City of Reno
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Staff Report (For Possible Action): Ordinance Introduction - Bill No. ________ Case No. LDC17-00052 (Meridian 120 Zone Change) Ordinance to amend Title 18, Chapter 18.08 of the Reno Municipal Code, entitled "Zoning," rezoning four parcels totaling ±273.2 acres generally located immediately south of Interstate 80 southeast of the intersection of Boomtown Garson Road and Blue Heron Circle from Industrial Commercial (IC) to Arterial Commercial (AC) on ±15.9 acres; Hotel Casino (HC) to Arterial Commercial (AC) on ±18.1 acres; and Hotel Casino (HC) to Single Family Residential – 9,000 square feet (SF9) on ±3.3 acres; together with other matters properly relating thereto.

Information

Department:Community Development - Planning & EngineeringSponsors:
Category:OrdinanceWards:Ward 5

Recommendation and Proposed Motion

Recommendation:  The Planning Commission recommends Council adopt the requested zoning map amendment by ordinance.

 

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

 

Zoning Map Amendment

 

First Reading:  I move to refer Bill No. __________ for a second reading and adoption.

 

Staff Report Formal Body

Summary:  This is a request amend Title 18, Chapter 18.08 of the Reno Municipal Code, entitled "Zoning," rezoning four parcels totaling ±273.2 acres generally located immediately south of Interstate 80 southeast of the intersection of Boomtown Garson Road and Blue Heron Circle from Industrial Commercial (IC) to Arterial Commercial (AC) on ±15.9 acres; Hotel Casino (HC) to Arterial Commercial (AC) on ±18.1 acres; and Hotel Casino (HC) to Single Family Residential – 9,000 square feet (SF9) on ±3.3 acres; together with other matters properly relating thereto.

 

The Planning Commission recommends Council approve the requested zoning map amendment by ordinance.

 

Background:  At the October 4, 2017, Planning Commission public hearing, the applicant’s representative provided an overview of the request and confirmed that a change from Hotel Casino (HC) to Arterial Commercial (AC) has the potential to reduce the overall daily trips on the local streets.  Staff concurred with the applicant’s presentation and noted that the corresponding text amendment to the Mortensen-Garson overlay zone is required as the established zoning is also identified in code. Accordingly, the Planning Commission opened the text amendment and zone change items concurrently. One comment card was received in opposition and two residents spoke in favor of the request. No one else spoke for or against the proposal.

 

Advisory Commission Vote:  Four in favor; none opposed; 2 absent; 1 recused.

 

Financial Implications:  None at this time.

 

Legal Implications:  None at this time.

 

Findings:

 

Zoning Map AmendmentGeneral zoning map amendment requirements.  In order to approve any zoning map amendment, the Planning Commission and City Council shall find that the zoning is in accordance with the Master Plan for land use and be designed, as applicable:

 

a.              To preserve the quality of air and water resources.

 

b.              To promote the conservation of open space and the protection of other natural and scenic resources from unreasonable impairment.

 

c.              To consider existing views and access to solar resources by studying the height of new buildings which will cast shadows on surrounding residential and commercial developments.

 

d.              To reduce the consumption of energy by encouraging the use of products and materials which maximize energy efficiency in the construction of buildings.

 

e.              To provide for recreational needs.

 

f.              To protect life and property in areas subject to floods, landslides and other natural disasters.

 

g.              To conform to the adopted population plan, if required by NRS 278.170.

 

h.              To develop a timely, orderly and efficient arrangement of transportation and public facilities and services, including public access and sidewalks for pedestrians, and facilities and services for bicycles.

 

i.                    To ensure that the development on land is commensurate with the character of the physical limitations of the land.

 

j.              To take into account the immediate and long-range financial impact of the application of particular land to particular kinds of development, and the relative suitability of the land for development.

 

k.              To promote health and the general welfare.

 

l.              To ensure the development of an adequate supply of housing for the community, including the development of affordable housing.

 

m.              To ensure the protection of existing neighborhoods and communities, including the protection of rural preservation neighborhoods.

 

n.              To promote systems which use solar or wind energy.

 

o.              To foster the coordination and compatibility of land uses with any military installation in the city, county or region, taking into account the location, purpose and stated mission of the military installation.

 

Ordinance or Resolution

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 18, CHAPTER 18.08 OF THE RENO MUNICIPAL CODE, ENTITLED "ZONING," REZONING FOUR PARCELS TOTALING ±273.2 ACRES GENERALLY LOCATED IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 SOUTHEAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF BOOMTOWN GARSON ROAD AND BLUE HERON CIRCLE FROM INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL (IC) TO ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL (AC) ON ±15.9 ACRES; HOTEL CASINO (HC) TO ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL (AC) ON ±18.1 ACRES; AND HOTEL CASINO (HC) TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL – 9,000 SQUARE FEET (SF9) ON ±3.3 ACRES; TOGETHER WITH OTHER MATTERS PROPERLY RELATING THERETO.

