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05-27-09 Planning Commission Agenda with Supporting Materials

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2009, AT 5:00 P.M.

Items scheduled at a specific time cannot be heard earlier than at the scheduled

time per the Nevada Open Meeting Law Requirements. A dinner recess may be

taken. If a dinner recess is taken, any unfinished business will be heard after the

meeting is resumed.

A. Roll Call, Determination of a Quorum and Pledge of Allegiance

B. Commission Action - Approval of Minutes

C. Modification of Agenda

This is the tentative schedule for the meeting. The Planning Commission reserves the right to take items in a different order to accomplish business in the most efficient manner.

D. Public Comments

Members of the public who wish to address the Commission may approach the podium and speak on matters related to the Planning Commission, but not on items on the agenda for this meeting. Comments are limited to three minutes per person or topic. If your item requires extended discussion, please request the Chairman to calendar the matter for a future Planning Commission meeting. No action may be taken on a matter raised under this item of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken.

E. Staff Public Service Announcements

Announcements of a general nature for the Commission and for public information regarding planning, zoning and land use. Not intended for detailed discussion or for items already on the agenda.

F. Disclosures

Any member of the Commission may wish to explain any contact with an applicant or the public regarding an item on the agenda or business of the Commission.

G. Consent Agenda

All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered routine and may be acted upon by the Planning Commission with one action and without an extensive hearing. Any member of the Commission or any citizen may request that an item be taken from the consent agenda, discussed and acted upon separately during this meeting. The Chairman or Vice Chairman retains discretion in deciding whether or not an item will be removed from the consent agenda.

H. Public Hearing Matters

The following items are scheduled for a public hearing. The Chairman will read the Agenda listing into the public record. Staff will present a summary of the staff report and recommendations, including any updated information that was received after the date when staff reports were distributed. The Commission will follow with questions of staff. At that time, the Chairman will open the hearing to public testimony. Normally, the applicant and/or their representative are permitted to speak first, followed by Commission questions. This will be followed by the Chairman requesting comments from the public at large. If you wish to speak on a particular item, please limit your comments to three (3) minutes and be as brief and concise as possible so that all who wish to speak, may do so. Do not repeat the position of others who express the same views as yourself. The Chairman has the right to establish time limits for comments and to allow for rebuttal. In order to be part of the administrative record regarding an appeal of an item, you must sign the "sign in" sheet on the podium or have previously sent correspondence to the Planning Division or spoken to staff regarding an item on this agenda.

H-1 SUP-09-039* Action to consider a Special Use Permit application from Metcalf Builders, Inc. (property owner: Jackson Family Living Trust) to increase the permitted number of residential units from 36 to 48 on property zoned General Commercial-PUD (GC-PUD), located at 250 Eagle Station Lane, APN 009-123-39. (Kathe Green)

Summary: This location was previously approved by special use permit to allow 36 residential condominiums in six buildings as part of a Planned Unit Development. This application is to modify the original approval to change from 36 units to 48 multi-family units.

H-2(A) MPA-09-035  Action to make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on a Master Plan Amendment application from Palmer Engineering Group (property owner: Weikel Carson Air Park Ltd.) to modify the Master Plan designation on a portion of the parcel from Industrial to Public/Quasi-Public (P/QP) on property located at 2222 College Parkway, APN 005-011-03. (Jennifer Pruitt)

Summary: The proposal would amend the boundaries of the Master Plan Land Use Map to remove the current Industrial designation from a 4.7 acre portion of the subject site and change it to the Public/Quasi-Public designation. The 9.35 acre remainder of the subject property would retain the existing Industrial designation. This application is being processed concurrently with ZMA-09-036 and SUP-09-037.

