

SDR-60370 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO VAR-60366, SUP-60367, SUP-60368, SUP60369 AND VAC-60365 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC - For
possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED 215,902 SQUARE-FOOT
COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER on 24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of Grand Canyon Drive and W Skye
Canyon Park Dr (Multiple APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone [CC (Community Commercial) Grand Canyon
Village Special Land Use designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

41.

VAR-60380 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST - For


possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW A FIVE-FOOT REAR YARD SETBACK WHERE 20 FEET IS
REQUIRED at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN 138-24-611-014), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5
(Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.

42.

VAR-60381 - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60380 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE


FAMILY TRUST - For possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW A RESIDENTIAL ADJACENCY
SETBACK OF FIVE FEET WHERE 57 FEET IS THE MINIMUM REQUIRED AND TO ALLOW A COMMERCIAL
BUILDING TO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM 10-FOOT REAR YARD SETBACK at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard
(APN 138-24-611-014), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.

43.

VAR-60383 - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60380 AND VAR-60381 - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST - For possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW 19
PARKING SPACES WHERE A MINIMUM OF 48 SPACES ARE REQUIRED at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN
138-24-611-014), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.

44.

SUP-60384 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60380, VAR-60381 AND VAR-60383 - PUBLIC
HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST - For possible action on a request for a Special Use
Permit FOR AN AUTO REPAIR GARAGE, MINOR at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN 138-24-611-014), C-1
(Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.

45.

SUP-60385 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383 AND SUP-60384 PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST - For possible action on a request for a
Special Use Permit FOR AN AUTO REPAIR GARAGE, MINOR at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN 138-24-611014), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.

46.

SUP-60386 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384 AND
SUP-60385 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST - For possible action on a
request for a Special Use Permit FOR AN AUTO REPAIR GARAGE, MINOR at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN
138-24-611-014), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.

47.

SUP-60388 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP60385 AND SUP-60386 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST - For possible
action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR AN AUTO REPAIR GARAGE, MINOR at 2147 North Decatur
Boulevard (APN 138-24-611-014), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends
DENIAL.

48.

SDR-60389 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386 AND SUP-60388 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE
FAMILY TRUST - For possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED 5,177
SQUARE-FOOT COMMERCIAL GARAGE WITH WAIVERS TO ALLOW A ZERO-FOOT WIDE LANDSCAPE
BUFFER ON THE SOUTH PERIMETER AND THREE-FOOT ON THE EAST WHERE FIFTEEN FEET IS
REQUIRED; A FIVE-FOOT WIDE LANDSCAPE PERIMETER BUFFER ALONG THE WEST PERIMETER AND A
ZERO-FOOT WIDE ON THE NORTH WHERE EIGHT FEET IS REQUIRED on 0.42 acres at 2147 North Decatur
Boulevard (APN 138-24-611-014), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends
DENIAL.

49.

VAR-60279 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: DALE LASCESKI - For possible action
on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW A FIVE-FOOT REAR YARD SETBACK WHERE 10 FEET IS THE
MINIMUM REQUIRED FOR A PROPOSED PATIO COVER on 0.15 acres at 7348 Marbury Street (APN 126-13-819002), PD (Planned Development) Zone [L (Low Density Residential) Cliff's Edge Special Land Use Designation], Ward 6
(Ross) [PRJ-60272]. Staff recommends DENIAL.
Planning Commission September 8, 2015 - Page 7

50.

VAR-60361- VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: NEPHI SANCHEZ - For possible action
on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW AN EIGHT-FOOT TALL WALL IN THE FRONT YARD WHERE A
MAXIMUM WALL HEIGHT OF FIVE FEET IS ALLOWED on 0.57 acres at 820 Lacy Lane (APN 139-32-401-008), RE (Residence Estates) Zone, Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60126]. Staff recommends DENIAL.

51.

SUP-60347 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: LVCSD SADDLE, LLC - OWNER:
ADVANCE CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A
PRIVATE SCHOOL, PRIMARY USE at 4760 East Bonanza Road (APN 140-29-801-004), C-1 (Limited Commercial)
Zone, Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-60285]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

52.

VAC-60348 - VACATION RELATED TO SUP-60347 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: LVCSD SADDLE,


LLC - OWNER: ADVANCE CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ETAL - For possible action on a request for a Petition to
Vacate a 15-foot wide public pedestrian easement located at 4760 East Bonanza Road (APN 140-29-801-004), Ward 3
(Coffin) [PRJ-60285]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

53.

SDR-60350 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO SUP-60347 AND VAC-60348 - PUBLIC
HEARING - APPLICANT: LVCSD SADDLE, LLC - OWNER: ADVANCE CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL For possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED 59,826 SQUARE-FOOT
BUILDING FOR A PRIVATE SCHOOL, PRIMARY USE on 5.54 acres at 4760 East Bonanza Road (APN 140-29-801004), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-60285]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

54.

SUP-60355 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: FREMONT HOTEL & CASINO OWNER: SAM-WILL, INC. - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED 200
SQUARE-FOOT OFF-PREMISE SIGN ON AN EXISTING HOTEL/CASINO at 200 Fremont Street (APN 139-34-510009), C-2 (General Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-60314]. Staff recommends DENIAL.

55.

SUP-60356 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: FREMONT HOTEL & CASINO OWNER: SAM-WILL, INC. - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED 200
SQUARE-FOOT OFF-PREMISE SIGN ON AN EXISTING HOTEL/CASINO at 200 Fremont Street (APN 139-34-510009), C-2 (General Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-60314]. Staff recommends DENIAL.

56.

SUP-60378 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: LAS VEGAS BIBLE
CHURCH - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED 3,200 SQUARE-FOOT
CHURCH/HOUSE OF WORSHIP USE at the northwest corner of Donald Nelson Avenue and Jones Boulevard (APN
125-14-604-005), R-E (Residence Estates) Zone, Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-60315]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

57.

SDR-60379 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO SUP-60378 - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT/OWNER: LAS VEGAS BIBLE CHURCH - For possible action on a request for a Site Development
Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED 3,200 SQUARE-FOOT CHURCH/HOUSE OF WORSHIP BUILDING on 1.00 acre
located at the northwest corner of Donald Nelson Avenue and Jones Boulevard (APN 125-14-604-005), R-E (Residence
Estates) Zone, Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-60315]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

58.

SUP-60399 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: NINETY FIVE MANAGEMENT,
LLC - OWNER: SECTION 12, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED
1,319 SQUARE-FOOT LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENT (TAVERN) USE WITHIN A 22,561 SQUARE-FOOT
COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL FACILITY (SKYE CENTER) on the southwest corner of W Skye Canyon Park Dr
and Skye Village Road (APN 126-12-000-001), T-D (Traditional Development) Zone [Parks and Open Space Skye
Canyon Special Land Use Designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-60359]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

59.

SUP-60423 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: 3101 RANCHO, LP - For
possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED MOTOR VEHICLE SALES (USED) USE
WITH A WAIVER TO ALLOW 2,846 SQUARE FEET DEDICATED TO THE USE WHERE 25,000 SQUARE FEET
IS THE MINIMUM REQUIRED at 3101 North Rancho Drive (APN 138-13-511-008), C-2 (General Commercial) Zone,
Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-60400]. Staff recommends DENIAL.

Planning Commission September 8, 2015 - Page 8

60.

SDR-60342 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: AFFORDABLE


HOUSING FOR EVERYONE, INC. - OWNER: HAFEN I, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Site
Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED EIGHT-UNIT MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
WITH A WAIVER TO ALLOW A RESIDENTIAL ADJACENCY SETBACK OF 69 FEET WHERE A MINIMUM OF
92.5 FEET IS REQUIRED on 0.48 acres at 3316 Valley Lane (APN 139-20-310-025), R-E (Residence Estates) Zone
[PROPOSED: R-3 (Medium Density Residential)], Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-60216]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

61.

SDR-60353 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TEN 15


NOVAT, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED 10,025
SQUARE-FOOT COMMERCIAL BUILDING on 1.75 acres at 3375 Novat Street (APN 137-12-410-011), PD (Planned
Development) Zone [VC (Village Commercial) Lone Mountain Special Land Use Designation], Ward 4 (Anthony) [PRJ60319]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

62.

SDR-60397 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: CLA FARM, LLC OWNER: FARM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan
Review FOR A PROPOSED 33,080 SQUARE-FOOT COMMERCIAL BUILDING on 7.6 acres at the northeast corner of
Farm Road and Durango Drive (APN 125-17-610-017), T-C (Town Center) Zone [SC-TC (Service Commercial - Town
Center) Special Land Use Designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59991]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.

DIRECTOR'S BUSINESS:
63.

ABEYANCE - TXT-59551 - TEXT AMENDMENT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: CITY OF


LAS VEGAS - For discussion and possible action on a request to amend LVMC 19.12.120(F) to allow Off-Premise Signs
that are required to be removed for publicly funded improvements to be relocated onto a different parcel or subdivision lot
without a Special Use Permit or Variance under certain circumstances, and to provide for other related matters. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.

CITIZENS PARTICIPATION:
64.

CITIZENS PARTICIPATION: PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THIS PORTION OF THE AGENDA MUST BE
LIMITED TO MATTERS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION. NO SUBJECT MAY
BE ACTED UPON BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION UNLESS THAT SUBJECT IS ON THE AGENDA AND IS
SCHEDULED FOR ACTION. IF YOU WISH TO BE HEARD, COME TO THE PODIUM AND GIVE YOUR NAME
FOR THE RECORD. THE AMOUNT OF DISCUSSION ON ANY SINGLE SUBJECT, AS WELL AS THE AMOUNT
OF TIME ANY SINGLE SPEAKER IS ALLOWED, MAY BE LIMITED

Planning Commission September 8, 2015 - Page 9

Agenda Item No.: 1.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
SUBJECT:
CALL TO ORDER

Agenda Item No.: 2.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
SUBJECT:
ANNOUNCEMENT: COMPLIANCE WITH OPEN MEETING LAW

Agenda Item No.: 3.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
SUBJECT:
ROLL CALL

Agenda Item No.: 4.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
SUBJECT:
PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THIS PORTION OF THE AGENDA MUST BE LIMITED TO
MATTERS ON THE AGENDA FOR ACTION. IF YOU WISH TO BE HEARD, COME TO
THE PODIUM AND GIVE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD. THE AMOUNT OF
DISCUSSION, AS WELL AS THE AMOUNT OF TIME ANY SINGLE SPEAKER IS
ALLOWED, MAY BE LIMITED

Agenda Item No.: 5.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
SUBJECT:
FOR POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE THE FINAL MINUTES FOR THE PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING OF JULY 14, 2015 AND AUGUST 11, 2015.

Agenda Item No.: 6.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
FOR POSSIBLE ACTION - Any items from the Planning Commission, staff and/or the
applicant wish to be stricken or held in abeyance to a future meeting may be brought forward and
acted upon at this time.

Agenda Item No.: 7.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: OCTOBER 13, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent

Discussion

SUBJECT:
ABEYANCE - TMP-59942 - TENTATIVE MAP - LAS VEGAS CLUB APPLICANT/OWNER: T-LVCR, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Tentative Map
FOR A ONE-LOT COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION on 2.10 acres at 18 Fremont Street (APN
139-34-111-033), C-2 (General Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59869]. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 7 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Request to Withdraw Without Prejudice
2. Location and Aerial Maps
3. Conditions and Staff Report
4. Supporting Documentation
5. Photo(s)
6. Justification Letter

TMP-59942 [PRJ-59869]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: T-LVCR, LLC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
TMP-59942

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

TMP-59942 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of the Tentative Map shall be for no more than four (4) years. If a Final Map is
not recorded on all or a portion of the area embraced by the Tentative Map with four (4)
years of the approval of the Tentative Map, this action is void.

2.

In conjunction with creation, declaration and recordation of the subject common-interest


community, and prior to recordation of the Covenants, Codes and Restrictions CC&R),
or conveyance of any unit within the community, the Developer is required to record a
Declaration of Private Maintenance Requirements (DPMR) as a covenant on all
associated properties, and on behalf of all current and future property owners. The DPMR
is to include a listing of all privately owned and/or maintained infrastructure improvements,
along with assignment of maintenance responsibility for each to the common interest
community or the respective individual property owners, and is to provide a brief
description of the required level of maintenance for privately maintained components. The
DPMR must be reviewed and approved by the City of Las Vegas Department of Field
Operations prior to recordation, and must include a statement that all properties within the
community are subject to assessment for all associated costs should private maintenance
obligations not be met, and the City of Las Vegas be required to provide for said
maintenance. Also, the CC&R are to include a statement of obligation of compliance with
the DPMR. Following recordation, the Developer is to submit copies of the recorded
DPMR and CC&R documents to the City of Las Vegas Department of Field Operations.

JB

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

3.

All development is subject to the conditions of City Departments and State Subdivision
Statutes.

Public Works
4.

Unless otherwise allowed by the City Engineer, in accordance with code requirements of
Title 13.56, remove all substandard offsite improvements (sidewalk) and replace with new
improvements meeting Current City Standards concurrent with development of this site.

5.

The onsite sewer shall be private and per Title 19.16.060.W. 2, sewer service for this
commercial subdivision shall be shown in accordance with one of the following three
alternatives, and the appropriate note shall appear on the face of the recorded Final Map:
a.
Onsite sewers are a common element privately owned and maintained per the
Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) of this commercial subdivision.
b. Onsite sewers are a common element privately owned and maintained per the Joint
Use Agreement of this commercial subdivision.

6.

The Final Map for this site shall indicate the correct sewer agency as the City of Las Vegas.

7.

Provide a "Sewer Abandonment Plan" acceptable to the Sanitary Sewer Planning section of
the Department of Public Works to show the abandonment and/or take-over of private
maintenance responsibility of the 8-inch sewer located in the vacated alley. Sewer
Abandonment Plan must be approved prior to the recordation of the Final Map.

8.

Per Title 19.16.060.W.3, provide a note on the Final Map that states All subdivided lots
within this Final Map shall provide perpetual inter-lot drainage rights across all existing
and future parcel limits. This condition shall not be enforced if the Owner demonstrates
to the satisfaction of the Flood Control Section of Public Works that each lot can drain
independently to abutting public roadways.

9.

As per Unified Development Code (UDC) 19.16.060.G, all requirements must be complied
with or such future compliance must be guaranteed by an approved performance security
method in accordance with UDC sections 19.02.130.C and 19.02.130.E.

10. The approval of all Public Works related improvements shown on this Tentative Map is in
concept only. Specific design and construction details relating to size, type and/or
alignment of improvements, including but not limited to street, sewer and drainage
improvements, shall be resolved prior to approval of the construction plans by the City. No
additional deviations from adopted City Standards shall be allowed unless specific written
approval for such is received from the City Engineer prior to the recordation of a Final Map
or the approval of subdivision related construction plans, whichever may occur first.
Approval of this Tentative Map does not constitute approval of any deviations. If such
approval cannot be obtained, a revised Tentative Map must be submitted showing
elimination of such deviations.
JB

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Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant requests approval of a Tentative Map for a one-lot commercial subdivision on a
2.10 acre site at the southeast corner of Main Street and Ogden Avenue. The subject site is
currently developed as a 492,376 square-foot Hotel and Casino constructed in 1978. The
applicant has requested a Tentative Map to clean up the existing historic lot lines underneath the
subject site and consolidate it into one lot. The map meets and complies with the Title 19 and
NRS 278 requirements for a Tentative Map; therefore, staff recommends approval with
conditions. If denied, the recorded records of survey would remain.

ISSUES
x

The site is currently developed as a 492,376 square-foot Hotel and Casino development;
therefore, formal cross sections were not required.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council approved a Rezoning (Z-0100-64) from R-1 (Single Family
Residential), R-4 (High Density Residential), C-1 (Limited Commercial), C-2
(General Commercial) and C-V (Civic) to C-2 (General Commercial) for
11/30/64
approximately 230 acres generally located on property bounded by Main
Street to the west, Bonanza Road on the north, Las Vegas Boulevard on the
east, and Charleston Boulevard on the south.
The City Commission approved a request for an Aesthetic Review (AR-000776) for a proposed addition to the Las Vegas Club hotel with landscaped front
04/27/76
entrance, facing Fremont. Property located on the east side of Main Street,
between Fremont Street and Ogden Avenue. The Board of City
Commissioners recommended approval of the request on 05/05/76.
The Board of Zoning Adjustment approved a request for a Variance (V-009480) to allow a freestanding double-face sign one-foot from the curb where
12/15/80
three feet is required on the southeast corner of Main Street and Ogden
Avenue.
The Board of Zoning Adjustment approved a request for a Variance (V-006581) to allow a double-face sign six-inches from the curb where three feet is
10/22/81
required on the southwest corner of 1st Street and Ogden Avenue.

JB

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Staff Report Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc


The City Council struck a request for a Special Use Permit (SUP-49539) for a
Package Liquor Off-Sale Establishment use at 18 Fremont Street. The
07/16/14
Planning Commission could not reach a majority recommendation. Staff
recommended approval.
The Planning Commission approved a request for a Special Use Permit (SUP59044) for a proposed 13,810 square-foot Package Liquor Off-Sale
06/09/15
Establishment use at 18 Fremont Street. The application was appealed to City
Council and will be heard on 07/15/15.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


08/04/14
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


c. 1931
The existing Non-Restricted Gaming building was constructed.
A business license (H06-00012) was issued for a Hotel use at 18 Fremont
c. 1931
Street. The business license was marked out of business 09/12/14.
A building permit (#229431) was issued for an interior tenant improvement at
03/13/13
18 Fremont Street. The permit received a final inspection on 05/20/13.
A business license (G50-94305) was issued for general retail at 18 Fremont
05/06/13
Street. The license remains active.
A building permit (#253217) was issued for two exterior wall signs at 18
05/21/14
Fremont Street. A final inspection has not been conducted.
A business license (P62-00199) was issued for a Non-Restricted Gaming use
at 18 Fremont Street. The license remains active.
08/02/14
A business license (P62-00198) was issued for a Liquor Establishment
(Tavern) use at 18 Fremont Street. The license remains active.
A business license (G62-07505) was issued for a general retail use at 18
08/19/14
Fremont Street. The license remains active.

Pre-Application Meeting
A pre-application conference was held with the applicant to discuss the
06/23/15
Tentative Map submittal requirements for a one-lot commercial subdivision.

Field Check
07/02/15

Staff conducted a routine field check and found the subject site to be a well
maintained commercial development with an existing Hotel and Casino
development.

JB

TMP-59942 [PRJ-59869]
Staff Report Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
2.10

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property

North

South

East

West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Gaming
Establishment, NonRestricted
Gaming
Establishment, NonRestricted
Gaming
Establishment, NonRestricted
Gaming
Establishment, NonRestricted
Sexually Oriented
Business
Gaming
Establishment, NonRestricted

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation

Existing Zoning District

C (Commercial)

C-2 (General
Commercial)

C (Commercial)

C-2 (General
Commercial)

C (Commercial)

C-2 (General
Commercial)

C (Commercial)

C-2 (General
Commercial)

C (Commercial)

C-2 (General
Commercial)

Master Plan Areas


Downtown Centennial Plan Central Casino Core
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
Downtown Centennial Plan Overlay District
G-O (Gaming Enterprise Overlay) District
A-O (Airport Overlay) District 200 Feet
Downtown Casino Overlay District
Live/Work Overlay District
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
Y
Compliance
Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A
Compliance
N/A
Y
N/A
N/A

JB

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Staff Report Page Four
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting
DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Functional
Street Name
Classification of
Street(s)
Main Street

Primary Arterial

1st Street
Fremont Street

Local Street
Pedestrian Mall

Governing Document
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways
Title 11.68

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)

Compliance
with Street
Section

100

80

80

ANALYSIS
The site is located within the Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area and is utilized as a
commercial land use. All existing structures on the site meet the Title 19 requirements for the C2 (General Commercial) zoning district.
As the site is currently developed grading and drainage has already taken place and will not be
an issue. Any future development proposed on the subject property will require a Site
Development Plan Review and must comply will all applicable Title 19 and Downtown
Centennial Plan development standards. Site circulation is logical throughout the site and will be
unaffected by mapping.
Parking and access across the site will remain unchanged. Access to the property is provided by
one driveway into a parking structure off of Ogden Avenue and 1st Street; and the pedestrian
mall along Fremont Street.
FINDINGS (TMP-59942)
All Title 19 and NRS 278 zoning and technical requirements regarding tentative maps are
satisfied. Staff notes that north/south and east/west cross sections are not shown with this
Tentative Map submittal. However, since this property and all surrounding properties are
developed, no retaining walls are shown or anticipated. Therefore, staff recommends approval of
the subject tentative map
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED
NOTICES MAILED

N/A

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

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TMP-59942 [PRJ-59869] - TENTATIVE MAP - APPLICANT/OWNER: T-LVCR, LLC


18 FREMONT STREET
07/02/15

TMP-59942 [PRJ-59869] - TENTATIVE MAP - APPLICANT/OWNER: T-LVCR, LLC


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Agenda Item No.: 8.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
TMP-60570 - TENTATIVE MAP - GRAND CANYON VILLAGE (A COMMERCIAL
SUBDIVISION) - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC - For possible
action on a request for a Tentative Map FOR A ONE-LOT COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION on
24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of Grand Canyon Drive and W Skye Canyon Park Dr
(Multiple APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone [CC (Community Commercial) Grand
Canyon Village Special Land Use designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff recommends
APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 7 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter

TMP-60570 [PRJ-59679]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **
CASE
NUMBER
TMP-60570

RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL
VAC-60365
SDR-60370

** CONDITIONS **

TMP-57011 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of the Tentative Map shall be for no more than four (4) years. If a Final Map is
not recorded on all or a portion of the area embraced by the Tentative Map with four (4)
years of the approval of the Tentative Map, this action is void.

2.

A note shall be added to the final map to provide irrevocable, perpetual common access
and parking to all driveways, drive aisles and parking spaces for all sites located within the
boundaries of the commercial subdivision.

3.

In conjunction with creation, declaration and recordation of the subject common-interest


community, and prior to recordation of the Covenants, Codes and Restrictions CC&R),
or conveyance of any unit within the community, the Developer is required to record a
Declaration of Private Maintenance Requirements (DPMR) as a covenant on all
associated properties, and on behalf of all current and future property owners. The DPMR
is to include a listing of all privately owned and/or maintained infrastructure improvements,
along with assignment of maintenance responsibility for each to the common interest
community or the respective individual property owners, and is to provide a brief
description of the required level of maintenance for privately maintained components. The
DPMR must be reviewed and approved by the City of Las Vegas Department of Field
Operations prior to recordation, and must include a statement that all properties within the
community are subject to assessment for all associated costs should private maintenance
obligations not be met, and the City of Las Vegas be required to provide for said
maintenance. Also, the CC&R are to include a statement of obligation of compliance with
the DPMR. Following recordation, the Developer is to submit copies of the recorded
DPMR and CC&R documents to the City of Las Vegas Department of Field Operations.
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TMP-60570 [PRJ-59679]
Conditions Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

4.

All development is subject to the conditions of City Departments and State Subdivision
Statutes.

Public Works
5.

A Petition of Vacation, such as VAC-60365, to vacate an existing Public Sewer Easement


shall record prior to the recordation of the Final Map. Alternatively, show the existing
sewer easement on the Final Map.

6.

Dedicate additional right-of-way on the east side of Grand Canyon Drive per Standard
Drawing #201.1 and grant pedestrian access easements for all public sidewalks located
outside the public right-of-way prior to or concurrent with the recordation of the Final Map
for this site.

7.

A Traffic Impact Analysis must be submitted to and approved by the Department of Public
Works prior to the issuance of any building or grading permits, submittal of any
construction drawings or the recordation of a Map subdividing this site, whichever may
occur first. Comply with the recommendations of the approved Traffic Impact Analysis
prior to occupancy of the site. The Traffic Impact Analysis shall also include a section
addressing Standard Drawings #234.1 #234.2 and #234.3 to determine additional right-ofway requirements for bus turnouts adjacent to this site, if any; dedicate all areas
recommended by the approved Traffic Impact Analysis. All additional rights of way
required by Standard Drawing #201.1 for exclusive right turn lanes and dual left turn lanes
shall be dedicated prior to or concurrent with the commencement of on site development
activities unless specifically noted as not required in the approved Traffic Impact Analysis.
Phased compliance will be allowed if recommended by the approved Traffic Impact
Analysis. No recommendation of the approved Traffic Impact Analysis, nor compliance
therewith, shall be deemed to modify or eliminate any condition of approval imposed by
the Planning Commission or the City Council on the development of this site. The Traffic
Impact Analysis required by SDR-60370 may be used to satisfy this condition.

8.

A Drainage Plan and Technical Drainage Study must be submitted to and approved by the
Department of Public Works prior to the issuance of any building or grading permits or
submittal of any construction drawings, whichever may occur first. Provide and improve
all drainageways recommended in the approved drainage plan/study. The developer of this
site shall be responsible to construct such neighborhood or local drainage facility
improvements as are recommended by the City of Las Vegas Neighborhood Drainage
Studies and approved Drainage Plan/Study concurrent with development of this site. The
Drainage Plan and Technical Drainage Study required by SDR-60370 may be used to
satisfy this condition.

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TMP-60570 [PRJ-59679]
Conditions Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

9.

The approval of all Public Works related improvements shown on this Tentative Map is in
concept only. Specific design and construction details relating to size, type and/or
alignment of improvements, including but not limited to street, sewer and drainage
improvements, shall be resolved prior to approval of the construction plans by the City. No
deviations from adopted City Standards shall be allowed unless specific written approval
for such is received from the City Engineer prior to the recordation of a Final Map or the
approval of subdivision-related construction plans, whichever may occur first. Approval of
this Tentative Map does not constitute approval of any deviations. If such approval cannot
be obtained, a revised Tentative Map must be submitted showing elimination of such
deviations.

10. Site Development to comply with all applicable conditions of approval for SDR-60370 and
all other site-related actions.

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TMP-60570 [PRJ-59679]
Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant requests approval of a Tentative Map for a one-lot commercial subdivision on a
24.10 acre site at the northeast corner of Grand Canyon Drive and West Skye Canyon Peak
Drive. The map meets and complies with the Title 19 and NRS 278 requirements for a Tentative
Map; therefore, staff recommends approval with conditions. If denied, the recorded records of
survey would remain.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council approved a request for a Rezoning (Z-0093-00) from R-E
(Residence Estates) to PD (Planned Development) Zone on 89.3 Acres
located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Grand Teton Drive and
12/20/00
Grand Canyon Drive. The ROI (Resolution of Intent) expired on 12/20/03 for
undeveloped parcels, including the subject site. The Planning Commission
and staff recommended approval.
The City Council approved a request for a Major Modification (MOD-1696)
to the Grand Canyon Village Master Plan to add 23.41 acres to the overall
Plan area, change the land use designation from Business Park to MediumLow Density Residential and Community Commercial on 53.08 acres and to
make changes to the Plan text regarding permitted uses, land use descriptions
and map updates within the Plan adjacent to the east side of Grand Canyon
Drive, north of Grand Teton Drive. The subject site was changed to
04/02/03
Community Commercial by this action. The Planning Commission and staff
recommended approval.
The City Council approved a request for a Rezoning (ZON-1697) from C-2
(General Commercial) to PD (Planned Development) on a portion of 23.41
acres adjacent to the west side of the Frontage Road (Oso Blanca Road),
approximately 2,000 feet north of Grand Teton Drive. The Planning
Commission and staff recommended approval.
The City Council approved a request for a Rezoning (ZON-39455) from: R-E
(Residence Estates) to: PD (Planned Development) on a portion of 25.48
acres and a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-39453) for a proposed
11/17/10
250,267 square-foot shopping center on 25.48 acres at the northwest corner of
Horse Drive and Oso Blanca Road. The Planning Commission and staff
recommended approval.

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TMP-60570 [PRJ-59679]
Staff Report Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc


Planning Department staff Administratively approved a Site Development
Plan Review (SDR-44792) for a Minor Amendment of a previously approved
03/22/12
Site Development Plan Review (SDR-39453) for a proposed 250,267 squarefoot shopping center on 29.82 acres at the northwest corner of Horse Drive
and Oso Blanca Road.
The City Council approved a request for a Major Modification (MOD-59457)
of the Grand Canyon Village Plan to add 0.84 acres of Community
Commercial to the plan. The Planning Commission and staff recommended
approval.
The City Council approved a request for a General Plan Amendment (GPA59458) from TND (Traditional Neighborhood Development) to PCD (Planned
08/19/15
Community Development) on 0.84 acres on the south side of Grand Canyon
Drive, 280 Feet West of Oso Blanca Road. The Planning Commission and
staff recommended approval.
The City Council approved a request for a Rezoning (ZON-59459) from T-D
(Traditional Development) to P-D (Planned Development) on 0.84 acres on
the south side of Grand Canyon Drive, 280 Feet West of Oso Blanca Road.
The Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.
The Planning Commission is scheduled to hear a Variance, three Special Use
Permits, a Vacation and a Site Development Plan Review (VAR-60366, SUP09/08/15
60367, 60368, 60369, VAC-60365 and SDR-60370 on 24.10 acres at the
northeast Corner of Grand Canyon Drive and W Skye Canyon Park Dr. Staff
recommends approval of all applications.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


03/04/15
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


No records on file at this time.

Pre-Application Meeting
Staff met with the applicant and discussed the requirements to create a one-lot
commercial subdivision for a proposed shopping center north of West Skye
06/15/15
Canyon Park Drive and east of Grand Canyon Drive.

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting was not required, nor was one held.
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TMP-60570 [PRJ-59679]
Staff Report Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Field Check
06/04/15

Staff visited the site and found raw, undeveloped desert land. No issues were
noted.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
24.10

Surrounding
Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12

Subject Property

Undeveloped

North

Undeveloped

West

Undeveloped

South

Single Family
Dwelling

East

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
TND (Traditional
Neighborhood
Development)
TND (Traditional
Neighborhood
Development)
TND (Traditional
Neighborhood
Development)
PCD (Planned
Community
Development)

Right-of-Way (Oso
Right-of-Way (Oso
Blanca Road and US
Blanca Road and US 95)
95)

Existing Zoning District


T-D (Traditional
Development)
T-D (Traditional
Development)
T-D (Traditional
Development)
PD (Planned
Development)
Right-of-Way (Oso
Blanca Road and US 95)

Master Plan Areas


Grand Canyon Village
Skye Canyon Master Plan
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
No Applicable Special Purpose or Overlay Districts
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance
*Per Variance (VAR-60366)

Compliance
Y*
Y
Compliance
N/A
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

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TMP-60570 [PRJ-59679]
Staff Report Page Four
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title 19.08.080, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Provided
Min. Setbacks
x Front
10 Feet
28 Feet
x Side
10 Feet
28 Feet
x Corner
10 Feet
45 Feet
20 Feet
27 Feet
x Rear
Max. Lot Coverage
50 %
21 %
Max. Building Height
35 Feet
35 Feet
Screened, Gated, w/ Screened, Gated, w/
Trash Enclosure
a Roof or Trellis
a Roof or Trellis
Mech. Equipment
Screened
Screened

Street Name
West Skye Canyon
Park Drive
Oso Blanca Road
Grand Canyon Drive

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)
Primary Arterial
Secondary
Collector
Primary Arterial

Governing Document
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways Map
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways Map
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways Map

Compliance
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)
150

Compliance
with Street
Section
Y

80

100

ANALYSIS
The site is located within the Grand Canyon Village Plan Area and designated GC (General
Commercial) land use.
Access to the site is provided via five driveways; one off of West Skye Canyon Drive, Drake
Drive and Oso Blanca Road and two off of Grand Canyon Drive. The site is proposed to be
developed as a 216,081 square-foot shopping center. Site circulation is logical throughout the
site and will be unaffected by this mapping action.
Parking and access is intended to be allowed across the site. A condition of approval will require
the final map to state that common perpetual access and parking will be granted across the entire
proposed commercial subdivision.

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TMP-60570 [PRJ-59679]
Staff Report Page Five
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

FINDINGS (TMP-60570)
The proposed Tentative Map conforms to Nevada Revised Statues, and Title 19 and Site
Development Plan Review (SDR-60370); therefore, staff recommends approval with conditions

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

N/A

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

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TMP-60570 [PRJ-59769] - TENTATIVE MAP - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC


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07/30/15

TMP-60570 [PRJ-59769] - TENTATIVE MAP - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC


NORTHEAST CORNER OF GRAND CANYON DRIVE AND W SKYE CANYON PARK DR
07/30/15

TMP-60570 [PRJ-59769] - TENTATIVE MAP - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC


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Agenda Item No.: 9.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
EOT-60138 - EXTENSION OF TIME - VARIANCE - APPLICANT/OWNER: BLV
HOLDINGS, LLC - For possible action on a request for an Extension of Time of an approved
Variance (VAR-49137) TO ALLOW A 52-FOOT RESIDENTIAL ADJACENCY SETBACK
WHERE 81 FEET IS REQUIRED on 0.51 acres at 3121 West Sahara Avenue (APN 162-08104-003), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 1 (Tarkanian).
Staff recommends
APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps - EOT-60138 and EOT-60140
2. Conditions and Staff Report - EOT-60138 and EOT-60140
3. Supporting Documentation - EOT-60138 and EOT-60140
4. Photo(s) - EOT-60138 and EOT-60140
5. Justification Letter
6. Planning Commission Action Letter for VAR-49137

EOT-60138 and EOT-60140

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: BLV HOLDINGS, LLC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **
CASE
NUMBER
EOT-60138
EOT-60140

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL.


Staff recommends APPROVAL.

** CONDITIONS **

EOT-60138 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

This Variance (VAR-49137) shall expire on July 9, 2017 unless another Extension of Time
is approved by the Planning Commission.

2.

Conformance to the conditions of approval of Variance (VAR-49137), Site Development


Plan Review (SDR-49136) and all other site related actions as required by the Department
of Planning and Department of Public Works.

EOT-60140 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

This Site Development Plan Review (SDR-49136) shall expire on July 9, 2017 unless
another Extension of Time is approved by the Planning Commission.

2.

All of existing trash, debris and graffiti shall be removed shall be removed from the within
30 days of final approval of this Extension of Time.

3.

Conformance to the conditions of approval of Site Development Plan Review (SDR49136), Variance (VAR-49137) and all other site related actions as required by the
Department of Planning and Department of Public Works.

MR

EOT-60138 and EOT-60140


Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This is a request for a two-year Extension of Time of a previously approved Site Development
Plan Review (SDR-49136) and Variance (VAR-49137). The subject site is currently an
undeveloped 0.51 acre parcel located at located at 3121 West Sahara Avenue. The requests
would allow the applicant additional time to ensure the economic viability of the Valley is secure
and allow the project to move forward. Staff recommends approval of both requests.

ISSUES
x

The Planning Commission approved a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-49136) to


construct a 4,871 square-foot office and retail building. An accompanying Variance (VAR49137) allowed the applicant a reduced residential adjacency setback of 52 feet where 81
would be required.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.
The Planning Commission denied the request for a Special Use Permit (SUP44160) for a proposed Auto Title Loan use with waivers to allow no distance
04/10/12
separation from a residential use where 200 feet is required, and a 167-foot
distance separation from an existing Auto Title Loan use where 1,000 feet is
required at 3121 West Sahara Avenue
The Planning Commission approved requests for Site Development Plan
Review (SDR-49136) for 33-foot tall, two-story, 4,871 square-foot office and
retail building with a Waiver to allow a three-foot wide landscape buffer
07/09/13
along the interior property lines where eight feet is required and a Variance
(VAR-49137) to allow a residential adjacency setback of 52 feet where 81
feet is required.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


02/19/13
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


Civil Improvement Plans (#52686) for a Jewelry Store were applied for;
01/28/14
however, as of 08/17/15 the plans have not been approved.
MR

EOT-60138 and EOT-60140


Staff Report Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Pre-Application Meeting
A pre-application meeting is not required, nor was one held.

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/30/15

A field check conducted on the subject property revealed the existing lot is
undeveloped; however, trash, debris, and graffiti was observed on site. A
complaint was filed with Code Enforcement on 08/11/15.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
0.51
Surrounding
Property
Subject Property
North
South
East
West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation

Existing Zoning District

Undeveloped

C (Commercial)

C-1 (Limited
Commercial)

C (Commercial)

C-1 (Limited
Commercial)

Office, Other Than


Listed
Restaurant
Single Family,
Detached
Retail, Other Than
Listed
Retail, Other Than
Listed

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Residential)
C (Commercial)
C (Commercial)

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Residential)
C-1 (Limited
Commercial)
C-1 (Limited
Commercial)

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
A-O (Airport Overlay) District (200 Feet)
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
Y
N/A
N/A
MR

EOT-60138 and EOT-60140


Staff Report Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

FINDINGS
This is the first request for an Extension of Time for Site Development Plan Review (SDR49136) and Variance (VAR-49137), which were approved by the Planning Commission on
07/09/13. The applicant is requesting additional time for the economy to recover from the
economic downturn. The applicants justification letter stated that the project is ready to move
now that Las Vegas economic environment has reached a sustainable point. Approval of the
Extension of Time requests will allow the project to be constructed per the approved plans in the
future. The subject site is an undeveloped vacant lot. There have been no notable changes to the
surrounding land uses since the Site Development Plan Review and Variance were originally
approved; however, trash, debris, and graffiti was observed on site. A complaint was forwarded
to Code Enforcement and a Condition of Approval was added to ensure compliance. The
granting of these requests will not cause any undo harm to the City or neighboring developments
and will allow the applicant additional time to continue to develop the site. The Planning and
Public Works Departments have no objection to this request for a two-year Extension of Time.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

N/A

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

30

MR

EOT-60138 - EXTENSION OF TIME RELATED TO EOT-60140 - VARIANCE - APPLICANT/OWNER: BLV


HOLDINGS, LLC
3121 WEST SAHARA AVENUE
07/30/15

EOT-60138 - EXTENSION OF TIME RELATED TO EOT-60140 - VARIANCE - APPLICANT/OWNER: BLV


HOLDINGS, LLC
3121 WEST SAHARA AVENUE
07/30/15

EOT-60138 - EXTENSION OF TIME RELATED TO EOT-60140 - VARIANCE - APPLICANT/OWNER: BLV


HOLDINGS, LLC
3121 WEST SAHARA AVENUE
07/30/15

Agenda Item No.: 10.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
EOT-60140 - EXTENSION OF TIME RELATED TO EOT-60138 - SITE DEVELOPMENT
PLAN REVIEW - APPLICANT/OWNER: BLV HOLDINGS, LLC - For possible action on a
request for an Extension of Time of an approved Site Development Plan Review (SDR-49136)
FOR A PROPOSED 33-FOOT TALL, TWO-STORY, 4,871 SQUARE-FOOT OFFICE AND
RETAIL BUILDING WITH A WAIVER TO ALLOW A THREE-FOOT WIDE LANDSCAPE
BUFFER ALONG THE INTERIOR PROPERTY LINES WHERE EIGHT FEET IS
REQUIRED on 0.51 acres at 3121 West Sahara Avenue (APN 162-08-104-003), C-1 (Limited
Commercial) Zone, Ward 1 (Tarkanian). Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation
3. Justification Letter
4. Planning Commission Action Letter for SDR-49136

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

Agenda Item No.: 11.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAR-60330 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TERI G GALARDI
SEPARATE PROPERTY TRUST - For possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW
A PROPOSED ADDITION TO AN EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING A 40-FOOT
FRONT YARD SETBACK WHERE 50 FEET IS REQUIRED at 2211 Edgewood Avenue (APN
162-04-102-002), R-E (Residence Estates) Zone, Ward 1(Tarkanian) [PRJ-60255]. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.

MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015


OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter

VAR-60330 [PRJ-60255]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: - APPLICANT/OWNER: TERI G. GALARDI SEPARATE
PROPERTY TRUST

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
VAR-60330

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

VAR-60330 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

2.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

3.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

4.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

MR

VAR-60330 [PRJ-60255]
Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This is a request for a 40-foot front yard building setback Variance where 50 feet is the minimum
required. The Variance will allow the applicant to construct a formal entry porch and add visual
value to the existing single-family dwelling. The site is located at 2211 Edgewood Avenue in an
R-E (Residence Estates) zoning district. The proposed additions are architecturally compatible
with the primary structure and the existing neighborhood. Staff supports the requested Variance,
as the lot is exceptionally shallow.

ISSUES
x
x

A Variance is required to allow a 40-foot front yard building setback for the principal
structure where 50 feet is the minimum required.
The lot is exceptionally shallow.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.


The Board of Zoning Adjustment approved a Variance (V-0030-80)
04/24/80
establishing the rear yard setback of 12.5 feet where 50 feet is required.
Parcel Map File 31 Page 28 was recorded showing a 12.5-foot rear yard
05/21/80
setback for the subject lot.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


04/21/15
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


1954
The principal dwelling was constructed.

Pre-Application Meeting
A pre-application meeting was held with the applicants designated
07/15/15
representative to discuss submittal requirements for a 40-foot residential
setback Variance.
MR

VAR-60330 [PRJ-60255]
Staff Report Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required for this application, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/30/15

The site contains a single family dwelling and is absent of weeds and debris.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
0.6

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property
North
South
East
West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Single-Family,
Detached
Single-Family,
Detached
Single-Family,
Detached
Single-Family,
Detached
Single-Family,
Detached

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)

Existing Zoning District


R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
Rural Preservation Overlay District
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

MR

VAR-60330 [PRJ-60255]
Staff Report Page Four
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title (19.06.060), the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Min. Lot Width
100 Feet
Min. Setbacks
x Front
50 Feet
12.5 Feet
x Rear
Max. Building Height
35 Feet
*Variance (V-0030-80) approved a rear yard setback of 12.5 feet.

Provided
210 Feet

Compliance
Y

40 Feet
12.5 Feet

N
Y*

11.5 Feet

ANALYSIS
This application is a request for a Variance to allow three additions for the front of and existing
4,260 square-foot single-family dwelling. The additions will allow the applicant to update and
better utilize a dwelling that was built in 1954. One of the three expansions will extend the
existing garage to better accommodate automobiles, the second and third will create a front
porch and formal entrance to the house. The proposed additions will encroach up to ten feet into
the front yard setback of 50 feet and represent a 20 percent setback reduction. The requested
Variance does not comply with setbacks for R-E (Residence Estates) zoning district and the
reduced setback is not consistent with the characteristics of single-family homes on large lots in
the Rural Preservation Overlay District; however, the lot is exceptionally shallow (116 feet
compared to 145-plus feet in the neighborhood), and the additions can be constructed in a
manner that is aesthetically consistent with the existing structure and surrounding neighborhood.
For these reasons staff recommends approval of the requested Variance.

FINDINGS (VAR-60330)

1.
2.
3.

Permit a use in a zoning district in which the use is not allowed;


Vary any minimum spacing requirement between uses;
Relieve a hardship which is solely personal, self-created or financial in nature.

Additionally, Title 19.16.140(L) states:


Where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific piece of
property at the time of enactment of the regulation, or by reason of exceptional
topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of
the piece of property, the strict application of any zoning regulation would result in
peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to, or exceptional and undue hardships

MR

VAR-60330 [PRJ-60255]
Staff Report Page Five
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

upon, the owner of the property, a variance from that strict application may be granted so
as to relieve the difficulties or hardship, if the relief may be granted without substantial
detriment to the public good, without substantial impairment of affected natural resources
and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of any ordinance or
resolution.
The applicants request is within the realm of NRS Chapter 278 for granting this Variance, due
to the shallow depth of the lot. The reduced residential setback along Edgewood Avenue will
not compromise public health or safety and the architectural intrusions can be constructed in a
manner that is aesthetically consistent with the existing neighborhood. Approval of this Variance
will allow the applicant to utilize this site more efficiently. Staff agrees that the hardship
requested in this case is valid and therefore recommends approval of this Variance.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

152

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

27

MR

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Agenda Item No.: 12.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAR-60331 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: AARON AND
AMY OLDENBURG - For possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW A FIVEFOOT REAR AND SIDE YARD SETBACK WHERE TEN FEET IS REQUIRED FOR A
PROPOSED 864 SQUARE-FOOT ACCESSORY STRUCTURE (CLASS II) [GARAGE] on
0.48 acres at 5000 North Valadez Street (APN 125-33-705-015), R-E (Residence Estates) Zone,
Ward 4 (Anthony) [PRJ-60274]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter

VAR-60331 [PRJ-60274]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: AARON AND AMY OLDENBURG

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
VAR-60331

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

VAR-60331 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

2.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

3.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

4.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

JB

VAR-60331 [PRJ-60274]
Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This is a request for a Variance to allow a proposed 864 square-foot workshop/casita to be
located five feet from the side and rear property line where ten feet is the minimum required by
Title 19.06.060. The subject site is located at 5000 North Valadez Street, in the R-E (Residence
Estates) zoning district. No negative impacts to surrounding development are anticipated with
this proposal. Staff finds that the location of the existing single-family dwelling is a hardship and
recommends approval of the request.

ISSUES
x
x

A Variance is required to allow an Accessory Structure (Class II) to be located five feet from
the side and rear property line where ten feet is the minimum required by Title 19.06.060.
The applicant has submitted letters from the adjacent property owners located at 7940 West
La Madre Way & 5008 North Valadez Street in support of the requested Variance.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The Board of City Commissioners approved the annexation (A-0003-64) of
approximately 5,000 acres located north of Lone Mountain Road and west of
05/12/64
Decatur Boulevard.
The Board of Zoning Adjustment approved a request for a Variance (V-009489) to allow a proposed single-family residence to be 49 feet from the front
09/28/89
property line and 47 feet from the rear property line where a 50-foot
minimum setback is required on property located at 5000 North Valdez Street.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


08/12/13
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


A building permit (#88008293) was issued for a single-family residence at
11/23/88
5000 North Valdez Street.

JB

VAR-60331 [PRJ-60274]
Staff Report Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


A building permit (#267742) was issued for a roof mounted photovoltaic solar
system (8.4 KW) at 5000 North Valdez Street. The permit was finalized on
08/28/14
12/30/14.
A building permit (#293590) was issued for an aluminum patio cover at 5000
07/14/15
North Valdez Street. The permit has not been finalized.

Pre-Application Meeting
A pre-application meeting was held with the applicant to discuss the submittal
requirements for a Variance. The Variance is required for a proposed
07/16/15
Accessory Structure (Class II) that is located five feet from the side and rear
property line where ten feet is minimum required by Title 19.06.060.

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting was not required, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/30/15

A field check was conducted on the subject property and revealed a well
maintained single-family residence.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
0.48

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property
North

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Single-Family
Detached
Single-Family
Detached

South

Single-Family
Detached

East

Single-Family
Detached

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
RNP (Rural
Neighborhood
Preservation) Clark
County
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)

Existing Zoning District


R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Rural Estates
Residential) Clark
County
R-E (Residence Estates)

JB

VAR-60331 [PRJ-60274]
Staff Report Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Surrounding
Property
West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Single-Family
Detached

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)

Existing Zoning District


R-E (Residence Estates)

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
Rural Preservation Overlay District
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title 19.06.060, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Min. Setbacks (Accessory Structure)
x Side
10 Feet
10 Feet
x Rear
Min. Distance from the principle dwelling
6 Feet

Provided

Compliance

5 Feet
5 Feet
6 Feet

N
N
Y

ANALYSIS
This application is a request for a Variance to allow a proposed 864 square-foot Accessory
Structure (Class II) to be located five feet from the side and rear property line where ten feet is
the minimum required by Title 19.06.060. The site is located at 5000 North Valadez Street, in the
R-E (Residence Estates) zoning district. The submitted elevations and site plan indicate that the
structure will be 17 feet in height measured to the mid-point of the eave and be utilized as a
workshop and casita. There are no kitchen facilities associated with the proposal. The accessory
structure has been designed with white corrugated metal to aesthetically match the roof and trim
of the principle dwelling.
Accessory structures in this residential development must adhere to Title 19.06.060
Development Standards. The subject property lot size is 20,909 square feet in size, which is
consistent with the R-E (Residence Estates) zoning district. Title 19.06.060 requires accessory
structures in the R-E (Residence Estates) zoning district to maintain a minimum distance
separation of ten feet from the rear and side property lines.
JB

VAR-60331 [PRJ-60274]
Staff Report Page Four
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

The rear property line of the subject site is adjacent to a 28-foot wide driveway utilized to access
the residential property located to the west at 7940 West La Madre Way; and the side yard
property line is located next to mature landscaping trees located the adjacent residential property
to the north at 5008 North Valadez Street. The applicant has submitted letters from the adjacent
property owners located at 7940 West La Madre Way & 5008 North Valadez Street in support of
the requested Variance. In addition, the building footprint of the existing residence on the subject
site has a unique split corridor design, which creates a more constricted side and rear yard area as
evidenced by the approved Variance (V-0094-89) to allow a proposed single-family residence to
be 49 feet from the front property line and 47 feet from the rear property line where a 50-foot
minimum setback is required. No negative impacts to surrounding development are anticipated
with this proposal. Unique evidence has been presented to warrant the requested Variance;
therefore, staff recommends approval of the request.

FINDINGS (VAR-53871)
In accordance with the provisions of Title 19.16.140(B), Planning Commission and City Council,
in considering the merits of a Variance request, shall not grant a Variance in order to:
1.
2.
3.

Permit a use in a zoning district in which the use is not allowed;


Vary any minimum spacing requirement between uses;
Relieve a hardship which is solely personal, self-created or financial in nature.

Additionally, Title 19.16.140(L) states:


Where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific piece of
property at the time of enactment of the regulation, or by reason of exceptional
topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of
the piece of property, the strict application of any zoning regulation would result in
peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to, or exceptional and undue hardships
upon, the owner of the property, a variance from that strict application may be granted so
as to relieve the difficulties or hardship, if the relief may be granted without substantial
detriment to the public good, without substantial impairment of affected natural resources
and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of any ordinance or
resolution.
Evidence of a unique circumstance has been presented, the rear property line of the subject site is
adjacent to a 28-foot wide driveway utilized to access the residential property located to the west
at 7940 West La Madre Way; and the side yard property line is located next to mature
landscaping trees located the adjacent residential property to the north at 5008 North Valadez
Street. In addition, the building footprint of the existing residence on the subject site has a unique
split corridor design, which creates a more constricted side and rear yard area as evidenced by
the approved Variance (V-0094-89) to allow a proposed single-family residence to be 49 feet

JB

VAR-60331 [PRJ-60274]
Staff Report Page Five
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

from the front property line and 47 feet from the rear property line where a 50-foot minimum
setback is required. In view of the hardships imposed by the sites physical characteristics, it is
concluded that the applicants hardship is not preferential in nature, and it is thereby inside the
realm of NRS Chapter 278 for granting of Variances.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

143

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

23

JB

VAR-60331

CLV Planning - Application Form


Application Number:

PRJ-60274

Application/Petition For:

VAR for Garage

ProjectAddress (Location):

5000 N. VALADEZ STREET

Project Name

VALADEZ WORKSHOP

Assessors Parcel #(s):

12533705015

Ward #:

WARD 4 (STAVROS S. ANTHONY)

Is the Application Information


Correct:

Yes

If no, ...change what


General Plan Designation: Proposed: Select
Zoning District: Proposed:

Select

Gross Acres:

.50

Lots/Units:

Additional Information:
Applicant First Name:

Aaron

Applicant Last Name:

Oldenburg

Applicant Address:

5000 N Valadez St

Applicant City:

Las Vegas

Applicant State:

NV

Applicant Zip:

89149

Applicant Phone:

702-277-1800

Applicant Fax:

702-286-7675

Applicant Email:

lvgirl97@aol.com

Rep First Name:

Amy

Rep Last Name:

Oldenburg

Rep Address:

5000 N Valadez St

Rep City:

Las Vegas

Rep State:

NV

Rep Zip:

89149

Rep Phone:

702-277-1800

Rep Fax:

702-286-7675

Rep Email:

lvgirl97@aol.com

VAR-60331
7/28/2015 3:16:32 PM

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CLV Planning - Application Form


I certify that I am the applicant and
that the information submitted with
this application is true and accurate
to the best of my knowledge and
belief. I understand that the City is
not responsible for inaccuracies in
information presented, and that
inaccuracies, false information or
incomplete application may cause
the application to be rejected. I
further certify that I am the owner
or purchaser (or option holder) of
the property involved in this
application, or the lessee or agent
fully authorized by the owner to
make this submission.
I Accept:

Yes

Is the Owner Information Correct:

Yes

If no, ...change what

Owner(s)

ADDR1

ADDR2

OLDENBURG AARON T & AMY L

5000 N VALADEZ ST

LAS VEGAS, NV 89149

CLVEPLAN Applicant

Company

Title

Email

Amy Oldenburg

oldenburg

owner

lvgirl97@aol.com

VAR-60331
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VAR-60331

VAR-60331 - REVISED

VAR-60331

VAR-60331

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Agenda Item No.: 13.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60226 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: LYDIA
M. HARRISON LIVING TRUST - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit
FOR A 1,673-SQUARE-FOOT ACCESSORY STRUCTURE (CLASS I) [CASITA] at 8631
Rocky Avenue (APN 125-05-603-002), R-E (Residence Estates) Zone, Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ60004]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter

SUP-60226 [PRJ-60004]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: LYDIA M. HARRISON LIVING TRUST

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
SUP-60226

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

SUP-60226 CONDITIONS
Planning

1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for an Accessory
Structure (Class I) use.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

4.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

5.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

JB

SUP-60226 [PRJ-60004]
Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This is a request for a Special Use Permit to allow a proposed 1,673 square-foot Accessory
Structure Class I (guest house/casita) to be located in the rear yard area at 8631 Rocky Avenue.
The subject site is currently within the R-E (Residence Estates) zoning district. As this request
meets all the minimum Special Use requirements and can be conducted in a compatible and
harmonious manner within the existing single-family residential neighborhood, staff
recommends approval of this application. If denied, the applicant will not be allowed to conduct
the Accessory Structure Class I use at this location.

ISSUES
x

A Special Use Permit is required to allow an Accessory Structure (Class I) that provides
living quarters including full kitchen facilities within the R-E (Residence Estates) zoning
district per Title 19.12.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The Board of City Commissioners approved the annexation (A-0003-64) of
approximately 5,000 acres located north of Lone Mountain Road and west of
05/12/64
Decatur Boulevard.
A covenant running with the land agreement for curb and gutter, sidewalk,
05/27/77
street lighting, street paving and sewer at 8631 Rocky Avenue was recorded.
The covenant has not been released.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


07/20/12
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


Circa 1978
A single-family dwelling was constructed.
A building permit (#241507) was issued for a block wall (2H x 125L) at
07/30/13
8631 Rocky Avenue. The permit has not been finalized.

JB

SUP-60226 [PRJ-60004]
Staff Report Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


A building permit (#271477) was issued for an addition to a single-family
10/15/14
residence at 8631 Rocky Avenue. The permit has not been finalized.
A building permit (#290070) was issued for an addition to a single-family
residence at 8631 Rocky Avenue. The permit has not been finalized.
06/15/15
A building permit (#290411) was issued for an addition to a single-family
residence at 8631 Rocky Avenue. The permit has not been finalized.

Pre-Application Meeting
A pre-application meeting was conducted with the applicant to go over the
06/30/15
application materials and submittal requirements for a Special Use Permit for
a proposed Accessory Structure (Class I) use.

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required, nor was one conducted.

