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Ward 3 Neighborhood Advisory Board

Public Notice:  This agenda has been physically posted in compliance with NRS 241.020(3)(notice of meetings) at:

Reno City Hall – One East First Street;
Washoe County Reno Downtown Library – 301 South Center Street;
Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center – 1301 Valley Road;
McKinley Arts and Culture Center – 925 Riverside Drive;
Reno Municipal Court – One South Sierra Street;
Neil Road Recreation Center - 3925 Neil Rd, Reno, NV 89502
Washoe County Administration Building – 1001 East Ninth Street; and
Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority – 4001 South Virginia Street, Suite G. NRS 241.020(2)(c).  

In addition, this agenda has been electronically posted in compliance with NRS 241.020(3) at www.reno.gov, and NRS 232.2175 at https://notice.nv.gov/. To obtain further documentation regarding posting, please contact Cynthia Esparza at 775-677-6881.

Accommodations:  Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate physically disabled persons attending the meeting. Please contact Cynthia Esparza at 775-677-6881 in advance so that arrangements can be made.

Supporting Materials: Staff reports and supporting material for the meeting are available at the City Clerk’s Office, located at 1 East First Street, Second Floor, 775-334-2030 and on the City’s website at www.reno.gov/residents/your-neighborhood/ward-3. Pursuant to NRS 241.020(6), supporting material is made available to the general public at the same time it is provided to the public body.

Order of Business:  The presiding officer shall determine the order of the agenda and all questions of parliamentary procedure at the meeting. Items on the agenda may be taken out of order.  The public body may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; remove an item from the agenda; or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.  See, NRS 241.020(2)(c)(6).  Items scheduled to be heard at a specific time will be heard no earlier than the stated time, but may be heard later.

Public Comment:  A person wishing to address the  public body shall submit a “Request to Speak” form to the presiding  officer. Public comment, whether on items listed on the agenda or general public comment, is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Unused time may not be reserved by the speaker, nor allocated to another speaker.  No action may be taken on a matter raised under general public comment until the matter is included on an agenda as an item on which action may be taken.  

The presiding officer may prohibit comment if the content of the comments is a topic that is not relevant to, or within the authority of, the public body, or if the content is willfully disruptive of the meeting by being irrelevant, repetitious, slanderous, offensive, inflammatory, irrational or amounting to personal attacks or interfering with the rights of other speakers.  Any person making willfully disruptive remarks while addressing the public body or while attending the meeting may be removed from the room by the presiding officer, and the person may be barred from further audience before the public body during that session.  See, Nevada Attorney General Opinion No. 00-047 (April 27, 2001); Nevada Open Meeting Law Manual, § 8.05.

In addition, any person willfully disrupting the meeting may be removed from the room by the presiding officer.  See, NRS 241.030(4)(a).  Examples of disruptive conduct include, without limitation, yelling, stamping of feet, whistles, applause, heckling, name calling, use of profanity, personal attacks, physical intimidation, threatening use of physical force, assault, battery, or any other acts intended to impede the meeting or infringe on the rights of the public body or meeting participants.


1.   Call to Order - Roll Call

2.   Pledge of Allegiance

3.   Public Comment - Limited to no more than three (3) minutes and is for either public comment on any action item or for any general public comment. The public may comment on agenda items by submitting a Request to Speak form to the chairperson. Comments are to be addressed to the board as a whole and not directed to or at individuals, presenters, or staff members.

4.   Approval of Agenda - For Possible Action

A. February 6, 2018

5.   Approval of Minutes - For Possible Action

A.  December 5, 2017

6.   Announcements

7.   Update and Discussion from Councilmember Oscar Delgado

8.   Presentations and Updates

A. Quarterly update from the Reno Police Department, including an overview of Ward 2 crime statistics -  Lt. William Rulla, Reno Police Department (Approximately 15 Minutes)

B. Update on the Pesticides-free Parks Program and Cyan Park future development - Jeff Mann, Parks Manager, Parks, Recreation and Community Services (Approximately 15 Minutes)

C. Presentation and discussion regarding a possible ordinance that would allow for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to be built within certain parts of the City of Reno -  Claudia Hanson, Planning Manager, Community Development (Approximately 20 minutes)

9. Development Projects - Following presentations by a City of Reno planner and/or the project’s developer or representative, NAB members and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions about the project and provide feedback. The NAB will not take any action on development projects. NAB members and the public are encouraged to fill out the development project review form with their input. All development project review forms submitted to the community liaison at the NAB meeting or via the online form (goo.gl/wXYHjf) will be submitted to the Reno Planning Commission for consideration in the development review process. All forms must be submitted two weeks in advance of the Planning Commission meeting for input to be included in Planning Commission materials.