H-2(B) ZMA-09-036 Action to make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on a Zoning Map Amendment application from Palmer Engineering Group (property owner: Weikel Carson Air Park Ltd.) to change the zoning on a portion of the parcel from Limited Industrial (LI) to Public Regional (PR), located at 2222 College Parkway, APN 005-011-03. (Jennifer Pruitt)

Summary: If approved, the Zoning Map Amendment would allow a 4.7 acre portion of the property to be zoned Public Regional (PR), resulting in land to be developed for the proposed Silver State High School campus. The 9.35 acre remainder of the subject site would retain the existing Limited Industrial zoning designation. This application is being processed concurrently with MPA-09-035 and SUP-09-037.

H-2(C) SUP-09-037* Action to consider a Special Use Permit application from Palmer Engineering Group (property owner: Weikel Carson Air Park Ltd.) to allow a charter school campus on property to be zoned Public Regional (PR), located at 2222 College Parkway, APN 005-011-03. (Jennifer Pruitt)

Summary: All uses in the Public Regional zoning district require Special Use Permit approval. The applicant is proposing a public charter school campus, Silver State High School on the subject site. This Special Use Permit application is being processed concurrently with ZMA-09-036 and MPA-09-035. If the ZMA and MPA are approved, the SUP will be required to allow the proposed public charter school campus.

H-3 SUP-09-034* Action to consider a Special Use Permit request from Jim Clague (property owner: Carson City) to allow the temporary operation of a hot plant for runway construction at the Carson City Airport, on property zoned Public Regional (PR), located at 2600 E. College Parkway, APN 005-011-01. (Jennifer Pruitt)

Summary: The area of use for the hot plant is approximately three acres of land centrally located at the Carson City Airport site. The area will be used to place a rock crusher, stockpile aggregates and operate the hot plant, which will produce the asphalt that will be used in the runway realignment project for the Carson City Airport.

H-4 ZCA-08-127 Action to consider an ordinance amending the Carson City Municipal Code Title 18, Zoning, Chapter 18.05 General Provisions, adding Section 18.05.080, Small Wind Turbines, to provide standards for the placement and use of small wind turbine generators. (Lee Plemel)

Summary: The proposed ordinance would create standards for the placement and use of small wind turbines for personal use in all areas of Carson City, including residential and commercial areas. Small wind turbines are typically for personal use to offset the cost of electricity to a home or business. There are currently no specific standards for such devices in the Carson City Municipal Code. This item was sent back to the Planning Commission by the Board of Supervisors for further consideration.

H-5 Discussion only regarding Planning Commission meeting procedures for reviewing applications. (Chairman Kimbrough)

* Agenda items with an asterisk (*) indicate that final action will be taken unless appealed or otherwise announced. The Planning Commission’s “ACTION” may include either approval, approval with conditions, denial, continuance, or tabling of an item

Appeal of a Planning Commission Item: An appeal must be submitted to the Planning Division within 10 days for the Planning Commissions’ action. For information regarding an appeal of a Planning Commission decision, please contact the Planning Director at 775-887-2180, via e-mail at, or via fax at 775-887-2278.

I. Staff Reports (non-action items)

I-1 - Commissioner reports/comments

- Director's report to the Planning Commission. (Lee Plemel)

- Future agenda items.

J. Action on Adjournment

For further information

If you would like more information about the agenda item listed above, please contact the staff member listed at the end of the particular item you are interested in at 775-887-2180. The Planning Commission is pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance. If special arrangements for the meeting are necessary, please notify the Planning Division in writing at 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite #62, Carson City, Nevada 89706, or call 775-887-2180, as soon as possible. All written comments that the public wishes to give to the Planning Commission must be submitted to the Planning Division by 4:00 p.m on the day prior to the Commissions meeting.

This agenda has been posted at the following locations before 5:00 PM on May 21, 2009.
City Hall, 201 North Carson Street
Carson City Library, 900 North Roop Street
Community Center-Sierra Room, 851 East William Street
Building Division/Permit Center - Northgate Complex, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 6
Development Services, Planning Division, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 62
Dept. of Public Works, Corporate Yard Facility, 3505 Butti Way

This agenda is also available on the Carson City Website at
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