Field Check
07/30/15

A field check was conducted on the subject property and revealed a well
maintained single-family residence.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
1.12

Surrounding
Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12

Subject Property

Single-Family
Detached

North

Single-Family
Detached

South

Single-Family
Detached

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
RNP (Rural
Neighborhood
Preservation)
RA (Residential
Agricultural) Clark
County
RNP (Rural
Neighborhood
Preservation)

Existing Zoning District


R-E (Residence Estates)
R-A (Residential
Agricultural) Clark
County
R-E (Residence Estates)

JB

SUP-60226 [PRJ-60004]
Staff Report Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Surrounding
Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12

East

Single-Family
Detached

West

Single-Family
Detached

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
RNP (Rural
Neighborhood
Preservation)
RNP (Rural
Neighborhood
Preservation)

Existing Zoning District


R-E (Residence Estates)

R-E (Residence Estates)

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
Rural Preservation Overlay District
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title 19.06.060, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Min. Setbacks (Accessory Structure)
x Side
10 Feet
10 Feet
x Rear
Min. Distance from the principle dwelling
6 Feet
One Story
(14-8)
Max. Building Height
Not to exceed
50% of the rear
and side yard
areas
Max. Size and Coverage

Street Name
Rocky Avenue

Provided

Compliance

10 Feet
10 Feet
152 Feet
One Story
(12)

Y
Y
Y

0.04%

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)

Governing Document

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)

Compliance
with Street
Section

Local Street

Master Plan of Streets


and Highways

60 Feet

JB

SUP-60226 [PRJ-60004]
Staff Report Page Four
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

ANALYSIS
This application is a request for a Special Use Permit to allow a proposed 1,673 square-foot
Accessory Structure (Class I) located at 8485 Lake Tahoe View Court, in an R-E (Residence
Estates) zoning district. The proposed casita meets all separation and setback requirements for
the R-E zoning district. The existing driveway into the property would be extended from the
existing dwelling back to the location of the casita, which would contain a 2-car garage.
An Accessory Structure (Class I) is described in Title 19.12 as: An accessory structure which is
located on the same residential parcel as a principal dwelling and which, as an ancillary use,
provide living quarters, including full kitchen facilities, for the occupants of the principal
dwelling or their tenants, domestic employees or temporary guests.
Minimum Special Use Permit Requirements:
* 1. The size of the lot or parcel must exceed 6500 square feet.
The subject site is 1.12 acres which equates to approximately 48,787 square feet in area, which
exceeds the 6,500 square-foot minimum parcel size.
2. Unless the principal dwelling is owner-occupied, a Class I accessory structure may not be
offered or occupied as a rental unit.
The applicant has indicated in the submitted justification letter that the structure will be utilized
as living space for an elderly family member and will not be occupied as a rental unit.
According to the submitted justification letter and floor plan, the proposed use meets the
definition outlined above. The submitted elevations and floor plan indicate that the proposed
one-story structure will be 12 feet in height measured to the mid-point of the rooftop eave and be
utilized as a guest house and casita with full kitchen facilities, which require the approval of a
Special Use Permit per Title 19.12. The accessory structure has been designed to aesthetically
match the principle dwelling with exterior stucco and a shingle roof to match the existing
residence.
The proposed Accessory Structure (Class I) use adheres to all minimum special use permit
requirements as outlined by Title 19.12. It has been determined that the proposed Accessory
Structure (Class I) use can be conducted in a manner that is compatible with the surrounding land
uses, therefore, staff is recommending approval, as the use is considered appropriate for the
surrounding area.

FINDINGS (SUP-60226)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
JB

SUP-60226 [PRJ-60004]
Staff Report Page Five
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The proposed Accessory Structure (Class I) use is compatible with the surrounding land
uses and can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious with surrounding land uses.

2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The subject site is 1.12 acres which equates to approximately 48,787 square feet in area
and is physically suitable for the intensity of the proposed land use.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
Access to the site will not change. Vehicles may enter the property from Rocky Avenue a
60-foot Local Street as classified by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
Approval of this Special Use Permit will not compromise the public health safety and
general welfare of the public. The use will be subject to regular inspections and is subject
to licensing restrictions.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
The proposed use meets all applicable conditions of approval for an Accessory
Structure (Class I) use per Title 19.12.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

66

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

15

JB

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Agenda Item No.: 14.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60294 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: SFC OF
NEVADA, LLC - OWNER: WRI CHARLESTON COMMONS, LLC - For possible action on a
request for a Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED 1,600 SQUARE-FOOT FINANCIAL
INSTITUTION, SPECIFIED USE WITH A WAIVER TO ALLOW A 150-FOOT DISTANCE
SEPARATION FROM A RESIDENTIAL USE WHERE 200 FEET IS REQUIRED at 23 North
Nellis Boulevard (APN 140-32-802-007), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 3 (Coffin)
[PRJ-59848]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location, Aerial and Special Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter

SUP-60294 [PRJ-59848]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT: SFC OF NEVADA, LLC - OWNER: WRI
CHARLESTON COMMONS, LLC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
SUP-60294

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

SUP-60294 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for a Financial
Institution, Specified use.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

A Waiver from Title 19.12 is hereby approved, to allow a 150-foot distance separation
from a residential protected property where 200 feet is required.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

6.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

MR

SUP-60294 [PRJ-59848]
Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant is proposing a Financial Institution, Specified use within a vacant 1,600 squarefoot tenant space at 23 North Nellis Boulevard. The building is located on a portion of a 17.2acre site. The site is a Shopping Center within a C-1 (Limited Commercial) zoning district. A
distance separation Waiver accompanies this application to allow a 150-foot distance separation
from a residential property where 200 feet is the minimum required. The protected use and
proposed use abut a drainage channel that adequately buffers the two uses. This buffer will allow
the proposed use to be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and compatible with the
existing surrounding land uses. Staff recommends approval of the requested Special Use Permit
with conditions.
ISSUES
x
x

A Financial Institution, Specified use is permitted in the C-1 (Limited Commercial) zoning
district with the approval of a Special Use Permit.
A Waiver is needed to allow a 150-foot distance separation from a residential use where 200
feet is required. Staff supports the requested Waiver.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.
The City Council approved a Rezoning (Z-0061-88) request from R-1
(Single- Family Residence) and R-3 (Limited Multiple Residence) to C-1
(Limited Commercial) for a proposed Retail/Commercial Center located on
08/03/88
the west side of Nellis Boulevard, between Charleston Boulevard and Stewart
Avenue. The Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.
The City Council approved an Extension of Time [Z-0061-88(1)] request for
a Rezoning from R-1 (Single-Family Residence) and R-3 (Limited Multiple
Residence) to C-1 (Limited Commercial) for a proposed Retail/Commercial
07/19/89
Center located on the west side of Nellis Boulevard, between Charleston
Boulevard and Stewart Avenue. The Planning Commission and staff
recommended approval.
The City Council approved a Review of Condition [Z-0061-88(2)] request
for the elimination of the condition requiring the installation of 24-inch box
10/03/90
evergreen trees along the west property line on property located on the west
side of Nellis Boulevard, between Charleston and Stewart Avenue. The
Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.

MR

SUP-60294 [PRJ-59848]
Staff Report Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.


The Department of Planning administratively approved a Site Development
Plan Review [Z-0061-88(5)] for a proposed 8,018 square-foot retail building
03/21/00
on the property located on the west side of Nellis Boulevard, approximately
1,500 feet south of Stewart Avenue.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


12/22/06
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


1991
The shopping center was constructed.
A building permit (#5006172) was issued for a tenant improvement at 23
09/16/05
North Nellis Boulevard. The permit was finalized on 12/30/05.
A business license (R10-00843) was issued for a restaurant at 23 North Nellis
01/04/06
Boulevard. The license marked inactive on 02/01/12.

Pre-Application Meeting
A pre-application meeting was held with the applicants designated
12/22/06
representative to discuss the Special Use Permit submittal requirements for a
Financial Institution, Specified use.

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required for this application, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/30/15

Staff conducted a field check of the subject site and observed that the
proposed shopping center was clean and the proposed suite was vacant.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
17.2

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Shopping Center

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
SC (Service
Commercial)

Existing Zoning District


C-1 (Limited
Commercial)
MR

SUP-60294 [PRJ-59848]
Staff Report Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Surrounding
Property
North

South

East

West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
General Retail Store,
Other Than Listed
General Retail Store,
Other Than Listed

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
SC (Service
Commercial)
GC (General
Commercial)

Multi-Family
Residential

RH (Residential High) Clark County

C-1 (Limited
Commercial)
C-2 (General
Commercial)
R-3 [Multiple-Family
Residential (18 Units per
Acre)] - Clark County

Shopping Center
Restaurant with
Alcohol
Liquor
Establishment,
Tavern
Restaurant

CG (Commercial
General) - Clark County

C-2 (General
Commercial) - Clark
County

Government Facility

PF (Public Facility) Clark County

PF (Schools, Churches,
Public Facilities) - Clark
County

Auto Repair, Minor


Pawn Shop
Financial Institution,
Specified

C-2 (General
Commercial) - Clark
County

CG (Commercial General)
- Clark County

Multi-Family
Residential

RH (Residential High) Clark County

R-3 [Multiple-Family
Residential (18 Units per
Acre)]Clark County

Manufactured Home
(Not Qualifying for
Treatment as a
Single Family
Detached Dwelling)

RS (Residential
Suburban) - Clark
County

R-T (Manufactured Home


residential) - Clark
County

L (Low Density
Residential)

R-1 (Single Family


Residential)
RPD-7 (Residential
Planned Development 7
Units per Acre)

Single Family,
Detached

ML (Medium Low
Density Residential)

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
No Applicable Special Purpose or Overlay Districts

Existing Zoning District

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
N/A
MR

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Other Plans or Special Requirements


Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
Y

Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Gross Floor
Parking
Parking
Area or
Use
Parking
Handi- Regula HandiNumber of
Ratio
Regular
capped
r
capped
Units
Shopping
362,872 SF
1/250 SF
1,452
Center
1,452
1,654
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
1,422
30
1,618
36
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required

Waiver Financial Institution, Specified


Requirement
Request
To allow a 150-foot
A 200-foot minimum separation
separation distance
distance is required from any
from a residentially
residentially zoned property.
zoned property.

Compliance

Y
Y

Staff Recommendation
Approval

ANALYSIS
The Financial Institution, Specified use is defined as:
Any business whose primary function is to:
1. Lend money;
2. Cash checks or other negotiable instruments for a fee, service charge or other
consideration; or
3. Provide funds in exchange for the acceptance of a check on a post-dated or deferred
deposit basis.
This use includes without limitation a business that provides check cashing, services as a
principal service offered, a paycheck advance service, and any business primarily
providing cash loans, installment loans or cash advances. The term does not include a
pawn shop or a limited check cashing service, as described in this Section.

MR

SUP-60294 [PRJ-59848]
Staff Report Page Five
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

The proposed use meets the definition as the applicants primary business will be installment
loans and/or cash advances.
The Minimum Special Use Permit Requirements for this use include:
1. * The use shall comply with all applicable requirements of LVMC Title 6.
The proposed use will meet this requirement, as this use will be subject to regular
inspections through the licensing review process.
2. * The building design and color scheme shall be subject to review by the Department to
ensure that it will be harmonious and compatible with the surrounding area.
The proposed use meets this standard, as the use will be located in an existing retail
building, and any alterations require a building permit.
3. No temporary signs (as described in LVMC 19.08.120 (G)) such as balloons, inflated
devices, searchlights, pennants, portable billboards, portable signs, streamers, trucks
parked for signage purposes, or other similar devices are permitted, except that banners
announcing a grand opening or that a business is coming soon may be approved
administratively for a period not to exceed 30 days.
The proposed use will meet this requirement, as the existing location is vacant, and any
sign or temporary signs require a permit.
4. Window signs shall not: (a) Cover more than 20 percent of the area of all exterior
windows; (b) Include flashing lights or neon lighting; or (c) Include any text other than
text that indicates the hours of operation and whether the business is open or closed.
The proposed use meets this condition, as the proposed location is vacant and will have a
number of inspections throughout the building permit and business licensing process.
Additionally, the site will undergo ongoing annual inspections through licensing.
5. The hours of operation shall not extend beyond the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Per justification letter dated stamped, 08/04/15 this requirement will be met, as this
location will operate between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
6. The building or portion thereof that is dedicated to the use shall have a minimum size of
1500 square feet, and shall be designed to have sufficient interior space to provide for
adequate customer waiting areas, customer queuing, and transaction space (such as
teller windows or desks).
This requirement will be met, as the proposed location is 1,600 square feet per the floor
plan date stamped 07/20/15.
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7. No specified financial institution use may be located closer than 200 feet from any parcel
used or zoned for residential use. In addition, no specified financial institution use may be
located closer than 1,000 feet from any other specified financial institution use, auto title
loan use, or auto pawn use. For purposes of this Requirement 7, distances shall be
measured in a straight line from property line to property line, without regard to
intervening obstacles. The term property line refers to property lines of fee interest
parcels and not leasehold parcels.
This requirement is not met, as there is a requested distance separation Waiver to allow a
150-foot distance separation from a residential use where 200 feet is required.
The proposed location fails to comply with one of the minimum distance separation requirements
for the requested Special Use Permit. The 150-foot residential distance separation Waiver
represents a 25% reduction from the required 200-foot separation mandated by Title 19. There is
a drainage channel that separates the two uses and provides an adequate visual and physical
buffer, thereby mitigating the requested 150-foot distance separation Waiver. For these reasons,
staff supports the requested Waiver.
Per Title 19.16.110, The Special Use Permit process was established to ensure that a proposed
use is conducted in a manner that is harmonious and compatible with uses located on the same or
surrounding properties. The process recognizes that, within a given zoning district, certain uses
may be appropriate and compatible in some locations but not in others. The Special Use Permit
process allows a site-specific inquiry into the compatibility of a proposed use at a particular
location, taking into account: the characteristics of the site and the surroundings; the relevant
zoning and planning principles; and the input of the Planning Commission, City Council and
other interested parties.
This project is within 500 feet of a City Boundary and is therefore a Project of Regional
Significance. This project was properly noticed and no comments were returned.
In summation, the proposed Financial Institution, Specified use can be conducted in a compatible
and harmonious manner with the existing development and the surrounding neighborhood. Staff
recommends approval of this Special Use Permit with conditions.

FINDINGS (SUP-60294)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.

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The proposed Financial Institution, Specified use is compatible with the SC (Service
Commercial) General Plan land use designation and is located within an existing shopping
center. There is a sufficient physical and visual buffer in place to shield the residential
properties to the west from the proposed Financial Institution, Specified use. The use can
be conducted in a manner that is harmonious or compatible with the surrounding uses.
2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The proposed development will be located within an established Shopping Center that has
ample parking and adequate vehicular circulation for the proposed use. The site can
physically support the Financial Institution, Specified use and a variety of other uses such
as administrative offices and general retail uses.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
Primary site access is from Nellis Boulevard and secondary access is from Charleston
Boulevard. Both roadways are 100-foot wide Primary Arterials with adequate capacity to
serve the proposed use.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The proposed Financial Institution, Specified will be subject to regular inspections by
regulatory agencies for business licensing and therefore will not compromise the public
health, safety and welfare, or the overall objectives of the General Plan.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
The use does not comply with the minimum distance separation requirement required per
Title 19.12, as a distance separation Waiver is required for the approval of this application.
Staff supports the requested Waiver.

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NOTICES MAILED

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SUP-60294 [PRJ-59848] - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - APPLICANT: SFC OF NEVADA, LLC - OWNER: WRI
CHARLESTON COMMONS, LLC
23 NORTH NELLIS BOULEVARD
07/30/15

SUP-60294 - REVISED

Agenda Item No.: 15.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60329 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: AGI''S
MARKET, INC - OWNER: RANCHO CIRCLE SHOPPING CENTER, LLC - For possible
action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED BEER/WINE/COOLER ONAND OFF-SALE ESTABLISHMENT USE WITHIN AN EXISTING 4,756 SQUARE-FOOT
GENERAL RETAIL STORE (OTHER THAN LISTED) [CONVENIENCE STORE] at 2301
West Bonanza Road (APN 139-29-813-002), C-2 (General Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow)
[PRJ-60287]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location, Aerial and Special Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter

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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT: AGI'S MARKET, INC - OWNER: RANCHO
CIRCLE SHOPPING CENTER, LLC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **
CASE
NUMBER
SUP-60329

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

SUP-60329 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for a


Beer/Wine/Cooler On- and Off-Sale Establishment use.

2.

All signage shall be permitted and meet minimum code requirements within 30 days of
final approval.

3.

Conformance to the approved conditions for Rezoning and Plot Plan Review (Z-0058-66).

4.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

5.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

6.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

7.

Approval of this Special Use Permit does not constitute approval of a liquor license.

8.

This business shall operate in conformance to Chapter 6.50 of the City of Las Vegas
Municipal Code.

9.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.
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** STAFF REPORT **
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This application is a request for a Special Use Permit for a Beer/Wine/Cooler On- and Off-Sale
Establishment use within an existing 4,756 square-foot General Retail Store, Other Than Listed
at 2301 West Bonanza Road. The site is within an established Shopping Center within a C-2
(General Commercial) zoning district. The prior use of this building was a restaurant with a
drive-through. The applicant is utilizing 2,300 square feet of the building as a convenience store
with the intention of opening a restaurant in the remaining portion of the building later on this
year. The Beer/Wine-Cooler On- and Off-Sale Establishment use meets all the minimum Special
Use Permit requirements detailed in Title 19.12 and can be conducted in a manner that is
harmonious and compatible with the surrounding land uses. Staff recommends approval of this
Special Use Permit request. If the application is denied, then the sale of beer, wine and coolers
will not be allowed at this location.
ISSUES
x

A Beer/Wine/Cooler On- and Off-Sale Establishment use is permitted in the C-2 (General
Commercial) zoning district with the approval of a Special Use Permit.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.
The Board of City Commissioners approved a Rezoning (Z-0052-65) from R-E
01/19/66
(Residence Estates) to C-1 (Limited Commercial), southeast corner of Rancho
Road and Bonanza Road. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
The Planning Commission approved a Plot Plan Review (Z-0058-66) for a steak
04/22/69
house and car wash on the southeast corner of Rancho Road and Bonanza Road.
The Board of City Commissioners approved a Rezoning (Z-0058-66) from R-E
(Residence Estates) to C-1 (Limited Commercial) and C-2 (General Commercial),
11/05/69
southeast corner of Rancho Road and Bonanza Road. The Planning Commission
recommended approval.
The Planning Commission approved a Plot Plan Review [Z-0058-66 (1)] for an
automotive tire store on property generally located on the southeast corner of
11/22/83
Rancho Road and Bonanza Road.
The City Council approved a Rezoning (Z-0044-84) from C-1 (Limited
Commercial) to C-2 (General Commercial) at 2401 West Bonanza Road, to
08/01/84
include an Adult Oriented Business. The Planning Commission recommended
approval.

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Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.


The City Council approved Special Use Permit (U-0284-94) for On-Premise
Beer/Wine Sales in conjunction with a proposed Restaurant/Bakery at 2301 West
01/18/94
Bonanza Road. The Board of Zoning Adjustment recommended approval. This
Special Use permit has expired.
The City Council approved a request for a Site Development Review [Z-0058-66
(3)] for a gasoline station and convenience store; and a Special Use Permit (U0032-01) for a Liquor Establishment (Off-Premise Consumption) in conjunction
05/02/01
with a proposed convenience store (U-0284-94) at the southeast corner of the
intersection of Rancho Drive and Bonanza Road. The Planning Commission
recommended approval.
The City Council approved a Special Use Permit (U-0021-02) for a Restaurant
Service Bar in conjunction with a proposed restaurant at 2301 West Bonanza
05/15/02
Road. The Planning Commission recommended approval. This Special Use
Permit has expired.
The City Council approved a request for a Master Sign Plan (MSP-1194) for a
convenience store, gas canopy and car wash at 2401 West Bonanza Road. The
03/05/03
Planning Commission had made no recommendation (a tie vote).
The City Council approved a Variance (VAR-4701) to allow a 100-foot tall flag
pole where 40 feet is the maximum height allowed at 2401 West Bonanza Road.
09/15/04
The Planning Commission recommended approval. The Planning Commission
recommended approval.
The City Council approved a Special Use Permit (SUP-4576) for a Liquor
08/18/04
Establishment (Off-Premise Consumption) at 2401 W. Bonanza Road. The
Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.
The Planning Commission approved a Tentative Map (TMP-39484) for a one-lot
10/21/10
commercial subdivision at 320 North Rancho Drive. Staff recommended approval
A Final Map (FMP-40535) was recorded for a one-lot commercial subdivision at
07/27/11
320 North Rancho Drive.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


02/22/13
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


1970
The building was constructed.
A building permit (#2009258) was issued for a tenant improvement and
05/21/02
Certificate of Occupancy for a restaurant at 2301 West Bonanza Road. The
permit was finalized on 09/20/02.
A building permit (#97345) was issued for a Certificate of Occupancy for a
09/06/07
restaurant at 2301 West Bonanza Road. The permit was not finalized.

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Related Building Permits/Business Licenses
A business license (G63-02633) for a Convenience Store was issued at 2301
West Bonanza Road. The license is active as of 08/19/15.
05/12/15
A business license (G63-03091) for a Tobacco Dealer was issued at 2301
West Bonanza Road. The license is active as of 08/19/15.

Pre-Application Meeting
A meeting was held with the applicant to discuss the submittal requirements
and process for a Special Use Permit for a Beer/Wine/Cooler Off-Sale
07/15/15
Establishment use and for a Beer/Wine/Cooler On- and Off-Sale
Establishment use.
Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required for this application, nor was one held.
Field Check
07/30/15

Staff conducted a field check of the site of the existing shopping center and
observed non-permitted temporary signage within the center. A complaint
was forwarded to Code Enforcement 08/11/15.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
0.71
Surrounding
Property
Subject Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Shopping Center

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
LI/R (Light
Industry/Research)

Vacant
North

Government Facility

SC (Service
Commercial)

Parking Lot
South

Right-of-Way

Free-way

East

Multi-Family
Residential

MXU (Mixed Use)

West

General Retail Store,


Other Than Listed

LI/R (Light
Industry/Research)

Existing Zoning District


C-2 (General
Commercial)
C-1 (Limited
Commercial)
C-V (Civic)
C-1 (Limited
Commercial)
Right-of-Way
RPD-46 (Residential
Planned Development
46 Units per Acre)
C-2 (General
Commercial)

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Master Plan Areas


West Las Vegas Plan
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
A-O (Airport Overlay) District (140 Feet)
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
Y
Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
Y
N/A
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title 19.08 and 19.12, the following parking standards apply:
Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross Floor
Parking
Parking
Area or
Use
Parking
HandiHandiNumber of
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
Units
Shopping
35,041 SF
1:250
141
Center
141
157
Y
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
135
6
151
6
Y
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required

ANALYSIS
The Beer/Wine/Cooler On- and Off-Sale Establishment use is defined in Title 19.18 as:
An Establishment:
1. Whose license to sell alcoholic beverages is limited to:
a. The sale of beer, wine and coolers for consumption in connection with a meal
on the premises where the business is conducted; and
b. The sale of beer, wine and coolers to consumers only and not for resale, in
original sealed or corked containers, for consumption off the premises where the
business is conducted; and
2. Is operated in connection with a restaurant, general grocery store, general retail store or
convenience store in which 30 or more people may be served with meals at any one time
at tables or stools.
The proposed use meets the definition above as, stated in the justification letter, date stamped
07/22/15 and the floor plan, date stamped 07/27/15, the applicants intends to add the
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Beer/Wine/Cooler Off-Sale use to the convenience store for off-premise consumption and sell
beer and wine in conjunction with meal service for the restaurant portion for on-premise
consumption.

The Minimum Special Use Permit Requirements for this use include:
*1.

Except as otherwise provided, no retail beer/wine/cooler off-sale (hereinafter


establishment) shall be located within 400 feet of any church, synagogue, school, child
care facility licensed for more than 12 children, or City park.
There are no protected uses within 400 feet of the proposed use.

2.

Except as otherwise provided in Requirement 3 below, the distances referred to in


Requirement 1 shall be determined with reference to the shortest distance between two
property lines, one being the property line of the proposed establishment which is closest
to the existing use to which the measurement pertains, and the other being the property line
of that existing use which is closest to the proposed establishment. The distance shall be
measured in a straight line without regard to intervening obstacles. For purposes of
measurement, the term property line refers to property lines of fee interest parcels and
does not include the property line of:

Any leasehold parcel; or


a. Any parcel which lacks access to a public street or has no area for on-site parking
and which has been created so as to avoid the distance limitation described in
Requirement 1.
This requirement does not apply, as there are no protected uses within 400 feet of the
proposed use, and the subject property has direct access to Bonanza Boulevard.
3.

In the case of an establishment proposed to be located on a parcel of at least 80 acres in


size, the minimum distances referred to in Requirement 1 shall be measured in a straight
line:
a. From the nearest property line of the existing use to the nearest portion of the
structure in which the establishment will be located, without regard to intervening
obstacles; or
b. In the case of a proposed establishment which will be located within a shopping
center or other multiple tenant structure, from the nearest property line of the
existing use to the nearest property line of a leasehold or occupancy parcel in
which the establishment will be located, without regard to intervening obstacles.
This requirement does not apply to the proposed use, as the use is located on a parcel that
is less than 80 acres in size.

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4.

When considering a Special Use Permit application for an establishment which also
requires a waiver of the distance limitation in Requirement 1, the Planning Commission
shall take into consideration the distance policy and shall, as part of its recommendation to
the City Council, state whether the distance requirement should be waived and the reasons
in support of the decision.
This requirement does not apply, as there are no protected uses within 400 feet of the
proposed use.

5.

The minimum distance requirements in Requirement 1 do not apply to:


a. An establishment which has a nonrestricted gaming license in connection with a
hotel having 200 or more guest rooms on or before July 1, 1992 or in connection
with a resort hotel having in excess of 200 guest rooms after July 1, 1992; or
b. A proposed establishment having more than 50,000 square feet of retail floor
space.
The above requirement does not apply to this application.

6.

All businesses which sell alcoholic beverages shall conform to the provisions of LVMC
Chapter 6.50 [Non-Waivable].
The proposed use meets this requirement, as it is a standard condition of approval that
cannot be waived and it will receive regular inspections throughout the licensing process.

The proposed Beer/Wine/Cooler On- and Off Establishment use will be located within an
existing General Retail Store, Other Than Listed (a convenience store and future restaurant) in
the C-2 (General Commercial) zoning district. The site contains an existing Shopping Center as
defined by Title 19.12 and Title 19.18.030 and said site meets the minimum on-site parking
requirements for a Shopping Center detailed in Title 19.12 and Title 19.08.110. The proposed
Beer/Wine/Cooler On- and Off-Sale Establishment use meets all the minimum requirements
detailed in Title 19.12 for said use and can be conducted in a manner that is compatible and
harmonious with the existing neighborhood; therefore, staff recommends approval of this use
permit.

FINDINGS (SUP-60329)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.

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The proposed location for the Beer/Wine/Cooler On- and Off-Sale Establishment is
compatible with the existing and future surrounding land uses.
2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The proposed use will operate within an existing General Retail Store, Other Than Listed
(a convenience store and future restaurant) within an existing Shopping Center that is
physically suitable to accommodate this use and variety of uses such as restaurants, retail
stores and professional offices.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
Primary site access is from Bonanza Boulevard, a 100-foot wide Primary Arterial that can
provide adequate capacity to facilitate the proposed use.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The proposed Beer/Wine/Cooler On- and Off-Sale Establishment will be subject to regular
inspections by regulatory agencies for business licensing and will therefore not
compromise the public health, safety and welfare, or the overall objectives of the General
Plan.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
The proposed use meets all the minimum Special Use Permit requirements detailed in Title
19.12.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

343

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PROTESTS

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SUP-60329 [PRJ-60287] - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - APPLICANT: AGI'S MARKET, INC - OWNER:
RANCHO CIRCLE SHOPPING CENTER, LLC
2301 WEST BONANZA ROAD
07/30/15

SUP-60329 [PRJ-60287] - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - APPLICANT: AGI'S MARKET, INC - OWNER:
RANCHO CIRCLE SHOPPING CENTER, LLC
2301 WEST BONANZA ROAD
07/30/15

SUP-60329 [PRJ-60287] - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - APPLICANT: AGI'S MARKET, INC - OWNER:
RANCHO CIRCLE SHOPPING CENTER, LLC
2301 WEST BONANZA ROAD
07/30/15

SUP-60329

Agenda Item No.: 16.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SDR-60341 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT/OWNER: WILLIAM LYON HOMES INC - For possible action on a request for a
Major Amendment to a previously approved Site Development Plan Review (SDR-13852) TO
ADD THREE MODEL HOME FLOOR PLANS WITH ELEVATIONS AND ESTABLISH
DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR ACCESSORY STRUCTURES (CLASS II) on 24.8
acres on the west side of Coke Street, approximately 210 feet north of Racel Street (Multiple
APNs), R-PD2 (Residential Planned Development - 2 Units Per Acre) Zone, Ward 6 (Ross)
[PRJ-60303]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter

SDR-60341 [PRJ-60303]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: WILLIAM LYON HOMES INC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
SDR-60341

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

SDR-60341 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

All conditions of approval for Site Development Plan Review (SDR-13852) shall remain
except as modified herein.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All development shall be in conformance with the building elevations and floor plans, date
stamped 07/22/15 and the lot fit analysis date stamped 08/04/15, except as amended by
conditions herein.

4.

Accessory Structures shall have minimum rear and side yard setbacks of five feet, and a
minimum separation from the house of six feet. No more than 50% of the rear and side
yard may be covered and the total square-footage shall not exceed 810 square feet.

5.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

6.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.
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7.

A fully operational fire protection system, including fire apparatus roads, fire hydrants and
water supply, shall be installed and shall be functioning prior to construction of any
combustible structures.

8.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City Departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.
Public Works

9.

An update to the previously approved Drainage Plan and Technical Drainage Study must
be submitted to and approved by the Department of Public Works prior to submittal of any
construction drawings or the issuance of any building or grading permits, whichever may
occur first. Provide and improve all drainageways recommended in the approved drainage
study update.

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** STAFF REPORT **
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant is requesting to add three new model homes for buyers to choose from and the
option to add up to an 810 square-foot accessory structure on a previously approved 49-lot
single-family residential subdivision at the southwest corner of Horse Drive and Coke Street.
As the original character of the project is not changing and all minimum codes are being met;
staff recommends approval of the application, with conditions.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council approved a request for a Petition to Annex (ANX-3103)
property generally located on the southwest corner of Horse Drive and Coke
Street containing approximately 4.8 acres. The Planning Commission
01/21/04
recommended approval on 11/06/03. The Annexation became effective on
01/30/04.
The City Council approved a request to amend the Master Plan of Streets and
10/05/05
Highways (MSH-8232) to remove a portion of Horse Drive between Coke
Street and Conough Lane. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
The City Council approved a request for a Petition to Vacate (VAC-8641) the
south half of Horse Drive between Coke Street and Conough Lane, and the
11/02/05
east half of Conough Lane from Horse Drive to approximately 375 feet north
of Teasha Avenue. The Planning Commission recommended approval.
The City Council approved a request for Rezoning (ZON-9926) from U
(Undeveloped) Zone [RNP (Rural Neighborhood Preservation) General Plan
01/04/06
Designation] to R-PD2 (Residential Planned Development- 2 Units per Acre)
on 5.93 acres on the northwest corner of Horse Drive and Coke Street. The
Planning Commission recommended approval.
The City Council approved a request for a Site Development Plan Review
(SDR-9927) for an eight-lot single-family residential subdivision on 5.93
acres on the northwest corner of Horse Drive and Coke Street. The Planning
Commission recommended approval
The Planning Commission approved a request for a Tentative Map (TMP10525) for an eight-lot residential subdivision on 5.93 acres adjacent to the
01/12/06
south side of Horse Drive, approximately 300 feet west of Coke Street.
The City Council approved a request for a Petition to Annex (ANX-11001) an
area consisting of approximately 15.99 acres generally located on the west
04/19/06
side of Coke Street, north of Racel Street. The Planning Commission and
staff recommended approval. The Annexation became effective on 04/28/06.

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Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council approved a request for a Petition to Vacate (VAC-13850)
public right-of-way generally located west of the intersection of Horse Drive
04/18/07
and Coke Street. The Planning Commission and staff recommended
approval.
The City Council approved a request for Rezoning (ZON-13854) from U
(Undeveloped) Zone [RNP (Rural Neighborhood Preservation) Master Plan
designation] under Resolution of Intent to R-PD2 (Residential Planned
Development- 2 Units per Acre) to R-PD2 (Residential Planned
Development- 2 Units per Acre) on 24.8 acres at the southwest corner of
Horse Drive and Coke Street. The Planning Commission recommended
08/01/07
approval; staff recommended denial.
The City Council approved a related request for a Variance (VAR-13853) to
allow zero square feet of open space where 35,293 square feet are required for
49-lot Single Family Residential Development.
The City Council approved a related request for a Site Development Plan
Review (SDR-13852) for a 49-lot Single Family Residential Development.
The Planning Commission approved a request for a Tentative Map (TMP08/23/07
23104) for a 49-lot Single Family Residential Development on 24.8 acres at
the southwest corner of Horse Drive and Coke Street.
The Department of Planning administratively approved a request for an
Extension of Time (EOT-27692) of a previously approved Petition to Vacate
05/21/08
(VAC-13850) public right-of-way generally located west of the intersection
of Horse Drive and Coke Street.
The Department of Planning staff administratively approved a request for an
Extension of Time (EOT-34070) of a previously approved Petition to Vacate
05/22/09
(VAC-13850) public right-of-way generally located west of the intersection
of Horse Drive and Coke Street.
The City Council approved a request for an Extension of Time (EOT-35061)
of a previously approved Variance (VAR-13853) to allow zero square feet of
open space where 35,293 square feet are required for a 49-lot Single Family
Residential Development on 24.8 acres at the southwest corner of Horse
08/19/09
Drive and Coke Street. Staff recommended approval.
The City Council approved a related request for an Extension of Time
(EOT-35064) of a previously approved Site Development Plan Review
(SDR-13852) for a 49-lot Single Family Residential Development.
The Department of Planning staff administratively approved a second request
for an Extension of Time (EOT-37889) of an approved Vacation
05/21/10
(VAC-13850) for public rights-of-way generally located west of the
intersection of Horse Drive and Coke Street.
The Department of Planning staff administratively approved a third Extension
of Time (EOT-40913) of a previously approved Petition to Vacate
03/15/11
(VAC-13850) public right-of-way generally located west of the intersection
of Horse Drive and Coke Street.
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Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc


The City Council approved a request for an Extension of Time (EOT-40914)
of a previously approved Variance (VAR-13853) to allow zero square feet of
04/06/11
open space where 35,293 square feet are required for a 49-lot Single Family
Residential Development on 24.8 acres at the southwest corner of Horse
Drive and Coke Street. Staff recommended approval.
The City Council approved a related request for an Extension of Time
(EOT-40912) of a previously approved Site Development Plan Review
(SDR-13852) for a 49-lot Single Family Residential Development.
The Planning Commission approved a request for a Tentative Map
(TMP-41623) for a 49-lot Single Family Residential Development on 24.8
07/12/11
acres at the southwest corner of Horse Drive and Coke Street. Staff
recommended approval.
A Code Enforcement case (108682) was process for trash and debris on
12/15/11
property located at the northwest corner of Racel Steet and Coke Street. The
case was resolved on 04/02/12.
A Code Enforcement case (108782) was processed for trash and debris at
12/20/11
8325 Coke Street. The case was resolved on 04/02/12.
The Department of Planning staff administratively approved a fourth
Extension of Time (EOT-48781) of an approved Vacation (VAC-13850) for
04/23/13
public rights-of-way generally located west of the intersection of Horse Drive
and Coke Street.
The City Council approved a request for an Extension of Time (EOT-50731)
of an approved Variance (VAR-13853) to allow zero square feet of open
10/02/13
space where 35,293 square feet are required for a 49-lot Single Family
Residential Development on 24.8 acres at the southwest corner of Horse
Drive and Coke Street. Staff recommended denial.
The City Council approved a request for an Extension of Time (EOT-50733)
of an approved Site Development Plan Review (SDR-13852) for a 49-lot
Single Family Residential Development on 24.8 acres at the southwest corner
of Horse Drive and Coke Street. Staff recommended denial.
The Department of Planning staff administratively approved a Minor Site
Development Plan Review (SDR-52465) to add eight floor plans, increase the
perimeter landscape buffers along the entrance area and along the east
perimeter, add architectural enhancements to the building elevations, decrease
01/15/14
the drainage and emergency access easement from 30 feet to 25 feet wide and
minor lot size adjustments on lots 21 through 37 and lots 43 through 49 on
24.8 acres at the southwest corner of Horse Drive and Coke Street.
The Department of Planning staff administratively approved a fifth Extension
of Time (EOT-53550) of an approved Vacation (VAC-13850) for public
04/17/14
rights-of-way generally located west of the intersection of Horse Drive and
Coke Street.

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Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc


A Final Map (FMP-55886) was processed for a 49-lot Single Family
Residential Development on 23.88 acres on the west side of Coke Street,
09/04/14
approximately 215 feet north of Racel Street.
The City Council approved a request for an Extension of Time (EOT-55999)
of an approved Variance (VAR-13853) to allow zero square feet of open
11/05/14
space where 35,293 square feet are required for a 49-lot Single Family
Residential Development on 24.8 acres at the southwest corner of Horse
Drive and Coke Street. Staff recommended approval.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


10/12/12
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


A building permit (69100) was issued for the demolition of a single-family
07/12/06
dwelling at 7770 Horse Drive. The permit was finalized on 10/05/06.
A building permit (69101) was issued for the demolition of a single-family
dwelling at 8325 Coke Street. The permit was finalized on 10/05/06.
Civil Improvement plans (45234) for a Stockpile plan at Horse and Coke were
07/16/12
issued. The permit was finalized on 07/16/12.
Civil Improvement plans (55549) were processed for a 49-lot Single Family
Residential Development on 24.8 acres at the southwest corner of Horse
08/13/14
Drive and Coke Street.
Civil Improvement plans (55876) were processed for an early grading permit
for a 49-lot Single Family Residential Development on 24.8 acres at the
09/02/14
southwest corner of Horse Drive and Coke Street.

Pre-Application Meeting
Staff met with the applicant and reviewed the request to add three additional
floor plans and elevations to the subdivision model choices and to allow
accessory structures to be constructed. Staff determined that the application
07/20/15
would require an amendment to the Site Plan (SDR-13852), which is a public
hearing.

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting was not required, nor was one held.

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Field Check
07/28/15

Staff visited the site and found a large desert parcel that has been graded. No
issues were noted.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
24.80

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Undeveloped
(Approved 49-lot
Residential
Development)

North

Undeveloped

South

Single Family,
Detached

East

Single Family,
Detached

West

Park

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation

Existing Zoning District

RNP (Rural
Neighborhood
Preservation)

R-PD2 (Residential
Planned Development- 2
Units per Acre)

RNP (Rural
Neighborhood
Preservation) - Clark
County
PCD (Planned
Community
Development)
PCD (Planned
Community
Development)
RN (Rural
Neighborhood) - Clark
County
PR-OS
(Parks/Recreation/Open
Space)

R-E (Rural Estates


Residential) - Clark
County
R-PD2 (Residential
Planned Development- 2
Units per Acre)
R-PD3 (Residential
Planned Development 3
Units per Acre)
R-E (Rural Estates
Residential)- Clark
County

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

C-V (Civic)

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

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DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title 19.06 and the approved Site Development Plan Review SDR-13852, the
following development standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Provided
Compliance
Max. Number of Lots
49
49
Y
Min. Lot Size
14,581 SF
14,581 SF
Y
Min. Lot Width
90 feet
90 feet
Y
Min. Setbacks
20 feet
Y
18 feet to garage
x Front
Y
15 feet to dwelling
19 feet
Y
5 feet
10 feet
x Side
Y
10
feet
10
feet
x Corner
Y
25 feet
25 feet
x Rear
Max Lot Coverage (House Only)
50%
50%
Y
Accessory Structure Standards:
Standard
Max. Size
Min. Lot Width
Min. Setbacks
x Side
x Rear
x Between Accessory Structure and House
Max Lot Coverage (Accessory Structure)

Required/Allowed
810 SF
90 feet
5 feet
5 feet
6 feet
50% of rear and side yards

Pursuant to SDR-13852, the following standards apply:


Landscaping and Open Space Standards
Required
Provided
Standards
Ratio
Trees
Buffer Trees:
1 Tree / 30 Linear Feet
39 Trees
39 Trees
x East
TOTAL PERIMETER TREES
39 Trees
39 Trees
LANDSCAPE BUFFER WIDTHS
Min. Zone Width
6 Feet
20 Feet
x East
Up to 4 feet retaining; up to 6 feet
4 feet retaining; 6
Wall Height
screening
feet screening

Compliance

Y
Y

Y
Y

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Street Name
Coke Street

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)
N/A

Governing Document
N/A

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)
60 Feet

Compliance
with Street
Section
N/A

Pursuant to Title 19.08 and 19.12, the following parking standards apply:
Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross Floor
Parking
Parking
Area or
Use
Parking
HandiHandiNumber of
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
Units
Single Family,
2 Spaces
49 Units
98
Detached
per Unit
98
98
Y
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED

ANALYSIS
The applicant is adding three new home models to the eight already approved. The 11 models all
have several options that buyers can choose from that will further the executive feel of the
community. The proposed accessory structure options meet the established setbacks on all 49
lots. Accessory Structures could include a garage, pool house, casita or game room. Additional
architectural details and features are included on all 11 models in order to further the executive
nature of the subdivision.
The proposed development standards for Accessory Structures would be as follows:
Standards for Accessory Structures
Min. Setbacks
x Side
x Rear
Minimum Separation from House
Max Size
Maximum coverage

Required
5 feet
5 feet
6 feet
810 square feet
50% of rear and side yards

Not all homes will have accessory structures, but when a buyer chooses one, it will have to meet
the minimum standards adopted with this proposal.
The overall aesthetic of the development will not change with these additional options and all
design standards established with the original approval will continue to be met. Staff supports
the request.

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FINDINGS (SDR-60341)
In order to approve a Site Development Plan application, per Title 19.16.100(E) the following shall
be affirmed:
1.

The proposed development is compatible with adjacent development and


development in the area;
The proposed revisions are compatible with the original approved Site Development Plan
Review, the adjacent single-family developments and Floyd Lamb Park.

2.

The proposed development is consistent with the General Plan, this Title, the Design
Standards Manual, the Landscape, Wall and Buffer Standards, and other dulyadopted city plans, policies and standards;
The revisions will not change the compatibility of the development with adjacent land uses
and will remain consistent with the General Plan, Title 19 and all other city plans, policies
and standards.

3.

Site access and circulation do not negatively impact adjacent roadways or


neighborhood traffic;
Access to the project will remain via a 39-foot private street off Coke Street, a 60-foot
public right-of-way and will not have a negative impact on adjacent roadways or
neighborhood traffic.

4.

Building and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and for the City;
Building and landscape materials have not changed from the originally approved Site
Development Plan Review and remain appropriate for the area.
5.
Building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic
features are not unsightly, undesirable, or obnoxious in appearance; create an
orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment; and are harmonious and compatible
with development in the area;
The architectural aesthetic will remain as one-story, executive level development. A
variety of styles, such as Spanish Colonial, Italianate and Tuscan will be offered. As a
result, this project will be aesthetically pleasing and harmonious and compatible with the
area.

6.

Appropriate measures are taken to secure and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare.

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The proposed revisions will not compromise the public health, safety or general welfare
and are subject to inspections via the permit process.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

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APPROVALS

PROTESTS

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SDR-60341 [PRJ-60303] - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW - APPLICANT/OWNER: WILLIAM LYON


HOMES INC
210 FEET NORTH OF RACEL STREET
07/28/15

SDR-60341 [PRJ-60303] - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW - APPLICANT/OWNER: WILLIAM LYON


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Agenda Item No.: 17.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SDR-60357 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT:
THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION - OWNER: CITY OF LAS VEGAS - For possible action on a
request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR TWO PROPOSED BUILDINGS WITH A
TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF 29,654 SQUARE FEET AT AN EXISTING ANIMAL HOSPITAL,
CLINIC, OR SHELTER (WITH OUTSIDE PENS) on 8.39 acres at 655 North Mojave Road
(APN 139-25-405-008), C-V (Civic) Zone, Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-60302]. Staff recommends
APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter

SDR-60357 [PRJ-60302]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT: THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION OWNER: CITY
OF LAS VEGAS

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
SDR-60357

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

SDR-60357 CONDITIONS
Planning

1.

Conformance to the approved conditions for Site Development Plan Review (SDR-3275),
except as amended herein.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All development shall be in conformance with the site plan, landscape plan, and building
elevations, date stamped 07/23/15 except as amended by conditions herein.

4.

The three existing temporary buildings included in Site Development Plan Review (SDR43702) shall be removed within one year after the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy
for the Animal Adoption building included in this review. A demolition permit is required.

5.

Any changes based upon right-of-way, traffic or drainage studies or street improvements
required by the city or public utilities shall not reduce the widths of perimeter landscape
buffers, height of walls or quantities of plant materials from that on submitted landscape
plans date stamped 07/23/15. Any changes based upon subsequently submitted studies
must be accommodated elsewhere on the site.
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6.

Site and building signage is approved as depicted in the site plan and elevations date
stamped 07/23/15. Building permits are required for all signage, pursuant to Title 19 and
the Department of Building and Safety.

7.

Prior to occupancy, all necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections
shall be completed in compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department
of Building and Safety.

8.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

9.

A fully operational fire protection system, including fire apparatus roads, fire hydrants and
water supply, shall be installed and shall be functioning prior to construction of any
combustible structures.

10. All trash enclosures shall conform to the requirements of Title 19.08.
11. All mechanical equipment, air conditioners and trash areas shall be fully screened in views
from the abutting streets.
12. All utility boxes exceeding 27 cubic feet in size shall meet the standards of LVMC Title
19.08.040.
13. Parking lot lighting standards shall be no more than 30 feet in height and shall utilize
downward-directed lights with full cut-off luminaries. Lighting on the exterior of buildings
shall be shielded and shall be downward-directed. Non-residential property lighting shall
be directed away from residential property or screened, and shall not create fugitive
lighting on adjacent properties.
14. Prior to the submittal of a building permit application, the applicant shall meet with
Department of Planning Department staff to develop a comprehensive address plan for the
subject site. A copy of the approved address plan shall be submitted with any future
building permit applications related to the site.
15. All City Code requirements and design standards of all City Departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

Public Works
16.

Correct all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) deficiencies on the sidewalks adjacent
to this site in accordance with code requirements of Title 13.56.040, if any, to the
satisfaction of the City Engineer concurrent with development of this site.

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17. Landscape and maintain all unimproved rights-of-way adjacent to this site. All landscaping
and private improvements installed with this project shall be situated and maintained so as
to not create sight visibility obstructions for vehicular traffic at all development access
drives and abutting street intersections.
18. An Update to the previously approved Drainage Plan and Technical Drainage Study must
be submitted to and approved by the Department of Public Works prior to the issuance of
any grading or building permits, submittal of construction drawings or the submittal of a
Final Map for this site, whichever may occur first. Provide and improve all drainageways
as recommended in the approved drainage plan/study.

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** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The 8.39-acre subject site contains a 47,778 square-foot Animal Shelter building, 22 dog
adoption bungalows totaling 29,920 square feet, and three modular buildings totaling 7,660
square feet. The applicant proposes to construct two additional detached buildings totaling
29,654 square feet to the existing Animal Shelter campus at 655 North Mojave Road. The
proposed buildings will contain animal adoption services, administrative offices, a veterinary
technology training center and central plant. Also proposed is a 1,190 square-foot barn east of
the existing dog adoption bungalows. The three modular buildings located at the northwest
corner of the subject site would be replaced with this proposal and removed for an expanded
parking lot. A new monument sign is proposed along the Mojave Road frontage and incidental
signs are proposed within the interior of the site to provide direction and identification. A plaza
area is provided adjacent to the new main building. As the development proposed is compatible
in appearance and function with the existing development on the site and with adjacent
properties, staff recommends approval with conditions. If denied, the site would still be subject
to development according to the previously approved Site Development Plan Review (SDR3275).

ISSUES
x

x
x
x

The site currently contains three modular buildings located at the northwest corner of the
subject site. The three buildings total 7,660 square feet and were approved through Site
Development Plan Review (SDR-43702). These buildings shall be removed within one year
after completion of the Animal Adoption building proposed as part of this review.
No Waivers or exceptions are required for landscaping on the site. Perimeter landscaping
shall adhere to the previously approved landscape plan, except as noted (the result of a
proposed additional driveway).
Six new signs are proposed as part of the proposed development. They must be reviewed
and approved through this application before building permits can be issued for their
construction and placement.
No building permits for new structures will be issued unless permits for all existing structures
on the site have been issued, final inspections approved and certificates of occupancy have
been issued. Building permits are required for all structures, including but not limited to,
buildings, walls, trash enclosures, signage, the addition of electrical or plumbing components
and the demolition of existing structures.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City of Las Vegas Planning & Development staff administratively
approved a Site Development Plan Review (SD-0015-97) for a 34,000 square09/23/97
foot Animal Shelter on 2.02 acres adjacent to the southwest corner of Mojave
Road and Harris Avenue.
The City Council approved a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-3275) for
a proposed Animal Shelter and Veterinary Complex on 9.5 acres adjacent to
01/07/04
the southwest corner of Harris Avenue and Mojave Road. The Planning
Commission and staff recommended approval of this request.
The City Council approved a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-6883) for
Temporary Structures for an Animal Shelter on 8.39 acres adjacent to the
08/17/05
southwest corner of Mojave Road and Harris Avenue. The Planning
Commission and staff recommended approval of this request.
The City Council approved a One-Year Required Review (RQR-14476) of an
approved Site Development Plan Review (SDR-6883) which allowed
11/01/06
Temporary Structures for an Animal Shelter on 8.39 acres at the southwest
corner of Mojave Road and Harris Avenue. The Planning Commission and
staff recommended denial of this request.
The City Council approved a Review of Condition (ROC-17677) for
Condition Number 1 of an approved Site Development Plan Review (SDR6883) to allow a temporary tent located on the corner of Harris Street and
12/20/06
Manning Street to be allowed to remain for two additional years on 8.39 acres
at the southwest corner of Mojave Road and Harris Avenue. Staff
recommended approval of this request.
The City Council struck a request for a Site Development Plan Review (SDR20124) for an existing 1,900 square-foot Veterinary School, a 4,116 squarefoot Animal Shelter, a 1,900 square-foot Office and a proposed Barn and
05/16/07
Restroom Facility on 8.39 acres adjacent to the southwest corner of Harris
Avenue and Mojave Road.
The Planning Commission and staff
recommended approval of this request.
The City Council approved a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-31744)
for an existing 1,400 square-foot veterinary school, an existing 1,900 squarefoot office, an existing 4,116 square-foot cat facility and a proposed 2,800
01/21/09
square-foot spay/neuter clinic on 8.39 acres at the southwest corner of Mojave
Road and Harris Avenue. The Planning Commission and staff recommended
approval. The approval expired 01/21/11.
A Code Enforcement case (80879) was processed for construction near the
08/17/09
dog adoption kennels without permits. The case was resolved 08/19/09.

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Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc


The City Council approved a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-43702)
for three existing temporary structures on the subject site located along Harris
Avenue. Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.
The City Council approved a Special Use Permit (SUP-43703) for a
cemetery/mausoleum (animals) at an existing animal hospital, clinic or shelter
(with outside pens) at 655 North Mojave Road. The Planning Commission
and staff recommended approval.
01/18/12
The City Council approved a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-43704)
for two proposed buildings with a total floor area of 28,495 square feet at an
existing animal hospital, clinic or shelter (with outside pens) at 655 North
Mojave Road. The Planning Commission and staff recommended approval. A
condition of approval was included requiring removal of the temporary
structures approved by Site Development Plan Review (SDR-43702) one year
after the two permanent buildings were constructed under this review.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


N/A
There has been no change in ownership on the subject property.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


A business license (G99-00005) was issued for an Animal Shelter at 655
02/11/98
North Mojave Road. The license is still active.
A building permit (#00012474) was issued for a new building at 655 North
06/30/00
Mojave Road. The permit received final approval on 12/20/00.
A building permit (#00012475) was issued for onsite improvements at 655
06/30/00
North Mojave Road. The permit received final approval 01/12/01.
A building permit (#00019517) was issued for a trash enclosure and walls at
10/23/00
655 North Mojave Road. The permit received final approval 11/01/00.
A building permit (#01000727) was issued for a sign at 655 North Mojave
01/16/01
Road. The permit received final approval on 02/27/01.
A building permit (#04019189) was issued for a utility closet at 3000 Harris
08/20/04
Avenue. The permit received final approval 06/21/05.
A building permit (#04019175) was issued for onsite/hardscape
improvements at 3000 Harris Avenue. The permit has not yet received final
08/20/04
approval.
Building permits were issued for a new Kennel Building 1 (#04019178) and
Kennel Building 2 (#04019179) at 3000 Harris Avenue. The permits received
08/20/04
final approval on 09/23/05 and 09/16/05.

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Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


Building permits were issued for Kennel Buildings 3 through 11 (#04019180
through #04019188) at 3000 Harris Avenue. The permits received final
08/20/04
approval on 09/09/05.
Building permits were issued for onsite/hardscape improvements
03/17/05
(#05001671) and for a building addition (#05001670) for an Animal Shelter
at 655 North Mojave Road. The permits received final approval on 03/21/06.
A building permit (#05001669) was issued for a barn animal shelter at 3000
03/17/05
Harris Avenue. The permit expired and was placed on hold on 09/17/05.
A building permit (#05002193) was issued for onsite improvements for a
wetlands project at 3000 Harris Avenue. The permit did not have a final
04/13/05
inspection.
A building permit (41873) was issued for a wall/fence at 655 North Mojave
05/26/05
Road. The permit did not have a final inspection and expired 12/29/05.
A building permit (#05008740) was issued for a temporary classroom trailer
12/13/05
building at 655 North Mojave Road. The permit did not have a final
inspection.
A building permit (#226681) was issued for an interior partition wall at 655
12/27/12
North Mojave Road. The permit received a final inspection on 01/31/13.
A building permit (#204790) was issued for a 2,160 square-foot modular
building at the northwest corner of 655 North Mojave Road. The permit
received a final inspection on 12/09/13.
A building permit (#204791) was issued for a 1,440 square-foot modular
03/20/12
building at the northwest corner of 655 North Mojave Road. The permit
received a final inspection on 08/29/12.
A building permit (#205904) was issued for a 4,060 square-foot tent structure
at the northwest corner of 655 North Mojave Road. The permit received a
final inspection on 09/05/12.

Pre-Application Meeting
Staff met with the applicant and discussed the need for a Site Development
07/20/15
Plan Review application for this proposed project.

Neighborhood Meeting
No neighborhood meeting was required, nor was one held.