A. LDC18-00050 (United Federal Credit Union Drive-Thru) - A request has been made for a special use permit to construct a drive-thru facility accessory to an existing financial institution. The ±1.0 acre site is located on the east side of Bible Way, ±171 feet north of Vassar Street in the Industrial Commercial (IC) zone. The site has a Master Plan land use designation of Industrial. (Approximately 20 minutes)

Planner: Jeff Borchardt, AICP, Associate Planner, borchardtj@reno.gov, (775) 677-6882
Applicant Representative: Stacie Huggins, Wood Rodgers,  (775) 823-5258
Ward Boundary: Ward 3
APNs: 013-323-09
Planning Commission Hearing Date: March 7, 2018

B. LDC18-00045 (645 Plumb Lane Master Plan and Zoning Map Amendments) - A request has been made for: 1) a Master Plan amendment from ±5.89 acres of Special Planning Area/Wells Avenue Neighborhood Plan/Public Facility and ±0.38 acres of Special Planning Area/Wells Avenue Neighborhood Plan/Single Family Residential to ±6.26 acres of Special Planning Area/Wells Avenue Neighborhood Plan/Urban Residential/Commercial; and 2) a zoning map amendment on ±5.89 acres of Public Facility (PF) and ±0.38 acres of Single-Family Residential - 6,000 square feet (SF6) to ±6.26 acres of Professional Office (PO). The ±6.26 acre site consists of three parcels located on the east side of Yori Avenue between Casazza Drive to the north and Plumb Lane to the south, and four parcels located on the northwest corner of Yori Avenue/Casazza Drive. (Approximately 20 minutes)

Planner: Sienna Reid, Senior Planner, reids@reno.gov, (775) 334-4267            
Applicant Representative: Angela Fuss, Lumos and Associates, (775) 827-6111
Ward Boundary: Ward 3
APNs:  013-480-01 through 03 and 013-464-06 through 09
Planning Commission Hearing Date: March 7, 2018

C. LDC18-00048 (Splash Bar and Nightclub) - A request has been made for special use permits to: 1) establish bar and night club uses; and 2) allow the uses to operate between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The ±13,750 square foot site is located on the east side of Kietzke Lane, ±180 feet south of its intersection with Lewis Street in the Arterial Commercial (AC) zone. The site has a Master Plan Land Use designation of Urban Residential/Commercial. (Approximately 20 minutes)

Planner: Kyle Chisholm, Assistant Planner, chisholmk@reno.gov, (775) 326-6665
Applicant Representative: Brian Aranda, (775) 229-2657
Ward Boundary: Ward 3
APNs:  012-191-40
Planning Commission Hearing Date: March 7, 2018

10. Development Project Updates - The following items are to provide an update on action taken by the Planning Commission and/or City Council on development projects previously heard by the Ward 3 NAB. NAB and public comments were submitted via the development project review form to the Reno Planning Commission. To review past Planning Commission meeting discussions on projects listed below, please visit goo.gl/lL7i7S. (Approximately 5 minutes)

A. LDC18-00035 (Sutro Zone Change) – A request has been made for a zoning map amendment from Multifamily Residential – 14 units per acre (MF14) to Multifamily Residential – 21 units per acre (MF21). The ±1.68 acre site consists of five parcels located on the east side of Sutro Street between Castle Way and Carville Avenue. The site has a Master Plan land use designation of Special Planning Area/Northeast Neighborhood Plan/Mixed Residential.

B. LDC18-00038 (Silver Vista) - A request has been made for a tentative map to develop a 51 lot single family subdivision. The ±6.5 acre site is located on the southwest corner of Long Meadow Drive and Veterans Parkway in the Bella Vista Ranch Planned Unit Development (PUD) zone. The site has a Master Plan land use designation of Special Planning Area.

11.  Board Discussion and Action Items – For Possible Action

A. None at time of posting.

12.  Old Business

A. Update on traffic service requests.  

13.   Identification of Items to be Placed on a Future Agenda of the Ward 3 Neighborhood Advisory Board for Discussion and/or Potential Action - For Possible Action

14.  Confirmation of next NAB Chairperson – For Possible Action

15.  Public Comment - Limited to no more than three (3) minutes and is for either public comment on any action item or for any general public comment. The public may comment on agenda items by submitting a Request to Speak form to the chairperson. Comments are to be addressed to the board as a whole and not directed to or at individuals, presenters, or staff members.

16.  Adjournment - For Possible Action


Supporting Documents:

4.A. February 6, 2018 Agenda

5.A. December 5, 2017 Draft Minutes

8.C. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Presentation

9.A. LDC18-00050 (United Federal Credit Union Drive-Thru)

       Community Development Presentation

       Developer Presentation

9.B. LDC18-00045 (645 Plumb Lane Master Plan and Zoning Map Amendments)

       Community Development Presentation

       Developer Presentation

9.C. LDC18-00048 (Splash Bar and Nightclub)

       Community Development Presentation

       Developer Presentation

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