 

SPONSORED BY:  RENO CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

 

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENO DO ORDAIN:

 

SECTION 1. Chapter 18.08 of the Reno Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to be known as Section 18.08.102(b).1353 relating to four parcels totaling ±273.2 acres generally located immediately south of Interstate 80 southeast of the intersection of Boomtown Garson Road and Blue Heron Circle and more particularly described in the attached "Exhibit A" and rezoning said property from Industrial Commercial (IC) to Arterial Commercial (AC) on ±15.9 acres; Hotel Casino (HC) to Arterial Commercial (AC) on ±18.1 acres; and Hotel Casino (HC) to Single Family Residential – 9,000 square feet (SF9) on ±3.3 acres, the same to read as follows:

 

Sec. 18.08.102(b).1353. The zoning of the City of Reno as heretofore established is hereby amended in the manner shown on the map labeled Case No. LDC17-00052, thereby changing the use of land indicated therein, relating to four parcels totaling ±273.2 acres generally located immediately south of Interstate 80 southeast of the intersection of Boomtown Garson Road and Blue Heron Circle and more particularly described in the attached "Exhibit A", and rezoning said property from Industrial Commercial (IC) to Arterial Commercial (AC) on ±15.9 acres; Hotel Casino (HC) to Arterial Commercial (AC) on ±18.1 acres; and Hotel Casino (HC) to Single Family Residential – 9,000 square feet (SF9) on ±3.3 acres.

 

 

CASE NO. LDC17-00052 (Meridian 120 Zone Change)

APN NO. 038-120-03; 10; 13; and 038-132-25


SECTION 2.  This Ordinance shall be in effect from and after its passage, adoption and publication in one issue of a newspaper printed and published in the City of Reno.

 

SECTION 3.  The City Clerk and Clerk of the City Council of the City of Reno is hereby authorized and directed to have this Ordinance published in one issue of the RenoGazette Journal, a newspaper printed and published in the City of Reno.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED this       day of                 ,       , by the following vote of the Council:

 

AYES:

 

NAYS:

 

ABSTAIN:

 

ABSENT:

 

 

              APPROVED this           day of                                           ,      .

 

 

 

 

                                                                

MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RENO

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

                                                                         

CITY CLERK AND CLERK OF THE CITY

COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RENO, NEVADA

 

 

EFFECTIVE DATE: 

 

 

 


Meeting History

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 PM Video Reno City Council Regular

COUNCIL MEMBER DELGADO ABSENT AT 2:42 P.M.

Mayor Schieve made the following disclosure:

"Madam Clerk, in the interest of full transparency I am disclosing the fact that I have a personal relationship with Jessica Sferrazza. On this matter, I have sought guidance from the City Attorney's Office. I understand that she has been retained by the applicant as a consultant on this project. I do not have any commitments, financial ties, or obligations to her. The public policy of this state favors the right to perform the duties for which the public officer was elected or appointed and to vote on or otherwise act upon a matter provided the public officer has properly disclosed the potential conflict."

The Mayor asked if proper notice was given.

City Clerk Turney stated that proper notice was given and no correspondence was received.

Mayor Schieve opened the public hearing and asked if anyone wished to speak.

The following individuals spoke in opposition to the zoning map amendment: 1) M.L. Belli, 2450 Warrior Lane; 2) Spence Bocks, 2355 Warrior Lane; 3) Taylor Sykes, 155 Deer Mountain Road; 4) Sara Sykes, 155 Deer Mountain Road; 5) Colleen Sykes, 155 Deer Mountain Road; and 6) Ed Kaufer, 605 Deer Mountain Road.

COUNCIL MEMBER DELGADO PRESENT AT 2:52 P.M.

City Clerk Turney stated that online public comment in opposition was received from Dee Ann Radcliffe and Pamela Mortara. Online public comment was also received from Bernadette Lombardi, who was unsure of her position on this issue.

Mayor Schieve closed the public comment portion of the hearing.

Council Members Brekhus and Duerr and Nathan Gilbert, Community Development Associate Planner, discussed project density and public safety issues.

Council Member Jardon discussed Dark Skies and water issues related to the project.

Andy Durling, representing the applicant, provided a brief overview of the applicant's request for a zone change.

Council Member Brekhus discussed her opposition to the proposed project, noting that should cannot make findings m, j and h.

Council Member Jardon addressed public safety and down zoning issues.

Council Member Duerr and Mr. Gilbert discussed the ability of the Planning Commission to make the findings.

The Mayor closed the public hearing.

Bill No. 7009 was referred for a second reading and adoption.

Council Member Brekhus discussed her difficulty in making the findings, saying that this is not a fiscally responsible decision and it puts public safety in jeopardy.

RESULT:FIRST READ [5 TO 2]
MOVER:Neoma Jardon, Councilmember
SECONDER:David Bobzien, Councilmember
AYES:Hillary Schieve, Naomi Duerr, Oscar Delgado, Neoma Jardon, David Bobzien
NAYS:Jenny Brekhus, Paul McKenzie