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Field Check

07/30/15

During a staff field inspection, the following items were noted:


x The site consists of an existing Animal Shelter in a maintained
condition with numerous buildings for various functions of the
operation.
x Three modular buildings are located to the rear of the site along Harris
Avenue.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
8.39

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property
North
South

East
West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Animal Shelter
Government Facility
(Fire Station)
Government Facility
Shopping Center
Government Facility
(Maintenance and
Storage Yard)
Multi-Family
Residential

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
PF (Public Facilities)

Existing Zoning District


C-V (Civic)

PF (Public Facilities)

C-V (Civic)

PF (Public Facilities)
SC (Service
Commercial)

C-V (Civic)
C-1 (Limited
Commercial)

PF (Public Facilities)

C-V (Civic)

M (Medium Density
Residential)

R-3 (Medium Density


Residential)

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
C-V (Civic) District
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

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DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to 19.10.020 and SDR-3275, the following standards apply:
Standard
Provided
Min. Lot Size
8.39 acres
Min. Lot Width
602 Feet
Min. Setbacks
x Front (Mojave Road)
20 Feet (Existing)
x Side
0 Feet
x Corner (Harris Avenue)
119 Feet
x Rear
29 Feet
Max. Lot Coverage
29 %
Max. Building Height
50 Feet
Trash Enclosure
2 Existing, None proposed
Mech. Equipment
Parapet screened

Pursuant to Title 19.08 and SDR-3275, the following standards apply:


Landscaping and Open Space Standards
Required
Standards
Ratio
Trees
Buffer Trees:
x North
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
10 Trees
x West
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
13 Trees
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
13 Trees
x East
TOTAL PERIMETER TREES
33 Trees
1 Tree / 6 Uncovered
Parking Area Trees
31 Trees
Spaces, plus 1 tree at the
end of each row of spaces
LANDSCAPE BUFFER WIDTHS
Min. Zone Width
x North
8 Feet
x West
10 Feet
8 Feet
x East
Wall Height

6 to 8 Feet Adjacent to Residential

Provided

Compliance

22 Trees
15 Trees
13 Trees
50 Trees

Y
Y
Y
Y

40 Trees

8 Feet
16 Feet
8 Feet
Existing 8
wall on west
PL

Y
Y
Y
Y

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Street Name

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)

Mojave Road

Primary Arterial

Harris Avenue

Collector

Governing Document
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)

Compliance
with Street
Section

100

60

Pursuant to Title 19.10 and 19.12, the following parking standards apply:
Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross Floor
Parking
Parking
Area or
Use
Parking
HandiHandiNumber of
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
Units
One space
for every 2
Animal
134 on-duty
on-duty
Hospital,
employees,
employees,
Clinic, or
6 doctors
plus 1 space
77
Shelter (with
and 4 exam
per doctor
Outside Pens)
rooms
and 1 space
per exam
room
77
148
Y
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
73
4
142
6
Y
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required

Monument Signs: [Sign Type A Mojave Road Frontage]


Standards (C-V)
Allowed
1 / Street frontage
Maximum Number
1 total
Maximum Area
75 SF
Maximum Height
10 Feet
Minimum Setback
5 Feet
Residential
Protection

EMU, animated/flashing prohibited


within 200 feet of residential zone
unless not visible

Illumination

Internal and External

Provided
1 total
137 SF (approx.)
25 Feet
6 Feet
No EMU, animation or flashing
proposed. Sign is more than 200 feet
away from residentially zoned
property
Not indicated

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Directional Signs: [Sign Type B Harris Frontage (Main Entry Directory)]


Standards (C-V)
Allowed
Provided
2 / Driveway
Maximum Number
1 total
4 total
12 SF (no more than 50% to include
180 SF (approx.) approx. 25% is
Maximum Area
name/logo)
name/logo
Maximum Height
7 Feet
14 Feet
Minimum Setback
5 Feet from any property line
69 Feet from north property line
Illumination
Internal only
Non-illuminated
Non-Directional Signs: [Sign Type C Animal Adoption/Public Clinic/Lost and Found]
Standards (C-V)
Allowed
Provided
Maximum Number
No Limit
3 total
4 SF if set back less than 30 feet
from public ROW
125 SF (approx.) approx. 50% is
9 SF if set back 30 or more feet from
logo
Maximum Area
public ROW
All signs are set back greater than 30
(no more than 25% to include
feet
name/logo)
Maximum Height
7 Feet
25 Feet
Minimum Setback
5 Feet from any property line
55 Feet from east property line
Illumination
No illumination
Non-illuminated
ANALYSIS
The site is located within a C-V (Civic) District, in which development standards may be
proposed that ensure compatibility of the development with existing and planned development in
the surrounding area. The development standards for this site were established by the previously
approved and exercised Site Development Plan Review (SDR-3275). The subject site contains a
47,778 square-foot Animal Shelter building, 22 dog adoption bungalows totaling 29,920 square
feet, and three modular buildings totaling 7,660 square feet. The applicant proposes to construct
two additional detached buildings totaling 29,654 square feet to the existing Animal Shelter
campus at 655 North Mojave Road. The proposed buildings will contain animal adoption
services, administrative offices, a veterinary technology training center and central plant. Also
proposed is a 1,190 square-foot barn east of the existing dog adoption bungalows. The three
modular buildings located at the northwest corner of the subject site would be replaced with this
proposal and removed to make room for an expanded parking lot.
The proposed setbacks, lot coverage and maximum building height will be harmonious and
compatible with existing residential development to the west and public facilities to the north,
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development standards. Perimeter landscape buffers on the site were approved as part of Site
Development Plan Review (SDR-3275). The north perimeter buffer has been altered from the
approved plan to close an existing driveway located at the northeast corner of the site and add a
driveway along Harris Avenue at the northwest corner. However, the number of trees along
Harris Avenue has increased from the original plan. As such, no waivers or exceptions are
necessary.
The 1,190 square-foot accessory barn proposed at the south side of the proposed building near
the existing dog adoption bungalows is appropriately placed on the site and will not have any
adverse impact on the public facility site to the south.
New signage is proposed along Mojave Road, at the parking lot entrance from Harris Avenue,
and at three locations near the existing and proposed building entrances. Per Title 19.10.110,
sign standards in the C-V District shall be the same as those for the P-O (Professional Office)
District, unless approved as part of a Site Development Plan Review application. The signs
proposed do not conform to the P-O District standards, but are appropriate for this facility and
would not adversely impact adjacent properties. If approved, proposed signage shall require the
issuance of a building permit prior to installation, pursuant to Title 19 and the requirements of
the Department of Building and Safety.
The proposed development will complement the existing development on the site and be
compatible with residential and public facility uses on adjacent properties. Staff therefore
recommends approval of the Site Development Plan Review, with conditions.

FINDINGS (SDR-60357)
In order to approve a Site Development Plan Review application, per Title 19.16.100(E) the
Planning Commission and/or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed development is compatible with adjacent development and


development in the area;
The proposed development is compatible in appearance and function with the existing
development on the site and with residential and public facility uses on adjacent properties.

2.

The proposed development is consistent with the General Plan, this Title, the Design
Standards Manual, the Landscape, Wall and Buffer Standards, and other dulyadopted city plans, policies and standards;
The 8.39-acre site is located within the C-V (Civic) District and is subject to development
standards both approved through the previous Site Development Plan Review and
proposed through this review. The development as proposed is consistent with the
previously approved standards.
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3.

Site access and circulation do not negatively impact adjacent roadways or


neighborhood traffic;
A new driveway is proposed along Harris Avenue that will provide better circulation
around the proposed parking lot and add to the existing access to the east. The Department
of Public Works indicates that Mojave Road is at about 21 percent of capacity and Harris
Avenue is at about seven percent of capacity, therefore, staff finds the impact to
neighborhood traffic should be minimal as a result of these changes.

4.

Building and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and for the City;
Building materials include textured concrete, metal trim and glass, which are appropriate
for this use and this area, which contains clusters of public facilities.

5.

Building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic


features are not unsightly, undesirable, or obnoxious in appearance; create an
orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment; and are harmonious and compatible
with development in the area;
The elevations contain varied rooflines, articulated walls and variation in materials and
colors that create a pleasant appearance. The elevations will be compatible with the
existing buildings on the site and with adjacent development.

6.

Appropriate measures are taken to secure and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare.
Development of the site is subject to all applicable codes, permitting and inspection,
thereby securing the public health, safety and general welfare.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

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APPROVALS

PROTESTS

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The Animal Foundation

655 N. Mojave Road


Proposed 30.844 thousand square foot animal hospital.
Traffic produced by proposed development:
Proposed Use

DESCRIPTION

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


AM Peak Hour

28.66
ANIMAL HOSPITAL/VETERINARY
CLINIC [1000 SF]

PM Peak Hour

30.844

4.08
4.72

Existing traffic on all nearby streets:


Mojave Road
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

7,182
575

Harris Avenue
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

1,087
87

Mojave Road
Harris Avenue

RATE/#
UNIT

TOTAL

884
126
146

Adjacent Street ADT Capacity


34,500
16,300

This project is expected to add about 884 trips per day on Mojave Rd. & Harris Ave. Currently, Mojave is at about 21
percent of capacity and Harris is at about 7 percent of capacity. With this project, Mojave is expected to be at about 23
percent of capacity and Harris to be at about 12 percent of capacity.
Based on Peak Hour use, this project will add about 146 trips in the peak hour, or about five every two minutes.
Note that this report assumes all traffic from this development uses all named streets.

SDR-60357 [PRJ-60302] - SITE DEVELOPMENT


FOUNDATION - OWNER: CITY OF LAS VEGAS
655 NORTH MOJAVE ROAD

PLAN

REVIEW

APPLICANT:

THE

07/30/15

ANIMAL

SDR-60357 [PRJ-60302] - SITE DEVELOPMENT


FOUNDATION - OWNER: CITY OF LAS VEGAS
655 NORTH MOJAVE ROAD

PLAN

REVIEW

APPLICANT:

THE

07/30/15

ANIMAL

SDR-60357 [PRJ-60302] - SITE DEVELOPMENT


FOUNDATION - OWNER: CITY OF LAS VEGAS
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Agenda Item No.: 18.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAC-60382 - VACATION - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: PULTE GROUP/PN II, INC.
- OWNER: CAPITAN WAY, LLC, ET AL - For possible action on a request for a Petition to
Vacate City of Las Vegas Public Sewer Easements in portions of Shangri La Night Court and
Angelic Dreams Court, generally located north of El Campo Grande Avenue and west of El
Capitan Way, Clark County [PRJ-60343]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter

VAC-60382 [PRJ-60343]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: - APPLICANT: PULTE GROUP/PN II, INC. - OWNER:
CAPITAN WAY, LLC, ET AL

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **
CASE
NUMBER
VAC-60382

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

VAC-60382 CONDITIONS
1.

The limits of this Petition of Vacation shall be the unused Public Sewer Easements on
Angelic Dreams Court and Shangri La Night Court granted over a portion of lots 5 through
12 of File 140, Page 19 of Plats.

2.

All public improvements, if any, adjacent to and in conflict with this vacation application
are to be modified, as necessary, at the applicant's expense prior to the recordation of an
Order of Vacation.

3.

The Order of Vacation shall not be recorded until all of the conditions of approval have
been met provided, however, the conditions requiring modification of public improvements
may be fulfilled for purposes of recordation by providing sufficient security for the
performance thereof in accordance with the Subdivision Ordinance of the City of Las
Vegas. City Staff is empowered to modify this application if necessary because of
technical concerns or because of other related review actions as long as current City rightof-way requirements are still complied with and the intent of the vacation application is not
changed. If applicable, a five foot wide easement for public streetlight and fire hydrant
purposes shall be retained on all vacation actions abutting public street corridors that will
remain dedicated and available for public use. Also, if applicable and where needed, public
easement corridors and sight visibility or other easements that would/should cross any
right-of-way.

4.

If the Order of Vacation is not recorded within one (1) year after approval by the City of
Las Vegas or an Extension of Time is not granted by the Director of Planning, then
approval will terminate and a new petition must be submitted.
MR

VAC-60382 [PRJ-60343]
Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **
The applicant is petitioning to vacate City of Las Vegas public sewer easements in portions of
Shangri La Night Court and Angelic Dreams Court, generally located north of El Campo Grande
Avenue and west of El Capitan Way. The subdivision and easements are located within
unincorporated Clark County in the northwest Interlocal Area, where County sewer service is not
provided. A map has been recorded, but all lots are unimproved. Vacation of the easements will
allow for remapping of the site such that internal access can be provided to the four lots to the
north of the current private streets serving the subdivision. Sewer easements will be dedicated
with the new map. As the easements are no longer needed in their current configuration and new
easements will be dedicated in the new configuration, staff recommends approval. If denied, the
existing easements would remain, but portions would not be located over private streets if the
subdivision were to be remapped as proposed.

ISSUES
x

The Petition to Vacate is needed in order to remap the existing subdivision and dedicate City
of Las Vegas sewer easements over the remapped streets.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.
The City Council approved a Sewer and Interlocal Contract (11148) with the
Clark County Water Reclamation District for property located north of El
05/03/06
Campo Grande Avenue between Campbell Drive and El Capitan Way. Staff
recommended approval.
The Clark County Planning Commission approved an Extension of Time of a
Waiver of Standards [WS-1995-04 (ET-0233-06)] for a 20-lot single-family
residential development on the north side of El Campo Grande Avenue,
approximately 331 feet west of the centerline of El Capitan Way.
09/21/06
The Clark County Planning Commission approved a Tentative Map (TM-33706) for a 20-lot single-family residential subdivision on the north side of El
Campo Grande Avenue, approximately 331 feet west of the centerline of El
Capitan Way. This map expunged a previously approved Tentative Map
(TM-578-04) on the same site.
A final map (NFM-0255-05) was recorded for a 20-lot single-family
residential subdivision on the north side of El Campo Grande Avenue,
06/02/08
approximately 331 feet west of the centerline of El Capitan Way (Book 140
Page 19 of Plats).

MR

VAC-60382 [PRJ-60343]
Staff Report Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.


The Planning Commission approved a Petition to Vacate (VAC-51634)
Public Sewer Easements in portion of Shangri La Night Court and Angelic
12/10/13
Dreams Court generally located north or El Campo Grande Avenue and west
of El Capitan Way. Staff recommended approval. This Vacation expired on
12/10/14.
Most Recent Change of Ownership
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership for APN 125-29-310-005.
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership for APN 125-29-310-006.
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership for APN 125-29-310-007.
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership for APN 125-29-310-008.
09/25/08
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership for APN 125-29-310-009.
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership for APN 125-29-310-010.
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership for APN 125-29-310-011.
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership for APN 125-29-310-012.
Pre-Application Meeting
A pre-application meeting was held with the applicant to discuss submittal
07/22/15
requirements for a Petition to Vacate City sewer easements within Clark
County.
Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required, nor was one held.
Field Check
07/30/15

The site is an undeveloped lot containing weeds and shrubs.

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
No Applicable Special Purpose or Overlay Districts
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
N/A
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

MR

VAC-60382 [PRJ-60343]
Staff Report Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

LEGAL DESCRIPTION
The subject property is generally described as follows:
A portion of a privately maintained public sewer easement as dedicated on portions of Lots 5, 6,
9 and 10 as shown on Book 140, Page 19 of Plats, on file in the Office of the County Recorder,
Clark County, Nevada, lying within the Northeast Quarter (NE) of the Southwest Quarter
(SW) of Section 29, Township 19 South, Range 60 East, M.D.M., in the County of Clark,
Nevada.
A portion of a privately maintained public sewer easement as dedicated on portions of Lots 7, 8,
11 and 12 as shown on Book 140, Page 19 of Plats, on file in the Office of the County Recorder,
Clark County, Nevada, lying within the Northeast Quarter (NE) of the Southwest Quarter
(SW) of Section 29, Township 19 South, Range 60 East, M.D.M., in the County of Clark,
Nevada.
ANALYSIS
Vacation of the subject easements will allow for full use of the properties without encumbrance
where portions of two cul-de-sac bulbs have previously been mapped. Through a separate future
Clark County mapping action, the easements will be relocated. Once remapped, the portions of the
existing easements that will remain on the private street will be retained, and public sewer
easements will be dedicated in a different configuration and location.
Public Works noted: The portions of Public Sewer Easements proposed to be vacated were granted
on File 140, Page 19 of Subdivision Plats on 06/02/2008. The previously proposed circular cul-desacs are being moved on lot north of their current locations. As such, the portion of the cul-de-sacs
that are not within the typical street cross-section must be vacated. Note that the ultimate location of
the additional public sewer easement will be granted on a future Amended Final Map, and Public
Works has no concerns with this vacation. This Vacation request should be sent to all utilities;
however, as no right-of-way is proposed to be vacated, and thus no franchise rights are involved, it
is not necessary to wait for responses from any of the public utilities.
This application was properly noticed and Southwest Gas (SWG) retuned the following comment:
SWG does not have existing or proposed facilities within the area proposed to be vacated, and has
no objection to the request for vacation as presented. For complete comments see attached letter
dated August 6, 2015.
FINDINGS (VAC-60382)
Staff has no objection to the vacation of these public sewer easements, as the easements are no
longer needed in their current configuration and new easements will be dedicated in the new culde-sac bulbs. Staff therefore recommends approval with conditions.
MR

VAC-60382 [PRJ-60343]
Staff Report Page Four
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

MR

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VAC-60382

VAC-60382 [PRJ-60343] - VACATION - APPLICANT: PULTE GROUP/PN II, INC. - OWNER: CAPITAN
WAY, LLC, ET AL
NORTH OF EL CAMPO GRANDE AVENUE AND WEST OF EL CAPITAN WAY
07/30/15

VAC-60382

Agenda Item No.: 19.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
DIR-60443 - DIRECTOR'S BUSINESS - For discussion and possible action on a presentation
regarding an update of the Americans with Disabilities Act compliance efforts and goals to
ensure continued accessibility for people with disabilities throughout the city. Staff has NO
RECOMMENDATION.
NO ACTION
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff has NO RECOMMENDATION
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
None

Agenda Item No.: 20.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
ABEYANCE - RENOTIFICATION - VAR-59491 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT: OVATION DEVELOPMENT - OWNER: THE G.E.S. FAMILY LIMITED
PARTNERSHIP - For possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW A ZERO-FOOT
SIDE YARD SETBACK WHERE 10 FEET IS REQUIRED, A 18-FOOT REAR YARD
SETBACK WHERE 20 FEET IS THE REQUIRED, A 16-FOOT TALL WALL ALONG A
PORTION OF THE FRONT PROPERTY LINE WHERE FIVE FEET (TOP THREE FEET
50% OPEN) IS REQUIRED AND TO ALLOW 16-FOOT TALL WALL ALONG THE EAST
PROPERTY LINE WHERE EIGHT FEET IS THE MAXIMUM ALLOWED at the southeast
corner of Vegas Drive and Rock Springs Drive (APN 138-27-501-001), C-1 (Limited
Commercial) Zone, Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-59369]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

80

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps - VAR-59491, SUP-59492 and SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]
2. Conditions and Staff Report - VAR-59491, SUP-59492 and SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]
3. Supporting Documentation - VAR-59491, SUP-59492 and SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]
4. Photo(s) - VAR-59491, SUP-59492 and SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]
5. Justification Letter - VAR-59491, SUP-59492 and SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]
6. Occupancy Statistics/Graphs and Protest Petition for VAR-59491, SUP-59492 and SDR59494 [PRJ-59369] and Protest/Support Postcards for VAR-59491 and SUP-59492 [PRJ-59369]

VAR-59491, SUP-59492 & SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT: OVATION DEVELOPMENT - OWNER: THE
G.E.S. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER

RECOMMENDATION

VAR-59491

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

SUP-59492

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

SDR-59494

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

VAR-59491
VAR-59491
SUP-59494

** CONDITIONS **

VAR-59491 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Site Development Plan
Review (SDR-59494) shall be required, if approved.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

4.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

5.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

JB

VAR-59491, SUP-59492 & SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]


Conditions Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

SUP-59492 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for a Senior Citizen
Apartments use.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

4.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

5.

This business shall operate in conformance to Chapter 6.50 of the City of Las Vegas
Municipal Code.

6.

Sign and record a deed restriction with language determined to be satisfactory by the City
Attorney which restricts the use of the site to an age-restricted community for those persons
55 years of age or older, to the full extent of the law.

7.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

SDR-59494 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

2.

All development shall be in conformance with the site plan, landscape plan date stamped
08/26/15 and building elevations date stamped 08/12/15 (*revised elevations for building
#3 are date stamped 08/26/15), except as amended by conditions herein.

JB

VAR-59491, SUP-59492 & SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]


Conditions Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

3.

A Waiver from Title 19.08.070 is hereby approved, to allow an eight-foot landscape buffer
on a portion of the north property line where 15 feet is the minimum required and a zerofoot landscape buffer on the east property line where 8 feet is the minimum required.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

6.

The applicant shall coordinate with the City Surveyor and other city staff to determine the
most appropriate mapping action necessary to consolidate the existing lots. The mapping
action shall be completed and recorded prior to the issuance of any building permits.

7.

A technical landscape plan, signed and sealed by a Registered Architect, Landscape


Architect, Residential Designer or Civil Engineer, must be submitted prior to or at the same
time application is made for a building permit. A permanent underground sprinkler system
is required, and shall be permanently maintained in a satisfactory manner; the landscape
plan shall include irrigation specifications. Installed landscaping shall not impede visibility
of any traffic control device. The technical landscape plan shall include the following
changes from the conceptual landscape plan. The applicant shall replace the proposed 24inch box trees in the southern landscaping buffer with shrubs in order to prevent tree roots
from compromising the existing drainage pipe located in the drainage easement adjacent to
the southern property line.

8.

Prior to or at the time of submittal for any building permit, the applicant shall provide
written verification by the FAA and/or the Clark County Department of Aviation of the
following:
a.
Applicant is required to file a valid FAA Form 7460-1, "Notice of Proposed
Construction or Alteration" with the FAA, in accordance with 14 CFR Part 77,
or submit to the Clark County Director of Aviation a Property Owners
Shielding Determination Statement and request written concurrence from the
Clark County Department of Aviation;
b. No Building Permit or other construction permit shall be issued for any
structure greater than 35 feet above the surface of land that, based upon the
FAAs 7460 airspace determination (the outcome of filing the FAA Form 74601) would (a) constitute a hazard to air navigation, (b) would result in an increase
to minimum flight altitudes during any phase of flight (unless approved by the
Department of Aviation), or (c) would otherwise be determined to pose a
significant adverse impact on airport or aircraft operations.
c.
Applicant is advised that FAAs airspace determinations are dependent on
petitions by any interested party and the height that will not present a hazard as
determined by the FAA may change based on these comments.
JB

VAR-59491, SUP-59492 & SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]


Conditions Page Four
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

d.

9.

Applicant is advised that the FAAs airspace determinations include expiration


dates and that the separate airspace determinations will be needed for
construction cranes or other temporary equipment.

A fully operational fire protection system, including fire apparatus roads, fire hydrants and
water supply, shall be installed and shall be functioning prior to construction of any
combustible structures.

10. The applicant shall remove the existing Off-Premise Sign (Billboard) located on the
northeast corner of the subject site as the existing Off-Premise Sign (Billboard) is not
compatible with the proposed Senior Citizen Apartments land use.
11. All City Code requirements and design standards of all City Departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.
Public Works
12. Dedicate 30 feet of right-of-way adjacent to this site for Rock Springs Drive where such
does not exist.
13.

Construct all half-street improvements on Rock Springs Drive to match existing


improvements to the north and south meeting current City Standards concurrent with on
site development activities. All existing paving damaged or removed by this development
shall be restored at its original location and to its original width concurrent with
development of this site

14. Landscape and maintain all unimproved rights-of-way, if any, adjacent to this site. All
landscaping and private improvements installed with this project shall be situated and
maintained so as to not create sight visibility obstructions for vehicular traffic at all
development access drives and abutting street intersections.
15. Meet with the Fire Protection Engineering Section of the Department of Fire Services to
discuss fire requirements for the proposed use of this facility. The design and layout of all
onsite private circulation and access drives shall meet the approval of the Department of
Fire Services.
16. Obtain an Occupancy Permit from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) for
all private improvements (sound walls) in the Vegas Drive and US-95 public rights-of-way,
if any, adjacent to this site prior to constructing any improvements within NDOT
jurisdiction.

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17. A Drainage Plan and Technical Drainage Study must be submitted to and approved by the
Department of Public Works prior to the issuance of any building or grading permits or
submittal of any construction drawings, whichever may occur first. Provide and improve
all drainageways recommended in the approved drainage plan/study. The developer of this
site shall be responsible to construct such neighborhood or local drainage facility
improvements as are recommended by the City of Las Vegas Neighborhood Drainage
Studies and approved Drainage Plan/Study concurrent with development of this site.

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** STAFF REPORT **
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This is a request for a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-59494) and Special Use Permit
(SUP-59492) for a proposed 227-unit Senior Citizens Apartments use with a Waivers to allow an
eight-foot landscape buffer on a portion of the north property line and a zero-foot landscape
buffer on the east property line where 15 feet is the minimum required on 7.09 acres at the
southeast corner of Vegas Drive and Rock Springs Drive.
In addition to these applications, the applicant has also submitted a request for a Variance (VAR59491) to allow a zero-foot side yard setback where 10 feet is required, a 18-foot rear yard
setback where 20 feet is the required, a 16-foot tall wall along a portion of the front property line
where five feet (top three feet 50% open) is required and to allow 16-foot tall wall along the east
property line where eight feet is the maximum allowed. Staff has determined the proposed
project is compatible with surrounding development in the area, and the requested landscaping
Waiver will have a minimal negative impact to the surrounding residential development to the
north, west and south. Therefore, staff is recommends approval of this project with conditions.
On August 12th and 26th the applicant submitted revised plans for the proposed site which
reduced the overall unit count for the proposed development from 230 units to 227 units and reoriented the proposed buildings location on the subject site. The proposed changes to the
submitted plans resulted in the re-notification of the requested Variance, Special Use Permit and
Site Development Plan Review. The revised plans increased the height of building #1 from two
stories (27.91) to three stories (38.66). Additionally, residential units were placed along the
northern and eastern perimeter of the subject site. The re-orientation of building on-site triggered
the need to re-notify the requested Variance to include a zero-foot side yard setback where 10
feet is required and an 18-foot rear yard setback where 20 feet is the required. Also, the
requested Site Development Plan Review was modified to include the modified to reduce the
unit count to 227-units and add an additional Waiver to allow a zero-foot landscape buffer on the
east property line where 15 feet is the minimum required. Additionally, the submitted Special
Use Permit was also re-notified to show the reduced unit count for the proposed development.
ISSUES
x
x

A Waiver is required to allow an eight-foot landscape buffer on a portion of the north


property line and a zero-foot landscape buffer on the east property line where 15 feet is the
minimum required.
The Senior Citizens Apartments use is permitted in the C-1 (Limited Commercial) zoning
district with the approval of a Special Use Permit (SUP-59492). The applicant has requested
a Waiver to allow no ground-level non-residential development and apartments located on
the ground floor.
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A Variance (VAR-59491) is required to allow a zero-foot side yard setback where 10 feet is
required, a 18-foot rear yard setback where 20 feet is the required, a 16-foot tall wall along a
portion of the front property line where five feet (top three feet 50% open) is required and to
allow 16-foot tall wall along the east property line where eight feet is the maximum allowed.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council approved a request for a Rezoning (Z-0074-84) from N-U
(Non-Urban) to C-1 (Limited Commercial) on the property located at 1459
11/21/84
Rocks Springs Drive. The Planning Commission recommended approval of
the request.
The City Council approved a request for a Special Use Permit (U-0065-92) to
05/20/92
allow a 55-foot high, 14-foot by 48-foot Off-Premise sign on the property
located at 1459 Rocks Springs Drive.
The City Council approved a request for a Five-Year Review on an approved
Special Use Permit [U-0065-92 (1)] for a 55-foot high, 14-foot by 48-foot
05/27/97
Off-Premise Sign on the property located at 1459 Rocks Springs Drive. The
Board of Zoning Adjustment recommended denial of the request.
The City Council approved a request for a Five Year Review of an approved
Special Use Permit [U-0065-92 (2) which allowed a 55-foot high, 14-foot by
06/19/02
48-foot Off-Premise sign on the property located at 1459 Rock Springs Drive.
The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request.
The City Council approved a request for Required Review (RQR-21508) of
an approved Special Use Permit (U-0065-92) which allowed a 55-foot high,
08/01/07
14-foot by 48-foot Off-Premise Sign on the property located at 1459 Rock
Springs Drive. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the
request on 06/28/07.
The City Council approved a request for Required Review (RQR-34975) of
an approved Special Use Permit (U-0065-92) which allowed a 55-foot high,
14-foot by 48-foot Off-Premise Sign on the property located at 1459 Rock
10/07/09
Springs Drive. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the
request on 08/27/09.
The Planning and Development administratively approved a request for a
Minor Site Development Plan Review (SDR-38604) to install a 9.6-foot by 507/29/10
foot embellishment on an existing 14-foot by 48-foot Off-Premise Sign
located at 6915 Vegas Drive.
The City Council approved a request for Required Review (RQR-45616) of
an approved Special Use Permit (U-0065-92) which allowed a 55-foot high,
10/03/12
14-foot by 48-foot Off-Premise Sign on the property located at 1459 Rock
Springs Drive.
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Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc


The City Council will hear a request for Required Review (RQR-58977) of an
approved Special Use Permit (U-0065-92) which allowed a 55-foot high, 1409/16/15
foot by 48-foot Off-Premise Sign on the property located at 1459 Rock
Springs Drive.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


01/11/93
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


A building permit (#92154741) was issued for the subject sign located at 1459
07/29/92
Rock Springs Drive. The permit was finalized on 08/21/92.
A building permit (#92167042) was issued for illumination the subject sign
11/13/92
located at 1459 Rock Springs Drive. The permit was finalized on 11/24/92.
A Code Enforcement case (#6815) was processed for trash and debris on an
undeveloped lot located on the southeast corner of Rock Springs Drive and
11/17/03
Vegas Drive. The case was resolved on 02/12/04.
A Code Enforcement case (#29588) was processed for trash and debris on an
undeveloped lot located on the southeast corner of Rock Springs Drive and
05/04/05
Vegas Drive. The case was resolved on 07/15/05.
A Code Enforcement case (#36390) was processed to repair and replace a
damaged chain-link fence on an undeveloped lot located on the southeast
11/17/05
corner of Rock Springs Drive and Vegas Drive. The case was resolved on
03/09/06.
A Code Enforcement case (#84465) was processed for trash and debris on an
undeveloped lot located at 1459 Rock Springs Drive. The case was resolved
12/01/09
on 12/03/09.

Pre-Application Meeting
A pre-application meeting was conducted with the applicant to go over the
application materials and submittal requirements for a Site Development Plan
05/20/15
Review, Special Use Permit and Variance for a proposed Senior Citizen
Apartments use.

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Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting was held at the location of 3150 North Buffalo
Drive at 5:30pm to discuss the proposed Variance, Special Use Permit and
Site Development Plan Review for a proposed 230-unit Senior Citizen
Apartments use located on the southeast corner of Vegas Drive and Rock
Springs Drive, Assessors Parcel 138-27-501-001.

06/22/15

There were thirteen (13) members of the public that attended the meeting, the
following concerns were raised:
1. Will this project allow Section 8 and will vouchers be accepted?
a. The applicant indicated this project is not intended to be
utilized as affordable housing, and that prices of the units will
not be reduced for individual residents. However, they will
allow residents to submit vouchers as long as the remainder of
the rent is paid.
2. Concerns were raised regarding the proposed density of the
development?
a. The applicant indicated that traffic counts for Senior Citizen
Apartments are much lower than other more intense land uses
allowed within the C-1 (Limited Commercial) zoning district.
They also indicated that the proposed project is providing more
parking on-site than is required by code requirements.
3. Concerns were raised regarding site security and wall height because
of the High School children in close proximity to the site.
a. The applicant went over the proposed wall heights for the
property and indicated this was a gated community accessed
through key cards.
4. How will the view sheds from the Rainbow Manor Apartments
(located south of the subject site) be changed looking north towards
Vegas Drive?
a. The applicant indicated that view sheds are not a protected
right. They also explained the architectural features and
elevations of the proposed development to show how it blends
into the surrounding environment.
5. Are there any stoplights planned with the proposed development?
Concerns were raised about the frequency of accidents at the Vegas
Drive & Rock Springs Drive intersection.
The applicant indicated no new stoplights are planned at this time. But, they
will work with Public Works to address any traffic related issues moving
forward.

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Neighborhood Meeting
A second neighborhood meeting was held at the location of 3150 North
Buffalo Drive at 6:00pm to discuss the proposed Variance, Special Use
Permit and Site Development Plan Review for a proposed 227-unit Senior
Citizen Apartments use located on the southeast corner of Vegas Drive and
Rock Springs Drive, Assessors Parcel 138-27-501-001.

07/29/15

There were twenty-three (23) members of the public that attended the
meeting, the following concerns were raised:
1. Will this project allow Section Eight / Will Section Eight vouchers be
accepted?
a. The applicant indicated this project is not intended to be
utilized as affordable housing, and that prices of the units will
not be reduced for individual residents. The applicant indicated
that this development will not accept vouchers.
2. Concerns were raised regarding the age of residents at the facility /
Will children be allowed to live in the development?
a. The applicant indicated this development is intended to be a
100% senior project (55+). Also, that a condition of approval
has been added which requires a deed restriction which will be
recorded with the property. The applicant explained that if a
resident over the age has a spouse under the age of 55 they
would be allowed to live at the facility. Also, in certain
circumstances a caretaker under the age of 55 could live at the
property; but no children under the age of 18 would be allowed
at any time.
3. Concerns were raised about how many people can live in the proposed
units?
a. The applicant indicated the occupancy of the units would be
capped allowing no more than three people in the largest 2
bedroom units. The applicant presented information showing
that national averages indicate the units regardless of size are
usually occupied by one resident.
4. Concerns were raised about the effect this project will have on
surrounding homes values.
a. The applicant indicated that proposed development will deliver
a quality design which will not negatively affect surrounding
property values. The applicant encouraged the attendees of the
meeting to tour his other similar developments in the Valley,
so they can get an idea of the type of product he intends to
bring to the area.

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Neighborhood Meeting
5. Are there any stoplights planned with the proposed development?
Concerns were raised about the frequency of accidents at the Vegas
Drive & Rock Springs Drive intersection.
a. The city council liaison confirmed that a new stoplight is
planned for the intersection of Rock Springs Drive and Vegas
Drive.
b. The applicant provided a preliminary traffic study from traffic
counts taken in the last two weeks. The applicant indicated the
amount of trips generated by Senior Apartments is much lower
than other commercial uses allowed in the C-1 (Limited
Commercial) zoning district.
6. The applicant was asked if it was financially feasible to reduce the
proposed density from 230 units
a. The applicant indicated that the most he could lose is 10 units
at the most after that the project was not financially feasible.
7. How will the view sheds from the Rainbow Manor Apartments
(located south of the subject site) be changed looking north towards
Vegas Drive?
a. The applicant indicated that view sheds are not a protected
right. They also explained the architectural features and
elevations of the proposed development to show how it blends
into the surrounding environment. The applicant indicated that
they may be willing to lower the height of the structures to
three stories.
8. Concerns were raised regarding the proposed density of the
development?
The applicant re-affirmed that traffic counts for Senior Citizen Apartments are
much lower than other more intense land uses allowed within the C-1
(Limited Commercial) zoning district. They also indicated that the proposed
project is providing more parking on-site than is required by code
requirements.
Field Check
06/04/15

Staff conducted a routine site visit a found the subject site to be an


undeveloped parcel of land with an existing off-premise (billboard) sign
located on the northeast corner of the subject site.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
7.09

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Surrounding
Property
Subject Property

Undeveloped

North

Multi-Family
Residential

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
SC (Service
Commercial)
M (Medium Density
Residential)

South

Single-Family
Residences

M (Medium Density
Residential)

East
West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12

U.S. 95 Right of
Way
Single-Family
Residences

Existing Zoning District


C-1 (Limited
Commercial)
R-3 (Medium Density
Residential)
R-PD14 (Residential
Planned Development-14
Units per Acre)

U.S. 95 Right of Way

U.S. 95 Right of Way

ML (Medium-Low
Density Residential)

R-CL (Single Family


Compact-Lot)

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
A-O (Airport Overlay) District 175 Feet
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to 19.08, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Min. Lot Width
100 Feet
Min. Setbacks
x Front
10 Feet
x Side
10 Feet
x Corner
10 Feet
20 Feet
x Rear
Max. Lot Coverage
50 %
Max. Building Height
N/A
Trash Enclosure
Mech. Equipment

Provided
503 Feet

15 Feet
0 Feet
90 Feet
18 Feet
34 %
45.16 Feet
Screened,
Gated, w/
Screened, Gated, w/ a Roof or
a Roof or Trellis
Trellis
Screened
Screened

Compliance
Y
Y
N*
Y
N*
Y**
Y
Y
Y

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* The applicant has requested a Variance (VAR-59491) to allow a zero-foot side yard setback
where 10 feet is required, a 18-foot rear yard setback where 20 feet is the required.
** Lot coverage includes covered parking spaces and building footprint coverage.
Pursuant to Title 19.08.040, the following standards apply:
Residential Adjacency Standards
Required/Allowed
3:1 proximity slope
116 Feet
Trash Enclosure
50 Feet

Provided
150 Feet
225 Feet

Compliance
Y
Y

Pursuant to Title 19.08.040, the following standards apply:


Landscaping and Open Space Standards
Required
Provided
Compliance
Standards
Ratio
Trees
Buffer Trees:
x North
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
24 Trees
24 Trees
Y
x South
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
24 Trees
Y
0 Trees
x East
1 Tree / 30 Linear Feet
18 Trees
N*
11 Trees
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
25 Trees
37 Trees
Y
x West
TOTAL PERIMETER TREES
91 Trees
72 Trees
N***
1 Tree / 6 Uncovered
Parking Area Trees
Spaces, plus 1 tree at the
57 Trees
57 Trees
Y
end of each row of spaces
LANDSCAPE BUFFER WIDTHS
Min. Zone Width
x North
15 Feet
8 Feet
N*
x South
8 Feet
8 Feet
Y
x East
15 Feet
0 Feet
N*
15 Feet
15 Feet
Y
x West
Wall Height
6 to 8 Feet Adjacent to Residential
16 Feet
N**
* Waiver is required to allow an eight-foot landscape buffer on a portion of the north property
line where 15 feet is the minimum required and a zero-foot landscape buffer on the east property
line where 8 feet is the minimum required.
**The applicant has requested Variance (VAR-59491) to allow a 16-foot tall wall along a
portion of the front property line where five feet (top three feet 50% open) is required and to
allow 16-foot tall wall along the east property line where eight feet is the maximum allowed.
***The applicant has requested an Exception of planting materials within the southern
landscape buffer to allow shrubs instead on 24-inch box trees in order to not compromise the
existing drainage pipe located in this area. A condition has been added to have the applicant
submit a revised landscaping plan which replaces the proposed 24-inch box trees in the southern
landscaping buffer with shrubs in order to prevent tree roots from compromising the existing
drainage pipe located in the drainage easement adjacent to the southern property line.
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Street Name

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)

Vegas Drive

Major Collector

Rock Springs Drive

Minor Collector

Governing Document
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)

Compliance
with Street
Section

80 Feet

60 Feet

Pursuant to Title 19.08 and 19.12, the following parking standards apply:
Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross Floor
Parking
Parking
Area or
Use
Parking
HandiHandiNumber of
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
Units
Senior
1:0.75
Citizen
227 Units
171
Units
Apartments
171
315
Y
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
165
6
307
8
Y
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required

Waivers
Requirement

Request
To allow an eight-foot
landscape buffer on a
portion of the north
A 15-foot landscaping buffer is property line and a
required adjacent to the right-of- zero-foot landscape
way
buffer on the east
property line where 15
feet is the minimum
required.
The use shall be developed and
To allow no groundoperated only in connection
level non-residential
with ground-level nonresidential
development and
development and apartments
apartments located on
must be located above the
the ground floor
ground floor.

Staff Recommendation

Approval

Approval

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Exceptions
Requirement

24-box trees spaced 20 feet off


center are required in the
southern landscaping buffer.

Request
To allow an alternative
plant size within the
southern landscape
buffer, to accommodate
the existing drainage
pipe located in the
drainage easement
which runs along the
southern perimeter of
the property.

Staff Recommendation

Approval

ANALYSIS
The applicant has proposed Site Development Plan Review (SDR-59494) to develop the subject
site with a proposed 227-bed 88,500 square-foot Senior Citizens Apartments use on 7.09 acres
located on the southeast corner of Vegas Drive and Rock Springs Drive. The subject site is
located in the Southwest Sector of the General Plan and has a current land use designation of SC
(Service Commercial) and zoning designation of C-1 (Limited Commercial). The applicant has
submitted a request for a Special Use Permit (SUP-59492) for the proposed Senior Citizens
Apartments land use.
A Senior Citizens Apartments use is described in Title 19.12 as: An apartment house or other
multi-family dwelling in which each unit is occupied by at least one person 55 years of age or
older, or in which the units are intended and operated for occupancy by persons 55 years of age
or older. This use includes an apartment house or other multi-family dwelling that qualifies as
housing for older persons under the provisions of Federal law, including without limitation
housing developments that:
1. Provide significant facilities and services specifically designed to meet the physical or
social needs of older persons; and
2. Publish and adhere to policies and procedures that demonstrate an intent to provide
housing for persons 55 years of age or older to the extent allowed by applicable State or
Federal law.
Minimum Special Use Permit Requirements:
1. For any development that is over three stories in height:
a. The structures shall be compatible with the scale and massing of the types of
development allowed in the applicable zoning district and shall provide a transition to
less intensive development.
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The proposed structures range in height from two-stories and four-stories and
compatible with the scale and massing of the types of development found within the C-1
(Limited Commercial) zoning district.
b. Rooflines and faade elements shall be articulated in order to break down the apparent
massing of the structures.
The submitted building elevations indicate the structures will have articulated rooflines,
which break down the massing of the structures.
2. The use shall be developed and operated only in connection with ground-level nonresidential
development. In the case of a multi-floor structure, the apartments themselves must be located
above the ground floor, but access ways, entryways and community rooms may be located on the
ground floor.
(C-1 only)
The submitted floor plans indicate that the proposed development will not provide ground-level
nonresidential development and will have apartment units located on the ground floor. The
applicant has requested a Waiver of condition #2, to allow no ground-level non-residential
development and apartments located on the ground floor.
3. The primary resident or guest entryway to the apartments must be independent of ground floor
commercial uses, and must be directly accessible from and oriented to a street. (C-1 only)
The submitted floor plans indicate that the proposed development will not provide nonresidential
development; all entryways for apartments will be accessible and oriented to a street.
4. The overall architecture of the front elevation shall highlight the difference in uses through
variations in volume and proportion, and shall be treated as a cohesive whole through finishes
and colors. (C-1 only)
The submitted building elevations indicate the proposed architecture is cohesive through finishes
and colors.
5. For any development that, in accordance with LVMC 19.08.050, is allowed to exceed the
maximum lot coverage provisions set forth in that Section, all landscape buffer requirements,
and all minimum setback requirements for the C-1 District, shall be met. (C-1 only)
This development proposes a 34% lot coverage (including covered parking spaces), which does
not exceed the 50% lot coverage threshold outlined in Title 19.08.070 for the C-1(Limited
Commercial) zoning district.

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The proposed site design does not comply with all applicable Title 19.08.070 site design
requirements pertaining to building setbacks, the applicant has requested a Variance (VAR-59491)
to allow a zero-foot side yard setback where 10 feet is required and a 18-foot rear yard setback
where 20 feet is the required. The submitted elevations indicate the three structures range in height
from 38.66 45.16 feet building height measured to the top of the flat roof line. The submitted site
plan indicates Building #1 and #2 which are 38.66 feet in overall height, provide a 150-foot distance
separation from the adjacent existing R-CL (Single Family Compact-Lot) zone single-family
residences located to the west, which complies with residential adjacency standards require outlined
in Title 19.06.040. The proposed 88,500 square-foot buildings, including approximately 16,200
square feet of covered parking spaces will cover approximately 34% of the 7.09 acre site, which
complies with the 50% maximum lot coverage outlined in Title 19.08.070. The submitted colors
and material board indicates the building faades will have primarily have a Portobello and
Softer Tan stucco finish with Iron Ore railings and Piedmont Blend roof tiles.
The subject site is located adjacent to the US 95 freeway, which is located along the eastern
perimeter of the subject property. The applicant has also requested as part of Variance (VAR59491) to allow a 16-foot tall wall along a portion of the front property line where five feet (top
three feet 50% open) is required and to allow 16-foot tall wall along the east property line where
eight feet is the maximum required. The applicants intent is to create a sound wall to prevent excess
noise on site. Staff has determined that the proximity to the adjacent freeway creates a unique
situation which allows for the approval of this request for increased wall height. In addition, the
proposed sound wall match the existing sound wall provided on the multi-family residential
development located to the south of the subject site.
The site will provide 315 total parking spaces, which exceeds the 171 spaces required by Title
19.12.010 for a Senior Citizens Apartments use with 227 units. The submitted site plan indicates
on-site parking will consist of 100 covered parking spaces, 115 open air parking spaces, 92
garage parking spaces and eight van-accessible handicapped parking spaces.
All interior parking lot landscaping and landscape buffer planting materials have been designed
to comply with code requirements for spacing and quantities; except for the landscaping buffer
area adjacent to the eastern and southern perimeter of the property where the applicant has
requested a Waiver to allow a zero-foot landscape buffer along the eastern perimeter and an
Exception of planning material requirements within the southern landscape buffer to allow an
alternative plant size within the southern landscape buffer to accommodate an existing drainage
pipe located in the drainage easement which runs along the southern perimeter of the property.
Public Works has indicated that due to the existing drainage easement and pipe which runs along
the southern perimeter of the property, the applicant should install shrubs within the provided
landscaping buffer in lieu of 24-inch box trees to prevent the root system of the trees from
compromising the existing drainage pipe under the easement. A condition of approval has been
added for the applicant to provide a revised landscaping plan showing shrubs in the southern
landscaping buffer in lieu of the proposed 24-inch box trees. The primary tree species being
utilized are the 24 box Chiltalpa, 24 box African Sumac, 24 box Mondel Pine and 20-foot
Mexican Fan Palm trees.
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Comments received from the Clark County Department of Aviation included the following:
Federal Aviation Regulations (Title 14, Part 77) require that the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) be notified before the construction or alteration of any building or
structure greater than 200 feet in height ( 77.13(a)(1)) or that will exceed a slope of 100:1
for a distance of 20,000 feet from the nearest point of any airport runway greater than 3,200
feet in length ( 77.13 (a)(2)(i)). Such notification allows the FAA to determine what
impact, if any, the proposed development will have upon navigable airspace, and allows the
FAA to determine whether the development requires obstruction marking or lighting. The
proposed development will exceed the 100:1 notice requirement for the North Las Vegas
Airport (VGT). Therefore, as required by 14 CFR Part 77, the FAA must be notified of the
proposed construction or alteration.
A condition of approval has been added to address this issue.
Staff has determined the proposed project is compatible with surrounding development in the
area and the requested landscaping Waivers and wall height/building setback Variance (VAR59491) will not have a negative impact to the existing single-family residential uses to the north
and west and multi-family residential land use to the south of the subject site. Therefore, staff
recommends approval of this project with conditions.

FINDINGS (VAR-59491)
In accordance with the provisions of Title 19.16.140(B), Planning Commission and City Council,
in considering the merits of a Variance request, shall not grant a Variance in order to:
1.
2.
3.

Permit a use in a zoning district in which the use is not allowed;


Vary any minimum spacing requirement between uses;
Relieve a hardship which is solely personal, self-created or financial in nature.

Additionally, Title 19.16.140(L) states:


Where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific piece of
property at the time of enactment of the regulation, or by reason of exceptional
topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of
the piece of property, the strict application of any zoning regulation would result in
peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to, or exceptional and undue hardships
upon, the owner of the property, a variance from that strict application may be granted so
as to relieve the difficulties or hardship, if the relief may be granted without substantial
detriment to the public good, without substantial impairment of affected natural resources
and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of any ordinance or
resolution.

JB

VAR-59491, SUP-59492 & SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]


Staff Report Page Fourteen
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Staff has determined that the proximity to the adjacent freeway creates a unique situation which
allows for the approval of this request for increased wall height and reduced building setbacks. In
addition, the proposed sound wall match the existing sound wall provided on the multi-family
residential development located to the south of the subject site. In view of the existing hardship
imposed by the sites physical characteristics, it is concluded that the applicants hardship is not
preferential in nature, and it is thereby within the realm of NRS Chapter 278 for granting of
Variances.

FINDINGS (SUP-59492)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The proposed Senior Citizens Apartments use is compatible with the surrounding land uses
and can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious with surrounding land uses.

2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The subject site is an undeveloped 7.09 acre parcel that is physically suitable for the
intensity of the proposed land use.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
Primary site access is from Rock Springs Drive, a 60-foot Minor Collector Street, which
provides adequate capacity to serve the proposed use.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
Approval of this Special Use Permit will not compromise the public health safety and
general welfare of the public. The use will be subject to regular inspections and is subject
to licensing restrictions.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.

JB

VAR-59491, SUP-59492 & SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]


Staff Report Page Fifteen
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

The proposed use meets all applicable conditions of approval for a Senior Citizens
Apartments use per Title 19.12, except for the requested Waiver of condition #2 to allow
no ground-level non-residential development and apartments located on the ground floor
of the proposed development.

FINDINGS (SDR-59494)
In order to approve a Site Development Plan Review application, per Title 19.16.100(E) the
Planning Commission and/or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed development is compatible with adjacent development and


development in the area;
The proposed Senior Citizens Apartments development is compatible with adjacent singlefamily and multi-family residential development in the area. The proposed structures are
contextually appropriate with other buildings in the area and the applicant has provided the
sufficient landscaping, creating an attractive commercial development.

2.

The proposed development is consistent with the General Plan, this Title, the Design
Standards Manual, the Landscape, Wall and Buffer Standards, and other dulyadopted city plans, policies and standards;
The proposed Senior Citizens Apartments development is consistent with the General Plan
and complies with all Title 19 development standards; with the exception of the requested
Waiver to allow an eight-foot landscape buffer on a portion of the north property line and a
zero-foot landscape buffer on the east property line where 15 feet is the minimum required
and wall height/building setback Variance (VAR-59491). Staff has determined the
proposed project is compatible with surrounding development in the area and the requested
landscaping Waivers and wall height/building setback Variance (VAR-59491) will not
have a negative impact to the existing single-family residential uses to the north and west
and multi-family residential land use to the south of the subject site.

3.

Site access and circulation do not negatively impact adjacent roadways or


neighborhood traffic;
Primary site access is from Rock Springs Drive, a 60-foot Minor Collector Street and is
sufficient in size to carry the minimal amount of traffic this proposed development will
generate.

4.

Building and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and for the City;

JB

VAR-59491, SUP-59492 & SDR-59494 [PRJ-59369]


Staff Report Page Sixteen
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

The project design and style are appropriate for the subject location and will be
harmonious with buildings in the surrounding area. The submitted building elevations
indicates the building faades will have primarily have a Portobello and Softer Tan
stucco finish with Iron Ore railings and Piedmont Blend roof tiles. The primary tree
species being utilized are the 24 box Chiltalpa, 24 box African Sumac, 24 box Mondel
Pine and 20-foot Mexican Fan Palm trees, which are consistent with the Southern Nevada
Regional Plan Coalition Regional Plant List.
5.

Building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic


features are not unsightly, undesirable, or obnoxious in appearance; create an
orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment; and are harmonious and compatible
with development in the area;
The design characteristics of the proposed building elevations are not unsightly and are
compatible with development in the area. The proposed materials are suitable for the
surrounding commercial and residential uses and the desert environment.

6.

Appropriate measures are taken to secure and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare.
The proposed development will be subject to inspections in order to protect the public
health, safety and general welfare by City staff.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

32

NOTICES MAILED

430 - VAR-59491 and SUP-59492


430 - SDR-59494

APPROVALS

3 - VAR-59491 and SUP-59492


3 - SDR-59494

PROTESTS

80 - VAR-59491 and SUP-59492


79 - SDR-59494

JB

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VAR-59491 [PRJ-59369] - VARIANCE RELATED TO SUP-59492 AND SDR-59494 -APPLICANT: OVATION


DEVELOPMENT - OWNER: THE G.E.S. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF VEGAS DRIVE AND ROCK SPRINGS DRIVE
06/04/15

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DEVELOPMENT - OWNER: THE G.E.S. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
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06/04/15

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Agenda Item No.: 21.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
ABEYANCE - RENOTIFICATION - SUP-59492 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO
VAR-59491 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: OVATION DEVELOPMENT - OWNER:
THE G.E.S. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP - For possible action on a request for a
Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED 227-UNIT SENIOR CITIZEN APARTMENTS
DEVELOPMENT WITH A WAIVER TO ALLOW NO GROUND-LEVEL NONRESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND APARTMENTS LOCATED ON THE GROUND
FLOOR at the southeast corner of Vegas Drive and Rock Springs Drive (APN 138-27-501-001),
C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-59369]. Staff recommends
APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

80

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation
3. Units Per Acre Graph

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SUP-59492

SUP-59492

Agenda Item No.: 22.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
ABEYANCE - RENOTIFICATION - SDR-59494 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW
RELATED TO VAR-59491 AND SUP-59492 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT:
OVATION DEVELOPMENT - OWNER: THE G.E.S. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP For possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED 227UNIT SENIOR CITIZEN APARTMENTS DEVELOPMENT WITH WAIVERS TO ALLOW
AN EIGHT-FOOT LANDSCAPE BUFFER ON A PORTION OF THE NORTH PROPERTY
LINE AND A ZERO-FOOT LANDSCAPE BUFFER ON THE EAST PROPERTY LINE
WHERE 15 FEET IS THE MINIMUM REQUIRED on 7.09 acres at the southeast corner of
Vegas Drive and Rock Springs Drive (APN 138-27-501-001), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone,
Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-59369]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

79

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation
3. Protest/Support Postcards

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SDR-59494

SDR-59494

CITY OF LAS VEGAS


PLANNING COMMISSION AND CITY COUNCIL
RECOMMENDATIONS / COMMENTS
FROM:

CLARK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION

APPLICATION NUMBERS:

SDR 59494

PROJECT:

228-UNIT SENIOR CITIZEN APARTMENTS

LOCATION:

138-27-501-001

MEETING DATES:

JULY 14, 2015, PLANNING COMMISSION &


AUGUST 19, 2015, City Council

COMMENTS:
Federal Aviation Regulations (Title 14, Part 77) require that the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) be notified before the construction or alteration of any building or structure greater than
200 feet in height ( 77.13(a)(1)) or that will exceed a slope of 100:1 for a distance of 20,000
feet from the nearest point of any airport runway greater than 3,200 feet in length ( 77.13
(a)(2)(i)). Such notification allows the FAA to determine what impact, if any, the proposed
development will have upon navigable airspace, and allows the FAA to determine whether the
development requires obstruction marking or lighting.
The proposed development will exceed the 100:1 notice requirement for the North Las Vegas
Airport (VGT). Therefore, as required by 14 CFR Part 77, the FAA must be notified of the
proposed construction or alteration. The CCDOA requests that the City of Las Vegas impose
the conditions listed below for the project:
x

x
x

Applicant is required to file a valid FAA Form 7460-1, "Notice of Proposed Construction
or Alteration" with the FAA, in accordance with 14 CFR Part 77, or submit to the Clark
County Director of Aviation a Property Owners Shielding Determination Statement
and request written concurrence from the Clark County Department of Aviation;
No Building Permit or other construction permit shall be issued for any structure greater
than 35 feet above the surface of land that, based upon the FAAs 7460 airspace
determination (the outcome of filing the FAA Form 7460-1) would (a) constitute a hazard
to air navigation, (b) would result in an increase to minimum flight altitudes during any
phase of flight (unless approved by the Department of Aviation), or (c) would otherwise
be determined to pose a significant adverse impact on airport or aircraft operations.
Applicant is advised that FAAs airspace determinations are dependent on petitions by
any interested party and the height that will not present a hazard as determined by the
FAA may change based on these comments.
Applicant is advised that the FAAs airspace determinations include expiration dates and
that the separate airspace determinations will be needed for construction cranes or other
temporary equipment.

