City of Reno
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Ordinance
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Staff Report (For Possible Action): Ordinance Introduction - Bill No. ________ Case No. LDC18-00022 (440 Ridge Street Zone Change) Ordinance to amend Title 18, Chapter 18.08 of the Reno Municipal Code, entitled "Zoning," rezoning a ±5,500 square foot site located on the south side of Ridge Street ±51 feet east of Clay Street within the Professional Office (PO) zone, to add the Historic Landmark (HL) Overlay District designation to the property located at 440 Ridge Street; together with other matters properly relating thereto.

Information

Department:Community Development - Planning & EngineeringSponsors:
Category:OrdinanceWards:Ward 1

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 for a zoning map amendment to add the Historic Landmark (HL) overlay district designation to the property located at 440 Ridge Street.  The ±5,500 square foot site is located on the south side of Ridge Street ±51 feet east of Clay Street within the Professional Office (PO) zone.  The site has a Master Plan land use designation of Special Planning Area/Newlands Neighborhood Plan/Office.

 

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

 

Background and Discussion:  On September 27, 2017, the City Council designated the subject property to the City of Reno Register of Historic Places (Local Register) and initiated a zoning map amendment to place the Historic Landmark (HL) zoning overlay on the subject property.  At the November 1, 2017, Planning Commission public hearing, City staff presented an overview of the request, a history of the property, and the background of the proposed request.  No one spoke for or against this proposal and there was no discussion by the Planning Commission.  The Planning Commission unanimously recommended that the City Council approve the zoning map amendment. Approval of this zoning map amendment would complete the listing of the subject property on the Local Register. A detailed analysis of the findings is provided within the Planning Commission staff report. 

 

Advisory Commission Vote:  Six in favor; None opposed; One absent.

 

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.

 

Zoning Map AmendmentZoning map amendment to create Historic/Landmark General Overlay District.  To approve a zoning map amendment to create a Historic/Landmark General Overlay District, the planning commission shall make the following findings in addition to the general findings in subsection (d)(1):

 

              a.              The proposal is in substantial conformance with the City of Reno Historic Structures Handbook; and

 

              b.              The proposal has been reviewed by the Historical Resources Commission and its recommendations have been considered.

 

 

Ordinance or Resolution

 

ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 18, CHAPTER 18.08 OF THE RENO MUNICIPAL CODE, ENTITLED "ZONING," REZONING A ±5,500 SQUARE FOOT SITE LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF RIDGE STREET ±51 FEET EAST OF CLAY STREET WITHIN THE PROFESSIONAL OFFICE (PO) ZONE, TO ADD THE HISTORIC LANDMARK (HL) OVERLAY DISTRICT DESIGNATION TO THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 440 RIDGE STREET; 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).1355 relating to a ±5,500 square foot site located on the south side of Ridge Street ±51 feet east of Clay Street within the Professional Office (PO) zone and more particularly described in the attached "Exhibit A" and rezoning said property to add the Historic Landmark (HL) overlay district designation to the property located at 440 Ridge Street, the same to read as follows:

 

Sec. 18.08.102(b).1355. The zoning of the City of Reno as heretofore established is hereby amended in the manner shown on the map labeled Case No. LDC18-00022, thereby changing the use of land indicated therein, relating to a ±5,500 square foot site located on the south side of Ridge Street ±51 feet east of Clay Street within the Professional Office (PO) zone and more particularly described in the attached "Exhibit A", and rezoning said property to add the Historic Landmark (HL) overlay district designation to the property located at 440 Ridge Street.

 

 

 

CASE NO. LDC18-00022 (440 Ridge Street Zone Change)

APN NO. 011-154-02


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: 

 

 

LDC18-00022 (440 Ridge Street Zone Change) - ord - JDB.doc

 



Meeting History

Dec 6, 2017 12:00 PM Video Reno City Council Regular

Mayor Schieve asked if proper notice was given.

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

The Mayor 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.

Jeff Borchardt, Community Development Associate Planner, confirmed for Council Member Brekhus that it is the intention of the property owner to have a use that is not currently allowed in the Professional Office zone. They want to convert back to apartments which is what this was used for decades prior to converting it to an office building in the 1980’s. The process includes getting a recommendation from the Historical Resources Commission.

Bill No. 7013 was referred for a second reading and adoption.

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