City of Reno
Nevada

Resolution
8706

Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Case No. LDC18-00002 (Firecreek Crossing Master Plan Amendment) Request for a Master Plan amendment within the Special Planning Area/Convention Regional Center from General Mixed Use to Tourist Commercial. The ±12.2 acre site is located between Redfield Parkway/Kumle Lane and Kietzke Lane, ±450 west of South Virginia Street. The site is within the Mixed Use/Convention Regional Center (MU/CRC) zone.

Information

Department:Community Development - Planning & EngineeringSponsors:
Category:ResolutionWards:Ward 2

Recommendation and Proposed Motion

Recommendation:  The Planning Commission recommends Council adopt the requested Master Plan amendment by resolution.

 

Proposed Motion:  I move to uphold the recommendation of the Planning Commission.

 

Master Plan Amendment

 

I move to adopt Resolution No. ____________.

 

 

Staff Report Formal Body

Summary:  This is a request for a Master Plan amendment within the Special Planning Area/Convention Regional Center from the General Mixed Use sub-designation to Tourist Commercial sub-designation.  The ±12.2 acre site is located between Redfield Parkway/Kumle Lane and Kietzke Lane, ±450 west of South Virginia Street.  The site is located within the Mixed Use/Convention Regional Center (MU/CRC) zone.

 

The Planning Commission recommends Council approve the requested Master Plan amendment by resolution.

 

Background:  At the September 6, 2017 Planning Commission public hearing the applicant indicated that he agreed with staff's recommendation.  They indicated that the change in the sub-designation would only translate to a difference in two uses.  The General Mixed Use (GMU) sub-designation allows for a rental store with outdoor storage which would no longer be allowed in the Tourist Commercial (TC) sub-designation.  The TC sub-designation allows for a hotel with non-restricted gaming, which is not allowed in the GMU sub-designation.  No one else spoke for or against the proposal.

 

Discussion:  The Planning Commission discussion centered on the non-restricted gaming.  The Master Plan contains policies that encourage gaming in established regional centers, particularly in the CRC to support the activities and programming of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.  Master Plan policies CD-8, CD-9, CD-11, and CD-13 support gaming adjacent to the Convention Center and are described further in the Planning Commission staff report.

 

It was also highlighted that one of the major concerns with the special use permit (SUP) on the adjacent property was the lack of hotels.  Given that the subject site is adjacent to a property that is entitled to build a facility with non-restricted gaming (LDC17-00007 – Convention Center Project); this would allow more flexibility to build an attached hotel for a more cohesive resort-type development. It was also noted that any proposed amendments to the existing entitlement or a new non-restricted gaming development would be reviewed by the Planning Commission through the SUP process.   

 

A comprehensive analysis of the proposal and its relation to the proposed considerations is provided in the Planning Commission staff report. 

 

Advisory Commission Vote:  Seven in favor; none opposed; none absent.

 

Financial Implications:  None at this time.

 

Legal Implications:  None at this time.

 

Master Plan Considerations:

 

For the City Council:

 

(a)              As may be applied practically to the physical development of the City for a reasonable period next ensuing will:

 

1.               Serve as a pattern and guide for that kind of orderly physical growth and development of the City which will cause the least amount of natural resource impairment;

 

2.               Conform to the adopted population plan and ensure an adequate supply of housing, including affordable housing; and

 

3.               Form a basis for the efficient expenditure of funds relating to the subjects of the City of Reno Master Plan.

 

(b)              Master plan amendments shall not be in effect prior to the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Commission finding the master plan amendments conform to the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan.

 

 

Ordinance or Resolution

A RESOLUTION TO AMEND RESOLUTION NO. 5673 BY ADOPTING A CHANGE TO THE LAND USE PLAN OF THE RENO MASTER PLAN AS APPROVED IN CASE NO. LDC18-00002.

 

              WHEREAS, the Reno City Council, on November 9, 1999, approved Resolution No. 5673, adopting the Reno Master Plan; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Reno City Planning Commission, on September 6, 2017, approved Resolution No. 05-17, adopting amendments to the Land Use Plan of the Reno Master Plan by changing the land use designation for Case No. LDC18-00002 (Firecreek Crossing Master Plan Amendment) from General Mixed Use to Tourist Commercial (Exhibit A);

 

              WHEREAS, the Reno City Council finds that the proposed amendment may practicably be applied to the development of the city and therefore ADOPTS the proposed amendment to the Land Use Plan of the Reno Master Plan by changing the land use designation for Case No. LDC18-00002 (Firecreek Crossing Master Plan Amendment) from General Mixed Use to Tourist Commercial (Exhibit A), subject to a determination by the Regional Planning Commission that the proposed amendment conforms to the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Reno City Council:

 

  1. That Resolution No. 5673 be amended by changing the land use designation for Case No. LDC18-00002 (Firecreek Crossing Master Plan Amendment) from General Mixed Use to Tourist Commercial as shown on Exhibit A.

 

  1. That this Resolution be forwarded to the Regional Planning Commission for a determination that it conforms to the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan.

 

  1. That the master plan amendment adopted hereby shall become effective only if and when the Regional Planning Commission determines that it conforms to the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan.

 

              Upon motion of Councilmember _________________________________, seconded by Councilmember _________________________________, the foregoing Resolution was passed and adopted by the following vote of the Council:

 

AYES:

 

NAYS:

 

ABSTAIN:

 

ABSENT:

 

 

 

              APPROVED this _____ day of ___________________, 20____.

 

 

 

 

_____________________________________

Hillary Schieve, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

___________________________________________

Ashley D. Turney, City Clerk

 

LDC18-00002 (Firecreek Crossing Master Plan Amendment) - 5673 - JDB.doc


Meeting History

Oct 11, 2017 9:00 AM Video Reno City Council Regular

A RECESS WAS CALLED AT 12:45 P.M. AND UPON RECONVENING AT 1:07 P.M. ALL WERE PRESENT.

The Mayor asked if proper notice was given.

Chief Deputy City Clerk Beaty-Benadom stated that proper notice was given and no correspondence was received.

Mayor Schieve opened the public hearing and asked if anyone wished to speak. No one spoke, and the Mayor closed the public comment portion of the hearing.

It was moved by Council Member Duerr, seconded by Council Member Brekhus, to continue this item to 1:00 p.m. on October 25, 2017.

Motion carried.

THIS ITEM WAS CONTINUED TO 1:00 P.M. ON OCTOBER 25, 2017.

RESULT:CONTINUED