SDR 59494
The G. E. S. Family Trust Limited Partnership

SEC Vegas Drive & Rock Springs Drive


Proposed 230 unit senior apartment complex.
Traffic produced by proposed development:
Existing Use

DESCRIPTION

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


AM Peak Hour

6.65
APARTMENT [DWELL]

PM Peak Hour

230

0.51
0.62

Existing traffic on all nearby streets:


Vegas Drive
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

11,338
907

Rock Springs Drive


Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

2,775
222

Vegas Drive
Rock Springs Drive

RATE/#
UNIT

TOTAL

1,530
117
143

Adjacent Street ADT Capacity


16,400
13,120

This project is expected to add about 1,530 trips per day on Vegas Dr. & Rock Springs Dr. Currently, Vegas is at about 69
percent of capacity and Rock Springs is at about 21 percent of capacity. With this project, Vegas is expected to be at
about 78 percent of capacity and Rock Springs to be at about 33 percent of capacity.
Based on Peak Hour use, this project will add about 143 trips in the peak hour, or about seven every three minutes.
Note that this report assumes all traffic from this development uses all named streets.

Agenda Item No.: 23.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
ABEYANCE - MSP-59949 - MASTER SIGN PLAN - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT/OWNER: APZION, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Major
Amendment to an approved Master Sign Plan (ARC-11950) WITH WAIVERS OF THE TOWN
CENTER SIGN STANDARDS TO ALLOW TWO LED DIGITAL DISPLAY BOARDS at
7175 North Durango Drive (APNs 125-20-117-006 and 007), T-C (Town Center) Zone [UC-TC
(Urban Center Mixed-Use - Town Center) Special Land Use Designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ59887]. Staff recommends DENIAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter
6. E Comment in Support
7. Protest/Support Postcards

MSP-59949 [PRJ-59887]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: APZION, LLC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
MSP

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved subject to


conditions:

N/A

** CONDITIONS **

MSP-59949 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to the approved conditions for Master Sign Plan (ARC-11950), except as
amended herein.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of the Town Center Development Standards and LVMC Title
19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

Conformance with the site plan, sign elevations date stamped 06/29/15, and documentation,
date stamped 07/16/15 except as amended by conditions herein.

4.

No illuminated signage is permitted on the second floor the elevation facing west.

5.

All signs shall contain on-premise advertising only, as required by the Town Center
Development Standards.

6.

Lighting fixtures for external illumination, if used, shall be shielded so that the light source
is not directly visible from adjacent properties or rights-of-way.

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7.

All building permits for signage shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed
in conformance with the Town Center Development Standards and Title 19 and all codes as
required by the Department of Building and Safety.

8.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

9.

Any future amendments to the approved signage within the Master Sign Plan in
conformance with the Master Sign Plan and new signage in conformance with the Town
Center Development Standards and Title 19 standards may be reviewed and approved
administratively by the Department of Planning.

10. All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

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** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant is requesting to amend the existing Master Sign Plan (ARC-11950) to add two,
LED digital display boards. The signs are proposed on an existing two-story commercial
building located on the southwest corner of Elkhorn Road and Durango Drive. This request
requires the deletion of ARC-11950 Condition of Approval # 3 which states, No signage is
permitted on the second floor of elevation facing south and west. The area for one proposed
sign is 84 square feet and it is to be located on southernmost south wall. The area for the second
sign is 308 square feet and it will be located on the northeast elevation of the building.
Collectively, the two signs require five Waivers from the Town Center Sign standards. Staff is
recommending denial of the request due to the number of Waivers requested.

ISSUES
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A Major Amendment of an approved Master Sign Plan (ARC-11950) to construct two large
LED illuminated wall signs. One will be located on the southern elevation of the building and
the other is to be located on the northwest elevation of the entryway.
The applicant has requested the removal of ARC-11950 Condition of approval #3 which
states, No signage is permitted on the second floor of elevations facing south and west.
A Waiver of the Town Center sign standards is required to allow walls above the bottom of
the second floor window line. Staff does not support this Waiver.
A Waiver of the Town Center sign standards is required to allow signs that mechanically or
electronically display only the time and temperature. Staff does not support this Waiver.
A Waiver of the Town Center sign standards is required to allow reader board signs where
such are not permitted. Staff does not support this Waiver.
A Waiver of the Town Center sign standards is required to allow a sign to be sized in a
manner that is not consistent and compatible with the scale of the building. Staff does not
support this Waiver.
A Waiver of the Town Center sign standards is required to allow a cabinet sign to be more
than 50 square feet not consist of channel letters. Staff does not support this Waiver.
The nearest single-family dwellings are located 78 feet to the west. These measurements are
taken from the nearest portion of the commercial building and property line to the closest
residential property. The closest proposed sign is approximately 209 feet from a residential
property.
A Conditions of Approval restricting illuminated signage on the west side of the building is
recommended in order to protect adjacent properties from potential visual nuisances.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.
The City Council approved a petition to Annex (A-0003-99) property
generally located west of El Capitan Way and east of Hualapai Way between
01/17/01
Grand Teton Drive and Rome Avenue, containing approximately 615 acres,
including the subject site. The Planning Commission and staff recommended
approval on 03/25/99. The effective date was 01/26/01.
The City Council approved a request for a Rezoning (Z-0085-02) from U
(Undeveloped) Zone [TC (Town Center) General Plan Designation] to TC
(Town Center) on 5.0 acres located adjacent to the southwest corner of
11/20/02
Elkhorn Road and El Capitan Way [Proposed Durango Drive Alignment].
The Planning Commission and staff recommended approval on 10/24/02.
The Planning Commission approved a Site Development Plan Review and
Waivers of the Town Center Development Standards (SDR-4935) for the twostory minimum height requirement in the Urban Center Mixed-Use District
09/23/04
and the 70 percent minimum clear glazing requirement at the ground floor
level along primary pedestrian routes for a proposed 43,200 square-foot
commercial development on the subject site.
The Architectural Review Committee approved a Master Sign Plan (ARC03/07/06
11950) for the commercial development on the southwest corner of Durango
Drive and Elkhorn Road.
A Temporary Sign Permit (TSP-18303) was approved by the Department of
12/05/06
Planning. This permit expired on 02/02/07.
A complaint was filed with Code Enforcement (#53097) for non-permitted
05/09/07
banners at 7175 North Durango Drive, Suite#260. The complaint was
resolved on 05/09/07.
A complaint was filed with Code Enforcement (#137397) for non-permitted
banners at 7175 North Durango Drive, Suite#150. The complaint was
01/29/14
resolved on 02/18/14.
A Temporary Sign Permit (TSP-18303) was approved by the Department of
02/17/14
Planning. This permit expired on 03/24/14.
The Planning Commission approved abeyance requests to the 09/08/15
Planning Commission Meeting for Master Sign Plan (MSP-59949) for a
08/11/15
Major Amendment to Master Sign Plan (ARC-11950) at the request of the
applicant.
Most Recent Change of Ownership
06/07/12
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.
Related Building Permits/Business Licenses
A building permit (#5003685) was issued for a retail shell was issued at 7175
06/01/05
North Durang Drive. The permit was finalized on 06/28/06.

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Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


A sign permit (#6004386) was issued for a wall sign at 7175 North Durango,
06/28/06
Boulevard, and Suite #220. The permit was not finalized.
A sign permit (#6005247) was issued for a wall sign at 7175 North Durango,
08/10/06
Boulevard, and Suite #270. The permit was not finalized.
A sign permit (#6006636) was issued for a wall sign at 7175 North Durango
10/26/06
Boulevard, Suite #150. The permit was not finalized.
A sign permit (#6005762) was issued for a wall sign at 7175 North Durango,
09/08/06
Boulevard, and Suite #270. The permit was not finalized.
A sign permit (#7001109) was issued for a wall sign at 7175 North Durango
04/02/07
Boulevard, Suite #150. The permit was not finalized.
A sign permit (#7003439) was issued for a wall sign at 7175 North Durango
02/04/08
Boulevard, Suite #150. The permit was not finalized.
A building permit (#176601) was issued for a tenant improvement at 7175
11/23/10
North Durango Drive, Suite #150. The permit was finalized on 04/01/14.
A sign permit (#181992) was issued for two wall signs at 7175 North
02/23/11
Durango Boulevard, suite #150. The permit was finalized on 04/28/11.
A building permit (#221413) was issued for a tenant improvement at 7175
02/23/11
North Durango Drive, Suite #260. The permit was finalized on 04/28/11.
A building permit (#21977) was issued for a tenant improvement and
06/11/12
certificate of occupancy at 7175 North Durango Drive, Suite# 170. The
permit was finalized on 06/26/12.
A sign permit (#225265) was issued for two wall signs at 7175 North
12/06/12
Durango Boulevard. The permit was finalized on 07/31/13.

Pre-Application Meeting
A pre-application meeting was held with the applicants representative to
06/23/15
discuss the submittal requirements amend an existing Master Sign Plan
(ARC-11950).

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting was not required, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/08/15

A field inspection was conducted by staff. The subject property is a well


maintained two-story commercial building. However, there are a number of
wall signs that are not part of this application, that were permitted on the
second floor.

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Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
1.64

Surrounding
Property

Subject Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12

Medical

North

Undeveloped

South

Liquor
Establishment,
Tavern

East

Shopping Center

West

Single-Family,
Detached

Master Plan Areas


Town Center Master Plan
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
T-C (Town Center) District

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
T-C (Town Center
District) [UC-TC
(Urban Center Mixed
Use Town Center)
Special Land Use
Designation]
T-C (Town Center
District) PF-TC (Public
Facilities Town
Center) Special Land
Use Designation]
T-C (Town Center
District) [UC-TC
(Urban Center Mixed
Use Town Center)
Special Land Use
Designation]
T-C (Town Center
District) [UC-TC
(Urban Center Mixed
Use Town Center)
Special Land Use
Designation]
T-C (Town Center
District) [M-TC
(Medium Density
Residential Town
Center) Special Land
Use Designation]

Existing Zoning District

T-C (Town Center)

T-C (Town Center)

T-C (Town Center)

T-C (Town Center)

T-C (Town Center)

Compliance
N
Compliance
N

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Other Plans or Special Requirements


Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
Y
N/A
N/A
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Wall Signs: [A1 (Northeast elevation)]
Standards
Allowed
Maximum Area
474 SF

Design

Material
Illumination

Signs shall be sized in a manner that


is consistent and compatible with the
scale of the building elements in the
faade.
Signs should be appropriate in color
and texture to the building surface
Internal/External

Wall Signs: [B1 (South wall elevation)]


Standards
Allowed
Maximum Area
295 SF
Signs shall be sized in a manner that
is consistent and compatible with the
Design
scale of the building elements in the
faade.
Signs should be appropriate in color
Material
and texture to the building surface
Illumination
Internal/External

Waivers
Requirement
Signs shall be sized in a manner
that is consistent and compatible
with the scale of the building
elements in the faade.

Request
Allow a sign that is not
consistent and
compatible in scale
with the building
faade

Provided
412 SF
Existing signs on elevation are
channel letters the proposed 308 SF
cabinet sign is not consistent with the
existing building elements in the
faade.
LED is not appropriate for building
Internal/LED

Provided
84 SF
The proposed 82 SF cabinet sign is
not consistent with the existing
building elements in the faade.
LED is not appropriate for building
Internal/LED

Staff Recommendation

Denial

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Waivers
Requirement
Request
Staff Recommendation
* Exterior wall and building
signs shall not be permitted
above the
bottom of the second floor
window line except for hotels
Allow two LED wall
and highrise
signs above the
Denial
buildings with 12 stories or
window line.
more which may have a sign
panel
just below the roof line of the
sole purpose of identification.
Cabinet signs may be used when Allow one cabinet sign
a wall sign is 50 square feet or
to be 308 square feet
Denial
less. For wall signs over 50
and to allow an
square feet, the signs shall
additional cabinet sign
consist of channel letters.
to be 84 square feet
Signs that mechanically or
Allow advertising of
electronically display only the
Denial
the business on site.
time and temperature.
No Reader Board signs
To allow two LED
Denial
permitted.
message boards
*A number of signs have been permitted above the second floor window line in error and the
addition of two more requires a Waiver of this standard.

ANALYSIS

Location
North
Bldg.
Elevation
Northeast
Bldg.
Elevation
Northeast
Bldg.
Elevation

Type

Existing/
Proposed

Sign
Area
(SF)

Bldg.
Elevation
SF

Existing
Percent of
Elevation
15% max

Proposed
Percent of
Elevation
15% max

Illumination

Wall

Existing

126

3,300 SF

3.8

3.8

Interior

Wall

Existing

Wall
Reader
Board

104

3.3
3,160 SF

Proposed

308

Interior
13.0

9.7

Interior

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Location

East Bldg.
Elevation
Southwest
Building
Elevation

Type

Bldg.
Elevation
SF

Existing
Percent of
Elevation
15% max

Proposed
Percent of
Elevation
15% max

Illumination

Existing/
Proposed

Sign
Area
(SF)

Wall

Existing

271

3,785 SF

7.2

7.2

Interior

Wall

Existing

62

2,443

2.5

2.5

Interior

1st
Floor
42
South
Wall
Bldg.
Existing
2,816 SF
Elevation
2nd
Back
Floor
10
Wall
South
Wall
Bldg.
Reader
84
1,973SF
Proposed
Elevation
Board
1st
Floor
97
Wall
West Bldg.
Existing
2,050 SF
Elevation
2nd
Floor
27
Wall
Proposed signs and sign elements are indicated in boldface type.

Interior
1.8

1.8
N/A

4.2

4.2

Interior

Interior
6.0

6.0
N/A

This is the first amendment to Master Sign Plan (ARC-11950). If approved, it will allow two
internally LED illumination electronic display signs on the building. Five Waivers from Section
F of the Town Center Development Sign Standards are required to allow the proposed signs.
A Waiver from Section F(1)i is required to allow two signs that are not sized in a manner that is
consistent and compatible with the scale of the building elements in the faade. A Waiver from
Section F(2)e is required to allow two signs to be located above the second floor window line on
a building with less than 12 stories. A Waiver from Section F(2)f is required to allow two
cabinet signs greater than 50 square feet. A Waiver from Section F (3) is required to allow an
electronic display other than only time of day and temperature. A Waiver from Section F (11) is
required to allow two reader boards.
Section D of the Town Center Development Standards details the how and why a Wavier form
said standards should be grant. Section D states, A waiver of any of these standards may be
approved upon the request of an applicant if the applicant can show through convincing and
substantial evidence that the waiver will not be contrary to the overall purpose and intent of the
standards or the Town Center Land Use Plan.
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The applicants justification letter states that signs are necessary are necessary due to the
existing elevation changes of the site, vehicular site visibility and number of doctors/clinics
occupying the building. There is a grade change for the site; however, the grade changes are
consistent with other commercial development within Town Center. Street visibility of the
existing structure and is better than most of the commercial buildings in the surrounding area.
The Town Center Development Standards do not address sign brightness, minimum length an
electronic message is displayed and residential adjacency standards; therefore, Title 19
requirements apply. Per Title 19.08.120, electronic message units, animated signs and flashing
signs are prohibited within 200 feet of property planned or zoned for residential use unless the
design of the sign or its location and orientation ensure that the electronic message unit, animated
or flashing portion of the sign, or any other light from the sign will not be visible from the
property planned or zoned for residential use. The applicant has requested the removal of ARC11950 Condition of approval #3 which states, No signage is permitted on the second floor of
elevations facing south and west. The nearest property zoned for residential use is located 78
feet to the northwest of the west facades of building; however, the closest sign is 209 feet from a
single-family dwelling. The removal of this condition will allow the applicant to apply for the
southern LED sign. The removal of the southern restriction is consistent with the commercial
development to the south; however, the residential properties to the west still require protection.
A condition of approval has been added to ensure no illuminated signs are permitted on the
second floor west building elevations.
The Town Center Development Standards does not allow for off-premise advertising, therefore
the messages displayed by the LED signs shall be limited to existing businesses on-site. A
condition of approval was added to ensure compliance with this requirement.

FINDINGS (MSP-59949)
The signs as proposed fail to meet the Town Center Sign Standards, and Master Sign Plan (ARC11950). The two sign are out of scale for the development and require five Waivers of the
development standards. The number of Waivers reinforces the unsuitability of the two proposed
signs for this site. For these reasons staff recommends denial of this application; however, if
approved subjected to conditions.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED


NOTICES MAILED

615

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

43

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MSP-59949 [PRJ-59887] - MASTER SIGN PLAN - APPLICANT/OWNER: APZION, LLC


7175 NORTH DURANGO DRIVE
07/08/15

MSP-59949 [PRJ-59887] - MASTER SIGN PLAN - APPLICANT/OWNER: APZION, LLC


7175 NORTH DURANGO DRIVE
07/08/15

MSP-59949 [PRJ-59887] - MASTER SIGN PLAN - APPLICANT/OWNER: APZION, LLC


7175 NORTH DURANGO DRIVE
07/08/15

MSP-59949 [PRJ-59887] - MASTER SIGN PLAN - APPLICANT/OWNER: APZION, LLC


7175 NORTH DURANGO DRIVE
07/08/15

MSP-59949 - REVISED

Agenda Item No.: 24.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
GPA-60759 - GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT/OWNER: CITY OF LAS VEGAS - For possible action on a request for a General
Plan Amendment TO AMEND THE MASTER PLAN LAND USE DESIGNATION TABLE
OF THE LAS VEGAS 2020 MASTER PLAN LAND USE ELEMENT, All Wards [PRJ-60764].
Staff recommends APPROVAL.
C.C.: 10/21/2015
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Proposed Amendments and Staff Report
2. Supporting Documentation
3. Justification Letter

GPA-60759 [PRJ-60764]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: CITY OF LAS VEGAS

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
GPA-60759

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL.

JM

GPA-60759 [PRJ-60764]
Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This is a request to amend Table 5 of the Land Use and Rural Neighborhoods Preservation
Element of the Las Vegas 2020 Master Plan to add a provision within the PCD (Planned
Community District) Land Used designation to allow the density of a Planned Development
(PD) zoned development with an acreage of 40 or more acres to be greater than eight dwelling
units per acre with City Council approval.

ISSUES
x

A General Plan Amendment is required to change Table 5: Master Plan Land Use
Designations to include language that allows a PCD development to exceed an average
overall density of eight dwelling units per acre with City Council approval.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council adopted Ordinance 3636, thereby adopting the Las Vegas
04/01/92
General Plan as required by NRS 278. This master plan contained a Land Use
Element.
The City Council adopted Ordinance 5250, which adopted the Las Vegas
09/06/00
2020 Master Plan.
The City Council adopted Ordinance 5787, which adopted a new Land Use
07/06/05
Element and superseded the 1994 update.
The City Council adopted Ordinance 6056, which adopted the Land Use and
09/02/09
Rural Neighborhoods Preservation Element.
The City Council adopted Ordinance 6152, which updated the Land Use and
05/08/12
Rural Neighborhoods Preservation Element.
The City Council approved a General Plan Amendment (GPA-47548), which
amended Table 5: Master Plan Land Use Designations of the 2020 Master
Plan Land Use and Rural Neighborhoods Preservation Element to add the R02/06/13
MH (Mobile/Manufactured Home Residence) zoning district as an allowable
category under the MLA (Medium Low Attached Density Residential) Land
Use designation.

JM

GPA-60759 [PRJ-60764]
Staff Report Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc


The City Council approved a General Plan Amendment (GPA-57114), which
amended Table 5: Master Plan Land Use Designations of the 2020 Master
Plan Land Use and Rural Neighborhoods Preservation Element to add the R02/18/15
D (Single Family Residential-Restricted) zoning district as an allowable
category under the L (Low Density Residential) and R (Rural Density
Residential) Land Use designation.

Pre-Application Meeting
No pre-application meeting for this item was required, as this is a city-initiated, text-based
application.

Neighborhood Meeting
A Neighborhood Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the
hour of 6:00 p.m. at the Development Services Center Charleston Conference
09/01/15
Room, 333 North Rancho Drive (3rd Floor), Las Vegas, Nevada, 89106

ANALYSIS
The Planned Community Development category allows for a mix of residential uses that
maintain an average overall density ranging from two to eight dwelling units per gross acre,
depending upon compatibility with adjacent uses (e.g., a density of two units per acre will be
required when adjacent to DR designated property). In addition, commercial, public facilities
and office projects may be used as buffers (depending on compatibility issues) within the PCD.
Residential streets shall be designed to discourage through traffic, provide maximum privacy,
and avoid the appearance of lot conformity. In order to protect existing lifestyles, adjacency
standards and conditions may be required for new development.
The PD (Planned Development) District is in conformance with the PCD (Planned Community
Development) Land Use designation. Projects in undeveloped areas that are greater than 80
acres in size require a master plan (PD zoning). Projects less than 80 acres in size are not allowed
within the PCD; however, infill projects may receive a waiver from this requirement.
The PD (Planned Development) District provides the flexibility in the regulation of land use
development in order to encourage innovation in land use variety and design, in the layout and
type of new structures and in their integration with existing structures; enhance efficiency in the
use of land, natural resources, energy, community services and utilities; encourage open space
preservation and protection of natural resources; facilitate the provision of housing and improved
residential environments; and promote business and employment opportunities.

JM

GPA-60759 [PRJ-60764]
Staff Report Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

This amendment is consistent with the Citys policies and objectives of the Las Vegas 2020
Master Plan and Elements:
Objective 2.6 - improve the amount and quality of infill development on vacant and
underutilized lands within established areas of the city.
Policy 2.6.1 - That the City investigate the development of an incentive program designed
to encourage property owners to redevelop vacant or derelict sites within the
Neighborhood Revitalization area.
In addition, this amendment gives City Council additional flexibility in various circumstances,
particularly in infill situations where larger sites are consistent with the PD (Planned
Development) District goals enumerated in Title 19.10.040. The following goals will more
readily achievable by this General Plan Amendment:
2. Providing for a variety of housing types, employment opportunities or commercial or
industrial services, or any combination thereof, to achieve variety and integration of
economic and redevelopment opportunities;
3. Providing for flexibility in the distribution of land uses, in the density of development,
and in other matters typically regulated in zoning districts;
5. Providing for the redevelopment of areas where depreciation of any type has occurred;
6. Providing for the revitalization of designated areas;
9. Encouraging area-sensitive site planning and design.
The City of Las Vegas Population Element demonstrates that population growth will increase in
the peripheral areas of the City and will require a shift in future land uses to disperse population
growth.
This General Plan Amendment is responsive to this future land use shift and
encourages infill and incentivizes parcel consolidation and assemblage.

FINDINGS (GPA-60759)
This amendment is consistent with the Citys policies and objectives of the Las Vegas 2020
Master Plan. It encourages infill and incentivizes parcel consolidation achieving the goals of the
PCD (Planned Community Development) Land Use designation.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

N/A

JM

GPA-60759 [PRJ-60764]
Staff Report Page Four
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

NOTICES MAILED

RJ only

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

JM

CLV Planning - Application Form


Application Number:

PRJ-60764

Application/Petition For:

TO AMEND THE MASTER PLAN LAND USE DESIGNATION TABLE OF THE LAS VEGAS 2020 MASTER PLAN
LAND USE ELEMENT

ProjectAddress (Location):

CLV DSC

Project Name

PCD UPDATE

Assessors Parcel #(s):

13929801006

Ward #:

WARD 5 (RICKI Y. BARLOW)

Is the Application Information


Correct:

Yes

If no, ...change what


General Plan Designation: Proposed: Select
Zoning District: Proposed:

Select

Gross Acres:

n/a

Lots/Units:

n/a

Additional Information:

n/a

Applicant First Name:

City of Las Vegas

Applicant Last Name:

Department of Planning

Applicant Address:

333 N. Rancho Drive - 3rd Floor

Applicant City:

Las Vegas

Applicant State:

NV

Applicant Zip:

89002

Applicant Phone:

702-229-5274

Applicant Fax:

702-384-1397

Applicant Email:

jmarshall@lasvegasnevada.gov

Rep First Name:

City of Las Vegas

Rep Last Name:

Department of Planning

Rep Address:

333 N. Rancho Drive - 3rd Floor

Rep City:

Las Vegas

Rep State:

NV

Rep Zip:

89002

Rep Phone:

702-229-5274

Rep Fax:

702-384-1397

Rep Email:

jmarshall@lasvegasnevada.gov

GPA-60759
8/27/2015 8:09:04 AM

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CLV Planning - Application Form


I certify that I am the applicant and
that the information submitted with
this application is true and accurate
to the best of my knowledge and
belief. I understand that the City is
not responsible for inaccuracies in
information presented, and that
inaccuracies, false information or
incomplete application may cause
the application to be rejected. I
further certify that I am the owner
or purchaser (or option holder) of
the property involved in this
application, or the lessee or agent
fully authorized by the owner to
make this submission.
I Accept:

Yes

Is the Owner Information Correct:

Yes

If no, ...change what

Owner(s)

ADDR1

ADDR2

CITY OF LAS VEGAS

333 N RANCHO DR 8TH FL

LAS VEGAS, NV 89106-3703

CLVEPLAN Applicant

Company

Title

Email

Jim Marshall

City of Las Vegas

Senior Planner

jmarshall@lasvegasnevada.gov

GPA-60759
8/27/2015 8:09:04 AM

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Agenda Item No.: 25.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
ZON-60327 - REZONING - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: 901 FREMONT,
LLC - For possible action on a request for a Rezoning FROM: C-1 (LIMITED COMMERCIAL)
AND R-4 (HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) TO: C-2 (GENERAL COMMERCIAL) on 0.66
acres at 115, 121 and 125 South 9th Street (APNs 139-34-712-033, 034 and 139-34-612-057,
058), Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-59810]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
C.C.: 10/21/2015
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report - ZON-60327, VAC-60328 and SDR-60326 [PRJ-59810]
3. Supporting Documentation - ZON-60327, VAC-60328 and SDR-60326 [PRJ-59810]
4. Photo(s) - ZON-60327, VAC-60328 and SDR-60326 [PRJ-59810]
5. Justification Letter - ZON-60327, VAC-60328 and SDR-60326 [PRJ-59810]

ZON-60327, VAC-60328 and SDR-60326 [PRJ-59810]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: 901 FREMONT, LLC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER

RECOMMENDATION

ZON-60327
VAC-60328

Staff recommends APPROVAL.


Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

SDR-60326

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

ZON-60327
VAC-60328

** CONDITIONS **

VAC-60328 CONDITIONS
1.

The limits of this Petition of vacation shall be the entire right-of-way width of 9th Street
between Fremont Street and Carson Avenue and the public alley south of Fremont Street
between 9th Street and 10th Street and north of Carson Avenue.

2.

Public sewer easements shall be reserved through this Petition of Vacation. Alternatively, a
sanitary sewer relocation/abandonment plan must be submitted to and approved by the
Department of Public Works. If relocation is proposed, the relocated sewer lines must be
constructed and active prior to the recordation of the Order of Vacation.

3.

A Traffic Impact Analysis must be submitted to and approved by the Department of Public
Works prior to the recordation of the Order of Vacation.
Comply with the
recommendations of the approved Traffic Impact Analysis prior to occupancy of the site.
The Traffic Impact Analysis shall also include a section addressing Standard Drawings
#234.1 #234.2 and #234.3 to determine additional right-of-way requirements for bus
turnouts adjacent to this site, if any; dedicate all areas recommended by the approved
Traffic Impact Analysis. All additional rights of way required by Standard Drawing #201.1
for exclusive right turn lanes and dual left turn lanes shall be dedicated prior to or
concurrent with the commencement of on site development activities unless specifically
noted as not required in the approved Traffic Impact Analysis. If additional rights of way

JB

ZON-60327, VAC-60328 and SDR-60326 [PRJ-59810]


Conditions Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

are not required and Traffic Control devices are or may be proposed at this site outside of
the public right of way, all necessary easements for the location and/or access of such
devices shall be granted prior to the issuance of permits for this site. Phased compliance
will be allowed if recommended by the approved Traffic Impact Analysis. No
recommendation of the approved Traffic Impact Analysis, nor compliance therewith, shall
be deemed to modify or eliminate any condition of approval imposed by the Planning
Commission or the City Council on the development of this site. The Traffic Impact
Analysis required by SDR-60326 may be used to satisfy this condition.
4.

A Public Drainage Easement, acceptable to the Flood Control Section of the Department of
Public Works shall be reserved through the Order of Vacation.

5.

All public improvements, if any, adjacent to and in conflict with this vacation application
are to be modified, as necessary, at the applicant's expense prior to the recordation of an
Order of Vacation. Existing public streetlights, if any, shall be removed and returned to the
City yard. Alternatively, the streetlights may remain if the applicant disconnects them from
public electrical service and installs a new private electrical service to energize the lights.
Such reassignment of streetlights shall be coordinated with the Traffic Electrical Field
Operations (TEFO) section of the Department of Public Works.

6.

The Order of Vacation shall not be recorded until all of the conditions of approval have
been met provided, however, that conditions requiring modification of public
improvements may be fulfilled for purposes of recordation by providing sufficient security
for the performance thereof in accordance with the Subdivision Ordinance of the City of
Las Vegas. City Staff is empowered to modify this application if necessary because of
technical concerns or because of other related review actions as long as current City right
of way requirements are still complied with and the intent of the vacation application is not
changed. If applicable, a five foot wide easement for public streetlight and fire hydrant
purposes shall be retained on all vacation actions abutting public street corridors that will
remain dedicated and available for public use. Also, if applicable and where needed, public
easement corridors and sight visibility or other easements that would/should cross any
right-of-way or easement being vacated must be retained.

7.

Reservation of easements for the facilities of the various utility companies together with
reasonable ingress thereto and egress there from shall be provided if required.

8.

All development shall be in conformance with code requirements and design standards of
all City Departments.

9.

If the Order of Vacation (or Order of Relinquishment of Interest if a Patent Reservation) is


not recorded within one (1) year after approval by the City of Las Vegas or an Extension of
Time is not granted by the Planning Director, then approval will terminate and a new
petition must be submitted.

JB

ZON-60327, VAC-60328 and SDR-60326 [PRJ-59810]


Conditions Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Fire Department
10. Prior to the issuance of a building permit the applicant shall provide a Fire Protection Plan
which provides a 24-foot wide Fire Department access lane in the middle of the vacated 9th
Street alignment per IFC 503.2.1

SDR-60326 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Rezoning (ZON-60327)


and Vacation (VAC-60328) shall be required, if approved.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All development shall be in conformance with the site plan, landscape plan, and building
elevations, date stamped 07/22/15, except as amended by conditions herein.

4.

A Waiver from the Downtown Centennial Plan Streetscape development standards is


hereby approved, to allow no streetscape improvements along Carson Avenue and Fremont
Street.

5.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

6.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

7.

The applicant shall coordinate with the City Surveyor and other city staff to determine the
most appropriate mapping action necessary to consolidate the existing lots. The mapping
action shall be completed and recorded prior to the issuance of any building permits.

8.

A technical landscape plan, signed and sealed by a Registered Architect, Landscape


Architect, Residential Designer or Civil Engineer, must be submitted prior to or at the same
time application is made for a building permit. A permanent underground sprinkler system
is required, and shall be permanently maintained in a satisfactory manner; the landscape
plan shall include irrigation specifications. Installed landscaping shall not impede visibility
of any traffic control device.
JB

ZON-60327, VAC-60328 and SDR-60326 [PRJ-59810]


Conditions Page Four
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

9.

No turf shall be permitted in the non-recreational common areas, such as medians and
amenity zones in this development.

10. A fully operational fire protection system, including fire apparatus roads, fire hydrants and
water supply, shall be installed and shall be functioning prior to construction of any
combustible structures.
11. Prior to the submittal of a building permit application, the applicant shall meet with
Department of Planning staff to develop a comprehensive address plan for the subject site.
A copy of the approved address plan shall be submitted with any future building permit
applications related to the site.
12. All City Code requirements and design standards of all City Departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

Public Works
13. A map that consolidates the existing lots on this site, such as FMP-55199, and an Order of
Vacation that eliminates 9th Street as a public right-of-way, such as VAC-60328, shall
record prior to the issuance of any permits for construction in the area that is currently
public right of-way.
14. Unless otherwise allowed by the City Engineer, remove all substandard public street
improvements and unused driveway cuts on Carson Avenue and replace with new
improvements meeting Downtown Centennial Plan Standards concurrent with development
of this site, except as amended by conditions herein. Alternatively, if the associated
Waiver of Centennial Plan Streetscape requirements on Carson Avenue is approved, the
applicant shall sign and record a Covenant Running with Land agreement for the future
installation of Downtown Centennial streetscape improvements. The Covenant Running
with Land agreement shall record prior to the issuance of any permits for this site.
15.

Correct all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) deficiencies on the sidewalks adjacent
to this site in accordance with code requirements of Title 13.56.040, if any, to the
satisfaction of the City Engineer concurrent with development of this site.

16. Landscape and maintain all unimproved rights-of-way adjacent to this site. All landscaping
and private improvements installed with this project shall be situated and maintained so as
to not create sight visibility obstructions for vehicular traffic at all development access
drives and abutting street intersections.
17. Meet with the Fire Protection Engineering Section of the Department of Fire Services to
discuss fire requirements for this site.

JB

ZON-60327, VAC-60328 and SDR-60326 [PRJ-59810]


Conditions Page Five
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

18.

Submit an Encroachment Agreement for landscaping and private improvements, if any, in


the Carson Avenue public rights of way prior to this issuance of permits for these
improvements. The applicant must carry an insurance policy for the term of the
Encroachment Agreement and add the City of Las Vegas as an additionally insured entity
on this insurance policy. If requested by the City, the applicant shall remove property
encroaching in the public right- of way at the applicant's expense pursuant to the terms of
the City's Encroachment Agreement. The installation and maintenance of all private
improvements in the public right of way shall be the responsibility of the adjacent property
owner(s) and shall be transferred with the sale of the property for the entire term of the
Encroachment Agreement. Coordinate all requirements for the Encroachment Agreement
with the Land Development Section of the Department of Building and Safety (229-4836).

19. A Traffic Impact Analysis must be submitted to and approved by the Department of Public
Works prior to the issuance of any building or grading permits, or the submittal of any
construction drawings. Comply with the recommendations of the approved Traffic Impact
Analysis prior to occupancy of the site. The Traffic Impact Analysis shall also include a
section addressing Standard Drawings #234.1 #234.2 and #234.3 to determine additional
right-of-way requirements for bus turnouts adjacent to this site, if any; dedicate all areas
recommended by the approved Traffic Impact Analysis. All additional rights of way
required by Standard Drawing #201.1 for exclusive right turn lanes and dual left turn lanes
shall be dedicated prior to or concurrent with the commencement of on site development
activities unless specifically noted as not required in the approved Traffic Impact Analysis.
If additional rights of way are not required and Traffic Control devices are or may be
proposed at this site outside of the public right of way, all necessary easements for the
location and/or access of such devices shall be granted prior to the issuance of permits for
this site. Phased compliance will be allowed if recommended by the approved Traffic
Impact Analysis. No recommendation of the approved Traffic Impact Analysis, nor
compliance therewith, shall be deemed to modify or eliminate any condition of approval
imposed by the Planning Commission or the City Council on the development of this site.
20.

Meet with the Flood Control Section of the Department of Public Works for assistance with
establishing finished floor elevations and drainage paths for this site prior to submittal of
construction plans, the issuance of any building or grading permits or the submittal of a
map for this site, whichever may occur first. Provide and improve all drainage ways as
recommended.

JB

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Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This is a request for a Rezoning, Site Development Plan Review and Vacation related to a 5story Mixed-Use development to include 226 residential units, five (5) live/work units, and
15,000 square feet of commercial space with a Waiver of the Downtown Centennial Plan
Streetscape requirements on 1.35 acres adjacent to the southeast corner of Fremont Street and 9th
Street.
The Rezoning (ZON-60327) request would reclassify property located at 115,121, and 125 South
9th Street from C-1 (Limited Commercial) and R-4 (High Density Residential) to C-2 (General
Commercial). The Vacation (VAC-60328) request would vacate the public right-of-way
commonly known as 9th Street located between Fremont Street and Carson Avenue; and the
alleyway segment bound by Fremont Street, 9th Street, 10th Street and Carson Avenue.

ISSUES
x

The applicant has requested a Waiver from the Downtown Centennial Plan Streetscape
development standards, to allow no streetscape improvements along Carson Avenue and
Fremont Street.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council approved Rezoning (Z-0100-64) from R-1 (Single Family
Residential), R-4 (High Density Residential), C-1 (Limited Commercial), C-2
(General Commercial) and C-V (Civic) to C-2 (General Commercial) for
approximately 230 Acres generally located on property bounded by Main
12/16/64
Street to the west, Bonanza Road on the north, Las Vegas Boulevard on the
east, and Charleston Boulevard on the south, Wards 1 and 3. The Planning
Commission recommended approval on 12/10/64.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


07/11/14
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


There are no applicable Building Permits/Business Licenses.

JB

ZON-60327, VAC-60328 and SDR-60326 [PRJ-59810]


Staff Report Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Pre-Application Meeting
A Pre-Application meeting was conducted with the applicant to go over the
application materials and submittal requirements for a Site Development Plan
06/17/15
Review, Rezoning and Vacation for a proposed Mixed-Use development with
multi-family residential (apartment), retail & live-work space provided.

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required for this type of request, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/30/15

Staff conducted a routine site visit and found the subject site to be a well
maintained undeveloped lot.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
1.35

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property
North
South

East

West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Proposed Mixed-Use
Development

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation

Parking Lot

C (Commercial)

Multi-Family
Residential
Liquor
Establishment
Tavern / Retail

C (Commercial)

MXU (Mixed Use)


C (Commercial)

Undeveloped

C (Commercial)

Undeveloped

C (Commercial)

Vacant Casino

C (Commercial)

Master Plan Areas


Downtown Centennial Plan (East Village)

Existing Zoning District


C-2 (General
Commercial)
C-2 (General
Commercial)
R-4 (High Density
Residential)
C-2 (General
Commercial)
C-1 (Limited
Commercial)
C-2 (General
Commercial)
C-2 (General
Commercial)

Compliance
N*

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Special Purpose and Overlay Districts


Compliance
Downtown Centennial Plan Overlay District (East Village)
N*
Live/Work Overlay District
Y
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Compliance
Trails
N/A
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Y
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
N/A
Project of Regional Significance
N/A
*The applicant has requested a Waiver from the Downtown Centennial Plan Streetscape
development standards, to allow no streetscape improvements along Carson Avenue.

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Downtown Centennial Plan, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Provided
Min. Setbacks
x Front
70% along Property Line
100%
x Side
N/A
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100%
N/A
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Screened
Screened

Existing Zoning
R-4 (High Density
Residential)
C-1 (Limited Commercial)
Proposed Zoning
C-2 (General Commercial)
General Plan
C (Commercial)

Compliance
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Permitted Density

Units Allowed

Unlimited

Unlimited

N/A
Permitted Density
N/A
Permitted Density
N/A

N/A
Units Allowed
N/A
Units Allowed
N/A

Street Name

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)

Governing Document

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)

Compliance
with Street
Section

Fremont Street

Major Collector

Master Plan of Streets


and Highways

80

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Street Name

Functional
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Street(s)

Carson Avenue

Major Collector

9th Street

Local Street

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Governing Document

Master Plan of Streets


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Master Plan of Streets
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Downtown Centennial Plan

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N*

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Compliance
Floor
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Use
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HandiHandiNumber
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Regular
Regular
capped
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Dwelling Units
x Studio
x One bedroom
x Two bedroom
x Three Bedroom
x Live/Work One
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Guest Parking

231

General Retail

15,000 SF

1.25
1.25
1.75
2.00
1.25
1:6
Units
1:175
SF

TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED


Regular and Handicap Spaces Required

94
127
74
16
7
39
86
443
434

47
45

Y*
Y*

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*Projects located within the Las Vegas Downtown Centennial Plan area are not subject to the
automatic application of parking requirements. However, the above table should be used to illustrate
the requirements of an analogous project in another location in the City. The applicant has indicated
in the submitted justification letter that they control the parking lot across Fremont Street which
offers an additional 376 parking spaces adjacent to this development.

Waivers
Requirement

Request
To allow no streetscape
A Waiver from the Downtown
improvements
along
Centennial Plan Streetscape
Carson Avenue and
development standards.
Fremont Street.

Staff Recommendation
Approval

ANALYSIS
This project is located in the Las Vegas Downtown Centennial Plan East Village District and
proposes to construct a five-story Mixed-Use development consisting of 226 residential units,
five (5) Live/Work units and 15,000 square feet of retail space, to be located on the southeast
corner of 9th Street and Fremont Street. In addition, the applicant has also requested a Waiver
from the Downtown Centennial Plan Streetscape development standards, to allow no streetscape
improvements along Carson Avenue and Fremont Street. The applicant has indicated in the
justification letter that the proposed Live/Work units will be 1,430 square feet in size, with a 743
square-foot (52%) work area and will require the lessee to reside in the work unit, which
complies with Title 19.10.170 requirements.
The subject site is currently comprised of six parcels with zoning designations of R-4 (High
Density Residential), C-1 (Limited Commercial) and C-2 (General Commercial). The applicant
has submitted a Rezoning (ZON-60327) request to reclassify property located at 115,121, and
125 South 9th Street from C-1 (Limited Commercial) and R-4 (High Density Residential) to C-2
(General Commercial), which allows for retail and commercial uses of an intense character, as
well as mixed-use developments as a conditional land use.
A Mixed-Use is described in Title 19.12 as: The vertical integration of residential uses and
commercial or civic uses within a single building or a single development, where the uses share
pedestrian access, vehicular access, parking functions, or any combination thereof.
Conditional Use Regulations:
1. Residential uses permitted as of right in the R-3 and R-4 Zoning Districts are permitted as
conditional uses within a C-1 or C-2 Zoning District.

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The subject site is proposed to be zoned C-2 (General Commercial), which allows residential
uses in conjunction with a Mixed Use Development.
2. Commercial uses or civic uses shall at a minimum be located at the ground level fronting the
primary public rights-of-way and may extend beyond the ground floor. The principal entryway to
access those uses, whether individually or collectively, shall be directly accessed from and
oriented to the public sidewalk.
The proposed Mixed-Use development provides retail 15,000 square feet of floor space on the
1st Floor of the development which has access to the public side walk. The submitted plans
indicate five Live/Work units will be provided on the 1st Floor of the proposed development
3. Residential uses shall not be permitted on the ground floor fronting on primary public rightsof-way, but may be located at or above the second level of the building. Residential uses may be
located on the ground floor of any building or portion thereof that is located at the interior of the
development site and does not front on an arterial or Collector Street.
All residential units are located on the 2nd Floor and above.
4. Surface parking lots shall be located to the side or the rear of the principal building(s) on the
site, and shall be screened from view of the adjacent rights-of-way by the principal building(s) or
a landscape buffer in conformance with the requirements of LVMC Chapter 19.08. Parking
structures shall not be located along the street frontages of the development site, but shall be
screened from view of the adjacent rights-of-way by the principal building(s).
The proposed Mixed-Use development provides one level of parking with 47 parking spaces
underneath the building, with access provided from the vacated alleyway segment which is
proposed with the associated Vacation (VAC-60328). This parking area has been screened from
view from all adjacent rights-of-way by the building faade.
In addition, an application for a Vacation (VAC-60328) has been submitted in conjunction with
these applications which requests to vacate the public right-of-way commonly known as 9th
Street located between Fremont Street and Carson Avenue; and the alleyway segment bound by
Fremont Street, 9th Street, 10th Street and Carson Avenue. The applicant has indicated in the
submitted justification letter this proposed Vacation of right-of-way will allow them to create an
open-air plaza space for street festivals, farmers markets and other community related events on
the subject site. The applicant has submitted an affidavit from all adjacent property owners (100
10th Street LLC, 116 10th Street LLC, 906 Carson LLC and 899 Fremont LLC) in support of the
proposed Vacation. Public Works offers the following comments:
A. Does this vacation request result in uniform or non-uniform right-of-way widths?
N/A as the Petition of Vacation will completely eliminate the rights-of-way on 9th Street between
Fremont Street and Carson Avenue and the alley between 9th Street and 10th Street south of
Fremont Street.
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B. From a traffic handling viewpoint will this vacation request result in a reduced
traffic handling capability?
o Yes as the vacation would disrupt north/south traffic on 9th Street which is
significant in that 9th Street is one of the few streets that still goes north
under U.S. 95.
C. Does it appear that the vacation request involves only excess right-of-way?
o No, it is to eliminate a section of 9th Street.
D. Does this vacation request coincide with development plans of the adjacent parcels?
o Yes. The developer would like to vacate 9th Street and to incorporate it into
a future development proposal, Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60326).
E. Does this vacation request eliminate public street access to any abutting parcel?
o No since all adjacent parcels are owned by the same company.
F. Does this vacation request result in a conflict with any existing City requirements?
o Yes, it reduces the overall connectivity of the public streets in this area.
G. Does the Department of Public Works have an objection to this vacation request?
o No.
The Department of Public Works and Department of Planning is not opposed to this Petition to
Vacate (VAC-60328) the public right-of-way commonly known as 9th Street located between
Fremont Street and Carson Avenue and the alleyway segment bound by Fremont Street, 9th Street,
10th Street and Carson Avenue.
The parcels are currently served by Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) but do not have
the required backflow prevention. Parcel lot consolidation will be required prior to civil plan
approval for water service. The current site design does not allow room on-site for the aboveground backflow prevention assemblies and they cannot be placed inside of a room or the
building or within the sidewalk. Civil plans will need to be submitted to LVVWD for domestic
meter sizing and fire flow requirements.
The proposed use and design of this proposal will make a positive contribution to the urban
design for the residents in the immediate area and of the community at large. Staff recommends
approval of the requested Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60326), Rezoning (ZON-60327)
and Vacation (VAC-60328) for the proposed five-story Mixed-Use development.

FINDINGS (ZON-60327)
In order to approve a Rezoning application, pursuant to Title 19.16.090(L), the Planning
Commission or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposal conforms to the General Plan.

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The proposed Rezoning from C-1 (Limited Commercial) and R-4 (High Density
Residential) to C-2 (General Commercial) is in conformance with the existing C
(Commercial) designation under the Southeast Sector Plan of the General Plan.
2.

The uses which would be allowed on the subject property by approving the rezoning
will be compatible with the surrounding land uses and zoning districts.
The applicant has proposed to develop the site with a five-story Mixed-Use
development consisting of 226 residential units, five (5) Live/Work units and 15,000
square feet of retail spaces which is a conditional land use within the proposed C-2
(General Commercial) zoning designation, the proposed use complies with all
conditional use requirements listed in Title 19.12.

3.

Growth and development factors in the community indicate the need for or
appropriateness of the rezoning.
The proposed C-2 (General Commercial) is an appropriate zoning designation, which
conforms to the existing C (Commercial) designation under the Southeast Sector Plan of
the General Plan.

4.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed zoning district.
The subject site is accessed by Fremont Street and Carson Avenue; both are classified
as Major Collector (80-foot wide) streets, according to the Master Plan of Streets and
Highways and provide suitable access for the proposed land use.

FINDINGS (VAC-60328)
The Department of Public Works and Department of Planning is not opposed to this Petition to
Vacate (VAC-60328) the public right-of-way commonly known as 9th Street located between
Fremont Street and Carson Avenue and the alleyway segment bound by Fremont Street, 9th Street,
10th Street and Carson Avenue. In addition, the applicant has submitted an affidavit from all
adjacent property owners (100 10th Street LLC, 116 10th Street LLC, 906 Carson LLC and 899
Fremont LLC) in support of the proposed Vacation, therefore, Staff recommends approval with
conditions.
FINDINGS (SDR-60326)
In order to approve a Site Development Plan Review application, per Title 19.16.100(E) the
Planning Commission and/or City Council must affirm the following:

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1.

The proposed development is compatible with adjacent development and


development in the area;
Surrounding development consists of the vacant Western Hotel and Casino, low-rise
multi-family residential and related commercial uses. The proposed use as designed is
compatible with surrounding development within the Downtown Centennial Plan East
Village district.

2.

The proposed development is consistent with the General Plan, this Title, the Design
Standards Manual, the Landscape, Wall and Buffer Standards, and other dulyadopted city plans, policies and standards;
According to the Las Vegas Downtown Centennial Plan, the subject property is located
within the East Village District. The East Village District is a traditional area to the
Downtown, which has a primary goal of promoting future opportunities for new
commercial ventures and for the integration of medium density mixed income residential
neighborhoods, which directly align which the design principles of this proposed MixedUse development. The Centennial Plan stresses that creating a broad diversity of land
uses in Downtown Las Vegas is key to its future success as an activity center and vital
urban regional hub. It states: The success of downtowns across the country often
depends upon integrating a successful residential community in, among, and adjacent to
the Downtown area.
The proposed commercial development on the first floor of the development will contain
a blend of retail uses. These uses are intended to not only serve residents of the project,
but will be of interest to the pedestrian traffic on Fremont Street. This proposed mixture
of high density residential and commercial land uses conforms to the goals and objectives
of the Centennial Plan.

3.

Site access and circulation do not negatively impact adjacent roadways or


neighborhood traffic;
The subject site is accessed by Fremont Street and Carson Avenue; both are classified as
Major Collector (80-foot wide) streets, according to the Master Plan of Streets and
Highways and provide suitable access to the site. Access is further enhanced by use of a
alley to the rear of the property.

4.

Building and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and for the City;
The proposed building materials are consistent with surrounding development within the
Downtown Centennial Plan East Village District. The applicant has also requested a
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no streetscape improvements along Carson Avenue and Fremont Street. Currently, the
Fremont Street alignment provides a five-foot amenity zone with a five-foot side walk and
the Carson Avenue alignment provides no amenity zone with a five-foot sidewalk.
However, the applicant has proposed streetscape planting materials along the east side of
the 9th Street alignment which is proposed to be vacated per (VAC-60328), which are
generally consistent with the requirements of the Downtown Centennial Plan and are
appropriate for the area. The primary planting species are 18-foot tall Date Palm and 24box Fan Texas Ash trees.
5.

Building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic


features are not unsightly, undesirable, or obnoxious in appearance; create an
orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment; and are harmonious and compatible
with development in the area;
The building has been designed to have an aesthetically pleasing faade, with no highly
reflective materials or contrasting colors, with all mechanical equipment screened from
view from the street. The submitted elevations indicate the structure will an articulated
roofline on all sides and will utilize awnings along the ground floor adjacent to the
proposed retail space. The architectural elements of the faade are blended through the use
of complementary materials, colors and finishes. The parking has been placed underneath
the proposed structure on the first level of the building.

6.

Appropriate measures are taken to secure and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare.
The site will be subject to ongoing inspection and will therefore not compromise the public
health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the General Plan.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

165 - ZON-60327
6 - VAC-60328
165 - SDR-60326

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

39 - ZON-60327
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901 FREMONT, LLC
115, 121 AND 125 SOUTH 9TH STREET
07/30/15

ZON-60327 [PRJ-59810] - REZONING RELATED TO VAC-60328 AND SDR-60326 - APPLICANT/OWNER:


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ZON-60327, VAC-60328 and SDR-60326 - REVISED

Agenda Item No.: 26.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAC-60328 - VACATION RELATED TO ZON-60327 - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT/OWNER: 901 FREMONT, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Petition to
Vacate the public right-of-way commonly known as 9th Street located between Fremont Street
and Carson Avenue and the alleyway segment bound by Fremont Street, 9th Street, 10th Street
and Carson Avenue, Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-59810]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
C.C.: 10/21/2015
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Location and Aerial Maps
3. Conditions and Staff Report
4. Support Letter

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

VAC-60328

VAC-60328

VAC-60328

Agenda Item No.: 27.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SDR-60326 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO ZON-60327 AND VAC60328 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: 901 FREMONT, LLC - For possible
action on a request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A FIVE-STORY MIXED-USE
DEVELOPMENT TO INCLUDE 226 RESIDENTIAL UNITS, FIVE LIVE/WORK UNITS,
AND 15,000 SQUARE FEET OF COMMERCIAL SPACE AND A WAIVER OF THE
DOWNTOWN CENTENNIAL PLAN STREETSCAPE REQUIREMENTS on 1.35 acres
adjacent to the southeast corner of Fremont Street and 9th Street (APNs 139-34-712-032 to 034
and 139-34-612-057 to 059), R-4 (High Density Residential), C-1 (Limited Commercial), C-2
(General Commercial) Zone [PROPOSED: C-2 (General Commercial)], Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ59810]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
C.C.: 10/21/2015
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Back up
2. Location and Aerial Maps
3. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SDR-60326

SDR-60326

SDR 60326
900 Fremont, LLC

SEC Fremont St. & 9th St.


Proposed 233 unit apartment complex with 15 thousand square feet of retail use.
First Use
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
AM Peak Hour

6.65
APARTMENT [DWELL]

233

PM Peak Hour

0.51
0.62

1,549
119
144

Second Use
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
AM Peak Hour

42.94
SHOPPING CENTER [1000 SF]

15

PM Peak Hour

1.00
3.73

644
15
56

Total Traffic produced by proposed development:


Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
AM Peak Hour

6.65
APARTMENT [DWELL]

PM Peak Hour

4,562
365

9th St.
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

762
61

Carson Ave.
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

2,288
183

10th St.
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

825
66

Traffic Capacity of adjacent streets:


Fremont St.
9th St.
Carson Ave.
10th St.

0.51
0.62

Existing traffic on all nearby streets:


Fremont St.
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

233

Adjacent Street ADT Capacity


15,000
12,000
23,775
12,000

2,193
134
200

This project will add approximately 2,193 trips per day on Fremont St., 9th St., Carson Ave. and 10th St. Fremont is
currently at about 30 percent of capacity, 9th is at about 6 percent of capacity, Carson is at about 10 percent of capacity
and 10th is at about 7 percent of capacity. After this project, Fremont is expected to be at about 45 percent of capacity,
9th to be at about 25 percent of capacity, Carson to be at about 19 percent of capacity and 10th to be at about 25 percent
of capacity.
Based on Peak Hour use, this development will add into the area roughly 200 additional cars, or seven every two minutes.
Note that this report assumes all traffic from this development uses all named streets.

Agenda Item No.: 28.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
ZON-60372 - REZONING - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: MARKET STREET OF
SUMMERLIN - OWNER: KAMICHU, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Rezoning
FROM: U (UNDEVELOPED) [SC (SERVICE COMMERCIAL) GENERAL PLAN
DESIGNATION] TO: C-1 (LIMITED COMMERCIAL) on 2.22 acres at 7540 Smoke Ranch
Road (APN 138-15-402-002), Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60169].
Staff recommends
APPROVAL.
C.C.: 10/21/2015
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps - ZON-60372 and SDR-60374 [PRJ-60169]
2. Conditions and Staff Report - ZON-60372 and SDR-60374 [PRJ-60169]
3. Supporting Documentation - ZON-60372 and SDR-60374 [PRJ-60169]
4. Photo(s) - ZON-60372 and SDR-60374 [PRJ-60169]
5. Justification Letter - ZON-60372 and SDR-60374 [PRJ-60169]

ZON-60372 and SDR-60374 [PRJ-60169]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT: MARKET STREET OF SUMMERLIN OWNER:
KAMICHU, LLC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
ZON-60372
SDR-60374

RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends APPROVAL.
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL
ZON-60372

** CONDITIONS **

SDR-60374 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Rezoning (ZON-60372)


shall be required, if approved.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All development shall be in conformance with the site plan and landscape plan, date
stamped 08/05/15 and building elevations, date stamped 07/23/15 except as amended by
conditions herein.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

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6.

A technical landscape plan, signed and sealed by a Registered Architect, Landscape


Architect, Residential Designer or Civil Engineer, must be submitted prior to or at the same
time application is made for a building permit. A permanent underground sprinkler system
is required, and shall be permanently maintained in a satisfactory manner; the landscape
plan shall include irrigation specifications. Installed landscaping shall not impede visibility
of any traffic control device.

7.

A fully operational fire protection system, including fire apparatus roads, fire hydrants and
water supply, shall be installed and shall be functioning prior to construction of any
combustible structures.

8.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City Departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.
Public Works

9.

Remove all substandard public street improvements and unused driveway cuts on Smoke
Ranch Road adjacent to this site, if any, and replace with new improvements meeting
Current City Standards concurrent with development of this site.

10. The proposed driveway on Smoke Ranch Road shall meet the intent of Standard Drawing
222.1.
11. Landscape and maintain all unimproved rights-of-way adjacent to this site. All landscaping
and private improvements installed with this project shall be situated and maintained so as
to not create sight visibility obstructions for vehicular traffic at all development access
drives and abutting street intersections.
12. A Drainage Plan and Technical Drainage Study must be submitted to and approved by the
Department of Public Works prior to the issuance of any building or grading permits or
submittal of any construction drawings, whichever may occur first. Provide and improve
all drainageways recommended in the approved drainage plan/study. The developer of this
site shall be responsible to construct such neighborhood or local drainage facility
improvements as are recommended by the City of Las Vegas Neighborhood Drainage
Studies and approved Drainage Plan/Study concurrent with development of this site.

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** STAFF REPORT **
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The 2.22-acre subject site is currently undeveloped and is located at 7540 Smoke Ranch Road.
The site was annexed from unincorporated Clark County in 1984 with a U (Undeveloped) zoning
designation. The applicant requests a Rezoning to allow for full entitlement of the property for
commercial use. The applicant is proposing to construct an 80-bed, two-story, 52,965 square-foot
commercial building to be utilized as a Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home. Staff has
determined the proposed project is compatible with surrounding development in the area, and the
proposed development adheres to all minimum Title 19 requirements. Therefore, staff
recommends approval of this project with conditions.

ISSUES
x
x

A Rezoning is required to change the zoning designation of the property from U


(Undeveloped) to C-1 (Limited Commercial), which will allow for the full range of
neighborhood-scale commercial uses on this site.
Per Title 19.12, a convalescent care facility/nursing home use, which allows patients to
stay overnight, is permissible by right in the C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council approved a Petition to Annex (A-0015-84) approximately
1,000 acres of property generally located east of Buffalo Drive, west of
Lorenzi Boulevard, between Cheyenne Avenue on the north and Washington
09/05/84
Avenue on the south. The Planning Commission and staff recommended
approval. The annexation became effective on 12/06/84.
The City Council accepted the applicants request to withdraw without
prejudice a Special Use Permit (U-0010-99) for a Beer/Wine/Cooler Off-Sale
use in conjunction with a proposed general retail and car wash building on
property located at the northeast corner of Buffalo Drive and Smoke Ranch
Road. The Planning Commission and staff recommended denial.
05/10/99
The City Council accepted the applicants request to withdraw without
prejudice a Special Use Permit (U-0011-99) for an Auto Repair Garage,
Minor use in conjunction with a proposed general retail and car wash building
on property located at the northeast corner of Buffalo Drive and Smoke Ranch
Road. The Planning Commission and staff recommended denial.

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Most Recent Change of Ownership


03/25/15
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


There are no building permits or business licenses associated with this undeveloped site.

Pre-Application Meeting
A pre-application meeting was conducted with the applicant to go over the
07/08/15
application materials and submittal requirements for a Site Development Plan
and Rezoning for a proposed Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home use.

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required, nor was one held.

Field Check
06/30/15

Staff performed a routine field check and noted a well maintained vacant lot
free of trash and debris.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Gross Acres
2.22

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property
North
South
East

West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Undeveloped
Office, Medical or
Dental
Single-Family
Residences
Office, Medical or
Dental
General Retail
Office, Other than
Listed
Financial Institution,
Specified

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
SC (Service
Commercial)
LI/R (Light
Industrial/Research)
ML (Medium Low
Density Residential)
LI/R (Light
Industrial/Research)
SC (Service
Commercial)

Existing Zoning District


U (Undeveloped)
C-PB (Planned Business
Park)
R-CL (Single Family
Compact-Lot)
C-PB (Central Business
Park)
C-1 (Limited
Commercial)

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Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
A-O (Airport Overlay) District 175 Feet
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title 19.08, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Min. Lot Size
N/A
Min. Lot Width
100 Feet
Min. Setbacks
x Front
10 Feet
x Side
10 Feet
x Side
10 Feet
20 Feet
x Rear
Max. Lot Coverage
50 %
Trash Enclosure
Mech. Equipment
Residential Adjacency Standards
3:1 proximity slope
Trash Enclosure

Screened, Gated, w/
a Roof or Trellis
Screened
Required/Allowed
99 Feet
50 Feet

Provided
96,703 SF
337 Feet

Compliance
N/A
Y

75 Feet
106 Feet
25 Feet
20 Feet
29 %
Screened,
Gated, w/
a Trellis
Screened

Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Provided
175 Feet
356 Feet

Pursuant to Title 19.08 the following standards apply:


Landscaping and Open Space Standards
Required
Standards
Ratio
Trees
Buffer Trees:
x North
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
15 Trees
x South
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
15 Trees
x East
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
13 Trees
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
13 Trees
x West

Y
Y
Compliance
Y
Y

Provided

Compliance

15 Trees
15 Trees
13 Trees
13 Trees

Y
Y
Y
Y

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Landscaping and Open Space Standards


Required
Provided
Standards
Ratio
Trees
TOTAL PERIMETER TREES
56 Trees
56 Trees
1 Tree / 6 Uncovered
Spaces, plus 1 tree at the
Parking Area Trees
10 Trees
12 Trees
end of each row of spaces
LANDSCAPE BUFFER WIDTHS
Min. Zone Width
x North
8 Feet
8 Feet
x South
15 Feet
20 Feet
x East
8 Feet
8 Feet
8 Feet
8 Feet
x West
Wall Height
6 to 8 Feet Adjacent to Residential
Not Indicated

Compliance
Y
Y

Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A

Street Name

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)

Governing Document

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)

Compliance
with Street
Section

Smoke Ranch Road

Primary Arterial

Master Plan of Streets


and Highways

100 Feet

Pursuant to Title 19.08 and 19.12, the following parking standards apply:
Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross
Parking
Parking
Floor Area
Use
Parking
HandiHandior Number
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
of Units
1:6 beds,
Convalescent
1:employee,
Care
80 beds, 14
3 for use by
31
Facility/Nursing employees
medical
Home
professionals
31
40
Y
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
29
2
38
2
Y
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required
Each
Loading
100,000 SF
52,965 SF
4
2
Y*
Spaces
over 50,000
SF
*On-Site Loading Space requirements do not apply to the proposed Convalescent Care
Facility/Nursing Home land use, as the use does not distribute materials or merchandise by
truck. However, the site plan does indicate that two loading spaces will be provided in the rear
of the proposed structure.
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ANALYSIS
The applicant has proposed a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60374) to develop the 2.22acre subject site with a proposed 80-bed, two-story, 52,965 square-foot Convalescent Care
Facility/Nursing Home at 7540 Smoke Ranch Road. The subject site is located in the Southwest
Sector of the General Plan and has a current land use designation of SC (Service Commercial)
and zoning designation of U (Undeveloped).
According to Title 19.06.050, the U (Undeveloped) zoning district functions as a temporary
classification to be used until property is ready for development for a more intense and
permanent use. It is a zoning designation intended to be used as a holding zone to prevent the
premature, haphazard development of the property. The applicant has submitted a request for a
Rezoning (ZON-60372) from U (Undeveloped) to C-1 (Limited Commercial). The requested
zone change would comply with the existing SC (Service Commercial) land use designation. In
addition, the proposed Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home use is permissible by right in
the C-1 (Limited Commercial) zoning district. The adjacent property to the west has a C-1
(Limited Commercial) zoning designation and the properties to the north and east have a more
intense zoning designation of C-PB (Planned Business Park), which allows for industrial uses.
Staff can support the requested zone change, as the commercial uses typically allowed in the C-1
(Limited Commercial) zone can be conducted harmoniously with the surrounding neighborhood.
A Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home use is described in Tile 19.12 as: A building or
structure designed, used, or intended to be used to house and provide care for persons who have
a chronic physical or mental illness or infirmity, but who do not need medical, surgical or other
specialized treatment normally provided by a hospital. This use includes a rest home and
nursing home, as well as a use that would qualify as a Community Residence except for the
limitation on the number of residents, but does not include an assisted living apartment,
hospital or other medical facility that is specifically defined in LVMC Chapter 19.18.
The proposed site design complies with all applicable Title 19.08.070 requirements pertaining to
building setbacks, which requires a ten-foot distance separation to the front, ten-foot to either
side yard setback and a 20-foot distance separation from the rear property line. The proposed
52,965 square-foot building will cover approximately 29% of the 2.22 acre site. The proposed
building is 33 feet in height measured to the mid-point of the eaves of the roof line above the
primary entrance to the building. The submitted building elevations indicate the building faades
will have a Dry Earth and Deep Walnut stucco finish, with slate brownstone roof tiles and
decorative stone stacked veneer accents. The elevations illustrate a carefully designed structure
incorporating variations, patterns, jogs and offsets to assist in dividing the 33-foot tall building mass
and create architectural character.
The submitted elevations show a two-story, 33-foot tall building adjacent to the existing C-1
(Limited Commercial) zoned lot to the west and the C-PB (Planned Business Park) zoned lots to
the north and east. The subject site is located adjacent to the existing R-CL (Single Family

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Compact-Lot) zone single-family residences located to the south. The proposed 33-foot tall
building must be setback at least 99 feet to the protected properties to the south. According to the
submitted site plan, the proposed building would be set back 175 feet, which complies with the
residential adjacency standards outlined in Title 19.06.040.
The site will provide 40 total parking spaces with two van-accessible handicapped parking
spaces, which exceeds the 31 spaces required by Title 19.12.010 for a Convalescent Care
Facility/Nursing Home with 80 beds and 14 employees on the largest shift. The parking area also
provides space for two loading zones and one trash enclosure, which have been designed to
comply with Title 19.08 standards. All interior parking lot landscaping and landscape buffer
planting materials have been designed to comply with code requirements for spacing and
quantities. The primary tree species being utilized are the 24 box African Sumac, 24 box
Shoestring Acacia, 24 box Ruby Lace Honey Locust and 24 box Ornamental Fruitless Plum
Tree.
The proposed building adheres to all minimum requirements as outlined by Title 19.08. The
proposed zone change would allow for compliance with the current general plan designation and
would allow for the full range of neighborhood-scale commercial uses that can be operated
harmoniously with the surrounding neighborhood. The subject site is located on the fringe of a more
intense C-PB (Planned Business Park) neighborhood, which allows for more intense industrial uses.
The proposed C-1 (Limited Commercial) zone creates an adequate transition from the C-PB zoned
properties to the north and the residential properties to the south. Furthermore, this proposal furthers
the Citys established Objective 2.6 of the Neighborhood Revitalization Section of the Las Vegas
2020 Master Plan, which states: To improve the amount and quality of infill development on
vacant and underutilized lands with established areas of the city. For these reasons, staff
recommends approval.
FINDINGS (ZON-60372)
In order to approve a Rezoning application, pursuant to Title 19.16.090(L), the Planning
Commission or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposal conforms to the General Plan.


The proposed Rezoning from U (Undeveloped) to C-1 (Limited Commercial) is in
conformance with the existing SC (Service Commercial) land use designation under the
Southwest Sector Plan of the General Plan.

2.

The uses which would be allowed on the subject property by approving the rezoning
will be compatible with the surrounding land uses and zoning districts.
The applicant has proposed to develop the site with an 80-bed 52,965 square-foot
Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home, which is a permitted land use within the
proposed C-1 (Limited Commercial) zoning designation.
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3.

Growth and development factors in the community indicate the need for or
appropriateness of the rezoning.
The proposed C-1 (Limited Commercial) zoning district is an appropriate zoning
designation, which will allow conformance with the existing SC (Service Commercial)
designation under the Southwest Sector Plan of the General Plan. The subject site is
located on the fringe of a more intense C-PB (Planned Business Park) neighborhood,
which allows for more intense industrial uses. The proposed C-1 (Limited Commercial)
zone creates an adequate transition from the C-PB zoned properties to the north and the
residential properties to the south.

4.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed zoning district.
Primary site access is from Smoke Ranch Road, a 100-foot Primary Arterial, which
provides adequate capacity to serve the proposed use.

FINDINGS (SDR-60374)
In order to approve a Site Development Plan Review application, per Title 19.16.100(E) the
Planning Commission and/or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed development is compatible with adjacent development and


development in the area;
The proposed Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home development is compatible with
adjacent commercial and residential development in the area. The proposed 33-foot tall
structure is contextually appropriate with other buildings in the area and the applicant has
provided the sufficient landscaping, creating an attractive commercial development.

2.

The proposed development is consistent with the General Plan, this Title, the Design
Standards Manual, the Landscape, Wall and Buffer Standards, and other dulyadopted city plans, policies and standards;
The proposed Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home development is consistent with
the General Plan and complies with all Title 19 development standards.

3.

Site access and circulation do not negatively impact adjacent roadways or


neighborhood traffic;
The site is accessed from Smoke Ranch Road, which is classified by the City of Las Vegas
Master Plan of Streets and Highways, as a 100-foot Primary Arterial and is sufficient in
size to carry the minimal amount of traffic this proposed development will generate.
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4.

Building and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and for the City;
The project design and style are appropriate for the subject location and will be
harmonious with buildings in the surrounding area. The submitted building elevations
indicate the building faades will have a Dry Earth and Deep Walnut stucco finish,
with slate brownstone roof tiles and decorative stone stacked veneer accents. The primary
tree species being utilized are the 24 box African Sumac, 24 box Shoestring Acacia, 24
box Ruby Lace Honey Locust and 24 box Ornamental Fruitless Plum Tree, which are
consistent with the Southern Nevada Regional Plan Coalition Regional Plant List.

5.

Building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic


features are not unsightly, undesirable, or obnoxious in appearance; create an
orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment; and are harmonious and compatible
with development in the area;
The design characteristics of the proposed building elevations are not unsightly and are
compatible with development in the area. The proposed materials are suitable for the
surrounding commercial and residential uses and the desert environment.

6.

Appropriate measures are taken to secure and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare.
The proposed commercial development will be subject to inspections in order to protect
the public health, safety and general welfare by City staff.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

200

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

22 - ZON-60372
29 - SDR-60374

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SDR 60374
Market Street of Summerlin

7540 Smoke Ranch Road


Proposed 60 unit convalescent care facility/nursing home.
Traffic produced by proposed development:
Proposed Use

DESCRIPTION

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


AM Peak Hour

TOTAL

164
10
13

2.74
NURSING HOME [BEDS]

PM Peak Hour

60

0.17
0.22

Existing traffic on all nearby streets:


Smoke Ranch Road
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

12,750
1,020

Buffalo Drive
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

21,975
1,758

Smoke Ranch Road


Buffalo Drive

RATE/#
UNIT

Adjacent Street ADT Capacity


34,500
51,800

This project is expected to add about 164 trips per day on Smoke Ranch Rd. & Buffalo Dr. Currently, Smoke Ranch is at
about 37 percent of capacity and Buffalo is at about 42 percent of capacity. With this project, Smoke Ranch is expected to
remain at about 37 percent of capacity and Buffalo to be at about 43 percent of capacity.
Based on Peak Hour use, this project will add about 13 trips in the peak hour, or about one every five minutes.
Note that this report assumes all traffic from this development uses all named streets.

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ZON-60372 [PRJ-60169] - REZONING RELATED TO SDR-60374 - APPLICANT: MARKET STREET OF


SUMMERLIN - OWNER: KAMICHU, LLC
7540 SMOKE RANCH ROAD
07/30/15

ZON-60372 [PRJ-60169] - REZONING RELATED TO SDR-60374 - APPLICANT: MARKET STREET OF


SUMMERLIN - OWNER: KAMICHU, LLC
7540 SMOKE RANCH ROAD
07/30/15

ZON-60372 [PRJ-60169] - REZONING RELATED TO SDR-60374 - APPLICANT: MARKET STREET OF


SUMMERLIN - OWNER: KAMICHU, LLC
7540 SMOKE RANCH ROAD
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Agenda Item No.: 29.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SDR-60374 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO ZON-60372 - PUBLIC
HEARING - APPLICANT: MARKET STREET OF SUMMERLIN - OWNER: KAMICHU,
LLC - For possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED
80-BED CONVALESCENT CARE FACILITY/NURSING HOME BUILDING on 2.22 acres at
7540 Smoke Ranch Road (APN 138-15-402-002), Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60169]. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.
C.C.: 10/21/2015
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SDR-60374

SDR-60374

SDR 60374
Market Street of Summerlin

7540 Smoke Ranch Road


Proposed 60 unit convalescent care facility/nursing home.
Traffic produced by proposed development:
Proposed Use

DESCRIPTION

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


AM Peak Hour

2.74
NURSING HOME [BEDS]

PM Peak Hour

60

0.17
0.22

Existing traffic on all nearby streets:


Smoke Ranch Road
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

12,750
1,020

Buffalo Drive
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

21,975
1,758

Smoke Ranch Road


Buffalo Drive

RATE/#
UNIT

TOTAL

164
10
13

Adjacent Street ADT Capacity


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51,800

This project is expected to add about 164 trips per day on Smoke Ranch Rd. & Buffalo Dr. Currently, Smoke Ranch is at
about 37 percent of capacity and Buffalo is at about 42 percent of capacity. With this project, Smoke Ranch is expected to
remain at about 37 percent of capacity and Buffalo to be at about 43 percent of capacity.
Based on Peak Hour use, this project will add about 13 trips in the peak hour, or about one every five minutes.
Note that this report assumes all traffic from this development uses all named streets.

Agenda Item No.: 30.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
ZON-60375 - REZONING - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: BURON INCORPORATION
- OWNER: ROCK SPRINGS COMMERCIAL, LLC - For possible action on a request for a
Rezoning FROM: U (UNDEVELOPED) [M (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL)
GENERAL PLAN DESIGNATION] TO: R-3 (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) on 5.62
acres on the east side of Rock Springs Drive, approximately 630 feet south of Lake Mead
Boulevard (APN 138-22-702-002), Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60251]. Staff recommends
APPROVAL.
C.C.: 10/21/2015
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps - ZON-60375, SUP-60376 and SDR-60377 [PRJ-60251]
2. Conditions and Staff Report - ZON-60375, SUP-60376 and SDR-60377 [PRJ-60251]
3. Supporting Documentation - ZON-60375, SUP-60376 and SDR-60377 [PRJ-60251]
4. Photo(s) - ZON-60375, SUP-60376 and SDR-60377 [PRJ-60251]
5. Justification Letter - ZON-60375, SUP-60376 and SDR-60377 [PRJ-60251]

ZON-60375, SUP-60376 and SDR-60377 [PRJ-60251]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: - APPLICANT: BURON INCORPORATION - OWNER: ROCK
SPRINGS COMMERCIAL, LLC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
ZON-60375
SUP-60376
SDR-60377

RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends APPROVAL.
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

ZON-60375
SUP-60376

** CONDITIONS **

SUP-60376 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Rezoning (ZON-60375)


and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60377) shall be required.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

4.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

5.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

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SDR-60377 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Rezoning (ZON-60375)


and Special Use Permit (SUP-60376) shall be required, if approved.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All development shall be in conformance with the site plan, landscape plan, and building
elevations, date stamped 07/23/15, except as amended by conditions herein.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

An Exception is hereby approved to allow no trees in the east perimeter landscape buffer
area where an existing sewer easement is located.

6.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

7.

The minimum distance between buildings shall be ten feet.

8.

A technical landscape plan, signed and sealed by a Registered Architect, Landscape


Architect, Residential Designer or Civil Engineer, must be submitted prior to or at the same
time application is made for a building permit. A permanent underground sprinkler system
is required, and shall be permanently maintained in a satisfactory manner; the landscape
plan shall include irrigation specifications. Installed landscaping shall not impede visibility
of any traffic control device.

9.

A fully operational fire protection system, including fire apparatus roads, fire hydrants and
water supply, shall be installed and shall be functioning prior to construction of any
combustible structures.

10.

A Comprehensive Construction Staging Plan shall be submitted to the Department of


Planning for review and approval prior to the issuance of any building permits. The
Construction Staging Plan shall include the following information: Design and location of
construction trailer(s); design and location of construction fencing; all proposed temporary
construction signage; location of materials staging area; and the location and design of
parking for all construction workers.
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11. Prior to or at the time of submittal for any building permit, the applicant shall provide
written verification by the FAA and/or the Clark County Department of Aviation of the
following:
a. Applicant is required to file a valid FAA Form 7460-1, "Notice of Proposed
Construction or Alteration" with the FAA, in accordance with 14 CFR Part 77, or
submit to the Clark County Director of Aviation a Property Owners Shielding
Determination Statement and request written concurrence from the Clark County
Department of Aviation;
b. No Building Permit or other construction permit shall be issued for any structure
greater than 35 feet above the surface of land that, based upon the FAAs 7460
airspace determination (the outcome of filing the FAA Form 7460-1) would (a)
constitute a hazard to air navigation, (b) would result in an increase to minimum
flight altitudes during any phase of flight (unless approved by the Department of
Aviation), or (c) would otherwise be determined to pose a significant adverse impact
on airport or aircraft operations.
c. Applicant is advised that FAAs airspace determinations are dependent on petitions
by any interested party and the height that will not present a hazard as determined by
the FAA may change based on these comments.
d. Applicant is advised that the FAAs airspace determinations include expiration dates
and that the separate airspace determinations will be needed for construction cranes or
other temporary equipment.
12. Prior to the submittal of a building permit application, the applicant shall meet with
Department of Planning staff to develop a comprehensive address plan for the subject site.
A copy of the approved address plan shall be submitted with any future building permit
applications related to the site.
13.

Sign and record a deed restriction with language determined to be satisfactory by the City
Attorney which restricts the use of the site to an age-restricted community for those persons
55 years of age or older, to the full extent of the law.

14. All City Code requirements and design standards of all City Departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.
Public Works
15. Construct all half-street improvements on Rock Springs Drive meeting current City
Standards to match existing improvements to the north and south concurrent with on site
development activities.
The proposed curb line shall align with the existing
improvements to the north and south.
16. Install a cross walk across Rock Springs Drive near the north end of this site at a location
acceptable to the Traffic Engineer concurrent with on-site development activities.

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17.

The northern driveway shall be egress only. Coordinate specific requirements for signage
and gating for the northern driveway with the City Traffic Engineer prior to approval of
construction drawings for this site. Comply with the recommendations of the Traffic
Engineer.

18. Landscape and maintain all unimproved rights-of-way adjacent to this site. All landscaping
and private improvements installed with this project shall be situated and maintained so as
to not create sight visibility obstructions for vehicular traffic at all development access
drives and abutting street intersections.
19.

Submit an Encroachment Agreement for landscaping and private improvements, if any, in


the Rock Springs Drive public right-of-way prior to the issuance of permits for these
improvements. The applicant must carry an insurance policy for the term of the
Encroachment Agreement and add the City of Las Vegas as an additionally insured entity
on this insurance policy. If requested by the City, the applicant shall remove property
encroaching in the public right- of way at the applicant's expense pursuant to the terms of
the City's Encroachment Agreement. The installation and maintenance of all private
improvements in the public right of way shall be the responsibility of the adjacent property
owner(s) and shall be transferred with the sale of the property for the entire term of the
Encroachment Agreement. Coordinate all requirements for the Encroachment Agreement
with the Land Development Section of the Department of Building and Safety (229-4836).

20. A Drainage Plan and Technical Drainage Study must be submitted to and approved by the
Department of Public Works prior to the issuance of any building or grading permits or
submittal of any construction drawings, whichever may occur first. Provide and improve
all drainageways recommended in the approved drainage plan/study. The developer of this
site shall be responsible to construct such neighborhood or local drainage facility
improvements as are recommended by the City of Las Vegas Neighborhood Drainage
Studies and approved Drainage Plan/Study concurrent with development of this site.

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** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant is proposing to rezone 5.62 acres from: U (Undeveloped) [M (Medium Density
Residential) General Plan Designation] to: R-3 (Medium Density Residential) on 5.62 acres on
the east side of Rock Springs Drive, approximately 630 feet south of Lake Mead Boulevard for a
117-bed Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home. This project will be designed to house 117
residents in 86 units with 52 Assisted Living apartments; 36 Dementia apartments and 10 standalone two-bedroom duplexes in a campus environment. The parcel is currently undeveloped and
the proposed development conforms to all City of Las Vegas code requirements. For these
reasons, staff recommends approval. If denied, no building permits or business license could be
issued for a Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home use on the site.

ISSUES
x

A Special Use Permit is required for a Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home use in
an R-3 (Medium Density Residential) zoned parcel. Staff supports this request.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
02/06/85
The City Council approved a Rezoning (Z-0094-84) from U (Undeveloped)
[M (Medium Density Residential) General Plan Designation] to C-1 (Limited
Commercial) for this site as part of a larger request that included rezoning to
R-CL (Single Family Compact-Lot) and R-3 (Limited Multiple Residence).
The approval was subject to a five-year Resolution of Intent. The Planning
Commission and staff recommended approval.
02/21/90
The City Council approved a Special Use Permit (U-0194-89) to allow two
off-premise advertising (billboard) signs on properties located on the east and
west sides of U.S. 95, south of Lake Mead Boulevard. One of the proposed
signs was to be located on the subject site. The proposed sign on the subject
site was not constructed; therefore, in 1995 it was determined that the Special
Use Permit had expired. The Board of Zoning Adjustment and staff
recommended approval.
09/04/91
The City Council adopted an ordinance establishing the approved zoning on
the residential portion of the Rezoning request. The Resolution of Intent on
the remaining parcels was then extended an additional five years to 09/04/96.

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Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc


05/17/95
The City Council denied an appeal of a Board of Zoning Adjustment denial of
a Variance request (V-0010-95) to allow two off-premise advertising
(billboard) signs each within 500 feet of another off-premise advertising
(billboard) sign where 750 feet is the minimum distance separations required.
One of the proposed signs was to be located on the subject site. Staff had
recommended denial.
03/09/98
The City Council denied a General Plan Amendment (GPA-0070-97) to GC
(General Commercial) and struck a Rezoning (Z-0139-97) to C-2 (General
Commercial) on the subject site that would have allowed a proposed fourstory hotel. The Planning Commission and staff recommended denial.
10/04/00
The City Council approved an Extension of Time [Z-0094-84(4)] on an
approved Rezoning (Z-0094-84) on the subject site, subject to an expiration
date of 08/24/03. The Planning Commission and staff recommended
approval; however, staff recommended a one-year extension with no further
extensions.
10/01/03
The City Council approved a second Extension of Time (EOT-2756) of an
approved Rezoning (Z-0094-84) on the subject site, subject to an expiration
date of 08/24/05. The Planning Commission and staff recommended
approval.
07/06/05
The City Council approved an Extension of Time (EOT-6857) of an approved
Rezoning (Z-0094-84) from: U (Undeveloped) [M (Medium Density
Residential) General Plan Designation] to: C-1 (Limited Commercial) on 5.62
acres between U.S. 95 and Rock Springs Drive, approximately 630 feet south
of Lake Mead Boulevard. Staff recommended denial. Expired on 09/08/06.
Most Recent Change of Ownership
08/21/11
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.
Related Building Permits/Business Licenses
No related permits on file at this time.
Pre-Application Meeting
Staff met with the applicant and reviewed the requirements for a Special Use
Permit and Site Development Plan Review application for a Convalescent
07/15/15
Care Facility/Nursing Home. A Rezoning application would also be required.
No issues were noted.

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Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting was not required, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/28/15

Staff visited the site and found a large undisturbed desert parcel. Some minor
trash and debris were noted on the site.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
5.62

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property

North
South
East
West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Undeveloped

Shopping Center
Multi-Family,
Residential
U.S. 95 Right-ofWay
Primary School

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation

Existing Zoning District

SC (Service
Commercial)
M (Medium Density
Residential)

U (Undeveloped) [M
(Medium Density
Residential) General Plan
Designation]
C-1 (Limited
Commercial)
R-3 (Medium Density
Residential)

U.S. 95 Right-of-Way

U.S. 95 Right-of-Way

PF (Public Facilities)

U (PF) [Undeveloped
Public Facilities]

M (Medium Density
Residential)

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
A-O (Airport Overlay) District (175 Feet)
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

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DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title 19.06.110, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Provided
Min. Lot Size
6,500 SF
244,807 SF
Min. Setbacks
x Front
10 Feet
35 Feet
x Side
5 Feet
5 Feet
x Corner
5 Feet
N/A
20 Feet
20 Feet
x Rear
Min. Distance Between Buildings
10 Feet
10 Feet
Max. Building Height
55 Feet
35 Feet
Screened, Gated, w/ Screened, Gated, w/
Trash Enclosure
a Roof or Trellis
a Roof or Trellis
Mech. Equipment
Screened
Screened

Pursuant to Title 19.06.110, the following standards apply:


Landscaping and Open Space Standards
Required
Standards
Ratio
Trees
Buffer Trees:
x North
1 Tree / 30 Linear Feet
9 Trees
x South
1 Tree / 30 Linear Feet
12 Trees
x East
1 Tree / 30 Linear Feet
21 Trees
1 Tree / 30 Linear Feet
18 Trees
x West
TOTAL PERIMETER TREES
60 Trees
1 Tree / 6 Uncovered
Parking Area Trees
Spaces, plus 1 tree at the
20 Trees
end of each row of spaces
LANDSCAPE BUFFER WIDTHS
Min. Zone Width
x North
6 Feet
x South
5 Feet
x East
10 Feet
10 Feet
x West
*Exception is requested

Compliance
Y
Y
Y
N/A
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Provided

Compliance

9 Trees
12 Trees
4 Trees
18 Trees
43 Trees

Y
Y
Y*
Y
Y*

23 Trees

10 Feet
5 Feet
20 Feet
10 Feet

Y
Y
Y
Y

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Street Name
Rock Springs Drive

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)
Residential

Governing Document

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)

Compliance
with Street
Section

Planned Streets and


Highways Map

60

Pursuant to Title 19.08 and 19.12, the following parking standards apply:
Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross Floor
Parking
Parking
Area or
Use
Parking
HandiHandiNumber of
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
Units
1/6 Beds
plus 3 for
Doctors
Convalescent
and one
Care
86 Units/11758
per staff
Facility/Nursi Beds
member
ng Home
on largest
shift
58
74
Y
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
55
3
70
4
Y
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required
Loading Spaces
1
Y

Exceptions
Requirement
To plant 21 trees in the east
perimeter landscape buffer area.

Request
To only plant 4 trees in the east
perimeter landscape buffer area as
a result of an existing sewer
easement.

Staff Recommendation
Approval

ANALYSIS
The applicant has applied for a large, senior apartment and Convalescent Care facility/Nursing
Home campus on a 5.62 undeveloped parcel on the east side of Rock Springs Drive, 630 feet
south of Lake Mead Boulevard. The project will feature a large three-story building with 24
apartments for memory care residents and 52 apartments for assisted living residents. Five
buildings on the south side of the project will feature 10 duplex apartments. A one-way
driveway will circumnavigate the property for easy traffic flow on the site.

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The Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home use is defined as a building or structure


designed, used, or intended to be used to house and provide care for persons who have a chronic
physical or mental illness or infirmity, but who do not need medical, surgical or other specialized
treatment normally provided by a hospital. This use includes a rest home and nursing home,
as well as a use that would qualify as a Community Residence except for the limitation on the
number of residents, but does not include an assisted living apartment, hospital or other
medical facility that is specifically defined in LVMC Chapter 19.18. The proposed use meets
the definition as stated in the justification letter, although some of the units do qualify as
assisted living apartments, the entire campus is viewed as a Convalescent Care
Facility/Nursing Home use by staff.
There are no minimum Special Use Permit requirements for this use in an R-3 (Medium Density
Residential) zone.
Comments received from the Clark County Department of Aviation included the following:
Federal Aviation Regulations (Title 14, Part 77) require that the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) be notified before the construction or alteration of any building or
structure greater than 200 feet in height ( 77.13(a)(1)) or that will exceed a slope of 100:1
for a distance of 20,000 feet from the nearest point of any airport runway greater than 3,200
feet in length ( 77.13 (a)(2)(i)). Such notification allows the FAA to determine what
impact, if any, the proposed development will have upon navigable airspace, and allows the
FAA to determine whether the development requires obstruction marking or lighting.
The proposed development will exceed the 100:1 notice requirement for the North Las Vegas
Airport (VGT). Therefore, as required by 14 CFR Part 77, the FAA must be notified of the
proposed construction or alteration.
A condition of approval has been added to address this issue.
There is an existing sewer easement along the east perimeter adjacent to the U.S. 95 right-ofway. No trees are permitted to be planted within this easement. As a result, an Exception is
required. The applicant is still going to provide the required number of trees along the east
perimeter; however, they will be outside the required landscape buffer area. Staff supports this
request as it is not a self-created hardship and the intent of the code requirement is still going to
be met with the required number of trees.
The campus is well landscaped with a variety of trees throughout the project. A large
plaza/garden is planned on the northeast portion of the site, between two wings of the primary
three-story building. A Bocce Ball court and a dog park are also planned for the project. A
shaded loop path with benches, informational placards and public art will circle the primary
building on the site providing a recreational amenity for residents. A six-foot tall perimeter wall
will provide both privacy and security for residents.

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The applicant worked with staff to relocate the trash enclosure and loading area to the rear of the
property from the front parking area originally proposed. This will make for a more aesthetically
pleasing and inviting project. Although only one trash enclosure is being provided, residents will
have the benefit of utilizing staff to take their trash out when needed.
The buildings will feature modern Tuscany facades. The large, three-story primary structure will
have balconies and varied roof lines to provide relief from the large solid elevations of the
building. The duplexes will be single-story and feature one-car garages. The earth tone color
pallet will include Prayer Flag, Bungalow Maple, Straw Hat, Log Cabin and Brick-A-Brack
colors by Kelly Moore. The roofs will have Albuquerque Blend color tiles by Eagle Roofing.
The location of this multi-residential use project is appropriate with R-3 (Medium Density
Residential) zoned property to the south, a school to the west and a commercial retail shopping
center to the north. The U.S. 95 right-of-way on the east is screened with a large sound wall.

FINDINGS (ZON-60375)
In order to approve a Rezoning application, pursuant to Title 19.16.090(L), the Planning
Commission or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposal conforms to the General Plan.


The proposed Rezoning to the R-3 (Medium Density Residential) zoning district is within
the allowable density range of the existing M (Medium Density Residential) General Plan
designation and therefore conforms to the General Plan.

2.

The uses which would be allowed on the subject property by approving the rezoning
will be compatible with the surrounding land uses and zoning districts.
Medium density residential projects will be compatible with the surrounding area that
consists of an apartment complex, a school and a commercial retail development.

3.

Growth and development factors in the community indicate the need for or
appropriateness of the rezoning.
This undeveloped property is appropriate for a Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home
development, as it is an infill parcel surrounded by commercial, educational and multifamily residential uses. With an aging population, this type of use is in demand.

4.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed zoning district.

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The project is accessed from Rock Springs Drive, a 60-foot wide Residential Street with
sufficient capacity for the traffic needs of the proposed use. With approval of this project,
Rock Springs Drive will be at 72 percent of capacity and capable of handling the
additional traffic generated by this project.

FINDINGS (SUP-60376)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home use can be conducted in a compatible
manner with the adjacent residential use to the south, the primary school to the west
and the commercial retail to the north of the project.

2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The site will contain adequate area to meet the building, access, and parking needs of the
Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home use.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
The project is accessed from Rock Springs Drive, a 60-foot wide Residential Street with
sufficient capacity for the traffic needs of the proposed use. With approval of this project,
Rock Springs Drive will be at 72 percent of capacity and capable of handling the
additional traffic generated by this project.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The proposed Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home will be subject to state and
local licensing requirements and inspections and will therefore not compromise the
public health, safety or general welfare, or the objectives of the General Plan.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
All Title 19.12 conditions for a Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home use are met.

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FINDINGS (SDR-60377)
In order to approve a Site Development Plan Review application, per Title 19.16.100(E) the
Planning Commission and/or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed development is compatible with adjacent development and


development in the area;
This undeveloped property is appropriate for a Convalescent Care Facility/Nursing Home
development, as it is an infill parcel surrounded by commercial, educational and multifamily residential uses.

2.

The proposed development is consistent with the General Plan, this Title, the Design
Standards Manual, the Landscape, Wall and Buffer Standards, and other dulyadopted city plans, policies and standards;
This project is proposed to meet all required development standards of Title 19 with the
one Exception. The Exception is a result of an existing sewer easement and therefore, is
supported by staff.

3.

Site access and circulation do not negatively impact adjacent roadways or


neighborhood traffic;
The project is accessed from Rock Springs Drive, a 60-foot wide Residential Street with
sufficient capacity for the traffic needs of the proposed use. There are two ingress/egress
driveways to access the project with a circular drive aisle around the site to facilitate traffic
circulation. With approval of this project, Rock Springs Drive will be at 72 percent of
capacity and capable of handling the additional traffic generated by this project.

4.

Building and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and for the City;
The building and landscape materials are commonly found in this area of the City and are
appropriate for the area.

5.

Building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic


features are not unsightly, undesirable, or obnoxious in appearance; create an
orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment; and are harmonious and compatible
with development in the area;
The modern Tuscany architecture featured on this project will create a pleasing and
harmonious aesthetic that will be compatible in appearance with adjacent developments.

6.

Appropriate measures are taken to secure and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare.
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The proposed development is subject to regular City inspections for building and
licensing and will therefore not compromise the public health, safety, and welfare.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

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NOTICES MAILED

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ZON-60375 [PRJ-60251] - REZONING RELATED TO SUP-60376 AND SDR-60377 - APPLICANT: BURON


INCORPORATION - OWNER: ROCK SPRINGS COMMERCIAL, LLC
EAST SIDE OF ROCK SPRINGS DRIVE, APPROXIMATELY 630 FEET SOUTH OF LAKE MEAD BOULEVARD
07/28/15

ZON-60375 [PRJ-60251] - REZONING RELATED TO SUP-60376 AND SDR-60377 - APPLICANT: BURON


INCORPORATION - OWNER: ROCK SPRINGS COMMERCIAL, LLC
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07/28/15

ZON-60375 [PRJ-60251] - REZONING RELATED TO SUP-60376 AND SDR-60377 - APPLICANT: BURON


INCORPORATION - OWNER: ROCK SPRINGS COMMERCIAL, LLC
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Agenda Item No.: 31.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60376 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO ZON-60375 - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT: BURON INCORPORATION - OWNER: ROCK SPRINGS COMMERCIAL,
LLC - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED 117-BED
CONVALESCENT CARE FACILITY/NURSING HOME on the east side of Rock Springs
Drive, approximately 630 feet south of Lake Mead Boulevard (APN 138-22-702-002), U
(UNDEVELOPED)[M (Medium Density Residential) General Land Use designation)]
[PROPOSED: R-3 (Medium Density Residential)], Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60251]. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.
C.C.: 10/21/2015
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SUP-60376

SUP-60376

Agenda Item No.: 32.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SDR-60377 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO ZON-60375 AND SUP60376 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: BURON INCORPORATION - OWNER: ROCK
SPRINGS COMMERCIAL, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan
Review FOR A PROPOSED 117-BED CONVALESCENT CARE FACILITY/NURSING
HOME on 5.62 acres on the east side of Rock Springs Drive, approximately 630 feet south of
Lake Mead Boulevard (APN 138-22-702-002), U (UNDEVELOPED)[M (Medium Density
Residential) General Land Use designation] [PROPOSED: R-3 (Medium Density Residential)],
Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60251]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
C.C.: 10/21/2015
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SDR-60377

SDR-60377

SDR 60377
Buron Incorporation

ES Rock Springs Dr., S of Lake Mead Blvd.


Proposed 117 unit convalescent care facility/nursing home.
Traffic produced by proposed development:
Proposed Use

DESCRIPTION

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


AM Peak Hour

2.74
NURSING HOME [BEDS]

PM Peak Hour

117

0.17
0.22

Existing traffic on all nearby streets:


Lake Mead Boulevard
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

37,013
2,961

Rock Springs Drive


Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

8,769
702

Lake Mead Boulevard


Rock Springs Drive

RATE/#
UNIT

TOTAL

321
20
26

Adjacent Street ADT Capacity


51,800
16,300

This project is expected to add about 321 trips per day on Lake Mead Blvd. & Rock Springs Dr. Currently, Lake Mead is at
about 71 percent of capacity and Rock Springs is at about 54 percent of capacity. With this project, Lake Mead is
expected to be at about 72 percent of capacity and Rock Springs to be at about 56 percent of capacity.
Based on Peak Hour use, this project will add about 26 trips in the peak hour, or about one every two minutes.
Note that this report assumes all traffic from this development uses all named streets.

Agenda Item No.: 33.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAR-60333 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: CHETAK
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION - For possible action on a request for a Variance TO
ALLOW A THREE-FOOT SIDE YARD SETBACK WHERE FIVE FEET IS REQUIRED on
2.43 acres at 2246 Paradise Road (APNs 162-03-411-009, 010 and 011), C-2 (General
Commercial) Zone, Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-59730]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps - VAR-60333 and SDR-60334 [PRJ-59730]
2. Conditions and Staff Report - VAR-60333 and SDR-60334 [PRJ-59730]
3. Supporting Documentation - VAR-60333 and SDR-60334 [PRJ-59730]
4. Photo(s) - VAR-60333 and SDR-60334 [PRJ-59730]
5. Justification Letter - VAR-60333 and SDR-60334 [PRJ-59730]

VAR-60333 and SDR-60334 [PRJ-59730]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: CHETAK DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
VAR-60333
SDR-60334

RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL
N/A
VAR-60333

** CONDITIONS **

VAR-60333 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Site Development Plan
Review (SDR-60334) shall be required, if approved.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

4.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

5.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

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SDR-60334 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Rezoning Variance (VAR60333) shall be required, if approved.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All development shall be in conformance with the site and landscape plan, floor plan, and
building elevations, date stamped 08/12/15, except as amended by conditions herein.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

6.

A fully operational fire protection system, including fire apparatus roads, fire hydrants and
water supply, shall be installed and shall be functioning prior to construction of any
combustible structures.

7.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City Departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

Public Works
8.

Meet with the Flood Control Section of the Department of Public Works for assistance with
establishing finished floor elevations and drainage paths for this site prior to submittal of
construction plans, the issuance of any building or grading permits, whichever may occur
first. Provide and improve all drainage ways as recommended.

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Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant is requesting a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60334) for a proposed 513
square-foot expansion to an existing 30,220 square-foot building within a 34,130 square-foot
Shopping Center on 2.43 acres at 2246 Paradise Road. There is a side yard setback Variance
(VAR-60333) that accompanies this application to allow the addition three feet from the side
property line where five feet was previously approved. The existing trash enclosure will have to
be relocated to allow the proposed expansion to be constructed. Staff recommends approval of
the requested applications; however, if denied, the project, as proposed could not be constructed.

ISSUES
x
x
x
x

The site currently consists of three parcels and four buildings. The applicant intends to
construct a 513 square-foot addition on the southern end of the westernmost building, which
requires a Site Development Plan Review.
The proposed addition will be set back three feet from the side yard property line where five
feet is the minimum setback required. The reduced setback requires a setback Variance.
The existing trash enclosure will be relocated within the parking lot to allow for the proposed
expansion.
A complaint was forwarded to Code Enforcement for non-permitted temporary signage on
08/17/15.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.
The Board of City Commissioners approved a request for a Rezoning (Z0014-64) from R-4 (Apartment Residence) to C-1 (Limited Commercial) of
05/06/64
property generally located on the west side of Paradise Road between Sahara
Avenue and St. Louis Avenue. The Planning Commission recommended
approval of the request.
The Board of City Commissioners approved a Rezoning (Z-0020-77) request
form R-4 (Apartment Residence) to C-1 (Limited Commercial) of the
05/18/77
property generally located at the northwest corner of East Sahara Avenue and
Paradise Road. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the
request.

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.


The City Council approved a request for a Plot Plan Review (Z-0020-77) for a
retail center with Restaurants on the property generally located at the
09/15/86
northwest corner of East Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road. The Planning
Commission recommended approval of the request.
The City Council approved an appeal of a Variance (V-0065-87) request to
08/19/87
allow 155 parking where 188 parking spaces where required at 2200 Paradise
Road.
The City Council approved a request for a Required Review (V-0065-87) of
an approved Variance to allow 155 parking spaces in the existing Sahara
08/17/88
Paradise Plaza Shopping Center where the proposed uses require 188 parking
spaces on property located at 2200 Paradise Road.
The City Council approved a request for a Required Review (V-0065-87) of
an approved Variance to allow 155 parking spaces in the existing Sahara
08/02/89
Paradise Plaza Shopping Center where the proposed uses require 188 parking
spaces on property located at 2200 Paradise Road.
The City Council approved a request for a Required Review (V-0065-87) of
an approved Variance to allow 155 parking spaces in the existing Sahara
08/15/90
Paradise Plaza Shopping Center where the proposed uses require 188 parking
spaces on property located at 2200 Paradise Road.
The City Council approved a request for a Required Review (V-0147-90) of
an approved Variance to allow 155 parking spaces in the existing Sahara
Paradise Plaza Shopping Center where the existing and proposed uses require
01/22/92
205 parking spaces on property located at 2200 Paradise Road. The Board of
Zoning Adjustment recommended approval of the request.
The City Council denied an appeal request for a Variance (V-0099-97) to
01/12/98
allow 123 parking spaces where 217 are required. The Board of Zoning
Adjustments denied the request.
The City Council approved a request for a Site Development Plan Review [Z0020-77(1)] for a proposed 3,087 square-foot fast food restaurant located on
04/13/98
the northwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road. The Planning
Commission recommended approval of the request.
The Planning Department administratively approved a request for a Site
Development Plan Review [Z-0020-77(2)] for a proposed 3,432 square-foot
04/21/99
fast food restaurant located on the northwest corner of Sahara Avenue and
Paradise Road.
The City Council adopted Ordinance 6099 creating the Shopping Center use
for developments that have a minimum combined gross floor area of 25,000
07/21/10
square feet on a single parcel of land or upon contiguous parcels of land and
have a common vehicular access and parking facilities.

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Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.


The City Council denied a request for a Rezoning (Z-0060-01) from C-1
(Limited Commercial) to C-2 (General Commercial) on approximately 2.36
acres of property generally located on the northwest corner of the intersection
10/03/01
of Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road. The Planning Commission
recommended denial of the request.
The City Council denied a request for a Vacation (VAC-0070-02) to vacate a
public alley generally located north of Sahara Avenue, west of Paradise Road.
12/04/02
The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request.
The City Council approved a Rezoning (ZON-53065) from C-1 (Limited
Commercial) to C-2 (General Commercial) on 2.4 acres located at 2202-2252
05/21/14
Paradise Road. The Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


11/01/00
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


1986
The shopping center was constructed
A building permit (#143352) was issued for a tenant improvement for 2246
07/13/09
Paradise Road. The permit was finalized on 10/28/09.
A business license (R10-00974) was issued for a restaurant at 2246 Paradise
11/03/09
Road. The license is active as of 08/18/15.

Pre-Application Meeting
Staff met with the owners representative to discuss the proposed
improvements. Initially the applicant stated that this addition would conform
to all code requirements and qualify for an Administrative Site Development
Plan Review. Staff concluded that if all code requirements were met, then the
proposal will met the minimum requirements for a minor review; however, if
a setback Variance is required, then it would be a major amendment to an
06/09/15
existing Site Development Plan Review. The administrative and public
hearing submittal requirements for a Site Development Plan Review were
discussed. After the applicant reviewed the project further, it was determined
the addition would intrude two feet into the required five-foot side yard
setback and thus a setback Variance and a Major Amendment to an approved
Site Development Plan Review would be required.

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting was not required, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/30/15

Staff conducted a field check of the site of the existing shopping center and
observed non-permitted temporary signage within the center. A complaint
was forwarded to Code Enforcement 08/17/15.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
2.43

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property
North
South

East

West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation

Shopping Center

C (Commercial)

Multi-Family
Residential
Gaming
Establishment, NonRestricted
Restaurant
Office, Other than
Listed
Restaurant
Hotel, Motel or
Hotel Suites
General Retail

C (Commercial)
CT (Commercial
Tourist) Clark County

Existing Zoning District


C-2 (General
Commercial)
R-4 (High Density
Residential)
H-1 (Limited Resort and
Apartment) Clark
County

C (Commercial)

C-1 (Limited
Commercial)

C (Commercial)

C-2 (General
Commercial)

Master Plan Areas


Beverly Green / Southridge Neighborhood
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
No Applicable Special Purpose or Overlay Districts
G-O (Gaming Enterprise Overlay) District
A-O (Airport Overlay) District (175 Feet)

Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
Y
Y

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Other Plans or Special Requirements


Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Y
N/A
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title 19.08.080, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Min. Setbacks
x Side
10 Feet
5 Feet*
x Corner
Max. Lot Coverage
50 %

Provided

3 Feet
5 Feet*
32 %
Screened,
Gated
Trash Enclosure
Screened, Gated, w/
with a
a Roof or Trellis
Trellis
Mech. Equipment
Screened
Screened
*Side and rear setback were determined by Plot Plan Review (Z-0020-77)

Compliance
N
Y
Y
Y
Y

Pursuant to Title 19.08 and 19.12, the following parking standards apply:
Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross Floor
Parking
Parking
Area or
Use
Parking
HandiHandiNumber of
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
Units
Shopping
34,130 SF
1:250
137
Center
137
140
Y
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
132
5
133
7
Y
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required
*Three handicapped parking spaces do not meet Title 19 requirements: however, they are
constructed per approved building plans, meet Federal Standards and are not proposed to be
altered.

ANALYSIS
This application is for a Site Development Plan Review for a proposed 513 square-foot addition
to an existing 34,130 square-foot shopping center. The site is located on the northwest corner of

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Paradise Road and Sahara Avenue within a C-2 (General Commercial) zoning district. The site is
an irregularly shaped lot comprised of three parcels and four buildings. As such, a setback
Variance is required to allow the proposed addition to encroach up to two feet into the required
side yard setback of five feet.
The site is surrounded by commercial properties to the east, south and west and a multi-family
property to the north. The commercial properties to the west share a portion of an alleyway. The
applicant has requested to construct a small portion of the 513 square-foot expansion three feet
from the property line of said alley. The lot curvature or irregularity becomes greater near the
requested setback reduction. Staff supports the requested Variance due to the irregularly shaped
lot.
The architectural design of the expansion is consistent with existing building and it will utilize
the existing color palette and similar materials. The building elevations are broken up by varying
the wall heights, widows, window treatments, and pop-outs. The additions orientation is to the
south and designed in a manner that is accessible by vehicle and pedestrian traffic from Sahara
Avenue and Paradise Road. The existing trash enclosure will be relocated closer to Paradise
Road and slightly north of the McDonalds drive through in existing parking spaces. The
structure will be shielded from Paradise Road by a wall and vegetation.
Prior to creation of the Shopping Center use the site failed to meet the minimum parking
requirements for the development and required parking variances; however, after the creation of
the use the site exceeded Title 19s minimum parking requirement. There are a number of
standard parking spaces that do not comply with current code and three of the required seven
handicapped parking spaces do not meet the current Title 19.08.110 standards for a handicapped
accessible parking space. The existing parking configuration and parking spaces were previously
approved through the past land use entitlements and building permits. Also, the three
handicapped parking spaces that fail to meet Title 19.08 requirements meet the Federal minimum
standard for handicapped parking spaces. The trash enclosure will remove two parking spaces;
however, the site still meets the minimum parking requirement for the 34,130 square-foot
shopping center.
Site circulation is slightly affected by the building addition and relocation of the trash enclosure.
The existing circulation remains is logical and easily maneuverable. Primary access to the site
will be provided from a two-way access driveway along Paradise Road with secondary access
from a right-in, right-out driveway along Sahara Avenue.
Staff recommends approval of the requested Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60334) and
Variance (VAR-60333) with conditions.

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FINDINGS (VAR-60333)
In accordance with the provisions of Title 19.16.140(B), Planning Commission and City Council,
in considering the merits of a Variance request, shall not grant a Variance in order to:
1.
2.
3.

Permit a use in a zoning district in which the use is not allowed;


Vary any minimum spacing requirement between uses;
Relieve a hardship which is solely personal, self-created or financial in nature.

Additionally, Title 19.16.140(L) states:


Where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific piece of
property at the time of enactment of the regulation, or by reason of exceptional
topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of
the piece of property, the strict application of any zoning regulation would result in
peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to, or exceptional and undue hardships
upon, the owner of the property, a variance from that strict application may be granted so
as to relieve the difficulties or hardship, if the relief may be granted without substantial
detriment to the public good, without substantial impairment of affected natural resources
and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of any ordinance or
resolution.
The applicants request is within the realm of NRS Chapter 278 for granting this Variance, due
to the irregularly shaped lot along the southwest portion of the site. The reduced side yard
setback along the alley will allow more space to be utilized on the site for parking and the trash
enclosure. Staff agrees that the hardship requested in this case is valid and therefore
recommends approval of this Variance.

FINDINGS (SDR-60334)
In order to approve a Site Development Plan Review application, per Title 19.16.100(E) the
Planning Commission and/or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed development is compatible with adjacent development and


development in the area;
The proposed Site Development Plan Review remains consistent with the approved
shopping center plan and is compatible with adjacent development in the area.

2.

The proposed development is consistent with the General Plan, this Title, the Design
Standards Manual, the Landscape, Wall and Buffer Standards, and other dulyadopted city plans, policies and standards;

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The proposed site plan conforms to the General Plan and the overall site development plan
for the shopping center.
3.

Site access and circulation do not negatively impact adjacent roadways or


neighborhood traffic;
The site is accessed from Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road. Both roadways provide
adequate access and circulation to meet the needs of the current uses and the future uses
within this shopping center.

4.

Building and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and for the City;
The proposed building materials and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and
for the City. The applicant has proposed a color and material scheme that remains
consistent with the colors and materials of the overall shopping center.

5.

Building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic


features are not unsightly, undesirable, or obnoxious in appearance; create an
orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment; and are harmonious and compatible
with development in the area;
The building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic
features are attractive and compatible with development in the area.

6.

Appropriate measures are taken to secure and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare.
The project will be subject to building permit review and inspections during construction
and business licensing requirements prior to operating. Therefore, appropriate measures
will be taken to protect public health, safety and general welfare.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

894

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

18

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VAR-60333 [PRJ-59730] - VARIANCE RELATED TO SDR-60334 - APPLICANT/OWNER: CHETAK


DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
2246 PARADISE ROAD
07/30/15

VAR-60333 [PRJ-59730] - VARIANCE RELATED TO SDR-60334 - APPLICANT/OWNER: CHETAK


DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
2246 PARADISE ROAD
07/30/15

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DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
2246 PARADISE ROAD
07/30/15

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DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
2246 PARADISE ROAD
07/30/15

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DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
2246 PARADISE ROAD
07/30/15

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Agenda Item No.: 34.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SDR-60334 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO VAR-60333 - PUBLIC
HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: CHETAK DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION - For
possible action on a request for a Major Amendment to a previously approved Plot Plan Review
(Z-0020-77) FOR A PROPOSED 513 SQUARE-FOOT EXPANSION AND MINOR
BUILDING FACADE CHANGES TO AN EXISTING 30,220 SQUARE-FOOT BUILDING on
2.43 acres at 2246 Paradise Road (APNs 162-03-411-009, 010 and 011), C-2 (General
Commercial) Zone, Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-59730]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SDR-60334

SDR-60334

SDR 60334
Chetak Development Corporation

2200 Paradise Road


Proposed 0.55 thousand square foot expansion of an existing shopping center.
Traffic produced by proposed development:
DESCRIPTION

Existing Use

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


AM Peak Hour

34.3

DESCRIPTION

Proposed Use

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


0.55

PM Peak Hour

DESCRIPTION

Total Use

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


AM Peak Hour

RATE/#
UNIT

TOTAL

3.71

23
1
2

RATE/#
UNIT

TOTAL

0.96

42.70
SHOPPING CENTER/GENERAL RETAIL
[1000 SF]

PM Peak Hour

34.85

0.96
3.71

Existing traffic on all nearby streets:


Paradise Road
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

20,575
1,646

Sahara Avenue
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

43,513
3,481

Paradise Road
Sahara Avenue

3.71

0.96

42.70
SHOPPING CENTER/GENERAL RETAIL
[1000 SF]

TOTAL

1,465
33
127

42.70
SHOPPING CENTER/GENERAL RETAIL
[1000 SF]

PM Peak Hour

AM Peak Hour

RATE/#
UNIT

1,488
34
129

Adjacent Street ADT Capacity


34,500
51,800

This project is expected to add about 23 trips per day on Paradise Rd. & Sahara Ave. Currently, Paradise is at about 60
percent of capacity and Sahara is at about 84 percent of capacity. With this project, these capacities are expected to
remain unchanged.
Based on Peak Hour use, this project will add about 2 trips in the peak hour, or about one every thirty minutes.
Note that this report assumes all traffic from this development uses all named streets.

Agenda Item No.: 35.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAR-60366 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON
VILLAGE, LLC - For possible action on a request for a Variance OF THE GRAND CANYON
VILLAGE MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN DESIGN STANDARDS TO ALLOW NO
SIDEWALK CONNECTION FROM OSO BLANCA ROAD TO A PROPOSED 216,081
SQUARE-FOOT COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER WHERE SUCH A CONNECTION IS
REQUIRED on 24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of Grand Canyon Drive and W Skye Canyon
Park Dr (Multiple APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone [CC (Community Commercial)
Grand Canyon Village Special Land Use designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps - VAR-60366, SUP-60367, SUP-60368, SUP-60369 and SDR60370 [PRJ-59769]
2. Conditions and Staff Report - VAR-60366, SUP-60367, SUP-60368, SUP-60369, VAC60365 and SDR-60370 [PRJ-59769]
3. Supporting Documentation - VAR-60366, SUP-60367, SUP-60368, SUP-60369, VAC-60365
and SDR-60370 [PRJ-59769]
4. Photo(s) - VAR-60366, SUP-60367, SUP-60368, SUP-60369, VAC-60365 and SDR-60370
[PRJ-59769]
5. Justification Letter - VAR-60366, SUP-60367, SUP-60368, SUP-60369, VAC-60365 and
SDR-60370 [PRJ-59769]

VAR-60366, SUP-60367, SUP-60368, SUP-60369, VAC-60365 and SDR-60370 [PRJ-59769]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **
CASE
NUMBER
VAR-60366
SUP-60367
SUP-60368
SUP-60369
VAC-60365
SDR-60370

RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL
VAR-60366
VAR-60366
VAR-60366
VAR-60366
SUP-60367

** CONDITIONS **

VAR-60366 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Special Use Permit (SUP60367) and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60370).

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

4.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

5.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

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SUP-60367 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variance (VAR-60366)


and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60370) shall be required.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

4.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

5.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

SUP-60368 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for a Gaming
Establishment, General Business Related use.

2.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variance (VAR-60366)


and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60370) shall be required.

3.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.
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5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

6.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

SUP-60369 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for a Retail
Establishment with Accessory Package Liquor Off-Sale use.

2.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variance (VAR-60366)


and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60370) shall be required.

3.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

6.

Approval of this Special Use Permit does not constitute approval of a liquor license.

7.

This business shall operate in conformance to Chapter 6.50 of the City of Las Vegas
Municipal Code.

8.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

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VAC-60365 CONDITIONS
1.

The limits of this Petition of Vacation shall be defined as approximately 1,600 feet of the
existing 20-foot public sewer easement as recorded in File 105, Page 86 of Parcel Maps in
the Office of the County Recorder, Clark County, Nevada.

2.

All public improvements, if any, adjacent to and in conflict with this vacation application
are to be modified, as necessary, at the applicant's expense prior to the recordation of an
Order of Vacation.

3.

The Order of Vacation shall not be recorded until all of the conditions of approval have
been met provided, however, that conditions requiring modification of public
improvements may be fulfilled for purposes of recordation by providing sufficient security
for the performance thereof in accordance with the Subdivision Ordinance of the City of
Las Vegas. City Staff is empowered to modify this application if necessary because of
technical concerns or because of other related review actions as long as current City
right-of-way requirements are still complied with and the intent of the vacation application
is not changed. If applicable, a five foot wide easement for public streetlight and fire
hydrant purposes shall be retained on all vacation actions abutting public street corridors
that will remain dedicated and available for public use. Also, if applicable and where
needed, public easement corridors and sight visibility or other easements that would/should
cross any right-of-way or easement being vacated must be retained.

4.

All development shall be in conformance with code requirements and design standards of
all City Departments.

5.

If the Order of Vacation (or Order of Relinquishment of Interest if a Patent Reservation) is


not recorded within one (1) year after approval by the City of Las Vegas or an Extension of
Time is not granted by the Planning Director, then approval will terminate and a new
petition must be submitted.

SDR-60370 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variance (VAR-60366),


Vacation (VAC-60365) and Special Use Permit (SUP-60367) shall be required, if
approved.
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2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All development shall be in conformance with the building elevations, date stamped
07/23/15 and the site plan and landscape plans, date stamped 08/17/15, except as amended
by conditions herein.

4.

Parking Lot landscaping will consist of 253 trees with four, 5-gallon shrubs per tree.

5.

Perimeter landscape buffer trees will consist of 32 trees along the south, 35 trees along the
west, 12 trees along the north and 51 trees along the east perimeters.

6.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

7.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

8.

A technical landscape plan, signed and sealed by a Registered Architect, Landscape


Architect, Residential Designer or Civil Engineer, must be submitted prior to or at the same
time application is made for a building permit. A permanent underground sprinkler system
is required, and shall be permanently maintained in a satisfactory manner; the landscape
plan shall include irrigation specifications. Installed landscaping shall not impede visibility
of any traffic control device.

9.

A Master Sign Plan shall be submitted for approval by the City of Las Vegas prior to the
issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for any building on the site and prior to the issuance
of any sign permits.

10. A fully operational fire protection system, including fire apparatus roads, fire hydrants and
water supply, shall be installed and shall be functioning prior to construction of any
combustible structures.
11.

A Comprehensive Construction Staging Plan shall be submitted to the Department of


Planning for review and approval prior to the issuance of any building permits. The
Construction Staging Plan shall include the following information: Design and location of
construction trailer(s); design and location of construction fencing; all proposed temporary
construction signage; location of materials staging area; and the location and design of
parking for all construction workers.

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12. Prior to the submittal of a building permit application, the applicant shall meet with
Department of Planning staff to develop a comprehensive address plan for the subject site.
A copy of the approved address plan shall be submitted with any future building permit
applications related to the site.
13. All City Code requirements and design standards of all City Departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

Public Works
14. A Petition of Vacation, such as VAC-60365, to vacate an existing Public Sewer Easement
shall be recorded prior to the issuance of any building permits overlying the existing Public
Sewer Easements on this site.
15. Construct half-street improvements including appropriate overpaving on Grand Canyon
Drive, and on Drake Drive, and full width improvements on the Frontage Road (AKA Oso
Blanca Road) adjacent to this site. Improvements on Oso Blanca Road and Drake Drive
shall meet Current City Standards and improvements on Grand Canyon Drive shall match
the design guidelines of the Skye Canyon Development Agreement (narrowed street
section with a 22.5 foot area back of curb consisting of an 8-foot meandering sidewalk and
14.5 of Landscaping). All existing paving damaged or removed by this development shall
be restored at its original location and to its original width concurrent with development of
this site.
16. Unless otherwise allowed by the City Engineer, construct sidewalk on at least one side of
all access drives connecting this site to the adjacent public streets concurrent with
development of this site. The connecting sidewalk shall extend from the sidewalk on the
public street to the first intersection of the on-site roadway network and shall be terminated
on-site with a handicap ramp.
17. Concurrent with onsite development activities, extend public sewer in Drake Drive at a size
and location acceptable to the Sanitary Sewer Section of the Department of Public Works.
18. Obtain an Occupancy Permit from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) for
the construction of improvements in the Frontage Road (AKA Oso Blanca Road) public
right-of-way adjacent to this site prior to constructing any improvements within NDOT
jurisdiction.
19. A Traffic Impact Analysis must be submitted to and approved by the Department of Public
Works prior to the issuance of any building or grading permits, submittal of any
construction drawings or the recordation of a Map subdividing this site, whichever may
occur first. Comply with the recommendations of the approved Traffic Impact Analysis

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prior to occupancy of the site. The Traffic Impact Analysis shall also include a section
addressing Standard Drawings #234.1 #234.2 and #234.3 to determine additional right-ofway requirements for bus turnouts adjacent to this site, if any; dedicate all areas
recommended by the approved Traffic Impact Analysis. All additional rights of way
required by Standard Drawing #201.1 for exclusive right turn lanes and dual left turn lanes
shall be dedicated prior to or concurrent with the commencement of on site development
activities unless specifically noted as not required in the approved Traffic Impact Analysis.
Phased compliance will be allowed if recommended by the approved Traffic Impact
Analysis. No recommendation of the approved Traffic Impact Analysis, nor compliance
therewith, shall be deemed to modify or eliminate any condition of approval imposed by
the Planning Commission or the City Council on the development of this site.
20. A Drainage Plan and Technical Drainage Study must be submitted to and approved by the
Department of Public Works prior to the issuance of any building or grading permits or
submittal of any construction drawings, whichever may occur first. Provide and improve
all drainageways recommended in the approved drainage plan/study. The developer of this
site shall be responsible to construct such neighborhood or local drainage facility
improvements as are recommended by the City of Las Vegas Neighborhood Drainage
Studies and approved Drainage Plan/Study concurrent with development of this site.
21. Site Development to comply with all applicable conditions of approval for TMP-60570 and
all other site-related actions.

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** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant is proposing a 216,081 square-foot commercial shopping center that will include
three restaurants with drives-through, a grocery store with fuel pumps, a financial institution with
drive-through and in-line general retail spaces on the northeast corner of Grand Canyon Drive
and Skye Canyon Park Drive. This project is designed to meet code requirements of both Grand
Canyon Village and Title 19 with one Variance. The Variance is required in order to not install a
sidewalk connection from the shopping center to Oso Blanca Road as required by the Grand
Canyon Village Plan. The applicant states that since Oso Blanca Road is a frontage road for U.S.
95, that there is no need for such a connection, as it unlikely to be used by pedestrians.
This project is well designed given the constraints of the unique shape, location and elevations of
the site. Staff recommends approval of all applications associated with this project. If denied,
no building permits would be issued for the site.
ISSUES
x
x
x
x
x

A Variance (VAR-60366) is required to allow no pedestrian connection from Oso Blanca


Drive. Staff supports this request.
A Vacation (VAC-60365) is required to vacate a 20-foot wide sewer easement along the
east perimeter. Staff supports this request.
A Special Use Permit (SUP-60367) for Gasoline Sales is required. Staff supports this
request.
A Special Use Permit (SUP-60368) for Incidental Gaming is required. Staff supports this
request.
A Special Use Permit (SUP-60369) for Liquor Sales is required. Staff supports this
request.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council approved a request for a Rezoning (Z-0093-00) from R-E
(Residence Estates) to PD (Planned Development) Zone on 89.3 Acres
located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Grand Teton Drive and
12/20/00
Grand Canyon Drive. The ROI (Resolution of Intent) expired on 12/20/03 for
undeveloped parcels, including the subject site. The Planning Commission
and staff recommended approval.

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Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc


The City Council approved a request for a Major Modification (MOD-1696)
to the Grand Canyon Village Master Plan to add 23.41 acres to the overall
Plan area, change the land use designation from Business Park to MediumLow Density Residential and Community Commercial on 53.08 acres and to
make changes to the Plan text regarding permitted uses, land use descriptions
04/02/03
and map updates within the Plan adjacent to the east side of Grand Canyon
Drive, north of Grand Teton Drive. The subject site was changed to
Community Commercial by this action. The Planning Commission and staff
recommended approval.
The City Council approved a request for a Rezoning (ZON-1697) from C-2
(General Commercial) to PD (Planned Development) on a portion of 23.41
acres adjacent to the west side of the Frontage Road (Oso Blanca Road),
04/02/03
approximately 2,000 feet north of Grand Teton Drive. The Planning
Commission and staff recommended approval.
The City Council approved a request for a Rezoning (ZON-39455) from: R-E
(Residence Estates) to: PD (Planned Development) on a portion of 25.48
acres and a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-39453) for a proposed
11/17/10
250,267 square-foot shopping center on 25.48 acres at the northwest corner of
Horse Drive and Oso Blanca Road. The Planning Commission and staff
recommended approval.
Planning Department staff Administratively approved a Site Development
Plan Review (SDR-44792) for a Minor Amendment of a previously approved
Site Development Plan Review (SDR-39453) for a proposed 250,267 square03/22/12
foot shopping center on 29.82 acres at the northwest corner of Horse Drive
and Oso Blanca Road.
The City Council approved a request for a Major Modification (MOD-59457)
of the Grand Canyon Village Plan to add 0.84 acres of Community
Commercial to the plan. The Planning Commission and staff recommended
approval.
The City Council approved a request for a General Plan Amendment (GPA59458) from TND (Traditional Neighborhood Development) to PCD (Planned
08/19/15
Community Development) on 0.84 acres on the south side of Grand Canyon
Drive, 280 Feet West of Oso Blanca Road. The Planning Commission and
staff recommended approval.
The City Council approved a request for a Rezoning (ZON-59459) from T-D
(Traditional Development) to P-D (Planned Development) on 0.84 acres on
the south side of Grand Canyon Drive, 280 Feet West of Oso Blanca Road.
The Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


03/04/15
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.
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Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


No records on file at this time.
Pre-Application Meeting
Staff met with the applicant and reviewed the requirements of the Grand
Canyon Village Design Standards for a proposed 215,000 square-foot
shopping center. It was noted a Variance would be required unless a sidewalk
06/15/15
connection from Oso Blanca Road to the shopping center was provided.
Three Special Use Permits would also be required for gaming, fuel pumps and
liquor sales in association with a grocery store planned for the center.
Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting was not required, nor was one held.
Field Check
06/04/15

Staff visited the site and found raw, undeveloped desert land. No issues were
noted.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
24.10
Surrounding
Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12

Subject Property

Undeveloped

North

Undeveloped

West

Undeveloped

South

Single Family,
Dwelling

East

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
TND (Traditional
Neighborhood
Development)
TND (Traditional
Neighborhood
Development)
TND (Traditional
Neighborhood
Development)
PCD (Planned
Community
Development)

Right-of-Way (Oso
Right-of-Way (Oso
Blanca Road and US
Blanca Road and US 95)
95)

Existing Zoning District


T-D (Traditional
Development)
T-D (Traditional
Development)
T-D (Traditional
Development)
PD (Planned
Development)
Right-of-Way (Oso
Blanca Road and US 95)

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Master Plan Areas


Grand Canyon Village
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
No Applicable Special Purpose or Overlay Districts
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance
*Variance (VAR-60366)

Compliance
N*
Compliance
N/A
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title 19.08.080, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Provided
Min. Setbacks
x Front
10 Feet
28 Feet
x Side
10 Feet
28 Feet
x Corner
10 Feet
45 Feet
20 Feet
27 Feet
x Rear
Max. Lot Coverage
50 %
21 %
Max. Building Height
35 Feet
35 Feet
Screened, Gated, w/ Screened, Gated, w/
Trash Enclosure
a Roof or Trellis
a Roof or Trellis
Mech. Equipment
Screened
Screened

Compliance

Pursuant to Title 19.08, the following standards apply:


Landscaping and Open Space Standards
Required
Provided
Standards
Ratio
Trees
Buffer Trees:
x North
1 Tree / 30 Linear Feet
12 Trees
8 Trees
x South
1 Tree / 30 Linear Feet
32 Trees
29 Trees
x East
1 Tree / 30 Linear Feet
51 Trees
51 Trees
x West
1 Tree / 30 Linear Feet
35 Trees
29 Trees
TOTAL PERIMETER TREES
130 Trees
117 Trees
1 Tree / 6 Uncovered
Parking Area Trees
253 Trees
242 Trees
Spaces, plus 1 tree at the
end of each row of spaces

Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Compliance

Y*
Y*
Y
Y*
Y*
Y*

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Landscaping and Open Space Standards


Required
Standards
Ratio
Trees
LANDSCAPE BUFFER WIDTHS
Min. Zone Width
x North
15 Feet
x South
15 Feet
x East
15 Feet
15 Feet
x West
Wall Height
6 to 8 Feet Adjacent to Residential
*By Condition.

Street Name
Skye Canyon Park
Drive
Oso Blanca Road

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)
Primary Arterial

Grand Canyon Drive

Secondary
Collector
Primary Arterial

Drake Street

Residential

Governing Document
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways Map
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways Map
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways Map
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways Map

Provided

Compliance

15 Feet
15 Feet
15 Feet
15 Feet
N/A

Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)
150

Compliance
with Street
Section
Y

80

100

Y*

60

*Per Public Works Department Director

Per Public Works Department Director, the following standards shall apply:
Streetscape Standards
Required
Provided
5-foot wide amenity zone
5-foot wide amenity zone
and an 8-foot wide
and an 8-foot wide
Grand Canyon Drive
meandering sidewalk
meandering sidewalk
5-foot wide amenity zone
5-foot wide amenity zone
Drake Street
and a 5-foot wide
and a 5-foot wide sidewalk
sidewalk
3-foot wide amenity zone
3-foot wide amenity zone
Oso Blanca Road
and a 5-foot wide
and a 5-foot wide sidewalk
sidewalk
West Skye Canyon Park
No additional requirements N/A
Drive

Compliance
Y

Y
Y

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Pursuant to Title 19.08 and 19.12, the following parking standards apply:
Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross Floor
Parking
Parking
Area or
Use
Parking
HandiHandiNumber of
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
Units
Shopping
216,081 SF
1/250 SF
865
Center
865
1,126
Y
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
847
18
1,086
40
Y
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required
Loading
5
13
Y
Spaces

LEGAL DESCRIPTION
A portion of a 20-foot wide public sewer easement within amended parcel 1 as granted upon the
amended parcel map for GT 2000 Inc., recorded in file 105, page 18 of parcel maps in the office
of the county recorder, Clark County, Nevada, lying within the northeast quarter of section 7,
township 19 south, range 60 east, MDM more particularly described metes and bounds as
follows:
Beginning at a point on the northerly right-of-way line of Drake Drive located 52.75 feet north
045'48" west along the quarter section line; and 239.32 feet north 5709'11" east along said
northerly line from the northwest corner of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said
section 7; and running thence along said northerly line the following two courses: north
5709'11" east 13.17 feet to a point of curvature; and northeasterly along the arc of a 25.00 foot
radius curve to the right a distance of 7.03 feet (central angle equals 1606'39" and long chord
bears north 6512'30" east 7.01 feet; thence south 3636'47" east 1228.91 feet to the
northeasterly line of Oso Blanca Road; thence along said northeasterly line the following two
courses: southeasterly along the arc of a 710.00 foot radius curve to the right a distance of 23.48
feet (center bears south 6905'25" west, central angle equals 153'40" and long chord bears south
1957'45" east 23.48 feet) to a point of tangency; and south 1900'55" east 43.90 feet; thence
north 3636'47" west 1295.55 feet to the point of beginning. Contains 25,262 sq. ft.
Basis of bearings the basis of bearings is north 046'36" west being the west line of the
southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 7, township 19 south, range 60 east, MDM,
as shown on parcel map on file in the office of the county recorder, Clark County, Nevada, in file
105 at page 18.

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ANALYSIS
The applicant is proposing to construct a 216,081 square-foot commercial shopping center that
will include three restaurants with drives-through, a grocery store with fuel pumps, a financial
institution with drive-through and in-line general retail spaces on the northeast corner of Grand
Canyon Drive and Skye Canyon Park Drive. Other than the requested Variance, all development
standards are being met.
The proposed Gasoline Sales is permitted in the General Commercial zoning district of the
Grand Canyon Village Plan, with the approval of a special use permit. Activities allowed
include the following:
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The dispensing of petroleum products, water and air from pump islands.
Pump islands shall be located a minimum of 20 feet from a street right-of-way line.
A canopy or roof structure over a pump island may be located no closer than 10 feet
from the street right-of-way line.
No vehicle shall be parked on the premises for the purpose of offering the vehicle for
sale.
No used or discarded automotive parts or equipment or disabled, junked, or wrecked
vehicles shall be located in any open area under or outside the main canopy.
Noise from bells or loudspeakers shall not be audible beyond the property line at any
time.
The installation of LPG tanks shall only be permitted as allowed in Section 19.04.060
(B).

The application for a Gaming Establishment, General Business-Related use within a proposed
123,494 square-foot General Retail Store, Other Than Listed (grocery store) use located on the
north east corner of Grand Canyon Drive and West Skye Canyon Park Drive meets all code
requirements. The subject tenant space is located within a proposed retail shopping center, which
will provide shared parking and access throughout the 24.10-acre site. The proposed use is
permissible in the General Commercial zoning district of the Grand Canyon Village Plan, with
approval of a Special Use Permit.
The Gaming Establishment, General Business-Related use is defined in Title 19.18 as: A
building or structure which is primarily used for some business other than gaming but in which
restricted gaming is permitted pursuant to Title 6. For purposes of the Special Use Permit
requirements of this Title, this use does not include a location that has obtained and maintains
current licensing and zoning approvals to sell alcoholic beverages. There are no Minimum
Special Use Permit Requirements for this use. The applicant has indicated that the proposed
Gaming Establishment, General Business-Related use will take place in a 692 square-foot area
on the retail floor adjacent to the entrance to the tenant space. No additional parking is required
for this use, as it is ancillary to the existing primary use of General Retail Store, Other Than
Listed.
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A Retail Establishment with Accessory Package Liquor Off-Sale is described in Title 19.12 as:
A retail establishment:
1. Whose license to sell alcoholic beverages authorizes their sale to consumers only and
not for resale, in original sealed or corked containers, for consumption off the premises
where the same are sold; and
2. In which the sale of alcoholic beverages is ancillary to the retail use, and in which no
more than 10 percent of the retail floor space is regularly devoted to the display or
merchandising of alcoholic beverages. This use includes an establishment that provides
on-premises wine, cordial and liqueur tasting if the licensee also holds a wine, cordial and
liqueur tasting license for that location.
Minimum Special Use Permit Requirements:
* 1. Except as otherwise provided, no retail establishment with accessory package liquor off-sale
(hereinafter establishment) shall be located within 400 feet of any church/house of worship,
school, individual care center licensed for more than 12 children, or City park.
The subject site is not located within 400 feet of any church/house of worship, school, individual
care center licensed for more than 12 children, or City Park.
* 2. Except as otherwise provided in Requirement 3 below, the distances referred to in
Requirement 1 shall be determined with reference to the shortest distance between two property
lines, one being the property line of the proposed establishment which is closest to the existing
use to which the measurement pertains, and the other being the property line of that existing use
which is closest to the proposed establishment. The distance shall be measured in a straight line
without regard to intervening obstacles. For purposes of measurement, the term property line
refers to property lines of fee interest parcels and does not include the property line of:
a. Any leasehold parcel; or
b. Any parcel which lacks access to a public street or has no area for on-site parking and
which has been created so as to avoid the distance limitation described in Requirement 1.
Not applicable, as there is no church/house of worship, school, individual care center licensed
for more than 12 children, or City park within 400 feet of the subject property.
* 3. In the case of an establishment proposed to be located on a parcel of at least 80 acres in size,
the minimum distances referred to in Requirement 1 shall be measured in a straight line:
a. From the nearest property line of the existing use to the nearest portion of the structure
in which the establishment will be located, without regard to intervening obstacles; or
b. In the case of a proposed establishment which will be located within a shopping center
or other multiple tenant structure, from the nearest property line of the existing use to the
nearest property line of a leasehold or occupancy parcel in which the establishment will
be located, without regard to intervening obstacles.

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Not applicable, as the subject site is located in a 24.10 acre commercial subdivision.
4. When considering a Special Use Permit application for an establishment which also requires a
waiver of the distance limitation in Requirement 1, the Planning Commission shall take into
consideration the distance policy and shall, as part of its recommendation to the City Council,
state whether the distance requirement should be waived and the reasons in support of the
decision.
Not applicable, as there are no waivers of distance separation from protected uses required with
this proposal.
5. The minimum distance requirements in Requirement 1 do not apply to:
a. An establishment which has a non-restricted gaming license in connection with a hotel
having 200 or more guest rooms on or before July 1, 1992 or in connection with a resort
hotel having in excess of 200 guest rooms after July 1, 1992; or
b. A proposed establishment having more than 50,000 square-feet of retail floor space.
This condition is not applicable as the subject site is not located within a an establishment which
has a non-restricted gaming license in connection with a hotel having 200 or more guest rooms
or a proposed establishment having more than 50,000 square feet of retail floor space.
* 6. All businesses which sell alcoholic beverages shall conform to the provisions of LVMC
Chapter 6.50.
The proposed use will be subject to all business licensing requirements outlined in LVMC
Chapter 6.50 if approved.
7. The minimum distance requirements set forth in Requirement 1, which are otherwise nonwaivable under the provisions of LVMC 19.12.050(C), may be waived:
a. In accordance with the provisions of LVMC 19.12.050(C) for any establishment which
is proposed to be located on a parcel within the Downtown Casino Overlay District;
b. In accordance with the applicable provisions of the Town Center Development
Standards Manual for any establishment which is proposed to be located within the TC
(Town Center) Zoning District and which is designated MS TC (Main Street Mixed Use)
in the Town Center Land Use Plan;
c. In connection with a proposed establishment having between 20,000 square feet and
50,000 square feet of retail floor space; or
d. In connection with a retail establishment having less than 20,000 square feet of retail
floor space, if the area to be used for the sale, display or merchandising of alcoholic
beverages
Not applicable, as there are no waivers of distance separation from protected uses required with
this proposal.

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According to the floor plan, the proposed use meets the definition outlined above. The proposed
Retail Establishment with Accessory Package Liquor Off-Sale use adheres to all minimum
special use permit requirements as outlined by Title 19.12. The subject site is not located within
400 feet of any church/house of worship, school, individual care center licensed for more than
twelve children, or City Park. In addition, staff has added a condition of approval requiring the
business conform to all provisions of LVMC Chapter 6.50 with regards to running a Retail
Establishment with Accessory Package Liquor Off-Sale use.
The Vacation application proposes to vacate an existing public sewer easement. This sewer
easement contains no facilities and the sewer easement is no longer required. As no right-of-way
is proposed to be vacated, and thus no franchise rights are involved, it is not necessary to send
this request to the utility companies and franchise holders, nor wait for their responses. Since
only City easements are involved; any utility company interests will not be affected.
The applicant has worked with City Staff to develop a unifying streetscape that will match the
proposed Skye Canyon Plan streetscape standards. This will allow for a unifying appearance
along the street frontages on the site. As a result, the Complete Street Standards are not being
met. However, the Director of Public Works has approved the deviation from the Complete
Street Standards as being in the best interest of meeting the goals and objectives of the City.
The landscaping proposed will meet all code requirements, as conditioned. A wide variety of
drought-resistant vegetation is being provided that will complement our desert environment.
The primary access to the shopping center will be from the south off a driveway from West Skye
Canyon Park Drive that runs in front of the major tenant (grocery store) and general retail pads A
through D and terminating in an intersection with Drake Drive on the north. Secondary access is
provided off West Skye Canyon Park Drive, west of the primary access, two driveways off
Grand Canyon Drive and an additional access drive off Oso Blanca Road. Circulation on the site
is designed to minimize any impact to the adjacent roadways. Pedestrian connections via
sidewalks are provided off of West Skye Canyon Park Drive, Grand Canyon Drive and Drake
Drive. However, no pedestrian access is being provided directly off Oso Blanca Road into the
center as required by the Grand Canyon Village Plan. Accordingly, this requires a Variance
application. Although the request is a self-created hardship, the location of the shopping center
and the conditions surrounding it on the east support the request as little, if any pedestrian traffic
is anticipated along this frontage road. Staff supports this request.
This proposed shopping center is well parked with 1,126 parking spaces being provided. This is
a 24% increase from minimum code requirements. This increase over the minimum standards
continues with 13 loading spaces being provided when only five are required. The applicant has
also proposed designating 40 spaces as accessible spaces, when only 22 are required. The
increased parking will allow more flexibility in the uses that can locate in the center.

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The major tenant (grocery store) is the only building with provided floor plans, as the remaining
buildings will all be proposed shell buildings until tenants are secured. The grocery store is
considered a mega store that offers a wide variety of departments including a bakery, jewelry,
seafood center, deli, floral, bank and pharmacy as well as apparel. Liquor, including beer, wine
and coolers will be located in 248 square-feet of space near the south east back of the store.
Provided elevations indicate that the shopping center will have a modern, sleek design utilizing a
grey and tan color pallet with stone veneer accents. Decorative, split-faced block will be used on
the sides and rear of the structure along with cast stone trim to provide some visual relief from
long, solid facades. A pre-finished metal coping will be provided on all four elevations as a
unifying feature.
The overall design of the project is similar to other shopping centers in the northwest area of the
City. The applicant has worked with staff to development a project that meets all code
requirements with the exception of the Variance, which is relatively minor in nature. With all
aspects of the project considered, staff is able to recommend approval on all the applications
associated with this project.

FINDINGS (VAR-60366)
In accordance with the provisions of Title 19.16.140(B), Planning Commission and City Council,
in considering the merits of a Variance request, shall not grant a Variance in order to:
1.
2.
3.

Permit a use in a zoning district in which the use is not allowed;


Vary any minimum spacing requirement between uses;
Relieve a hardship which is solely personal, self-created or financial in nature.

Additionally, Title 19.16.140(L) states:


Where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific piece of
property at the time of enactment of the regulation, or by reason of exceptional
topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of
the piece of property, the strict application of any zoning regulation would result in
peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to, or exceptional and undue hardships
upon, the owner of the property, a variance from that strict application may be granted so
as to relieve the difficulties or hardship, if the relief may be granted without substantial
detriment to the public good, without substantial impairment of affected natural resources
and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of any ordinance or
resolution.
Evidence of a unique or extraordinary circumstance has been presented, in that the applicant has
not created a self-imposed hardship by proposing to not provide pedestrian access into the rear of
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see much pedestrian traffic as it acts as a frontage road to U.S. 95. In view of this condition
imposed by the sites physical characteristics, it is concluded that the applicants hardship is not
preferential in nature, and it is thereby within the realm of NRS Chapter 278 for granting of
Variances.

FINDINGS (VAC-60365)
Staff has no objection to the vacation of this public drainage easement, as the easement has been
relocated on the site and a new easement will be dedicated once the location is finalized. Staff
recommends approval with conditions.

FINDINGS (SUP-60367)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The use can be conducted in a harmonious and compatible manner with surrounding
commercial developments and is a compatible use within the proposed shopping center
and in conjunction with a grocery store use.

2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The projects location within a proposed shopping center is physically able to
accommodate the proposed Gasoline Sales use.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
The site is accessed via a drive aisle leading from West Skye Canyon Park Drive, two
leading from Grand Canyon Drive, one from Drake Drive and one from Oso Blanco Road
into the commercial shopping center. These drives will allow for adequate circulation
throughout the project, which will prevent any negative impacts on adjacent roadways.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.

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This use will be subject to licensing requirements and staff inspections; therefore no
compromise to public health, welfare or safety or overall objectives of the General Plan
will be allowed.
5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Grand Canyon Village Plan.
There are no specific conditions for this use.

FINDINGS (SUP-60368)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The proposed Gaming Establishment, Restricted License use is compatible with the
proposed adjacent land uses and special land use designation within Grand Canyon
Village.

2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The subject site can adequately accommodate the Gaming Establishment, Restricted
License use, as no additional parking is required.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
The site is accessed via a drive aisle leading from West Skye Canyon Park Drive, two
leading from Grand Canyon Drive, one from Drake Drive and one from Oso Blanco Road
into the commercial shopping center. These drives will allow for adequate circulation
throughout the project, which will prevent any negative impacts on adjacent roadways.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The Gaming Establishment, Restricted License use will be subject to state and local
permitting, licensing and inspection processes, thereby protecting the health, safety and
welfare of the public.

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5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
All conditions of the Gaming Establishment, Restricted License use can be met by the
proposal.

FINDINGS (SUP-60369)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The proposed Retail Establishment with Accessory Package Liquor Off-Sale use will be
ancillary to the proposed general retail store at the subject site. The proposed use is
compatible with the surrounding land uses and can be conducted in a manner that is
harmonious with surrounding land uses.

2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The proposed use will operate within a proposed 123,494 square-foot General Retail
(Grocery) Store within a proposed shopping center. The site is appropriate for the
proposed use.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
The site is accessed via a drive aisle leading from West Skye Canyon Park Drive, two
leading from Grand Canyon Drive, one from Drake Drive and one from Oso Blanco Road
into the commercial shopping center. These drives will allow for adequate circulation
throughout the project, which will prevent any negative impacts on adjacent roadways.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The proposed the Liquor Sales (Retail Establishment with Accessory Package Liquor
Off-Sale will be subject to regular inspections by regulatory agencies for business
licensing, and will therefore, not compromise the public health, safety and general
welfare, or the overall objectives of the General Plan.

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5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
The proposed use meets all applicable conditions of approval for a Retail Establishment
with Accessory Package Liquor Off-Sale use per Title 19.12.

FINDINGS (SDR-60370)
In order to approve a Site Development Plan Review application, per Title 19.16.100(E) the
Planning Commission and/or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed development is compatible with adjacent development and


development in the area;
The proposed commercial shopping center development will be compatible with existing
and proposed developments in the area.

2.

The proposed development is consistent with the General Plan, this Title, the Design
Standards Manual, the Landscape, Wall and Buffer Standards, and other dulyadopted city plans, policies and standards;
Other than the one requested Variance, this project meets all development standards of
Grand Canyon Village and Title 19 for a commercial shopping center.

3.

Site access and circulation do not negatively impact adjacent roadways or


neighborhood traffic;
The site is accessed via a drive aisle leading from West Skye Canyon Park Drive, two
leading from Grand Canyon Drive, one from Drake Drive and one from Oso Blanco Road
into the commercial shopping center. These drives will allow for adequate circulation
throughout the project, which will prevent any negative impacts on adjacent roadways.

4.

Building and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and for the City;
The proposed structures and landscape materials are within the context of the surrounding
neighborhood. Additionally, the landscape materials meet the types required for the Grand
Canyon Village.

5.

Building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic


features are not unsightly, undesirable, or obnoxious in appearance; create an
orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment; and are harmonious and compatible
with development in the area;

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The proposed commercial shopping center development will provide retail and restaurant
opportunities for residents in the northwest area of Las Vegas. The design emphasizes easy
vehicle access by arranging the buildings around a central drive aisle. The proposed
shopping center is harmonious and in context with the suburban aesthetic of the
surrounding area.
6.

Appropriate measures are taken to secure and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare.
This approval will not compromise the public health, safety, or welfare since permits and
inspections by staff will ensure compliance to all code requirements.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

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NOTICES MAILED

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527 - SUP-60368 & SUP-60369
1 - VAC-60365
527 - SDR-60370

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VAR-60366, SUP-60367, SUP-60368, SUP-60369, VAC-60365 and SDR-60370

VAR-60366 [PRJ-59769] - VARIANCE RELATED TO SUP-60367, SUP-60368, SUP-60369, VAC-60365


AND SDR-60370 - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC
NORTHEAST CORNER OF GRAND CANYON DRIVE AND W SKYE CANYON PARK DR
06/04/15

VAR-60366 [PRJ-59769] - VARIANCE RELATED TO SUP-60367, SUP-60368, SUP-60369, VAC-60365


AND SDR-60370 - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC
NORTHEAST CORNER OF GRAND CANYON DRIVE AND W SKYE CANYON PARK DR
06/04/15

VAR-60366 [PRJ-59769] - VARIANCE RELATED TO SUP-60367, SUP-60368, SUP-60369, VAC-60365


AND SDR-60370 - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC
NORTHEAST CORNER OF GRAND CANYON DRIVE AND W SKYE CANYON PARK DR
06/04/15

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Agenda Item No.: 36.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60367 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60366 - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC - For possible action on a request
for a Special Use Permit FOR GASOLINE SALES (IN CONJUNCTION WITH A GROCERY
STORE) WITHIN A PROPOSED 215,902 SQUARE-FOOT COMMERCIAL SHOPPING
CENTER on 24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of Grand Canyon Drive and W Skye Canyon
Park Dr (Multiple APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone [CC (Community Commercial)
Grand Canyon Village Special Land Use designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SUP-60367

7777$777777

SUP-60367

Agenda Item No.: 37.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60368 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60366 AND SUP-60367 - PUBLIC
HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC - For possible action
on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR INCIDENTAL GAMING MACHINES (IN
CONJUNCTION WITH A GROCERY STORE) WITHIN A PROPOSED 215,902 SQUAREFOOT COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER on 24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of Grand
Canyon Drive and W Skye Canyon Park Dr (Multiple APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone
[CC (Community Commercial) Grand Canyon Village Special Land Use designation], Ward 6
(Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SUP-60368

7777$777777

SUP-60368

Agenda Item No.: 38.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60369 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60366, SUP-60367 AND SUP60368 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR LIQUOR SALES (RETAIL
ESTABLISHMENT WITH ACCESSORY PACKAGE LIQUOR OFF-SALE IN
CONJUNCTION WITH A GROCERY STORE) WITHIN A PROPOSED 215,902 SQUAREFOOT COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER on 24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of Grand
Canyon Drive and W Skye Canyon Park Dr (Multiple APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone
[CC (Community Commercial) Grand Canyon Village Special Land Use designation], Ward 6
(Ross) [PRJ-59769]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SUP-60369

7777$777777

SUP-60369

Agenda Item No.: 39.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAC-60365 - VACATION RELATED TO VAR-60366, SUP-60367, SUP-60368 AND SUP60369 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC For possible action on a request for a Petition to Vacate a twenty-foot wide, sixteen hundred-foot
long public sewer easement located at the northeast Corner of Grand Canyon Drive and W Skye
Canyon Park Dr (Multiple APNs), Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-59769].
Staff recommends
APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Location and Aerial Maps
3. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

VAC-60365

VAC-60365

VAC-60365

Agenda Item No.: 40.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SDR-60370 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO VAR-60366, SUP60367, SUP-60368, SUP-60369 AND VAC-60365 - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT/OWNER: GRAND CANYON VILLAGE, LLC - For possible action on a request
for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED 215,902 SQUARE-FOOT
COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER on 24.10 acres at the northeast Corner of Grand Canyon
Drive and W Skye Canyon Park Dr (Multiple APNs), PD (Planned Development) Zone [CC
(Community Commercial) Grand Canyon Village Special Land Use designation], Ward 6 (Ross)
[PRJ-59769]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SDR-60370

7777$777777

SDR-60370

SDR 60370
Grand Canyon Village, LLC

NEC Skye Canyon Park Drive & Grand Canyon Drive


Proposed 215.902 thousand square foot shopping center.
Traffic produced by proposed development:
DESCRIPTION

Proposed Use

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


AM Peak Hour

42.70
SHOPPING CENTER/GENERAL RETAIL
[1000 SF]

PM Peak Hour

215.902

0.96
3.71

Existing traffic on all nearby streets:


Skye Canyon Park Drive
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

6,075
486

Grand Canyon Drive


Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

5,525
442

Skye Canyon Park Drive


Grand Canyon Drive

RATE/#
UNIT

TOTAL

9,219
207
801

Adjacent Street ADT Capacity


34,500
34,500

This project is expected to add about 9,219 trips per day on Skye Canyon Park Dr. & Grand Canyon Dr. Currently, Skye
Canyon Park is at about 18 percent of capacity and Grand Canyon is at about 16 percent of capacity. With this project,
Skye Canyon Park is expected to be at about 44 percent of capacity and Grand Canyon to be at about 43 percent of
capacity.
Based on Peak Hour use, this project will add about 801 trips in the peak hour, or about thirteen every minute.
Note that this report assumes all traffic from this development uses all named streets.

Agenda Item No.: 41.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAR-60380 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY
TRUST - For possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW A FIVE-FOOT REAR
YARD SETBACK WHERE 20 FEET IS REQUIRED at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN
138-24-611-014), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff
recommends DENIAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps - VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385,
SUP-60386, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]
2. Conditions and Staff Report - VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]
3. Supporting Documentation - VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]
4. Photo(s) - VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386,
SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]
5. Justification Letter - VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP60386, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and


SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
VAR-60380
VAR-60381
VAR-60383
SUP-60384

RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends
conditions:
Staff recommends
conditions:
Staff recommends
conditions:
Staff recommends
conditions:

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

DENIAL, if approved subject to


DENIAL, if approved subject to
DENIAL, if approved subject to
DENIAL, if approved subject to

SUP-60385

Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved subject to


conditions:

SUP-60386

Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved subject to


conditions:

SUP-60388

Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved subject to


conditions:

SDR-60389

Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved subject to


conditions:

VAR-60380
VAR-60381
VAR-60383
VAR-60380
VAR-60381
VAR-60383
VAR-60380
VAR-60381
VAR-60383
VAR-60380
VAR-60381
VAR-60383
VAR-60380
VAR-60381
VAR-60383
SUP-60384
SUP-60385
SUP-60386
SUP-60388

YK

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and


SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]
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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** CONDITIONS **

VAR-60380 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variance (VAR-60381


and VAR-60383), Special Use Permits (SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386 and SUP60388) and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60389) shall be required, if approved.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

4.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

5.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

VAR-60381 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variance (VAR-60380,


and VAR-60383), Special Use Permits (SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386 and SUP60388) and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60389) shall be required, if approved.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.
YK

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4.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

5.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

VAR-60383 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variance (VAR-60380


and VAR-60381), Special Use Permits (SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386 and SUP60388) and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60389) shall be required, if approved.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

4.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

5.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

SUP-60384 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for an Auto Repair
Garage, Minor use.

2.

All signage shall be permitted and meet minimum code requirements within 30 days of
final approval.

YK

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and


SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]
Conditions Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

3.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variances (VAR-60380,


VAR-60381 and VAR-60383) and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60389) shall be
required.

4.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

5.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

6.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

7.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

SUP-60385 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for an Auto Repair
Garage, Minor use.

2.

All signage shall be permitted and meet minimum code requirements within 30 days of
final approval.

3.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variances (VAR-60380,


VAR-60381 and VAR-60383) and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60389) shall be
required.

4.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

YK

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and


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Conditions Page Four
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5.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

6.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

7.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

SUP-60386 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for an Auto Repair
Garage, Minor use.

2.

All signage shall be permitted and meet minimum code requirements within 30 days of
final approval.

3.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variances (VAR-60380,


VAR-60381 and VAR-60383) and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60389) shall be
required.

4.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

5.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

6.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

7.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

YK

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and


SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]
Conditions Page Five
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

SUP-60388 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for an Auto Repair
Garage, Minor use.

2.

All signage shall be permitted and meet minimum code requirements within 30 days of
final approval.

3.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variances (VAR-60380,


VAR-60381 and VAR-60383) and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60389) shall be
required.

4.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

5.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

6.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

7.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

SDR-60389 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Variances (VAR-60380,


VAR-60381 and VAR-60383) and Special Use Permits (SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP60386 and SUP-60388) shall be required.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.
YK

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3.

All development shall be in conformance with the floor plan and building elevations, date
stamped 07/23/15 and site plan and landscape plans, date stamped 08/10/15, except as
amended by conditions herein.

4.

A Waiver from Title 19.08 is hereby approved, to allow a three-foot, three-inch wide
landscaped buffer along the east, four-foot, five-inch along the south and a zero-foot wide
along a portion of the north and a five-foot wide buffer on the west perimeters.

5.

An Exception from Title 19.08.110 is hereby approved, to allow no parking lot


landscaping, where ten trees and 40, five-gallon shrubs are required.

6.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

7.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

8.

A technical landscape plan, signed and sealed by a Registered Architect, Landscape


Architect, Residential Designer or Civil Engineer, must be submitted prior to or at the same
time application is made for a building permit. A permanent underground sprinkler system
is required, and shall be permanently maintained in a satisfactory manner; the landscape
plan shall include irrigation specifications. Installed landscaping shall not impede visibility
of any traffic control device.

9.

A fully operational fire protection system, including fire apparatus roads, fire hydrants and
water supply, shall be installed and shall be functioning prior to construction of any
combustible structures.

10. Prior to or at the time of submittal for any building permit, the applicant shall provide
written verification by the FAA and/or the Clark County Department of Aviation of the
following:
a. Applicant is required to file a valid FAA Form 7460-1, "Notice of Proposed
Construction or Alteration" with the FAA, in accordance with 14 CFR Part 77, or
submit to the Clark County Director of Aviation a Property Owners Shielding
Determination Statement and request written concurrence from the Clark County
Department of Aviation;
b. No Building Permit or other construction permit shall be issued for any structure
greater than 35 feet above the surface of land that, based upon the FAAs 7460
airspace determination (the outcome of filing the FAA Form 7460-1) would (a)
constitute a hazard to air navigation, (b) would result in an increase to minimum
flight altitudes during any phase of flight (unless approved by the Department of
Aviation), or (c) would otherwise be determined to pose a significant adverse impact
on airport or aircraft operations.
YK

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c. Applicant is advised that FAAs airspace determinations are dependent on petitions


by any interested party and the height that will not present a hazard as determined by
the FAA may change based on these comments.
d. Applicant is advised that the FAAs airspace determinations include expiration dates
and that the separate airspace determinations will be needed for construction cranes or
other temporary equipment.
11. All City Code requirements and design standards of all City Departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.
Public Works
12. Dedicate a 25-foot radius right-of-way at the northwest corner of Decatur Boulevard and
Stacey Avenue prior to the issuance of permits for this site.
13. Remove all substandard public street improvements and unused driveway cuts adjacent to
this site, and replace with new improvements meeting Current City Standards concurrent
with development of this site. All existing paving damaged or removed by this
development shall be restored at its original location and to its original width concurrent
with development of this site.
14. Extend public sewer in Stacey Avenue to the western edge of this site at a size, depth and
location acceptable to the Collection System Planning section of the Department of Public
Works concurrent with on-site development activities.
15. Abandon the existing septic tank system per Southern Nevada Health District regulations
and connect to the public sewer system prior to the issuance of any building permits.
16. Parking stalls at the center of the parking lot may not back out toward the right-of-way.
Provide a median island or bumper blocks to prevent vehicles from backing up toward the
driveway on Decatur Boulevard.
17. Meet with the Fire Protection Engineering Section of the Department of Fire Services to
discuss fire requirements for the proposed use of this facility.
18. Landscape and maintain all unimproved rights-of-way adjacent to this site. All landscaping
and private improvements installed with this project shall be situated and maintained so as
to not create sight visibility obstructions for vehicular traffic at all development access
drives and abutting street intersections.
19.

Meet with the Flood Control Section of the Department of Public Works for assistance with
establishing finished floor elevations and drainage paths for this site prior to submittal of
construction plans, the issuance of any building or grading permits, which ever may occur
first. Provide and improve all drainage ways as recommended.
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** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant is proposing to remove an existing vacant building and construct a new 5,177
square-foot, four-bay garage. Because each bay would be leased to an independent Auto Repair
Garage, Minor use business owner, four separate Special Use Permits are required. The parcel is
small, at only 0.42 acres and this project would grossly over-develop the site. The project, as
proposed, is designed to require three Variances, four Special Use Permits, Waivers and
Exceptions to be successful. Although the site is currently vacant and neglected as evidence by
the number of code enforcement actions during the past year, this does not justify the proposed
over-development of the site. Staff recommends denial on all associated applications with this
project. If denied, no permits could be issued to develop a garage on the parcel.

ISSUES
x
x
x
x
x
x

A Variance (VAR-60383) is required to allow 18 parking spaces where a minimum of 48


spaces are required. Staff does not support this request.
A Variance (VAR-60380) to allow a five-foot rear yard setback where 20 feet is required.
Staff does not support this request.
A Variance (VAR-60381) to allow a residential adjacency setback of five feet where 57
feet is the minimum required and to allow a commercial building to not meet the
minimum 20-foot rear yard setback. Staff does not support this request.
Four identical Special Use Permits (SUP-60384, 60385, 60386 and 60388) for Auto
Repair, Minor are required. Staff does not support these requests.
Waivers are required to allow a three-foot, three-inch wide landscaped buffer along the
east, four-foot, five-inch along the south and a zero-foot wide along a portion of the north
and a five-foot wide buffer on the west perimeters. Staff does not support this request.
An Exception is required to all no parking lot landscaping. Staff does not support this
request.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council approved Annexation (A-0023-88) for one acre located on
04/19/89
the northwest corner of North Decatur Boulevard and Stacey Avenue.

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Most Recent Change of Ownership


12/24/14
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


A zoning inspection (#19419) was conducted by staff to confirm one Auto
01/25/07
Repair Garage use was in operation at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard.
Code Enforcement issued a notice of violation (#138790) for Rodents and
03/13/14
Graffiti at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard. The case was closed on 05/18/14.
Code Enforcement issued a notice of violation (#142978) for an open and
vacant building at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard. The case was closed on
06/29/14
07/13/14.
Code Enforcement issued a notice of violation (#147386) for squatters
10/23/14
residing on site without water at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard. The case
was closed on 11/07/14.
Code Enforcement issued a notice of violation (#149891) for Graffiti at 2147
01/25/15
North Decatur Boulevard. The case was closed on 02/08/15.

Pre-Application Meeting
Staff met with the applicant regarding a proposed redevelopment of a parcel
at 2147 N. Decatur Boulevard. The request is to build a four-bay garage for
four different auto repair garages. This would require four Special Use
Permits and a Variance for much of the required parking. In addition, the
proposed building would require Variances for both rear yard setback
requirements and residential adjacency requirements.
Waivers and
06/30/15
Exceptions would also be required for landscaping. Staff informed the
applicant that the proposed project would result in a severely overdevelopment of the parcel. Due to the number of Variances, Waivers and
Exceptions, staff encouraged the applicant to hold a voluntary neighborhood
meeting.

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting was not required nor held. However, staff recommended a voluntary
meeting be held as a result of the intense scope of the proposal.

Field Check
07/28/15

Staff visited the site and found a vacant building. There was graffiti and a
hand wash car wash being operated on the site.

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Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
0.42
Surrounding
Property
Subject Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Vacant

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
SC (Service
Commercial)
SC (Service
Commercial)
SC (Service
Commercial)

North

General Retail

South

General Retail

East

Single Family,
Detached

ML (Medium-Low
Density)

West

Single Family,
Detached

RN (Rural
Neighborhood) Clark
County

Existing Zoning District


C-1 (Limited
Commercial)
C-1 (Limited
Commercial)
C-1 (Limited
Commercial)
R-PD8 (Planned
Development 8 Units
per Acre)
R-E (Rural Estates
Residential District) Clark
County

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
A-O (Airport Overlay) District 70 - Feet
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
N/A
Y
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title 19.08.070, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Min. Lot Width
100 Feet
Min. Setbacks
x Front
10 Feet
x Side
10 Feet
x Corner
10 Feet
20 Feet
x Rear

Provided
120 Feet

Compliance
Y

97 Feet
10 Feet
15 Feet
5 Feet

Y
Y
Y
N

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Standard
Max. Lot Coverage
Max. Building Height
Trash Enclosure
Mech. Equipment

Required/Allowed
50 %
15 Feet
Screened, Gated, w/ a Roof or
Trellis
Screened

Residential Adjacency Standards


3:1 proximity slope
Trash Enclosure

Provided
28 %
19 Feet
Screened, Gated, w/
a Roof or Trellis
Screened

Required/Allowed
57 Feet
50 Feet

Provided
5 Feet
125 Feet

Pursuant to Pursuant to Title 19.08, the following standards apply:


Landscaping and Open Space Standards
Required
Standards
Ratio
Trees
Buffer Trees:
x North
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
8 Trees
x South
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
8 Trees
x East
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
5 Trees
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
7 Trees
x West
TOTAL PERIMETER TREES
28 Trees
1 Tree / 6 Uncovered
Parking Area Trees
Spaces, plus 1 tree at the
9 Trees
end of each row of spaces
LANDSCAPE BUFFER WIDTHS
Min. Zone Width
x North
8 Feet
x South
15 Feet
x East
15 Feet
8 Feet
x West
Wall Height
6 to 8 Feet Adjacent to Residential

Street Name

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)

Decatur Boulevard

Primary Arterial

Stacey Avenue

Residential

Governing Document
Planned Streets and
Highways Map
Planned Streets and
Highways Map

Compliance
Y
N
By Condition
Y
Compliance
N
Y

Provided

Compliance

2 Trees
7 Trees
4 Trees
6 Trees
19 Trees

N
N
N
N
N

0 Trees

0 Feet
4 Feet
3 Feet
5 Feet
6 Feet

N
N
N
N
Y

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)

Compliance
with Street
Section

120

60

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Pursuant to Title 19.04.180, the following is required:


Streetscape Standards
Required
Three-foot wide amenity
Primary Arterial Street
area and a five-foot wide
sidewalk
*Per Public Works Department Director

Provided
No amenity area and a
four-foot, five-inch
wide sidewalk

Compliance
Y*

Pursuant to Title 19.08 and 19.12, the following parking standards apply:
Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross Floor
Parking
Parking
Area or
Use
Parking
HandiHandiNumber of
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
Units
5 plus 1
Auto Repair
1,295 SF
per 200
12
Garage, Minor
SF
5 plus 1
Auto Repair
per 200
1,295 SF
12
Garage, Minor
SF
5 plus 1
Auto Repair
1,295 SF
per 200
12
Garage, Minor
SF
5 plus 1
Auto Repair
1,295 SF
per 200
12
Garage, Minor
SF
48
18
N
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
46
2
17
1
N
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required
Percent Deviation
62%
N

Waivers
Requirement
To provide a 15-foot wide
landscaped buffer along the east
and south perimeters and an eightfoot wide along the north and west
perimeters.

Request
To provide a three-foot, 3-inch
wide landscaped buffer along the
east, four-foot, 5-inch along the
south and a zero-foot wide along
a portion of the north and a fivefoot wide on the west perimeters.

Staff Recommendation

Denial

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Exceptions
Requirement
To provide one 24-inch box tree
with four, 5-gallon shrubs for every
six uncovered parking spaces

Request
To provide no parking lot
landscaping

Staff Recommendation
Denial

ANALYSIS
The Auto Repair Garage, Minor use is defined as A facility for the performance of minor
repairs and service on vehicles of 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or less. Such repairs and
service are limited to electronic tune-ups, brake repairs (including drum turning), air
conditioning repairs, generator and starter repairs, tire repairs, front end alignments, battery
recharging, lubrication, selling/installing minor parts and accessories, and other similar activities.
This use also includes the repair and installation of other minor elements of an automobile such
as windshield wipers, hoses, windows, etc., but excludes general engine repairs, engine
installation, and the repair and installation of transmissions and differentials. The proposed use
meets the definition.
There are no minimum Special Use Permit requirements for this use other than to provide five
parking spaces, plus one space for each 200 square feet of gross floor area. This results in 12
parking spaces for each use. As the applicant is proposing four independent businesses operating
on the site, the required parking is 48 spaces. However, the applicant is proposing to provide
only 19 parking spaces. This will result in a 62% reduction from Title 19 parking requirements
for the proposed uses. The overflow parking demand is expect to utilize Stacey Avenue, the
adjacent residential street, having a negative impact on residences that reside on and use this
street. This results in the need for a Variance. Since the condition is a self-created condition as a
result of the proposed over-development of the parcel, staff does not support this request.
This project is expected to add about 160 trips per day to and from the site. Decatur Boulevard,
the primary access to the site has a 52 percent capacity rate and is expected to increase to 53
percent with approval of this project. Based on Peak Hour use, this project will add about 21
trips or the equivalent of one trip every three minutes to and from the site. A percentage of these
trips are expected to utilize the local residential street.
This is an infill corner lot project and as a result, the curb, gutter and sidewalks have already
been installed. The applicant will be required to make any repairs needed to bring them up to
current code standards. However, the Public Works Department has approved the deviation
from Complete Street Standards as normally required as a result of the existing infrastructure.

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Comments received from the Clark County Department of Aviation included the following:
Federal Aviation Regulations (Title 14, Part 77) require that the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) be notified before the construction or alteration of any building or
structure greater than 200 feet in height ( 77.13(a)(1)) or that will exceed a slope of 100:1
for a distance of 20,000 feet from the nearest point of any airport runway greater than 3,200
feet in length ( 77.13 (a)(2)(i)). Such notification allows the FAA to determine what
impact, if any, the proposed development will have upon navigable airspace, and allows the
FAA to determine whether the development requires obstruction marking or lighting.
The proposed development will exceed the 100:1 notice requirement for the North Las Vegas
Airport (VGT). Therefore, as required by 14 CFR Part 77, the FAA must be notified of the
proposed construction or alteration.
A condition of approval has been added to address this issue.
The proposed building location is just five feet from the rear property line. This is 15 feet short
of the minimum 20-foot rear yard setback required in the C-1 (Limited Commercial) zoned
district. This results in the need for a Variance. Since this is a self-imposed condition, staff does
not support the request. In addition, another Variance is required as a result of the residential
adjacency of 57 feet not being met. The residential adjacency standard was adopted to protect
residential property from intense commercial development that would impact the quality of the
owners residential life and enjoyment of their property. Staff does not support this request.
Waivers are being requested for all four perimeters of the project. The purpose of the landscape
buffers are to protect adjacent properties from the proposed development and to provide for a
more aesthetically pleasing project. When adjacent to residential property, as this project is on
the west side, the buffers become even more important. The applicant is requesting to reduce the
rear buffer to five feet from the required eight feet. This will still allow trees to be added in
order to screen the project from the residential property, but the applicant is not installing the
minimum number of trees. This will also trigger an Exception. Staff does not support either the
Waiver or the Exception along the west perimeter of this project.
Additional Waivers are required for the north, east and south perimeters. These Waivers are a
result of the proposed over-development of the site. Staff does not support these requests.
An Exception is also needed to allow the parking lot to have no landscaping. The development
is already being proposed to have 62% less parking than code requires. If the required parking
lot landscaping were installed, this would increase the under-parked condition of the project by
several more spaces. However, since this is also a self-created condition, staff does not support
the request.

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Although staff recognizes that this property is currently underutilized and is having a negative
impact on the surrounding neighborhood, as evidenced by the several code enforcement actions
over the past year; it does not justify the applicants proposed overdevelopment of the site. The
site has a history of being used as a Minor Auto Repair Garage, but under one business.
Proposing four independent businesses on this small site will result in a gross overdevelopment
of the parcel. The fact that this project, as proposed, requires three Variances and numerous
Waivers and Exceptions, clearly illustrates that the site is not large enough to adequately handle
the proposed commercial intensity being requested. If approved, this project has a great potential
to have a negative impact, not only on the adjacent residential property, but on the entire
residential neighborhood to the west. The proposed reduction of required parking spaces will
naturally create intense on street parking demands on a currently quiet residential street.
This proposed commercial infill development, does not meet the established goals and objectives
of the Las Vegas 2020 Master Plan Neighborhood Revitalization Area of protecting existing
residential neighborhoods. This, coupled with the numerous Variances, Waivers and Exceptions
required for this project to be approved are the reasons why staff is recommending denial of all
applications associated with this requested project.

FINDINGS (VAR-60380)
In accordance with the provisions of Title 19.16.140(B), Planning Commission and City Council,
in considering the merits of a Variance request, shall not grant a Variance in order to:
1.
2.
3.

Permit a use in a zoning district in which the use is not allowed;


Vary any minimum spacing requirement between uses;
Relieve a hardship which is solely personal, self-created or financial in nature.

Additionally, Title 19.16.140(L) states:


Where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific piece of
property at the time of enactment of the regulation, or by reason of exceptional
topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of
the piece of property, the strict application of any zoning regulation would result in
peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to, or exceptional and undue hardships
upon, the owner of the property, a variance from that strict application may be granted so
as to relieve the difficulties or hardship, if the relief may be granted without substantial
detriment to the public good, without substantial impairment of affected natural resources
and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of any ordinance or
resolution.

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No evidence of a unique or extraordinary circumstance has been presented, in that the applicant
has created a self-imposed hardship by proposing to place a commercial building five feet from
the rear property line, where 20 feet is required. Alternative is to place the proposed building 20
feet from the rear property line that would allow conformance to the Title 19 requirements. In
view of the absence of any hardships imposed by the sites physical characteristics, it is
concluded that the applicants hardship is preferential in nature, and it is thereby outside the
realm of NRS Chapter 278 for granting of Variances.
FINDINGS (VAR-60381)
In accordance with the provisions of Title 19.16.140(B), Planning Commission and City Council,
in considering the merits of a Variance request, shall not grant a Variance in order to:
1.
2.
3.

Permit a use in a zoning district in which the use is not allowed;


Vary any minimum spacing requirement between uses;
Relieve a hardship which is solely personal, self-created or financial in nature.

Additionally, Title 19.16.140(L) states:


Where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific piece of
property at the time of enactment of the regulation, or by reason of exceptional
topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of
the piece of property, the strict application of any zoning regulation would result in
peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to, or exceptional and undue hardships
upon, the owner of the property, a variance from that strict application may be granted so
as to relieve the difficulties or hardship, if the relief may be granted without substantial
detriment to the public good, without substantial impairment of affected natural resources
and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of any ordinance or
resolution.
No evidence of a unique or extraordinary circumstance has been presented, in that the applicant
has created a self-imposed hardship by not meeting the 57-foot residential adjacency. An
alternative is to place the proposed commercial building 57 feet away from the rear property line
that would allow conformance to the Title 19 requirements. In view of the absence of any
hardships imposed by the sites physical characteristics, it is concluded that the applicants
hardship is preferential in nature, and it is thereby outside the realm of NRS Chapter 278 for
granting of Variances.
FINDINGS (VAR-60383)
In accordance with the provisions of Title 19.16.140(B), Planning Commission and City Council,
in considering the merits of a Variance request, shall not grant a Variance in order to:

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1.
2.
3.

Permit a use in a zoning district in which the use is not allowed;


Vary any minimum spacing requirement between uses;
Relieve a hardship which is solely personal, self-created or financial in nature.

Additionally, Title 19.16.140(L) states:


Where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific piece of
property at the time of enactment of the regulation, or by reason of exceptional
topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of
the piece of property, the strict application of any zoning regulation would result in
peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to, or exceptional and undue hardships
upon, the owner of the property, a variance from that strict application may be granted so
as to relieve the difficulties or hardship, if the relief may be granted without substantial
detriment to the public good, without substantial impairment of affected natural resources
and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of any ordinance or
resolution.
No evidence of a unique or extraordinary circumstance has been presented, in that the applicant
has created a self-imposed hardship by not providing the 48 parking spaces required. An
alternative would be to reduce the uses on the site to allow for conformance to the parking
standards which would allow conformance to the Title 19 requirements. In view of the absence
of any hardships imposed by the sites physical characteristics, it is concluded that the
applicants hardship is preferential in nature, and it is thereby outside the realm of NRS Chapter
278 for granting of Variances.

FINDINGS (SUP-60384)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1. The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and compatible
with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land uses as projected
by the General Plan.
The proposed Auto Repair, Minor use will not be compatible with the surrounding land
uses as the use is too intense for the size of the parcel as evidenced by the lack of parking
being provided. Over flow parking would likely occur on Stacey Avenue.
2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
This use is too intense for the size of the parcel as evidenced by the land of parking. The
62% Variance required for the minimum parking for the proposed use will create intense
parking pressure on Stacey Avenue.
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3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
Primary access will be from Decatur Boulevard, a 100-foot wide Primary Arterial street as
designated by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways. Secondary access will be from
Stacey Avenue, a 60-foot wide residential street. Decatur Boulevard is adequate in size to
meet the traffic generated by the proposed use.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The over-development of the site as evidenced by the Variances required for the project
will create increased traffic and parking on the adjacent residential street that will increase
hazards for the local residents. The increased parking and traffic is not conducive with
Policy 2.1.2 of the Neighborhood Revitalization Areas of the Las Vegas 2020 Master Plan.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
This use does not meet the minimum parking requirements of Title 19.12 for an Auto
Repair, Minor use.

FINDINGS (SUP-60385)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The proposed Auto Repair, Minor use will not be compatible with the surrounding land
uses as the use is too intense for the size of the parcel as evidenced by the lack of parking
being provided. Over flow parking would likely occur on the adjacent residential street.

2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
This use is too intense for the size of the parcel as evidenced by the land of parking. The
62% Variance required for the minimum parking for the proposed use will create intense
parking pressure on the adjacent residential street.

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3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
Primary access will be from Decatur Boulevard, a 100-foot wide Primary Arterial street as
designated by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways. Secondary access will be from
Stacey Avenue, a 60-foot wide residential street. Decatur Boulevard is adequate in size to
meet the traffic generated by the proposed use.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The over-development of the site as evidenced by the Variances required for the project
will create increased traffic and parking on the adjacent residential street that will increase
hazards for the local residents. The increased parking and traffic is not conducive with
Policy 2.1.2 of the Neighborhood Revitalization Areas of the Las Vegas 2020 Master Plan.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
This use does not meet the minimum parking requirements of Title 19.12 for an Auto
Repair, Minor use.

FINDINGS (SUP-60386)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The proposed Auto Repair, Minor use will not be compatible with the surrounding land
uses as the use is too intense for the size of the parcel as evidenced by the lack of parking
being provided. Over flow parking would likely occur on the adjacent residential street.

2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
This use is too intense for the size of the parcel as evidenced by the land of parking. The
62% Variance required for the minimum parking for the proposed use will create intense
parking pressure on the adjacent residential street.

YK

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and


SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]
Staff Report Page Thirteen
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
Primary access will be from Decatur Boulevard, a 100-foot wide Primary Arterial street as
designated by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways. Secondary access will be from
Stacey Avenue, a 60-foot wide residential street. Decatur Boulevard is adequate in size to
meet the traffic generated by the proposed use.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The over-development of the site as evidenced by the Variances required for the project
will create increased traffic and parking on the adjacent residential street that will increase
hazards for the local residents. The increased parking and traffic is not conducive with
Policy 2.1.2 of the Neighborhood Revitalization Areas of the Las Vegas 2020 Master Plan.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
This use does not meet the minimum parking requirements of Title 19.12 for an Auto
Repair, Minor use.

FINDINGS (SUP-60388)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The proposed Auto Repair, Minor use will not be compatible with the surrounding land
uses as the use is too intense for the size of the parcel as evidenced by the lack of parking
being provided. Over flow parking would likely occur on the adjacent residential street.

2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
This use is too intense for the size of the parcel as evidenced by the land of parking. The
62% Variance required for the minimum parking for the proposed use will create intense
parking pressure on the adjacent residential street.

YK

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and


SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]
Staff Report Page Fourteen
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
Primary access will be from Decatur Boulevard, a 100-foot wide Primary Arterial street as
designated by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways. Secondary access will be from
Stacey Avenue, a 60-foot wide residential street. Decatur Boulevard is adequate in size to
meet the traffic generated by the proposed use.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The over-development of the site as evidenced by the Variances required for the project
will create increased traffic and parking on the adjacent residential street that will increase
hazards for the local residents. The increased parking and traffic is not conducive with
Policy 2.1.2 of the Neighborhood Revitalization Areas of the Las Vegas 2020 Master Plan.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
This use does not meet the minimum parking requirements of Title 19.12 for an Auto
Repair, Minor use.

FINDINGS (SDR-60389)
In order to approve a Site Development Plan Review application, per Title 19.16.100(E) the
Planning Commission and/or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed development is compatible with adjacent development and


development in the area;
This project is not compatible with the adjacent residential development as evidenced by
the Variances for both rear yard setback and residential adjacency requirements. In
addition to the Variance required for the 62% reduction in parking being proposed. The
reduced perimeter landscape buffers as evidenced by the Waiver and the reduced
landscaping as evidenced by the Exception further the negative impact this project will
have on the area.

2.

The proposed development is consistent with the General Plan, this Title, the Design
Standards Manual, the Landscape, Wall and Buffer Standards, and other dulyadopted city plans, policies and standards;

YK

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and


SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]
Staff Report Page Fifteen
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

This project is inconsistent with several policies of the Las Vegas 2020 Master Plan
Neighborhood Revitalization Area including policies 2.1.2; 2.2.1; and 2.2.3. The three
Variances, Waiver and Exceptions required for this project are further evidence that the
proposed uses will create an intensity of commercial activity at this location that will have
a real negative impact on the adjacent low density residential neighborhood.
3.

Site access and circulation do not negatively impact adjacent roadways or


neighborhood traffic;
Primary access will be from Decatur Boulevard, a 100-foot wide Primary Arterial street as
designated by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways. Secondary access will be from
Stacey Avenue, a 60-foot wide residential street. Decatur Boulevard is adequate in size to
meet the traffic generated by the proposed uses.

4.

Building and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and for the City;
The building materials are appropriate for the area and type of commercial uses being
proposed. However, the lack of landscaping being provided is not appropriate for the area,
although the proposed variety of plants and trees are appropriate.

5.

Building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic


features are not unsightly, undesirable, or obnoxious in appearance; create an
orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment; and are harmonious and compatible
with development in the area;
The increased height of the building, being four feet taller than permitted and the building
placement on the site requiring both Variances for rear yard setback and residential
adjacency are evidence that the project is not harmonious or compatible with the
residential development in the area.

6.

Appropriate measures are taken to secure and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare.
The over-development of the site as evidenced by the Variances required for the project
will create increased traffic and parking demands on the adjacent residential street that will
increase hazards for the local residents. The increased parking and traffic is not conducive
with Policy 2.1.2 of the Neighborhood Revitalization Areas of the Las Vegas 2020 Master
Plan. In addition, the Residential Adjacency Standards required by Code to protect
residential properties from intense commercial development is not being met.

YK

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and


SDR-60389 [PRJ-59988]
Staff Report Page Sixteen
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

10

NOTICES MAILED

369 - VAR-60380, VAR-60381 & VAR-60383


369 - SUP-60384, SUP-60385 & SUP-60386
369 - SUP-60388 & SDR-60389

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

YK

VAR-60380

CLV Planning - Application Form


Application Number:

PRJ-59988

Application/Petition For:

3-VAR, 4-SUP's and an SDR Minor Auto Repair Garage

ProjectAddress (Location):

2147 NORTH DECATUR BLVD

Project Name

2147 N. DECATUR BLVD

Assessors Parcel #(s):

13824611014

Ward #:

WARD 5 (RICKI Y. BARLOW)

Is the Application Information


Correct:

Yes

If no, ...change what


General Plan Designation: Proposed: Select
Zoning District: Proposed:

Select

Gross Acres:

.42

Lots/Units:
Additional Information:
Applicant First Name:

Courtney

Applicant Last Name:

Chatterley

Applicant Address:

8905 W. Post Road, Suite 100

Applicant City:

Las Vegas

Applicant State:

NV

Applicant Zip:

89148

Applicant Phone:

7023677705

Applicant Fax:
Applicant Email:

cchatterley@spectrumse.com

Rep First Name:

Courtney

Rep Last Name:

Chatterley

Rep Address:

8905 W. Post Road, Suite 100

Rep City:

Las Vegas

Rep State:

NV

Rep Zip:

89148

Rep Phone:

7023677705

Rep Fax:
Rep Email:

cchatterley@spectrumse.com

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384,


SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and SDR-60389

7/28/2015 2:13:21 PM

Page 1 of 2

CLV Planning - Application Form


I certify that I am the applicant and
that the information submitted with
this application is true and accurate
to the best of my knowledge and
belief. I understand that the City is
not responsible for inaccuracies in
information presented, and that
inaccuracies, false information or
incomplete application may cause
the application to be rejected. I
further certify that I am the owner
or purchaser (or option holder) of
the property involved in this
application, or the lessee or agent
fully authorized by the owner to
make this submission.
I Accept:

Yes

Is the Owner Information Correct:

Yes

If no, ...change what

Owner(s)

ADDR1

ADDR2

TOPETE FAMILY TRUST

459 ST MORITZ DR

HENDERSON, NV 89012

CLVEPLAN Applicant

Company

Title

Email

Courtney Chatterley

Spectrum Services

Project Coordinator

cchatterley@spectrumse.com

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384,


SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and SDR-60389
7/28/2015 2:13:21 PM

Page 2 of 2

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386,


SUP-60388 and SDR-60389 - REVISED

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386,


SUP-60388 and SDR-60389 - REVISED

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386,


SUP-60388 and SDR-60389 - REVISED

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386,


SUP-60388 and SDR-60389 - REVISED

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386,


SUP-60388 and SDR-60389 - REVISED

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386,


SUP-60388 and SDR-60389

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386,


SUP-60388 and SDR-60389

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386,


SUP-60388 and SDR-60389

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384,


SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and SDR-60389

VAR-60380 [PRJ-59988] - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385,


SUP-60386, SUP-60388 AND SDR-60389 - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST
2147 NORTH DECATUR BOULEVARD
07/28/15

VAR-60380 [PRJ-59988] - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385,


SUP-60386, SUP-60388 AND SDR-60389 - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST
2147 NORTH DECATUR BOULEVARD
07/28/15

VAR-60380 [PRJ-59988] - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385,


SUP-60386, SUP-60388 AND SDR-60389 - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST
2147 NORTH DECATUR BOULEVARD
07/28/15

VAR-60380 [PRJ-59988] - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385,


SUP-60386, SUP-60388 AND SDR-60389 - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST
2147 NORTH DECATUR BOULEVARD
07/28/15

VAR-60380 [PRJ-59988] - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385,


SUP-60386, SUP-60388 AND SDR-60389 - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST
2147 NORTH DECATUR BOULEVARD
07/28/15

VAR-60380 [PRJ-59988] - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385,


SUP-60386, SUP-60388 AND SDR-60389 - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST
2147 NORTH DECATUR BOULEVARD
07/28/15

VAR-60380 [PRJ-59988] - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385,


SUP-60386, SUP-60388 AND SDR-60389 - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST
2147 NORTH DECATUR BOULEVARD
07/28/15

VAR-60380 [PRJ-59988] - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385,


SUP-60386, SUP-60388 AND SDR-60389 - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST
2147 NORTH DECATUR BOULEVARD
07/28/15

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384,


SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and SDR-60389

VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384,


SUP-60385, SUP-60386, SUP-60388 and SDR-60389

Agenda Item No.: 42.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAR-60381 - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60380 - PUBLIC HEARING APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST - For possible action on a request for a
Variance TO ALLOW A RESIDENTIAL ADJACENCY SETBACK OF FIVE FEET WHERE
57 FEET IS THE MINIMUM REQUIRED AND TO ALLOW A COMMERCIAL BUILDING
TO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM 10-FOOT REAR YARD SETBACK at 2147 North Decatur
Boulevard (APN 138-24-611-014), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

VAR-60381

Agenda Item No.: 43.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAR-60383 - VARIANCE RELATED TO VAR-60380 AND VAR-60381 - PUBLIC
HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST - For possible action on a
request for a Variance TO ALLOW 19 PARKING SPACES WHERE A MINIMUM OF 48
SPACES ARE REQUIRED at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN 138-24-611-014), C-1
(Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

VAR-60383

Agenda Item No.: 44.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60384 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60380, VAR-60381 AND VAR60383 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST - For
possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR AN AUTO REPAIR GARAGE,
MINOR at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN 138-24-611-014), C-1 (Limited Commercial)
Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SUP-60384

Agenda Item No.: 45.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60385 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383
AND SUP-60384 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR AN AUTO REPAIR GARAGE,
MINOR at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN 138-24-611-014), C-1 (Limited Commercial)
Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consoldiated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SUP-60385

Agenda Item No.: 46.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60386 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383,
SUP-60384 AND SUP-60385 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE
FAMILY TRUST - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR AN AUTO
REPAIR GARAGE, MINOR at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN 138-24-611-014), C-1
(Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SUP-60386

Agenda Item No.: 47.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60388 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAR-60380, VAR-60381, VAR-60383,
SUP-60384, SUP-60385 AND SUP-60386 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER:
TOPETE FAMILY TRUST - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR AN
AUTO REPAIR GARAGE, MINOR at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN 138-24-611-014),
C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff recommends DENIAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SUP-60388

Agenda Item No.: 48.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SDR-60389 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO VAR-60380, VAR60381, VAR-60383, SUP-60384, SUP-60385, SUP-60386 AND SUP-60388 - PUBLIC
HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: TOPETE FAMILY TRUST - For possible action on a
request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED 5,177 SQUARE-FOOT
COMMERCIAL GARAGE WITH WAIVERS TO ALLOW A ZERO-FOOT WIDE
LANDSCAPE BUFFER ON THE SOUTH PERIMETER AND THREE-FOOT ON THE EAST
WHERE FIFTEEN FEET IS REQUIRED; A FIVE-FOOT WIDE LANDSCAPE PERIMETER
BUFFER ALONG THE WEST PERIMETER AND A ZERO-FOOT WIDE ON THE NORTH
WHERE EIGHT FEET IS REQUIRED on 0.42 acres at 2147 North Decatur Boulevard (APN
138-24-611-014), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-59988]. Staff
recommends DENIAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SDR-60389

SDR 60389
Topete Family Trust

2147 N. Decatur Boulevard


Proposed commercial garage with 4 servicing positions.
Traffic produced by proposed development:
Proposed Use

DESCRIPTION

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


AM Peak Hour

40.00
QUICK LUBE SHOP [SERVICING
POSITIONS]

PM Peak Hour

3.00
5.19

Existing traffic on all nearby streets:


Decatur Boulevard
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

27,125
2,170

Lake Mead Boulevard


Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

18,675
1,494

Decatur Boulevard
Lake Mead Boulevard

RATE/#
UNIT

TOTAL

160
12
21

Adjacent Street ADT Capacity


51,800
34,500

This project is expected to add about 160 trips per day on Stacey Ave., Decatur Blvd. & Lake Mead Blvd. Currently,
Decatur is at about 52 percent of capacity and Lake Mead is at about 54 percent of capacity. With this project, Decatur is
expected to be at about 53 percent of capacity and Lake Mead to be at about 55 percent of capacity. Counts are not
available for Stacey, but it is believed to be under capacity.
Based on Peak Hour use, this project will add about 21 trips in the peak hour, or about one every three minutes.
Note that this report assumes all traffic from this development uses all named streets.

Agenda Item No.: 49.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAR-60279 - VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: DALE LASCESKI
- For possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW A FIVE-FOOT REAR YARD
SETBACK WHERE 10 FEET IS THE MINIMUM REQUIRED FOR A PROPOSED PATIO
COVER on 0.15 acres at 7348 Marbury Street (APN 126-13-819-002), PD (Planned
Development) Zone [L (Low Density Residential) Cliff''s Edge Special Land Use Designation],
Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-60272]. Staff recommends DENIAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter
6. Providence Design Review Approval Letter

VAR-60279 [PRJ-60272]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: DALE LASCESKI

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
VAR-60279

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved subject to


conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

VAR-60279 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

2.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

3.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

4.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The 0.15-acre subject site consists of an existing 3,403 square-foot single-family residence at
7348 Marbury Street. This property is located within Cliffs Edge and is subject to the Cliffs
Edge Master Development Plan and Design Guidelines. The applicant is requesting a Variance to
allow a proposed patio cover to encroach into the rear yard setback. The requested Variance is
self-imposed and a redesign of the patio cover could allow compliance with the minimum
standards outlined by the Cliffs Edge Development Standards. Therefore, staff recommends
denial. If the application is denied, the proposed patio cover could not be constructed.

ISSUES
x

A Variance is required to allow a patio cover to be five feet from the rear property line
where ten feet is required.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council approved a Petition to Annex (A-0035-02) approximately
1,187 acres of property generally located adjacent to the southeast corner of
02/05/03
Grand Teton Drive and Puli Road. The Planning Commission and staff
recommended approval.
The City Council approved a Rezoning (ZON-2184) from U (Undeveloped)
to PD (Planned Development) of approximately 704 acres generally located
07/16/03
adjacent to the south side of Grand Teton Drive, between Hualapai Way and
Puli Road. The Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.
The Planning Commission approved a Tentative Map (TMP-47031) for a 65lot single-family residential subdivision on 14.03 acres located adjacent to the
11/13/12
west side of Hualapai Way, approximately 660 feet north of Elkhorn Road.
Staff recommended approval.
Staff administratively approved a Final Map (FMP-47784) for a 65-lot singlefamily residential subdivision on 14.03 acres located adjacent to the west side
01/14/13
of Hualapai Way, approximately 660 feet north of Elkhorn Road.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


06/30/14
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

GK

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


A building permit (#250251) was issued for a single-family residence at 7348
12/16/13
Marbury Street. The permit received a final inspection on 09/09/14.
A building permit (#285910) was submitted for a lattice patio cover at 7348
Marbury Street. The permit was denied by the Department of Planning for an
04/28/15
inadequate rear yard setback.

Pre-Application Meeting
Staff conducted a pre-application conference with the applicant to discuss the
proposed patio cover. Staff determined that a Variance would be required to
07/16/15
locate a patio cover 5 feet, five inches from the rear property line. The
submittal requirements for a Variance application were also discussed.

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/30/15

Staff performed a routine field check and noted a well maintained singlefamily residence.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Gross Acres
0.15

Surrounding
Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12

Subject Property

Single-Family
Residence

North

Single-Family
Residence

South

Single-Family
Residence

East

Undeveloped

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
PCD (Planned
Community
Development)
PCD (Planned
Community
Development)
PCD (Planned
Community
Development)
L (Low Density
Residential)

Existing Zoning District


PD (Planned
Development)
PD (Planned
Development)
PD (Planned
Development)
R-1 (Single Family
Residential)

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Surrounding
Property
West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Single-Family
Residence

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
PCD (Planned
Community
Development)

Existing Zoning District


PD (Planned
Development)

Master Plan Areas


Cliffs Edge
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
PD (Planned Development) District
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N
Compliance
N
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to the Cliffs Edge Development Plan and Design Guidelines, the following
standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Provided
Compliance
Patio Cover Min. Setbacks
x Side
5 Feet
18 Feet
Y
x Side
5 Feet
Y
26 Feet
10 Feet
N
5 Feet
x Rear

ANALYSIS
The 0.15-acre subject site consists of an existing 3,403 square-foot single-family residence at
7348 Marbury Street. The applicant is requesting a Variance to allow a proposed patio cover to
encroach into the rear yard setback. This property is located within Cliffs Edge and is subject to
the Cliffs Edge Master Development Plan and Design Guidelines. Pursuant to Cliffs Edge
Master Development Plan and Design Guidelines Section 9.2, The Master Developer has the sole
responsibility to enforce the Design Guidelines for Low Density Residential, Medium Low
Density Residential and Residential Small Lot developments. The Master Developer shall review
those developments and report to the City of Las Vegas prior to the City processing any building
permit or subdivision map applications. The Master Developer was notified of the requested
setback deviation, and a Master Developer approval letter for the reduced setback was received.

GK

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

According to Section 3.2.5 for Medium Low and Low Density Residential development within
Cliffs Edge, the rear yard setback for rear patio covers must be a minimum of ten feet. The
applicant is requesting a Variance to allow a proposed patio cover to be five feet from the rear
property line, where ten feet is required. The subject site is located adjacent to two existing singlefamily residences to the north and south. In addition, the lot abuts Hualapai Way to the east.
According to the submitted justification letter, the proposed patio cover adheres to the minimum set
back requirements to the north and south, where the neighboring single-family residences are
located. The Variance request seeks to reduce the rear yard setback, which is the east property line
and abuts Hualapai Way.
According to the submitted site plan, date stamped 07/20/15, the proposed patio cover measures
14 feet by 15 feet and would be in addition to an existing patio cover/balcony. The applicant
could redesign the proposal and extend the existing patio cover another 9.5 feet to the east and
still adhere to minimum code requirements. Furthermore, the lot is not unique in shape or size and
does not have exceptional topographic conditions or another extraordinary and exceptional
situation that would warrant the Variance request. The proposed patio cover simply fails to meet
the minimum setback requirement due to inadequate design; therefore, staff recommends denial. If
denied, the patio cover could not be constructed as proposed. A revised patio cover design could
be considered but would have to meet current setback requirements or no building permits could
be issued.

FINDINGS (VAR-60279)
In accordance with the provisions of Title 19.16.140(B), Planning Commission and City Council,
in considering the merits of a Variance request, shall not grant a Variance in order to:
1.
2.
3.

Permit a use in a zoning district in which the use is not allowed;


Vary any minimum spacing requirement between uses;
Relieve a hardship which is solely personal, self-created or financial in nature.

Additionally, Title 19.16.140(L) states:


Where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific piece of
property at the time of enactment of the regulation, or by reason of exceptional
topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of
the piece of property, the strict application of any zoning regulation would result in
peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to, or exceptional and undue hardships
upon, the owner of the property, a variance from that strict application may be granted so
as to relieve the difficulties or hardship, if the relief may be granted without substantial
detriment to the public good, without substantial impairment of affected natural resources
and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of any ordinance or
resolution.

GK

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

The lot is not unique in shape and no evidence of a rare or extraordinary circumstance has been
presented, in that the applicant has created a self-imposed hardship by proposing to construct a
patio cover that cannot accommodate the required 10-foot rear yard setback. Alternatively the
applicant can design a smaller patio cover that is in conformance to the Cliffs Edge Master
Development Plan and Design Guidelines requirements. In view of the absence of any hardships
imposed by the sites physical characteristics, it is concluded that the applicants hardship is
preferential in nature, and it is thereby outside the realm of NRS Chapter 278 for granting of
Variances.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

222

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

41

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CLV Planning - Application Form


Application Number:

PRJ-60272

Application/Petition For:

Patio Setback Variance

ProjectAddress (Location):

7348 MARBURY STREET

Project Name

LASCESKI PATIO COVER

Assessors Parcel #(s):

12613819002

Ward #:

WARD 6 (STEVEN D. ROSS)

Is the Application Information


Correct:

Yes

If no, ...change what


General Plan Designation: Proposed: Select
Zoning District: Proposed:

Select

Gross Acres:
Lots/Units:
Additional Information:
Applicant First Name:

Dale

Applicant Last Name:

Lasceski

Applicant Address:

7348 Marbury Street

Applicant City:

Las Vegas

Applicant State:

NV

Applicant Zip:

89166

Applicant Phone:

248-231-0900

Applicant Fax:
Applicant Email:

dale@chestmoor.com

Rep First Name:

Dale

Rep Last Name:

Lasceski

Rep Address:

7348 Marbury Street

Rep City:

Las Vegas

Rep State:

NV

Rep Zip:

89166

Rep Phone:

248-231-0900

Rep Fax:
Rep Email:

dale@chestmoor.com

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CLV Planning - Application Form


I certify that I am the applicant and
that the information submitted with
this application is true and accurate
to the best of my knowledge and
belief. I understand that the City is
not responsible for inaccuracies in
information presented, and that
inaccuracies, false information or
incomplete application may cause
the application to be rejected. I
further certify that I am the owner
or purchaser (or option holder) of
the property involved in this
application, or the lessee or agent
fully authorized by the owner to
make this submission.
I Accept:

Yes

Is the Owner Information Correct:

Yes

If no, ...change what

Owner(s)

ADDR1

ADDR2

LASCESKI DALE J

7348 MARBURY ST

LAS VEGAS, NV 89166

CLVEPLAN Applicant

Company

Title

Email

Dale Lasceski

none

Homeowner

dale@chestmoor.com

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7348 MARBURY STREET
07/30/15

VAR-60279 [PRJ-60272] - VARIANCE - APPLICANT/OWNER: DALE LASCESKI


7348 MARBURY STREET
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Agenda Item No.: 50.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAR-60361- VARIANCE - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: NEPHI SANCHEZ
- For possible action on a request for a Variance TO ALLOW AN EIGHT-FOOT TALL WALL
IN THE FRONT YARD WHERE A MAXIMUM WALL HEIGHT OF FIVE FEET IS
ALLOWED on 0.57 acres at 820 Lacy Lane (APN 139-32-401-008), R-E (Residence Estates)
Zone, Ward 1 (Tarkanian) [PRJ-60126]. Staff recommends DENIAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter

VAR-60361 [PRJ-60126]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: NEPHI SANCHEZ

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
VAR-60361

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends DENIAL, if approved subject to


conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

VAR-60361 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

2.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

3.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

4.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

MR

VAR-60361 [PRJ-60126]
Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This is a request for a Variance to allow an eight-foot tall wall in the front yard where the
maximum wall height is five feet. The site is located at 820 Lacy Lane, in an R-E (Residence
Estates) zoning district. The proposed location is within the front yard area and does not comply
with the Title 19 requirements, which allow for walls located within the front yard to be a
maximum height of five feet with the top three vertical feet open to permit visibility. As no
evidence of a hardship, as defined by NRS Chapter 274, has been presented to justify the
requested variance, staff recommends denial of this Variance. If this application is denied, the
applicant will not be permitted to construct the wall as designed.

ISSUES
x

A Variance is required to allow an eight-foot tall wall in the front yard where a maximum of
five feet with the top three vertical feet open to permit visibility is allowed.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.
No relevant City action has occurred on this property.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


06/02/15
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


1946
The principal dwelling was constructed.
A building permit (#99288) was issued for a patio cover. The permit was
10/24/07
finalized on 11/30/07.

Pre-Application Meeting
A meeting was held with the applicant to discuss the submittal requirements
07/07/15
and process for a wall height Variance.

MR

VAR-60361 [PRJ-60126]
Staff Report Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required for this application, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/30/15

A field inspection was conducted on the subject site, which revealed a well
maintained single family dwelling. Also there is an existing block wall that
meets code in the front yard area.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
0.57

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property
North
South
East
West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Single-Family,
Detached
Single-Family,
Detached
Single-Family,
Detached
Single-Family,
Detached
Single-Family,
Detached

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)

Existing Zoning District


R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
A-O (Airport Overlay) District (175 Feet)
Rural Preservation Overlay District
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Y
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

MR

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Staff Report Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

ANALYSIS
This Variance request is for an eight-foot wall within an R-E (Residence Estates) zoning district
at 820 Lacy Lane. The first two feet are solid block wall with remaining six feet artfully rusted
metal with eight-foot columns staggered approximately every 20 feet in the front yard. A one
foot-tall ornament (a light) will be on top of some of the columns. The applicant has taken great
care to ensure the top six feet of the wall is transparent at certain angles; however, tall walls in
neighborhoods create the canyon effect and blind spots when driving. The five-foot limitation
was established to reduce potential collisions between motorized and non-motorized objects
(such as people or animals) when entering and leaving a property. The justification for the
requested height is for security. Excess wall heights create canyon effects that a five-foot wall
with thorny vegetation would avoid. Shorter walls and certain vegetation can provide as much if
not more of a physical barrier and security than an eight-foot wall.
A survey of the immediate area surrounding of the subject site revealed Variances concerning
front yard block wall heights. However, the Planning Departments recommendation is based on
the merits of each application. According to Title 19.16 previous Variances can be considered in
reviewing the appropriateness of Variances, but is not determinative. The burden of proof for
approval of a Variance requires the presence of a hardship. The site has no inherent
topographical restrictions or extraordinary situations, and a valid justification has not been
presented to warrant a recommendation of approval; therefore, staff is recommending denial of
this application.

FINDINGS (VAR-60361)
In accordance with the provisions of Title 19.16.140(B), Planning Commission and City Council,
in considering the merits of a Variance request, shall not grant a Variance in order to:
1.
2.
3.

Permit a use in a zoning district in which the use is not allowed;


Vary any minimum spacing requirement between uses;
Relieve a hardship which is solely personal, self-created or financial in nature.

Additionally, Title 19.16.140(L) states:


Where by reason of exceptional narrowness, shallowness, or shape of a specific piece of
property at the time of enactment of the regulation, or by reason of exceptional
topographic conditions or other extraordinary and exceptional situation or condition of
the piece of property, the strict application of any zoning regulation would result in
peculiar and exceptional practical difficulties to, or exceptional and undue hardships
upon, the owner of the property, a variance from that strict application may be granted so
as to relieve the difficulties or hardship, if the relief may be granted without substantial
detriment to the public good, without substantial impairment of affected natural resources
and without substantially impairing the intent and purpose of any ordinance or
resolution.
MR

VAR-60361 [PRJ-60126]
Staff Report Page Four
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

No evidence of a unique or extraordinary circumstance has been presented, in that the applicant
has created a self-imposed hardship by proposing to construct a block and metal wall above the
maximum height permitted by code. Alternatively, the applicant could construct a five-foot block
wall/fence in conformance with Title 19 requirements and additional vegetation with thorns for
additional security. In view of the absence of any hardships imposed by the sites physical
characteristics, it is concluded that the applicants hardship is preferential in nature, and it is
thereby outside the realm of NRS Chapter 278 for granting of Variances.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

116

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

22

MR

VAR-60361

CLV Planning - Application Form


Application Number:

PRJ-60126

Application/Petition For:

Wall Variance

ProjectAddress (Location):

820 LACY LANE

Project Name

SANCHEZ GATE AND FENCE

Assessors Parcel #(s):

13932401008

Ward #:

WARD 1 (LOIS TARKANIAN)

Is the Application Information


Correct:

Yes

If no, ...change what


General Plan Designation: Proposed: Select
Zoning District: Proposed:

Select

Gross Acres:
Lots/Units:
Additional Information:
Applicant First Name:

Nephi

Applicant Last Name:

Sanchez

Applicant Address:

820 Lacy Ln

Applicant City:

Las Vegas

Applicant State:

Nevada

Applicant Zip:

89107

Applicant Phone:

(310) 699-5843

Applicant Fax:
Applicant Email:

nephi.sanchez@gmail.com

Rep First Name:

Nephi

Rep Last Name:

Sanchez

Rep Address:

820 Lacy Ln

Rep City:

Las Vegas

Rep State:

Nevada

Rep Zip:

89107

Rep Phone:

(310) 699-5843

Rep Fax:
Rep Email:

nephi.sanchez@gmail.com

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CLV Planning - Application Form


I certify that I am the applicant and
that the information submitted with
this application is true and accurate
to the best of my knowledge and
belief. I understand that the City is
not responsible for inaccuracies in
information presented, and that
inaccuracies, false information or
incomplete application may cause
the application to be rejected. I
further certify that I am the owner
or purchaser (or option holder) of
the property involved in this
application, or the lessee or agent
fully authorized by the owner to
make this submission.
I Accept:

Yes

Is the Owner Information Correct:

Yes

If no, ...change what

Owner(s)

ADDR1

ADDR2

SANCHEZ NEPHI

820 LACY LN

LAS VEGAS, NV 89107

CLVEPLAN Applicant

Company

Title

Email

Nephi Sanchez

Nephi Sanchez

Homeowner

nephi.sanchez@gmail.com

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Agenda Item No.: 51.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60347 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: LVCSD
SADDLE, LLC - OWNER: ADVANCE CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL - For possible action
on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A PRIVATE SCHOOL, PRIMARY USE at 4760
East Bonanza Road (APN 140-29-801-004), C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 3 (Coffin)
[PRJ-60285]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps - SUP-60347 and SDR-60350 [PRJ-60285]
2. Conditions and Staff Report - SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350 [PRJ-60285]
3. Supporting Documentation - SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350 [PRJ-60285]
4. Photo(s) - SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350 [PRJ-60285]
5. Justification Letter - SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350 [PRJ-60285]

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350 [PRJ-60285]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT: LVCSD SADDLE, LLC - OWNER: ADVANCE
CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
SUP-60347
VAC-60348
SDR-60350

RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

VAC-60348

** CONDITIONS **

SUP-60347 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for a Public or
Private School, Primary use.

2.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Vacation (VAC-60348)


and Site Development Plan Review (SDR-60350) shall be required.

3.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

6.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.
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VAC-60348 CONDITIONS
1.

The limits of this Petition of Vacation shall be a 15-foot wide Public Pedestrian Access
Easement generally located on the east side of Marion Drive north of Bonanza Road
granted by document 20080229:02845.

2.

All public improvements, if any, adjacent to and in conflict with this vacation application
are to be modified, as necessary, at the applicant's expense prior to the recordation of an
Order of Vacation.

3.

The Order of Vacation shall not be recorded until all of the conditions of approval have
been met provided, however, that conditions requiring modification of public
improvements may be fulfilled for purposes of recordation by providing sufficient security
for the performance thereof in accordance with the Subdivision Ordinance of the City of
Las Vegas. City Staff is empowered to modify this application if necessary because of
technical concerns or because of other related review actions as long as current City rightof-way requirements are still complied with and the intent of the vacation application is not
changed. If applicable, a five foot wide easement for public streetlight and fire hydrant
purposes shall be retained on all vacation actions abutting public street corridors that will
remain dedicated and available for public use. Also, if applicable and where needed, public
easement corridors and sight visibility or other easements that would/should cross any
right-of-way or easement being vacated must be retained.

4.

All development shall be in conformance with code requirements and design standards of
all City Departments.

5.

If the Order of Vacation (or Order of Relinquishment of Interest if a Patent Reservation) is


not recorded within one (1) year after approval by the City of Las Vegas or an Extension of
Time is not granted by the Planning Director, then approval will terminate and a new
petition must be submitted.

SDR-60350 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Special Use Permit (SUP60347) and Vacation (VAC-60348) shall be required, if approved.

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2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All development shall be in conformance with the site plan, landscape plan, and building
elevations, date stamped 07/23/15, except as amended by conditions herein.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

6.

A technical landscape plan, signed and sealed by a Registered Architect, Landscape


Architect, Residential Designer or Civil Engineer, must be submitted prior to or at the same
time application is made for a building permit. A permanent underground sprinkler system
is required, and shall be permanently maintained in a satisfactory manner; the landscape
plan shall include irrigation specifications. Installed landscaping shall not impede visibility
of any traffic control device.

7.

A fully operational fire protection system, including fire apparatus roads, fire hydrants and
water supply, shall be installed and shall be functioning prior to construction of any
combustible structures.

8.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City Departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

Public Works
9.

An Order of Vacation eliminating the unused Public Pedestrian Access Easement on


Marion Drive shall record prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy for this site.

10. Construct half-street improvements on Marion Drive, including appropriate transition


paving, meeting Current City Standards adjacent to this site concurrent with onsite
development activities. All existing paving damaged or removed by this development shall
be restored at its original location and to its original width concurrent with development of
this site.
11. Remove all substandard public street improvements and unused driveway cuts on Bonanza
Road adjacent to this site, if any, and replace with new improvements meeting Current City
Standards concurrent with development of this site.

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12. Prior to operating as a school, construct school zone flashers on Bonanza Road meeting the
approval of the City Traffic Engineer unless specifically not required in the approved
Traffic Impact Analysis.
13. Resolve the trail issues adjacent to this site such that the existing public trail along the wash
adjacent to this site is owned by the City of Las Vegas prior to issuance of permits for this
site.
14.

Meet with the Sanitary Sewer Planning Section of the Department of Public Works to
determine a suitable location for sewer connection. If required by the Sanitary Sewer
Section, the applicant shall construct an off-site sewer at a size, depth and location
acceptable to the Collection System Planning section of the Department of Public Works
concurrent with on-site development activities.

15. Landscape and maintain all unimproved rights-of-way adjacent to this site. All landscaping
and private improvements installed with this project shall be situated and maintained so as
to not create sight visibility obstructions for vehicular traffic at all development access
drives and abutting street intersections.
16. A Traffic Impact Analysis must be submitted to and approved by the Department of Public
Works prior to the issuance of any building or grading permits, submittal of any
construction drawings or the recordation of a Map subdividing this site, whichever may
occur first. Comply with the recommendations of the approved Traffic Impact Analysis
prior to occupancy of the site. The Traffic Impact Analysis shall also include a section
addressing Standard Drawings #234.1 #234.2 and #234.3 to determine additional right-ofway requirements for bus turnouts adjacent to this site, if any; dedicate all areas
recommended by the approved Traffic Impact Analysis. All additional rights of way
required by Standard Drawing #201.1 for exclusive right turn lanes and dual left turn lanes
shall be dedicated prior to or concurrent with the commencement of on site development
activities unless specifically noted as not required in the approved Traffic Impact Analysis.
Phased compliance will be allowed if recommended by the approved Traffic Impact
Analysis. No recommendation of the approved Traffic Impact Analysis, nor compliance
therewith, shall be deemed to modify or eliminate any condition of approval imposed by
the Planning Commission or the City Council on the development of this site.
17. This site is in a Federal Emergency Management Area (FEMA) designated flood zone. A
Drainage Plan and Technical Drainage Study must be submitted to and approved by the
Department of Public Works prior to the issuance of any building or grading permits or
submittal of any construction drawings, whichever may occur first. Provide and improve
all drainageways recommended in the approved drainage plan/study. The developer of this
site shall be responsible to construct such neighborhood or local drainage facility
improvements as are recommended by the City of Las Vegas Neighborhood Drainage
Studies and approved Drainage Plan/Study concurrent with development of this site.
Additionally, a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) shall be obtained from
FEMA prior to the issuance of any construction permits.
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** STAFF REPORT **
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant is proposing to construct a 59,826 square-foot, 49-classroom primary school on an
undeveloped infill parcel located on the northeast corner of Bonanza Road and Marion Drive.
The project is designed to meet all current development standards and is an appropriate use for
the area. Staff recommends approval, with conditions. If denied, no building permits would be
issued for the project.

ISSUES
x
x

A Special Use Permit (SUP-60347) is required for a Public or Private School, Primary
use in a C-1 (Limited Commercial) zone. Staff supports this request.
A Vacation (VAC-60348) is required for an obsolete pedestrian easement along the
western portion of the site. Staff supports this request.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
12/18/02
The City Council approved a Rezoning (Z-0054-02) from R-E (Residence
Estates) to R-PD5 (Residential Planned Development 5 Units per Acre) and
a Site Development Plan Review [Z-0054-02(1)] for a proposed 34-lot
residential subdivision on 7.65 acres located adjacent to the northeast corner
of Bonanza Road and Marion Drive. The Planning Commission and Staff
recommended approval of these requests.
04/21/04
A Code Enforcement Citation (#13426) was issued against the northeast
corner of Bonanza Road and Marion Drive for high vegetation. The case was
resolved on 12/14/04.
02/02/05
The City Council approved an Extension of Time (EOT-5847) of an approved
Rezoning (Z-0054-02) from R-E (Residence Estates) to R-PD5 (Residential
Planned Development - 5 Units per Acre) and an Extension of Time (EOT5848) of an approved Site Development Plan Review [Z-0054-02(1)] for a
proposed 37-lot single-family development on 7.65 acres adjacent to the
northeast corner of Bonanza Road and Marion Drive. Staff recommended
approval of these requests.
08/24/05
A Code Enforcement Citation (#33945) was issued against the northeast
corner of Bonanza Road and Marion Drive for high vegetation, overgrown
trees and vagrants. The case was resolved 01/19/06.

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Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc


02/15/06
The City Council approved a General Plan Amendment (GPA-10532) to
Amend a portion of the Southeast Sector Plan of the General Plan from L
(Low Density Residential) to SC (Service Commercial), a Rezoning (ZON10536) from R-E (Residence Estates) under Resolution of Intent to R-PD5
(Residential Planned Development - 5 Units per Acre) to C-1 (Limited
Commercial), a Special Use Permit (SUP-10538) for a proposed MiniWarehouse Facility and a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-10535) for a
proposed 187,590 square-foot office and mini-warehouse development with a
Waiver of the Building Placement Standards on 6.01 acres adjacent to the
northeast corner of Bonanza Road and Marion Drive. The Planning
Commission and staff recommended denial of these requests.
10/01/08
The City Council approved a Rezoning (ZON-28982) from R-E (Residence
Estates) to C-1 (Limited Commercial) on 7.65 acres adjacent to the northeast
corner of Bonanza Road and Marion Drive. The Planning Commission and
staff recommended approval.
The City Council approved a Site Development Plan Review (SDR-28980)
for a proposed 54,087 square-foot, three-story office building and a 104,100
square-foot mini-storage facility with a Waiver of the building placement
standards on 5.54 acres at the northeast corner of Bonanza Road and Marion
Drive. The Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.
The City Council approved a Special Use Permit (SUP-28981) for a proposed
Mini-Storage Facility at the northeast corner of Bonanza Road and Marion
Drive. The Planning Commission and staff recommended approval.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


10/15/12
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


No related or relevant permits or licenses on file at this time.

Pre-Application Meeting
Staff met with the applicant and reviewed the requirements for a proposed
Public or Private School, Primary use on the northeast corner of Bonanza
07/20/15
Road and Marion Drive. All development standards are being met and no
issues were noted.

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Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required, nor was one held.
Field Check
07/28/15

Staff visited the site and found a large desert parcel with some dirt dumped on
the site. Some trash and debris were present.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Net Acres
5.54
Surrounding
Property
Subject Property
North
South
East
West

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Undeveloped
Las Vegas Wash
Single Family,
Detached
Las Vegas Wash
Single Family,
Detached

Planned or Special Land


Use Designation
SC (Service Commercial)
PF (Public Facilities)
ML (Medium-Low
Density Residential)
PF (Public Facilities)
L (Low Density
Residential)

Existing Zoning District


R-E (Residence Estates)
C-V (Civic)
R-CL (Single Family
Compact-Lot)
C-V (Civic)
R-1 (Single Family
Residential)

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
Rural Preservation Overlay District
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance
*Las Vegas Wash trail has been installed and funded by local governments

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Compliance
Y*
N/A
N/A
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Min. Lot Size
N/A
Min. Lot Width
100 Feet

Provided
260,753 SF
500 Feet

Compliance
N/A
Y
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Standard
Min. Setbacks
x Front
x Side
x Corner
x Rear
Max. Lot Coverage
Max. Building Height
Trash Enclosure
Mech. Equipment

Required/Allowed

Provided

Compliance

20 Feet
10 Feet
15 Feet
20 Feet
50 %
N/A
Screened, Enclosed
Screened

144 Feet
52 Feet
50 Feet
480 Feet
15.3%
37 Feet
Screened, Enclosed
Screened

Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Residential Adjacency Standards


3:1 proximity slope
Adjacent development matching setback
Trash Enclosure

Required/Allowed
111 Feet
20 Feet
50 Feet

Provided
111 Feet
20 Feet
245 Feet

Compliance
Y
Y
Y

Pursuant to Title 19.08, the following standards apply:


Landscaping and Open Space Standards
Required
Provided
Standards
Ratio
Trees
Buffer Trees:
x North
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
0 Trees
0 Trees
x South
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
21 Trees
21 Trees
x East
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
50 Trees
50 Trees
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
44 Trees
45 Trees
x West
TOTAL PERIMETER TREES
115 Trees
115 Trees
1 Tree / 6 Uncovered
Spaces, plus 1 tree at the
Parking Area Trees
36 Trees
36 Trees
end of each row of spaces
LANDSCAPE BUFFER WIDTHS
Min. Zone Width
x North
N/A
N/A
x South
15 Feet
15 Feet
x East
8 Feet
10 Feet
15 Feet
15 Feet
x West
Wall Height
6 to 8 Feet Adjacent to Residential
N/A

Compliance

Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

N/A
Y
Y
Y
N/A

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Street Name

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)

Bonanza Road

Primary Arterial

Marion Drive

Residential Collector

Governing Document
Planned Streets and
Highways Map
Planned Streets and
Highways Map

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)

Compliance
with Street
Section

100

60

Pursuant to Title 19.12, the following parking standards apply:


Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross Floor
Parking
Parking
Area or
Use
Parking
HandiHandiNumber of
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
Units
Public or
Private
3: per
49 classrooms
147
School,
classroom
Primary
147
147
Y
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
142
5
142
5
Y
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required
Loading Spaces
1
2
Y

ANALYSIS
The applicant has proposed a two-story, 59,826 square-foot building for use as a Primary School
at the northeast corner of Bonanza Road and Marion Drive. This 5.54 acre, triangle parcel has
been a long vacant undeveloped in-fill site with development challenges. This applicant has
proposed a project that has addressed the site challenges and successfully meets all development
standards.
The Public or Private School, Primary use is defined as An institution that provides
kindergarten through 8th grade education and is supported by a public, religious or private
organization. The proposed use meets the definition as outlined in the applicants justification
letter.
The Minimum Special Use Permit Requirements for this use include:
1. Adequate pick-up and drop-off areas must be provided on-site.
The proposed use meets this requirement as all pick-up and drop-off are being provided
on site as indicated and shown on the Site Plan date stamped 07/23/15.
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One of the challenges for any Primary School is the drop-off and pick-up areas provided. This
project faced the challenge head-on by designing the entire project around a nearly 2,000, foot,
double lane, one-way drive aisle for drop-off and pick-up of the students. Vehicles will enter
this dual driveway from Marion Drive, just north of the traffic signaled intersection with
Bonanza Road and circumnavigate the site to the designed drop-off/pick-up zone on the east
portion of the parcel. They will then exit onto Bonanza Road.
This project is expected to add about 2,480 trips per day on Bonanza Road and Marion Drive.
Currently, Bonanza Road is about 42 percent of capacity and Marion Drive is at about 14 percent
of capacity. With this project, Bonanza Road is expected to be at about 47 percent of capacity
and Marion Drive will be at about 29 percent of capacity. Based on Peak Hour use, this project
will add about 810 trips or about twenty-seven trips every two minutes.
An outside recreation area has been designed to fit into the narrow, pointed portion of the north
side of the parcel continuing along the east side and all within the interior of the drive aisle. This
area will be fenced for safety. A basketball court, play equipment and a large artificial turf area
are included. In addition to the onsite recreational opportunities being provided, the school is
located adjacent to the Las Vegas Wash and corresponding trail that will be used by students
who walk or ride a bike to school.
The building has an L-shaped footprint along the south and west sides of the parcel with a large
139 space parking lot on the south side. Another eight space parking area is located on the north
side of the parcel. The two-story building has a modern aesthetic constructed of concrete
masonry and synstone panels. The color palette ranges from a softer tan to a rugged brown with
aluminum metal windows and metal roof panels.
This project is designed to further the City of Las Vegas goals and objectives as outlined in the
Las Vegas 2020 Master Plan Neighborhood Revitalization Area section. Specifically, Policy
2.1.2; that development on vacant or underutilized lots within existing residential neighborhoods
be sensitive in use and design to surrounding development. In addition, it will provide another
venue of education for the children of this east valley neighborhood.
FINDINGS (SUP-60347)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The proposed primary school is appropriate and is in proximity to existing single-family
residential uses to the north, east, south and west. This is a compatible use for the
residential nature of the area.
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2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The site is 5.54 acres in size and is large enough to accommodate a 49-classroom sized
school with ancillary recreational areas and parking in conformance with Title 19
requirements.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
The site has ingress from Marion Drive, a 60-foot wide Collector Street and egress onto
Bonanza Road, a 100-foot Primary Arterial according to the Master Plan of Streets and
Highways. Additionally, the intersection of Bonanza Road and Marion Drive is a
signalized intersection which will enhance site access.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The proposed school use will have regular safety, health and welfare inspections to insure
the publics health and welfare.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
The proposed Public or Private School, Primary use meets the Special Use Permit
requirement for an adequate on-site pick-up and drop-off area.

FINDINGS (SDR-60350)
In order to approve a Site Development Plan Review application, per Title 19.16.100(E) the
Planning Commission and/or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed development is compatible with adjacent development and


development in the area;
The proposed primary school is located on major streets and within proximity of several
residential areas, making it an appropriate location. The existing C-1 (Limited
Commercial) zoning of the property allows for the use.

2.

The proposed development is consistent with the General Plan, this Title, the Design
Standards Manual, the Landscape, Wall and Buffer Standards, and other dulyadopted city plans, policies and standards;

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The proposed school is consistent with all Title 19 Development Standards.


3.

Site access and circulation do not negatively impact adjacent roadways or


neighborhood traffic;
The site has all drop-off and pick-up circulation on site and is appropriate and will not
negatively impact adjacent roadways. The site has ingress from Marion Drive, a 60-foot
wide Collector Street and egress onto Bonanza Road, a 100-foot Primary Arterial as
designed by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways. Additionally, the intersection of
Bonanza Road and Marion Drive is a signalized intersection, which will enhance site
access.

4.

Building and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and for the City;
The building materials are sustainable consisting of concrete and metal. The landscaping
utilizes drought-tolerant plants and artificial turf that is appropriate for the area.

5.

Building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic


features are not unsightly, undesirable, or obnoxious in appearance; create an
orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment; and are harmonious and compatible
with development in the area;
The modern aesthetic building elevations and design characteristics are not unsightly or
obnoxious in appearance. The materials, colors, screening and design used will create a
harmonious project which will be an enhancement to the overall character of the
surrounding neighborhood.

6.

Appropriate measures are taken to secure and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare.
The proposed development will be subject to regular inspections for licensing, and
therefore the development will not compromise the public health, safety or welfare.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

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NOTICES MAILED

494 - SUP-60347 & SDR-60350


1 - VAC-60348

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

0
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David Shapiro
8019 Echo Cliff Lane
Las Vegas

NV

89129-4880

SUP-60347

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350

EP

EP

EP

CMU-1

CMU-2

MTL-3

EP

EAST ELEVATION

SCALE : 1/16" = 1'-0"

EP

EP

EP (wall return
& ceiling)

CMU-2,
TYP

EP

EP

EP

TRANSLUCENT
FILM TYP.

EP

EP
EP

EP

EP

EP
(wall
return)

CMT-1

EP

EP
MTL-2

EP

CMT-1

EP

EP

xxx E. BONANZA ROAD

EP

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP
MTL-3,4

EP

EP

Mater Academy

EP
(wall
return)

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP

EP

EP

EP
CMU-2
CMT-1

EP

EP

EP

EP

EP

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

EP

EP

EP

CMT-1

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +120'-4"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

54'-11"

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

SECOND FLOOR FFL


EL. +114'-10"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

CMT-1

CMT-1

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

CMU-1
CMU-1
PAINTED STEEL STAIR
AND HANDRAILS

EP

EP

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

EP

CMU-1

EP

EP

MTL-3
37'-2"

EP

EP

EP

CMU-1

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

T.O. LANDING

SECOND FLOOR FFL


EL. +114'-10"

T.O. COLUMN
EL. +120'-8"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +127'-0"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +117'-10"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +137'-2"

60'-8"

EP-3 (beam end)


CMU-2

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP

MTL-3

PROPERTY LINE

3:1 SLOPE REQUIREMENT

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LINE

SYNSTONE Panel, MODEL :contempo


Color: Dark Redwood

8x8x16
CEMEX #14 - BUFF W/ BLACK Split face

16

FIELD 3:

ACCENT 1: Sherwin Williams SW 6213 HALCYON GREEN

ACCENT 2: Sherwin Williams SW 6222 RIVERWAY

ACCENT 3: Sherwin Williams SW 6062 RUGGED BROWN

EP-03

EP-04

EP-05

EP-06

3'-4"

FIELD 2:

EP-02

32

07.23.2015

FIRST FLOOR FFL


100'-0"

XXXX E. Bonanza Road

Mater Academy

20'-7"

Sherwin Williams SW 6151 QUIVER TAN

Sherwin Williams SW 6143 BASKET BEIGE

FIELD 1:

EP-01

Sherwin Williams SW6141 SOFTER TAN

EXTERIOR PLASTER - MACHINE DASH FINISH

x
x

EP

8x8x16
CEMEX #4 BUCKSKIN Smooth Face
2" MASONRY CAP: CEMEX #4 BUCKSKIN Smooth Face

x
x
x
CMU-2

CONCRETE MASONRY UNIT:

METAL ROOF PANELS


x
Berridge Manufacturing Co., MODEL :TEE PANEL
x
Color: Factory Kynar 500 Finish to match EP-5 .

FASCIA AND SOFFIT PANELS


x
Berridge Manufacturing Co., MODEL :THIN-LINE, SMOOTH
x
Color: Factory Kynar 500 Finish to match EP-5 .

ALUMINUM METAL CLAD


x
MATCH ADJACENT WINDOW FRAME

x
x

CMU-1

CMU-

MTL-4

MTL-3

MTL-2

CMT-1

EXTERIOR MATERIALS

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350

EP

CMT-1

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP

EP
(wall return & ceiling)

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP

CMU-1,
TYP

EP
(wall return & ceiling)

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

EP

WEST ELEVATION

EP

SOUTH ELEVATION

EP
(wall return & ceiling)

EP (wall return
& ceiling)

EP

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP

EXTERIOR ELEVATIONS

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +120'-4"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

SECOND FLOOR FFL


EL. +114'-10"

EP (beam end)

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

EP

NORTH ELEVATION

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +120'-4"
SECOND FLOOR FFL
EL. +115'-0"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +120'-8"

EP

8"

1'-6"
12"

EP

31'-8"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

EXTERIOR ELEVATIONS
SHT A5.1

EP

EP

EP

CMU-1

CMU-2

MTL-3

EP

EAST ELEVATION

SCALE : 1/16" = 1'-0"

EP

EP

EP (wall return
& ceiling)

CMU-2,
TYP

EP

EP

EP

TRANSLUCENT
FILM TYP.

EP

CMT-1

EP

EP
EP

EP
(wall
return)

CMT-1

EP

EP
MTL-2

EP

CMT-1

EP

EP

xxx E. BONANZA ROAD

EP

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP
MTL-3,4

EP

EP

Mater Academy

EP
(wall
return)

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP

EP

EP

EP
CMU-2
CMT-1

EP

EP

EP

EP

EP

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

EP

EP

EP

CMT-1

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +120'-4"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

54'-11"

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

SECOND FLOOR FFL


EL. +114'-10"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

CMT-1

CMT-1

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

CMU-1
CMU-1
PAINTED STEEL STAIR
AND HANDRAILS

EP

EP

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

EP

CMU-1

EP

EP

MTL-3
37'-2"

EP

EP

EP

CMU-1

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

T.O. LANDING

SECOND FLOOR FFL


EL. +114'-10"

T.O. COLUMN
EL. +120'-8"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +127'-0"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +117'-10"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +137'-2"

60'-8"

EP-3 (beam end)


CMU-2

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP

MTL-3

PROPERTY LINE

3:1 SLOPE REQUIREMENT

SYNSTONE Panel, MODEL :contempo


Color: Dark Redwood

8x8x16
CEMEX #14 - BUFF W/ BLACK Split face

16

FIELD 3:

ACCENT 1: Sherwin Williams SW 6213 HALCYON GREEN

ACCENT 2: Sherwin Williams SW 6222 RIVERWAY

ACCENT 3: Sherwin Williams SW 6062 RUGGED BROWN

EP-03

EP-04

EP-05

EP-06

3'-4"

FIELD 2:

EP-02

32

07.23.2015

FIRST FLOOR FFL


100'-0"

XXXX E. Bonanza Road

Mater Academy

20'-7"

Sherwin Williams SW 6151 QUIVER TAN

Sherwin Williams SW 6143 BASKET BEIGE

FIELD 1:

EP-01

Sherwin Williams SW6141 SOFTER TAN

EXTERIOR PLASTER - MACHINE DASH FINISH

x
x

EP

8x8x16
CEMEX #4 BUCKSKIN Smooth Face
2" MASONRY CAP: CEMEX #4 BUCKSKIN Smooth Face

x
x
x
CMU-2

CONCRETE MASONRY UNIT:

METAL ROOF PANELS


x
Berridge Manufacturing Co., MODEL :TEE PANEL
x
Color: Factory Kynar 500 Finish to match EP-5 .

FASCIA AND SOFFIT PANELS


x
Berridge Manufacturing Co., MODEL :THIN-LINE, SMOOTH
x
Color: Factory Kynar 500 Finish to match EP-5 .

ALUMINUM METAL CLAD


x
MATCH ADJACENT WINDOW FRAME

x
x

CMU-1

CMU-

MTL-4

MTL-3

MTL-2

CMT-1

EXTERIOR MATERIALS

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LINE

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350

EP

EP

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP

EP
(wall return & ceiling)

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP

CMU-1,
TYP

EP
(wall return & ceiling)

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

EP

WEST ELEVATION

EP

SOUTH ELEVATION

EP
(wall return & ceiling)

EP (wall return
& ceiling)

EP

ALUMINUM STOREFRONT
WINDOW SYSTEM (TYP.)

EP

EXTERIOR ELEVATIONS

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +120'-4"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

SECOND FLOOR FFL


EL. +114'-10"

EP (beam end)

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

FIRST FLOOR FFL


EL. +100'-0" (F.F.=xxx)

EP

NORTH ELEVATION

1/2" SQUARE ALUMINUM


REVEAL (TYP.)

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +120'-4"
SECOND FLOOR FFL
EL. +115'-0"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +120'-8"

EP

8"

1'-6"
12"

EP

31'-8"

T.O. PARAPET
EL. +133'-10"

EXTERIOR ELEVATIONS
SHT A5.1

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350

Cemex
#11 - Anthem - smooth

CMU COLOR

FIELD 3

Color: Desert Sand

SYNSTONE
CONTEMPO-Color: DARK REDWOOD

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350

Cemex
#28 - White w/ Black
Split Face

play equipment
shade structure

Sherwin Williams
SW6062 Rugged Brown

ACCENT 3

PLAY EQUIPMENT
SHADE STRUCTURE

Sherwin Williams
SW6122 Riverway

Sherwin Williams
SW6213 Halcyon Green

CEMENTITIOUS
PANEL

Sherwin Williams

CMU COLOR

FIELD 2
Sherwin Williams

FIELD 1

Sherwin Williams

ACCENT 2

ACCENT 1

Marion/Bonanza, Las Vegas, NV

Mater Academy Bonanza Campus

SUP-60347 [PRJ-60285] - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAC-60348 AND SDR-60350 APPLICANT: LVCSD SADDLE, LLC - OWNER: ADVANCE CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL
4760 EAST BONANZA ROAD
07/28/15

SUP-60347 [PRJ-60285] - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAC-60348 AND SDR-60350 APPLICANT: LVCSD SADDLE, LLC - OWNER: ADVANCE CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL
4760 EAST BONANZA ROAD
07/28/15

SUP-60347 [PRJ-60285] - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAC-60348 AND SDR-60350 APPLICANT: LVCSD SADDLE, LLC - OWNER: ADVANCE CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL
4760 EAST BONANZA ROAD
07/28/15

SUP-60347 [PRJ-60285] - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAC-60348 AND SDR-60350 APPLICANT: LVCSD SADDLE, LLC - OWNER: ADVANCE CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL
4760 EAST BONANZA ROAD
07/28/15

SUP-60347 [PRJ-60285] - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO VAC-60348 AND SDR-60350 APPLICANT: LVCSD SADDLE, LLC - OWNER: ADVANCE CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL
4760 EAST BONANZA ROAD
07/28/15

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350

SUP-60347, VAC-60348 and SDR-60350

Agenda Item No.: 52.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
VAC-60348 - VACATION RELATED TO SUP-60347 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT:
LVCSD SADDLE, LLC - OWNER: ADVANCE CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ETAL - For
possible action on a request for a Petition to Vacate a 15-foot wide public pedestrian easement
located at 4760 East Bonanza Road (APN 140-29-801-004), Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-60285]. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Location and Aerial Maps
3. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

VAC-60348

VAC-60348

Agenda Item No.: 53.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SDR-60350 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO SUP-60347 AND VAC60348 - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: LVCSD SADDLE, LLC - OWNER: ADVANCE
CAPITAL GROUP, LLC, ET AL - For possible action on a request for a Site Development Plan
Review FOR A PROPOSED 59,826 SQUARE-FOOT BUILDING FOR A PRIVATE
SCHOOL, PRIMARY USE on 5.54 acres at 4760 East Bonanza Road (APN 140-29-801-004),
C-1 (Limited Commercial) Zone, Ward 3 (Coffin) [PRJ-60285].
Staff recommends
APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SDR-60350

David Shapiro
8019 Echo Cliff Lane
Las Vegas

NV

89129-4880

SDR-60350

SDR 60350
LVCSD Saddle, LLC

4760 E. Bonanza Road


Proposed 1000 student private school.
Traffic produced by proposed development:
Proposed Use

DESCRIPTION

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


AM Peak Hour

2.48
PRIVATE SCHOOL, K-12 [STUDENTS]

PM Peak Hour

1000

0.81
0.17

Existing traffic on all nearby streets:


Bonanza Road
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

21,625
1,730

Marion Drive
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

2,300
184

Bonanza Road
Marion Drive

RATE/#
UNIT

TOTAL

2,480
810
170

Adjacent Street ADT Capacity


51,800
16,300

This project is expected to add about 2,480 trips per day on Bonanza Rd. & Marion Dr. Currently, Bonanza is at about 42
percent of capacity and Marion is at about 14 percent of capacity. With this project, Bonanza is expected to be at about 47
percent of capacity and Marion to be at about 29 percent of capacity.
Based on Peak Hour use, this project will add about 810 trips in the peak hour, or about twenty-seven every two minutes.
Note that this report assumes all traffic from this development uses all named streets.

Agenda Item No.: 54.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60355 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: FREMONT
HOTEL & CASINO - OWNER: SAM-WILL, INC. - For possible action on a request for a
Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED 200 SQUARE-FOOT OFF-PREMISE SIGN ON AN
EXISTING HOTEL/CASINO at 200 Fremont Street (APN 139-34-510-009), C-2 (General
Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-60314]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps - SUP-60355 and SUP-60356 [PRJ-60314]
2. Conditions and Staff Report - SUP-60355 and SUP-60356 [PRJ-60314]
3. Supporting Documentation - SUP-60355 and SUP-60356 [PRJ-60314]
4. Photo(s) - SUP-60355 and SUP-60356 [PRJ-60314]
5. Justification Letter - SUP-60355 and SUP-60356 [PRJ-60314]

SUP-60355 and SUP-60356 [PRJ-60314]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT: FREMONT HOTEL & CASINO - OWNER: SAMWILL, INC.

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **
CASE
NUMBER
SUP-60355
SUP-60356

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:


Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

SUP-60355 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.10.100 for an OffPremise Sign use.

2.

Conformance to the sign elevations and documentation as submitted and date stamped
07/23/15 in conjunction with this request, except as modified herein.

3.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

6.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

JB

SUP-60355 and SUP-60356 [PRJ-60314]


Conditions Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

SUP-60356 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.10.100 for an OffPremise Sign use.

2.

Conformance to the sign elevations and documentation as submitted and date stamped
07/23/15 in conjunction with this request, except as modified herein.

3.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

6.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

JB

SUP-60355 and SUP-60356 [PRJ-60314]


Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
This is a request for two Special Use Permits for two (2) proposed 200 square-foot nonilluminated off-premise wall signs to be placed directly west of the approved LED display/neon
sign on the north elevation of the existing Hotel/Casino at 200 Fremont Street. The proposed
signs are located in the Downtown Casino Overlay District, and must comply with the districts
special signage standards. The proposed signs are similar in size (20x10) and design as existing
signs along the 3rd Street frontage, which are also not illuminated. The applicant is requesting a
waiver to allow no illumination on either sign. Staff finds that this request would be compatible
with existing non-illuminated signs in the area, and recommends approval, subject to conditions.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Council approved a request for an Aesthetic Review (AR-0012-95)
for renovation of an existing hotel and parking garage at 200 Fremont Street,
08/16/95
including proposed encroachments into the public right-of-way. Staff and
Fremont Street Experience, LLC recommended approval.
Staff administratively approved a Signage Design Review (ARC-51940) for a
11/26/13
proposed 203 square-foot wall sign and LED display at 200 Fremont Street.
The Downtown Design Review Committee approved a request for a Signage
Design Review (ARC-52755) for two proposed wall signs at an existing
02/18/14
hotel/casino with a waiver to allow signage to contain no illumination and
animation where at least 50 percent is required at 200 Fremont Street.
The Downtown Design Review Committee struck a Signage Design Review
(ARC-60354) for two proposed Off-Premise (wall) signs at an existing
08/18/15
hotel/casino with a waiver to allow signage to contain no illumination and
animation where at least 50 percent is required at 200 Fremont Street, as it
was determined that the request was unnecessary.

Most Recent Change of Ownership


02/28/85
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.

JB

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Staff Report Page Two
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Related Building Permits/Business Licenses


A building permit (#247688) was issued for replacement of an existing wall
sign with an LED display board at 100 North 3rd Street. The permit was
12/02/13
finalized on 09/09/14.
Building permit revisions (#252434) were processed for structural plans for
01/15/14
an LED display board at 100 North 3rd Street.
A Code Enforcement case (#151477) was processed for two (2) off-premise
signs are located on the north facade of the Fremont Casino. The two signs to
the right of the eastern most sign are illegally advertising services offered at
03/12/15
the Main Street Casino on Main Street. These two signs are not allowed to
advertise off-premise items. The case was resolved on 04/16/15.

Pre-Application Meeting
Submittal requirements for a Sign Design Review and Special Use Permit
07/21/15
were discussed with the applicant.

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required, nor was one conducted.

Field Check
07/30/15

Surrounding
Property
Subject Property
North
South
East
West

The proposed signage would face out across a parking lot toward Ogden
Avenue.

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12
Hotel/Casino
Hotel/Casino
(ancillary parking)
Hotel/Casino
Parking Facility
Hotel/Casino
(parking garage)

Planned Land Use


Designation
C (Commercial)

C-2 (General Commercial)

C (Commercial)

C-2 (General Commercial)

C (Commercial)
C (Commercial)

C-2 (General Commercial)


C-2 (General Commercial)

C (Commercial)

C-2 (General Commercial)

Existing Zoning District

JB

SUP-60355 and SUP-60356 [PRJ-60314]


Staff Report Page Three
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Master Plan Areas


Downtown Centennial Plan
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
A-O (Airport Overlay) District (200 Feet)
DCP-O (Downtown Centennial Plan Overlay District) Central Casino Core
DC-O (Downtown Casino Overlay District Special Signage Area)
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area

Compliance
Y
Compliance
Y
Y
Y
Compliance
N/A

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS

Street Name

Functional
Classification of
Street(s)

Ogden Avenue

Major Collector

Governing Document

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)

Compliance
with Street
Section

Planned Streets and


Highways Map

80 Feet

Pursuant to Title 19.08 and Title 19.10.100, the following standards apply:
Wall Signs
Standards
Allowed
Provided
Maximum Number
Limited by total area
2 signs on north elevation
Maximum Area
1,500 SF per sign
200 SF per sign
50% of eligible signage
31%
Maximum Coverage
area
(203 SF existing + 400 SF
proposed)
(up to 960 SF)
Maximum Height
20 feet above roofline
Below roof line
Minimum Clearance
10 feet from grade
13.25 feet from grade
Illumination
Minimum Separation
Distance between
Off-Premise Signs

Compliance
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

50% neon/LED/animation

none

5 Feet

5 Feet

Waivers
Requirement
50% of each signs surface area shall
consist of exposed neon, LED and/or
animation

Request

Staff Recommendation

To allow no exposed neon, LED


or animation

Approval

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ANALYSIS
The applicant is requesting two Special Use Permits for two (2) 200 square-foot non-illuminated
off-premise (wall mounted) signs to be placed directly west of the approved LED display/neon
sign on the north elevation of the existing Hotel/Casino at 200 Fremont Street. A previously
approved Signage Design Review (ARC-52755) condition #2 stated, No Off-Premise signage
shall be displayed on any sign without prior approval of a Special Use Permit to conduct the OffPremise Sign use.
An Off-Premise Sign use is described in Title 19.12 as: Any sign advertising or announcing any
place, product, goods, services, idea or statement whose subject is not available at, nor is located
on, the lot where the sign is erected or placed. The submitted elevations indicate the two
proposed signs will provide advertisement of a restaurant venue located within another
Hotel/Casino located within the Downtown Casino Overlay District.
The subject property is located within the Downtown Casino Overlay District Special Signage
Area. Signage within this area is subject to Title 19.10.100 standards and procedures, and the
standards of Title 19.08.120 insofar as they do not conflict with Title 19.10.100. Within this area,
at least 50 percent of the surface area of each wall-mounted sign must contain neon or LED
illumination, animation or a combination of these. The submitted plans indicate that the proposed
signs will not contain any required illumination or animation and that downward directed
external light will provide sufficient visibility.
The proposed signs are similar in size (20x10) and design as existing signs along the 3rd Street
frontage, which are also not illuminated. The applicant is requesting a waiver to allow no
illumination on either sign. Staff finds that this request would be compatible with existing nonilluminated signs in the area, and recommends approval.
FINDINGS (SUP-60355)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.

The proposed Off-Premise Sign does not comply with the Downtown Casino Overlay special
sign standards or conform to its specific requirements regarding required illumination and
animation. However, the proposed signs are similar in size (20x10) and design as existing
signs along the 3rd Street frontage, which are also not illuminated. Staff finds that this request
would be compatible with existing non-illuminated signs in the area, and recommends approval,
subject to conditions.

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2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The proposed sign will be located on the north elevation of the existing Hotel/Casino at
200 Fremont Street which is physically suitable for the type and intensity of the OffPremise Sign land use.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
Primary site access is from Ogden Avenue, a 80-foot wide Major Collector as designated
by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways, and provide adequate capacity to serve the
proposed use.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The proposed Off-Premise Sign use will be subject to regular inspections by regulatory
agencies for building permits and will therefore not compromise the publics health, safety
or general welfare, or the overall objectives of the General Plan.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.10.100.
The proposed sign does not comply with the Downtown Casino Overlay District Special
Signage Standards, which requires at least 50 percent of the surface area of each sign
shall be illuminated by exposed neon, LED, animation or a combination of any of these.
However, the proposed signs are similar in size (20x10) and design as existing signs
along the 3rd Street frontage, which are also not illuminated.

FINDINGS (SUP-60356)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The proposed Off-Premise Sign does not comply with the Downtown Casino Overlay
special sign standards or conform to its specific requirements regarding required
illumination and animation. However, the proposed signs are similar in size (20x10)
and design as existing signs along the 3rd Street frontage, which are also not illuminated.

JB

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Staff finds that this request would be compatible with existing non-illuminated signs in
the area, and recommends approval, subject to conditions.
2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The proposed sign will be located on the north elevation of the existing Hotel/Casino at
200 Fremont Street which is physically suitable for the type and intensity of the OffPremise Sign land use.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
Primary site access is from Ogden Avenue, a 80-foot wide Major Collector as designated
by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways, and provide adequate capacity to serve the
proposed use.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The proposed Off-Premise Sign use will be subject to regular inspections by regulatory
agencies for building permits and will therefore not compromise the publics health, safety
or general welfare, or the overall objectives of the General Plan.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.10.100.
The proposed sign does not comply with the Downtown Casino Overlay District Special
Signage Standards, which requires at least 50 percent of the surface area of each sign
shall be illuminated by exposed neon, LED, animation or a combination of any of these.
However, the proposed signs are similar in size (20x10) and design as existing signs
along the 3rd Street frontage, which are also not illuminated.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

156

APPROVALS

PROTESTS

34

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200 FREMONT STREET
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Agenda Item No.: 55.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60356 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: FREMONT
HOTEL & CASINO - OWNER: SAM-WILL, INC. - For possible action on a request for a
Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED 200 SQUARE-FOOT OFF-PREMISE SIGN ON AN
EXISTING HOTEL/CASINO at 200 Fremont Street (APN 139-34-510-009), C-2 (General
Commercial) Zone, Ward 5 (Barlow) [PRJ-60314]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

SUP-60356

SUP-60356

Agenda Item No.: 56.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60378 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: LAS
VEGAS BIBLE CHURCH - For possible action on a request for a Special Use Permit FOR A
PROPOSED 3,200 SQUARE-FOOT CHURCH/HOUSE OF WORSHIP USE at the northwest
corner of Donald Nelson Avenue and Jones Boulevard (APN 125-14-604-005), R-E (Residence
Estates) Zone, Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-60315]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location and Aerial Maps - SUP-60378 and SDR-60379 [PRJ-60315]
2. Conditions and Staff Report - SUP-60378 and SDR-60379 [PRJ-60315]
3. Supporting Documentation - SUP-60378 and SDR-60379 [PRJ-60315]
4. Photo(s) - SUP-60378 and SDR-60379 [PRJ-60315]
5. Justification Letter - SUP-60378 and SDR-60379 [PRJ-60315]

SUP-60378 and SDR-60379 [PRJ-60315]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: APPLICANT/OWNER: LAS VEGAS BIBLE CHURCH

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
SUP-60378
SDR-60379

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:


Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

SUP-60378 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Conformance to all Minimum Requirements under LVMC Title 19.12 for a Church/House
of Worship use.

2.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Site Development Plan Review (SDR60379) shall be required.

3.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit, as well as submitted as part of any business license application.

6.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

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SDR-60379 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

Approval of and conformance to the Conditions of Approval for Special Use Permit (SUP60378) shall be required, if approved.

2.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

3.

All development shall be in conformance with the site plan and landscape plan, date
stamped 08/05/15 and building elevations, date stamped 07/23/15 except as amended by
conditions herein.

4.

All necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections shall be completed in
compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department of Building and
Safety.

5.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

6.

A technical landscape plan, signed and sealed by a Registered Architect, Landscape


Architect, Residential Designer or Civil Engineer, must be submitted prior to or at the same
time application is made for a building permit. A permanent underground sprinkler system
is required, and shall be permanently maintained in a satisfactory manner; the landscape
plan shall include irrigation specifications. Installed landscaping shall not impede visibility
of any traffic control device.

7.

A fully operational fire protection system, including fire apparatus roads, fire hydrants and
water supply, shall be installed and shall be functioning prior to construction of any
combustible structures.

8.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City Departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

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Public Works
9.

Construct all incomplete half-street improvements on Donald Nelson Avenue, including


appropriate transition paving, meeting Current City Standards adjacent to this site
concurrent with onsite development activities. All existing paving damaged or removed by
this development shall be restored at its original location and to its original width
concurrent with development of this site. Improvements on Donald Nelson shall comply
with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.

10. Extend public sewer in Donald Nelson Avenue to the western edge of this site at a size,
depth and location acceptable to the Collection System Planning section of the Department
of Public Works concurrent with on-site development activities.
11. Landscape and maintain all unimproved rights-of-way adjacent to this site. All landscaping
and private improvements installed with this project shall be situated and maintained so as
to not create sight visibility obstructions for vehicular traffic at all development access
drives and abutting street intersections.
12.

Meet with the Flood Control Section of the Department of Public Works for assistance with
establishing finished floor elevations and drainage paths for this site prior to submittal of
construction plans or the issuance of any building or grading permits, whichever may occur
first. Provide and improve all drainage ways as recommended.

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** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant is proposing to construct a 3,200 square-foot, single-story church with ancillary
services that will include religious educational classes, wedding ceremonies and special events at
the northwest corner of Donald Nelson Avenue and Jones Boulevard. The 1.00-acre subject site
is currently undeveloped, except for a five-foot wide sidewalk adjacent to Jones Boulevard. The
proposed use and building is in substantial compliance with Title 19 and is compatible with the
existing surrounding land uses. Therefore, staff is recommending approval of the requests for a
Special Use Permit and Site Development Plan Review.
ISSUES
x

Per Title 19.12, a Church/House of Worship use is permissible in the R-E (Residence
Estates) zone with approval of a Special Use Permit.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc
The City Board of Commissioners approved a Petition to Annex (A-0006-64)
approximately 60 acres generally located west of Decatur Boulevard and
07/15/64
north of Craig Road. The Planning Commission and staff recommended
approval
Most Recent Change of Ownership
05/08/15
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.
Related Building Permits/Business Licenses
There are no related building permits or business licenses on the subject site.
Pre-Application Meeting
A pre application meeting was held with staff and the applicant to discuss the
submittal requirements for a Special Use Permit and Site Development Plan
Review for a proposed 3,200 square-foot church. Staff advised the applicant
07/21/15
to locate the building closer to the corner of Jones Boulevard and Donald
Nelson Avenue.

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Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting is not required, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/30/15

Staff performed a routine field check and noted an undeveloped lot free of
any trash or debris.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Gross Acres
1.00

Surrounding
Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12

Subject Property

Undeveloped

North

Undeveloped

South
East
West

Single-Family
Residence
Single-Family
Residence
Single-Family
Residence

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
DR (Desert Rural
Density Residential)
R (Rural Density
Residential)

Existing Zoning District


R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)
R-E (Residence Estates)

Master Plan Areas


No Applicable Master Plan Area
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
Rural Preservation Overlay District
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
N/A
Compliance
Y
Compliance
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

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DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Pursuant to Title 19.06, the following standards apply:
Standard
Required/Allowed
Min. Lot Size
20,000 SF
Min. Lot Width
100 Feet
Min. Setbacks
x Front
50 Feet
x Side
10 Feet
x Corner
10 Feet
x Rear
35 Feet
Max. Building Height
35 Feet
Trash Enclosure
Mech. Equipment

Residential Adjacency Standards


Adjacent development matching setback
Trash Enclosure

Provided
43,560 SF
125 Feet

Compliance
Y
Y

50 Feet
87 Feet
20 Feet
168 Feet
16.66 Feet
Screened,
Gated, w/
Screened, Gated, w/ a Roof or
Trellis
a Roof or Trellis
Screened
Screened

Required/Allowed
10 Feet
50 Feet

Provided
87 Feet
59 Feet

Pursuant to Title 19.08, the following standards apply:


Landscaping and Open Space Standards
Required
Standards
Ratio
Trees
Buffer Trees:
x North (124)
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
7 Trees
x South (102)
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
5 Trees
x East (271)
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
14 Trees
1 Tree / 20 Linear Feet
14 Trees
x West (271)
TOTAL PERIMETER TREES
40 Trees
1 Tree / 6 Uncovered
Spaces, plus 1 tree at the
Parking Area Trees
5 Trees
end of each row of spaces
LANDSCAPE BUFFER WIDTHS

Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Compliance
Y
Y

Provided

Compliance

7 Trees
5 Trees
14 Trees
14 Trees
40 Trees

Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

5 Trees

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Standards
Min. Zone Width
x North
x South
x East
x West
Wall Height

Street Name

Landscaping and Open Space Standards


Required
Ratio
Trees
8 Feet
15 Feet
15 Feet
8 Feet
6 to 8 Feet Adjacent to Residential

Functional
Classification
of Street(s)

Donald Nelson Avenue

Collector Street

Jones Boulevard

Primary Arterial

Governing Document
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways
Master Plan of Streets
and Highways

Provided

Compliance

8 Feet
15 Feet
20 Feet
8 Feet
Not Indicated

Y
Y
Y
Y
N/A

Actual
Street Width
(Feet)

Compliance
with Street
Section

60 Feet

100 Feet

Pursuant to Title 19.08 and 19.12, the following parking standards apply:
Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross Floor
Parking
Parking
Area or
Use
Parking
HandiHandiNumber of
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
Units
1:100 SF
Church/House
1,233 SF
13
of seating
of Worship
area
13
17
Y
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
12
1
16
1
Y
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required

ANALYSIS
The applicant is proposing to construct a new 3,200 square-foot Church/House of Worship on a
1.00-acre site located at the northwest corner of Donald Nelson Avenue and Jones Boulevard.
The Church/House of Worship use is defined as Any building used for religious worship
services, religious education and fellowship activities and programs of a religious organization.
This use includes the use of the building and premises for other related activities, such as child
care facilities, formal educational programs, preschool classes and recreational activities, but
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only when those activities are ancillary to the religious use and only after those uses have been
approved by means of a use review or other procedure under LVMC Chapter 19.16. This use
does not include any class of child care center, general education classroom or facility, thrift
shop, homeless shelter or commercial activity.
The proposed use meets the definition, as described in the provided justification letter the
religious worship is the primary use of the site.
The Minimum Special Use Permit Requirements for this use include:
1. The Special Use Permit approval may include such activities as religious services,
religious instruction, church club activities and similar activities.
The proposed use meets this requirement. According to the applicants justification letter
date stamped 07/23/15, religious worship is the primary use of the site.
2. The Special Use Permit approval may also include accessory functions, such as child care
facilities, formal educational programs, preschool classes and similar related activities, if:
a. The uses are specifically proposed in the application; and
b. The Director finds that each such use is ancillary to the primary use.
The proposed use meets this requirement, as the applicant has specifically requested that
religious educational classes, wedding ceremonies and special events be included as
accessory functions.
3. Following approval of a Special Use Permit, if any additional uses not specifically
covered by that Special Use Permit are proposed, an additional public hearing process
shall be required to add the uses.
This condition does not apply at this time, as the specific uses covered by the Special Use
Permit are only now being established through this proposal.
4. In residential districts, related uses such as thrift ships, homeless shelters and other
similar activities may not be conducted and are not eligible for approval as part of a
Special Use Permit. Such uses may be conducted only in the zoning districts such uses
are permitted as primary uses, and must receive specific approval to operate. The
proposed use meets this requirement, as the applicant has not stated any intent to operate
such uses that are prohibited in the residentially-zoned districts.
The proposed use meets this requirement, as the applicant has not proposed any thrift
shops, homeless shelters and other similar activities under this request.
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5. Churches on sites larger than 5 acres shall not be permitted in the U District or a district
with an R prefix.
This requirement does not apply to the proposed use, as it would occur on a site of less
than five acres (1.00 acres), which is allowed in residential districts.
The proposed church will consist of a single-story, 3,200 square-foot building. The new
proposed building will be 16.66 feet tall and will be finished in dry earth stucco with deep walnut
metal seam roofing. The sites development is proposed within the context of an R-E (Residence
Estates) zoned property; however the Church/House of Worship use is typified as non-residential
in regards to the application of landscaping standards to provide adequate screening and
buffering of the use. The proposed development adheres to the minimum Title 19.06 residential
development standards with regards to height, lot coverage and setbacks. The development
adheres to minimum Title 19.08 commercial development standards with regards to parking,
landscape buffers, perimeter trees and building placement. The building placement and
compliance with landscaping standards further protects the adjacent single family homes.
The applicant is also proposing off-site improvements along Donald Nelson Avenue, a 60-foot
wide Collector Street as classified by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways. The proposal
includes the installation of a five-foot wide detached sidewalk and five-foot landscaped amenity
zone at back of curb. The amenity zone contains 24-inch box Shoestring Acacia trees spaced
every 25 feet. The proposed off-site improvements comply with the minimum standards as
outlined by Title 19.04.200. The applicant is not proposing any off-site improvements along
Jones Boulevard, as a five-foot wide sidewalk has already been constructed.
As the proposed site is in substantial compliance with Title 19 and is compatible with the
existing surrounding land uses, staff is recommending approval of the requests for a Special Use
Permit and Site Development Plan Review.

FINDINGS (SUP-60378)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The new proposed 3,200 square-foot Church/House of Worship use can be conducted in a
manner that is harmonious and compatible with the surrounding land uses.

2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
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The 1.00 acre site can physically accommodate the new proposed 3,200 square-foot
Church/House of Worship use.
3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
Site access is provided from Donald Nelson Avenue, a 60-foot wide Minor Collector
Street as designated by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways. This street is sufficient in
size to accommodate the needs of the proposed use and will not negatively impact adjacent
roadways.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The proposed Church/House of Worship will be subject to building plan review and
permitting inspections and will not compromise the public health, safety and welfare.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
The proposed use is consistent with all of the minimum requirements for a Church/House
of Worship. Any new uses proposed after approval of a Special Use Permit will require
amendment of the Special Use Permit under a separate hearing.

FINDINGS (SDR-60379)
In order to approve a Site Development Plan Review application, per Title 19.16.100(E) the
Planning Commission and/or City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed development is compatible with adjacent development and


development in the area;
The new proposed single-story, 3,200 square-foot Church/House of Worship building is
compatible with the surrounding low-density residential land uses. The design incorporates
the use of stucco building material, which is commonly used for single-family residences.
The building placement and compliance with landscaping standards further protects the
adjacent single family homes.

2.

The proposed development is consistent with the General Plan, this Title, the Design
Standards Manual, the Landscape, Wall and Buffer Standards, and other dulyadopted city plans, policies and standards;

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The proposal fully complies with minimum Title 19.04, 19.06, 19.08 and 19.12
development standards. There are no Variances, Waivers, or Exception requests with this
proposal.
3.

Site access and circulation do not negatively impact adjacent roadways or


neighborhood traffic;
Site access is provided from Donald Nelson Avenue, a 60-foot wide Minor Collector
Street as designated by the Master Plan of Streets and Highways. This street is sufficient in
size to accommodate the needs of the proposed use and will not negatively impact adjacent
roadways.

4.

Building and landscape materials are appropriate for the area and for the City;
The proposed building and landscape materials are appropriate for the desert environment
and the neighborhood. The proposed building will be finished in dry earth stucco with
deep walnut brown style metal seam roofing. The submitted landscaping plan illustrates an
appropriate amount of trees within the north, west, east and south perimeter landscape
buffers.

5.

Building elevations, design characteristics and other architectural and aesthetic


features are not unsightly, undesirable, or obnoxious in appearance; create an
orderly and aesthetically pleasing environment; and are harmonious and compatible
with development in the area;
The new proposed 3,200 square-foot Church/House of Worship building is single-story
and composed of earth toned stucco. The design strikes a harmonious balance with the
single family residences within the surrounding neighborhood. The proposed building is
located to the corner of Jones Boulevard and Donald Nelson Avenue, away from the
adjacent single family residences. Adequate landscaping has been provided to further
buffer the church.

6.

Appropriate measures are taken to secure and protect the public health, safety and
general welfare.
The proposed project will not impact the public health, safety or general welfare as the site
is subject to City inspections during construction, as well as routine business license
inspections for any commercial activity.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS NOTIFIED

NOTICES MAILED

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SUP-60378 [PRJ-60315] - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO SDR-60379 - APPLICANT/OWNER: LAS


VEGAS BIBLE CHURCH
NORTHWEST CORNER OF DONALD NELSON AVENUE AND JONES BOULEVARD
07/30/15

SUP-60378 [PRJ-60315] - SPECIAL USE PERMIT RELATED TO SDR-60379 - APPLICANT/OWNER: LAS


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AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SDR-60379 - SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN REVIEW RELATED TO SUP-60378 - PUBLIC
HEARING - APPLICANT/OWNER: LAS VEGAS BIBLE CHURCH - For possible action on a
request for a Site Development Plan Review FOR A PROPOSED 3,200 SQUARE-FOOT
CHURCH/HOUSE OF WORSHIP BUILDING on 1.00 acre located at the northwest corner of
Donald Nelson Avenue and Jones Boulevard (APN 125-14-604-005), R-E (Residence Estates)
Zone, Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-60315]. Staff recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Consolidated Backup
2. Supporting Documentation

Consistent with the Citys


sustainability efforts to reduce
paper use, backup
documentation pertaining to
related items will appear as
backup under the first item. This
item includes such consolidated
backup documentation. Please
refer to the first related
application in the subject line of
the Agenda Summary Page.

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Las Vegas Bible Church

NWC Donald Nelson Avenue and Jones Boulevard


Proposed 3.2 thousand square foot church.
Traffic produced by proposed development:
Proposed Use

DESCRIPTION

#UNIT

Average Daily Traffic (ADT)


PM Peak Hour

RATE/#
UNIT
9.11

CHURCH [1000 SF]

Sunday Peak Hour

3.2

0.55
11.76

TOTAL

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Existing traffic on all nearby streets:


Jones Boulevard
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

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916

Farm Road
Average Daily Traffic (ADT)
PM Peak Hour (heaviest 60 minutes)

Jones Boulevard
Farm Road

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458
Adjacent Street ADT Capacity
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25,400

On weekdays, this project is expected to add about 29 trips per day on Donald Nelson Ave., Jones Blvd. & Farm Rd.
Currently, Jones is at about 33 percent of capacity and Farm is at about 23 percent of capacity. With this project, these
capacities are expected to remain unchanged. Counts are not available for Donald Nelson, but it is believed to be under
capacity.
On Sundays, this project is expected to add about 38 trips in the peak hour, or about three every two minutes.
Based on Peak Hour use, this project will add about 2 trips in the peak hour on weekdays, or about one every thirty
minutes.
Note that this report assumes all traffic from this development uses all named streets.

Agenda Item No.: 58.

AGENDA SUMMARY PAGE - PLANNING

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING OF: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015


DEPARTMENT: PLANNING
DIRECTOR:
TOM PERRIGO
Consent
Discussion
SUBJECT:
SUP-60399 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT - PUBLIC HEARING - APPLICANT: NINETY FIVE
MANAGEMENT, LLC - OWNER: SECTION 12, LLC - For possible action on a request for a
Special Use Permit FOR A PROPOSED 1,319 SQUARE-FOOT LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENT
(TAVERN) USE WITHIN A 22,561 SQUARE-FOOT COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL
FACILITY (SKYE CENTER) on the southwest corner of W Skye Canyon Park Dr and Skye
Village Road (APN 126-12-000-001), T-D (Traditional Development) Zone [Parks and Open
Space Skye Canyon Special Land Use Designation], Ward 6 (Ross) [PRJ-60359]. Staff
recommends APPROVAL.
MAY GO TO CITY COUNCIL ON 10/21/2015
OR MAY BE FINAL ACTION (Unless Appealed Within 10 Days)
PROTESTS RECEIVED BEFORE:

APPROVALS RECEIVED BEFORE:

Planning Commission Mtg.

Planning Commission Mtg.

City Council Meeting

City Council Meeting

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:
BACKUP DOCUMENTATION:
1. Location, Aerial and Special Maps
2. Conditions and Staff Report
3. Supporting Documentation
4. Photo(s)
5. Justification Letter

SUP-60399 [PRJ-60359]

AGENDA MEMO - PLANNING


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT:
PLANNING
ITEM DESCRIPTION: - APPLICANT: NINETY FIVE MANAGEMENT, LLC - OWNER:
SECTION 12, LLC

** STAFF RECOMMENDATION(S) **

CASE
NUMBER
SUP-60399

RECOMMENDATION

REQUIRED FOR
APPROVAL

Staff recommends APPROVAL, subject to conditions:

** CONDITIONS **

SUP-60399 CONDITIONS
Planning
1.

This approval shall be void two years from the date of final approval, unless exercised
pursuant to the provisions of LVMC Title 19.16. An Extension of Time may be filed for
consideration by the City of Las Vegas.

2.

Prior to occupancy, all necessary building permits shall be obtained and final inspections
shall be completed in compliance with Title 19 and all codes as required by the Department
of Building and Safety.

3.

These Conditions of Approval shall be affixed to the cover sheet of any plan set submitted
for building permit.

4.

Approval of this Special Use Permit does not constitute approval of a liquor license.

5.

This business shall operate in conformance to Chapter 6.50 of the City of Las Vegas
Municipal Code.

6.

All City Code requirements and design standards of all City departments must be satisfied,
except as modified herein.

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Staff Report Page One
September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

** STAFF REPORT **

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The applicant is requesting a Special Use Permit (SUP-60399) for a proposed 1,319 square-foot
Liquor Establishment (Tavern) use within a proposed 22,561 square-foot community recreational
facility on a portion of a 572,286 square-foot site. The site is located at the southwest corner of
W Skye Canyon Dr and Skye Village Road in a T-D (Traditional Development) zoning district.
The site is located in the Skye Canyon Parks and Open Space Special Land Use designation. The
Skye Canyon development agreement eliminates distance separation requirements for alcohol
uses. The proposed Liquor Establishment (Tavern) is appropriate on the subject site, as it will be
utilized as an additional tool for community socialization within clearly defined areas in the
community center. Staff recommends approval of the requested application; however, if denied,
the project, a tavern use could not be operated at this location.

ISSUES
x
x
x

The Liquor Establishment (Tavern) use is permitted within the Skye Canyon Parks and
Open Space Special Land Use designation with the approval of a Special Use Permit.
Per the Skye Canyon Development Agreement, no waivers are required for distance
separation.
Alcohol will be served within a 1,319 square-foot Tavern; however, it will be consumed
throughout designated areas within 22,561 square feet of a 572,286 square-foot
community center site.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.
The City Council approved a request regarding the amending of the
Development Agreement (DIR-42266) for the Kyle Canyon Development on
approximately 1,662 acres at the southwest corner of Fort Apache Road and
11/16/11
Moccasin Road. Planning Commission and staff recommended approval. The
Development Agreement (Doc. #201206260000001) was recorded on
06/26/12.
The Planning Commission approved a Tentative Map (TMP-53058) for a 45lot subdivision (Parent Tentative Map) on 1,661.8 acres approximately 1,800
04/08/14
feet north of Horse Drive on the west side of Oso Blanca Road. Staff
recommended approval.

MR

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Related Relevant City Actions by P&D, Fire, Bldg., etc.


The Planning Commission approved a Petition to Vacate (VAC-53843)
Bureau of Land Management Right-of-Way Grant Easement generally located
north of the northern alignment of Grand Teton Drive between Hualapai Way
and Grand Canyon Drive. Staff recommended approval.
06/10/14
The Planning Commission approved a Tentative Map (TMP-53895) for a
173-lot single-family subdivision (Skye Canyon Parcel 1.2) on 37.99 acres on
the southwest corner of Horse Drive and Grand Canyon Drive. Staff
recommended approval.
The City Council approved a request regarding the amending of the
Development Agreement (DIR-57816) for the Kyle Canyon Development on
04/15/15
approximately 1,662 acres at the southwest corner of Fort Apache Road and
Moccasin Road. Planning Commission and staff recommended approval. The
Development Agreement was recorded on 07/23/15.
The Department of Planning approved a Site Development Plan Review
(SDR-58930) for Skye Canyon Conceptual Park Review of Parks 1.5, 1.6 and
05/04/15
2.13 located within the Parks & Trails Skye Canyon Special Land Use
Designation.
Most Recent Change of Ownership
11/07/13
A deed was recorded for a change in ownership.
Related Building Permits/Business Licenses
A plan check application (#58700) was approved to the Department of
Building and Safety for the review of the Bike Shop, greenhouse and security
07/07/15
office buildings associated with the Skye Canyon Center located within Park
2.13; however, the permit has not been finalized as of 08/20/15.
A plan check application (#58806) was approved to the Department of
Building and Safety for the review of the visitor center associated with the
Skye Canyon Center located within Park 2.13; however, the permit has not
been finalized as of 08/20/15.
07/08/15
A plan check application (#58808) was submitted to the Department of
Building and Safety for the review of fitness center and pool equipment
buildings associated with the Skye Canyon Center located within Park 2.13;
however, the permit has not been finalized as of 08/20/15.
Pre-Application Meeting
A pre-application meeting was held with the applicants designated
representative to discuss the submittal requirements for a Special Use Permit
07/23/15
for Beer/Wine/Cooler On-Sale Establishment, a Liquor Establishment
(Tavern) use, and the possibility of a parking Variance.
MR

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting was not required, nor was one held.

Field Check
07/30/15

Staff conducted a field check that revealed a graded site with a lot of
construction activity.

Details of Application Request


Site Area
Gross Acres
665.44

Surrounding
Property

Existing Land Use


Per Title 19.12

Planned or Special
Land Use Designation

Subject Property

Undeveloped

Parks & Open Space

North

Undeveloped

Residential Low

South
East
West

Residential
Subdivision
Residential
Subdivision
Undeveloped

Residential Low
Residential Low
Residential Low

Existing Zoning District


T-D (Traditional
Development)
T-D (Traditional
Development)
T-D (Traditional
Development)
T-D (Traditional
Development)
T-D (Traditional
Development)

Master Plan Areas


Skye Canyon Master Plan
Special Purpose and Overlay Districts
T-D (Traditional Development) District
Other Plans or Special Requirements
Trails
Las Vegas Redevelopment Plan Area
Project of Significant Impact (Development Impact Notification Assessment)
Project of Regional Significance

Compliance
Y
Compliance
Y
Compliance
Y
N/A
N/A
Y

MR

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Pursuant to Title 19.08 and 19.12, the following parking standards apply:
Parking Requirement
Required
Provided
Compliance
Gross
Parking
Parking
Floor Area
Use
Parking
HandiHandior Number
Ratio
Regular
Regular
capped
capped
of Units
Security Office
425 SF
1:200 SF
3
Bike Shop
413 SF
1:200 SF
3
Greenhouse
600 SF
1:200 SF
3
Pool Restroom/
913 SF
1:200 SF
N/A
Equipment
Skye Center
Building not
6,823 SF
1:200 SF
35
including the
Tavern
Tavern in Skye
Center Building
1,019 SF
1:50 SF
21
Seating and
Waiting Area
Tavern in Skye
300 SF
1:200 SF
2
Center Building
Remaining Area
Skye Center
2,305 SF
1:200 SF
12
Patio
Fitness Center
9,633
1:200 SF
49
Swimming Pool
11,372 SF
1:200 SF
57
185
192
Y
TOTAL SPACES REQUIRED
179
6
182
10
Y
Regular and Handicap Spaces Required

Alcohol consumption areas


Skye Center Interior
Skye Center Outdoor Patio & Grill
Pool Deck Area
Pool Restrooms
Pool Transition Area
Total

Total Floor Area in Square Feet


8,142
2,631
7,778
200
200
22,561

MR

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

ANALYSIS
The applicant proposes to operate a 1,319 square-foot Liquor Establishment (Tavern) use within
8,142 square-foot community recreational facility (known as Skye Center) at the southwest
corner of W Skye Canyon Dr and Skye Village Road. The site is located within the Skye Canyon
Parks and Open Space Special Land Use designation, which allow alcohol uses with the approval
a Special Use Permit.
The Skye Development Standards does not define specific alcohol uses; however, it does state
that Alcohol uses are subject to the approval of a Special Use Permit within the Skye Canyon
Parks and Open Space Special Land use designation. Additionally, alcohol distance separation
requirements do not exist within the Skye Canyon development per Section 3.02 (F) of the Skye
Canyon Development Agreement.
Title 19.18.020 defines a Liquor Establishment (Tavern) as A facility which sells alcoholic
beverages for consumption on the premises where the same are sold and authorizes the sale, to
consumers only and not for resale, of alcoholic beverages in original sealed or corked containers,
for consumption off the premises where the same are sold.
Per the applicants justification letter and supporting documents, the sale of alcohol will occur
within a 1,319 square-foot Tavern; however consumption will occur over five areas (totaling
22,561 square feet) of the 572,286 square-foot community center site. The Liquor Establishment
will not operate like a typical Tavern; instead it is an additional amenity for patrons to enjoy as
they socialize with members of the community.
The Tavern use (bar area and the food preparation area) requires 23 parking spaces, while the
Community Recreational Facility use that comprises the rest of the site requires 161
spaces. Added together, the two uses require 185 spaces. As 192 spaces are shown on the
submitted site plan, this application meets the parking requirements of the Unified Development
Code.
This Special Use Permit request qualifies as a Project of Regional Significance (PRS), as the
subject site is located within 500 feet of the boundary with Clark County. There have been no
comments received from participating agencies regarding the anticipated impact from this
proposal.
Staff recommends approval of this request, as it is consistent with the Skye Development
Agreement and the Skye Canyon Development Standards. If denied, the applicant will not be
allowed to operate this use at the proposed location.

MR

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September 8, 2015 - Planning Commission Meeting

FINDINGS (SUP-60399)
In order to approve a Special Use Permit application, per Title 19.16.110(L) the Planning
Commission and City Council must affirm the following:
1.

The proposed land use can be conducted in a manner that is harmonious and
compatible with existing surrounding land uses, and with future surrounding land
uses as projected by the General Plan.
The proposed Tavern will be located within a proposed Community Center that includes
a variety of uses such as personal services, retail sales, restaurants, sports fields,
exercise buildings and other leisure facilities. The addition of alcohol sales with food
will encourage social interaction between community members. It should be noted that
no distance separation requirements exist and no minimum Special Use Permit
requirements exist within the Skye Canyon Master Planned Community.

2.

The subject site is physically suitable for the type and intensity of land use proposed.
The subject site will operate as central meeting destination (or town square) which was
designed to accommodate a variety of uses including alcohol consumption. The site has
adequate access and parking for the proposed use.

3.

Street or highway facilities providing access to the property are or will be adequate in
size to meet the requirements of the proposed use.
The proposed use is located within a portion of the 572,286 square-foot community center
site that is accessed by W Skye Canyon Dr and Skye Village Road; both roadways will
have adequate capacity to meet the needs of the proposed use.

4.

Approval of the Special Use Permit at the site in question will not be inconsistent with
or compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or the overall objectives of the
General Plan.
The Liquor Establishment (Tavern) use will be subject to regular licensing inspections and
will not compromise the public health, safety, and welfare or overall objectives of the
General Plan.

5.

The use meets all of the applicable conditions per Title 19.12.
The proposed use is regulated by the Skye Canyon Development